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Earthquake survivors in Turkey cling to hope as they wait in the cold and dark

CBC Radio's As It Happens spoke with two earthquake survivors in Turkey late Monday night, as they waited amid freezing temperatures and blackouts for some sign of news or aid.
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'They're telling us: We're watching,' military analyst says of suspected Chinese spy balloon

In a world with drones, planes and satellites, why would a government use a balloon for surveillance? The old-fashioned spy technology still has plenty of advantages, says military analyst Cedric Leighton, retired U.S. Air Force intelligence officer.
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Canada's vow to take in 10,000 Uyghurs is not set in stone. But this MP is confident it will happen

Liberal MP Sameer Zuberi says he’s confident Canada will make good on its pledge to resettle thousands of Uyghurs fleeing persecution in China.
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These males use all their energy trying to mate, then promptly die of exhaustion

Male northern quolls are what’s known as “suicidal reproducers,” which means they die after a single mating season, or about one year. The cause of this untimely demise was previously unknown. But now scientists believe they have the answer: sleep deprivation.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

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Owner of Woke Breakfast & Coffee had no idea the name would be so fraught

When Carmen Quiroga opened Woke Breakfast & Coffee in Connecticut, she had no idea the word was politically charged.
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BBC Arabic radio, a 'lifeline' for listeners in many countries, is off the air

BBC Arabic has halted its terrestrial radio transmission after 85 years on the air. Hosam Sokkari, the former head of BBC Arabic, tells AIH host Nil Köksal this is a "loss for the BBC."

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

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Postal workers can play a vital role in helping senior citizens: report

Dr. Samir Sinha says Canada Post mail carriers could help older people live safely and securely in their own homes by adding an elder care check-in to their delivery routes.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

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Canadian who studies finches and fish wins one of science's top prizes

Dolph Schluter is fascinated by the origins of species, whether it be the famous finches of the Galapagos or the "humble" threespine stickleback fish of B.C. Now he's being honoured with one of science's most prestigious awards, the Crafoord Prize in Bioscience.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

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Doctors have nearly eradicated a 'terrifying' disease — without a cure or vaccine

When doctors first started trying to eradicate Guinea worm disease nearly four decades ago, more than 3.5 million people were infected. Last year, that number dropped to 13.

Canada's new position for combating Islamophobia is 'about bringing people together'

Amira Elghawaby is Canada's first-ever special representative on combating Islamophobia. She tells Nil Köksal what she thinks success in that job will look like.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

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Police beating of Tyre Nichols 'brutal' and 'inexcusable': NAACP

Bodycam footage of Tyre Nichols' fatal arrest will be released to the public on Friday evening. His family says the footage shows five police officers viciously beating the 29-year-old Memphis FedEx worker for three minutes. Van Turner, the president of the Memphis Branch of the NAACP and a candidate for mayor, spoke to As It Happens host Nil Köksal about his country's latest high-profile instance of police brutality.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

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Why this woman left a career in architecture to catalogue bird feathers

Instead of designing buildings, Esha Munshi puts her aesthetic skills to use by collecting, photographing, measuring and cataloguing the wings and feathers of India's more than 1,300 bird species. 
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This 'fire-breathing demon' dog is coming for your ankles. Want to adopt him?

Ralphie is cute, but there’s no getting around it. He’s a menace. He’ll blow you away with his puppy-dog eyes, but he will go for the ankles, according to Liz Marshall at the Niagara Country SPCA in New York.