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Listening to As It Happens is like taking a trip around the world. From the complex headlines of the day to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the story behind the story.
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Listening to As It Happens is like taking a trip around the world. From the complex headlines of the day to the weird and wacky, As It Happens brings you the story behind the story.




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Manangagwa Profile, Holocaust Memorial, NL Columnist, Rohingya Deal, Orthodontist T-Shirt and more

The jaws of defeat. There's a sense of victory in Zimbabwe now that President Robert Mugabe is done -- but our guest warns that his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has earned his ominous nickname: The Crocodile.

Duration: 00:47:56

Mladic Verdict, Uber Breach, North Korean Defector, Iron Lung, David Cassidy and more

Their lives. His life sentence. Ratko Mladic is finally sent to prison for his genocidal bid to build a greater Serbia; I'll speak with 2 survivors of his violent crimes who say the damage continues today.

Duration: 00:49:32

Mugabe Resigns, Net Neutrality, Divining Rods, Morneau Pensions, Bird Watcher, AG: Phoenix and more

Will his country move forward -- and can he go back? After a thirty-seven-year reign, Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe -- and tonight, a Zimbabwean in exile hopes he'll be able to return.

Duration: 00:54:47

Keystone XL: Nebraska, Charles Manson Obit, Goalie Mask, Franken Bill, Argentina Submarine, Truck Accident and more

The path of some resistance. Nebraska regulators give the thumbs-up to the Keystone XL pipeline, but TransCanada seems to think they're all thumbs - because the company wanted one route, and they approved another.

Duration: 00:54:30

Afghan Officer, Hit and Run, Ivy's Interview, South Dakota Oil Spill, Puerto Rico Latest and more

Heroic restraint. Yesterday in Kabul, an Afghan police officer came face-to-face with a suicide bomber -- and his decision to grip the attacker in a bear hug saved lives, but cost him his own.

Duration: 00:52:54

Zimbabwe Opposition, Innocence Project, "CRA" Calls, Bill Clinton Allegations, Da Vinci Painting, Alt Climate Tent and more

He's hoping nothing succeeds like succession. An opposition leader in Zimbabwe hopes for a peaceful, democratic transition of power in his country -- as President Robert Mugabe faces increasing pressure to resign.

Duration: 00:53:43

Julian Fantino, Zimbabwe Coup, Australia Marriage Equality, Digital Pill, Manila Garbage and more

The grass is apparently greener on the other side. As Toronto's Chief of Police, Julian Fantino compared legalizing weed to legalizing murder. Tonight, I'll speak with him about his new business: a medical marijuana health clinic.

Duration: 00:54:57

Hassan Diab, Texas Church Memorial, Métis Settlement, Pool Nudity Ban, Quebec Coroner Report and more

Holding pattern. Over and over again, French judges have ordered officials to free Ottawa university professor Hassan Diab from prison. And over and over again -- most recently, today -- French appeals courts have refused to let him go.

Duration: 00:57:21

Yemen Blockade, Roy Moore Allegations, Yukon Bartender, Earthquake: Iran and Iraq, Churchill Deadline, Tom Wilson and more

No way in - and, increasingly, no way out. The far-reaching crisis in Yemen deepens after a coalition led by Saudi Arabia closes the country's borders - and even if the blockade is eased, the tension won't be.

Duration: 01:21:08

Jordan Peterson Website, Louis C.K. Apology, Marijuana Tax, World War 1 Plaque, Lebanon Latest and more

Course correction. A controversial professor at the University of Toronto alarms his colleagues by proposing a website he says will expose professors and courses he personally considers "corrupt".

Duration: 00:51:41

Louis C.K. Allegations, Internment Letters, Van Gogh Grasshopper, Facebook Revenge Porn, The Room Documentary and more

Louis CK became a huge stand-up star by pushing the boundaries of propriety -- but there are new allegations that his off-stage behaviour crossed lines in disturbing ways.

Duration: 00:48:48

Election: Women's Marcher, Danica Roem Victory Speech, Chris Hurst, Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Delhi Smog, Eden Robinson, F-Word Ruling and more

Joke's on him. After a New Jersey politician shared a sexist crack about the Women's March on Washington, our guest was inspired to run against him -- and last night, she marched to victory.

Duration: 00:48:13

Syrian Prisoner, Nova Scotia Jail Charges, ABBA Restaurant, Kirpan Airplanes, Roy Halladay Obit, Dead Sea Turtles, Faroe Islands Sheepview and more

In the U.K., they call him "Jihadi Jack". But John Letts calls him "son". And now, he's asking the British and Canadian governments to help free his son Jack from Syria, where he's accused of being a member of ISIS.

Duration: 00:48:39

Texas: Nearby Pastor, Texas: Congressman, Montreal Mayor, Harriet Tubman Church, Abbotsford Shooting, Manus Island Refugee, No Fly List Parent, T. Rex Arms and more

No sanctuary. Twenty-six people in the congregation of the First Baptist Church in a small Texas community are dead, after a gunman walks into the Sunday service and starts shooting.

Duration: 00:51:11

Climate Report, Bergdahl Verdict, New Orangutan, Cockatoos Wreck Internet, CMA Censorship, Wajahat Ali Op-Ed, Frowning Poop Emoji, Jenna Abrams Troll, and more

Spoiler alert: we're the spoilers. In a new U.S. federal government report, hundreds of scientists reach a conclusion the President has already rejected: humans cause climate change -- and it's getting worse.

Duration: 00:55:22

Supreme Court: BC Ski Resort, Micah White, Toddler-Sized Turnip, Scotch Whiskey, Bump Stock Lobbying, Car Wash Reviews, Festival Assault App, Cut Cut Cut Act, and more

Skiing isn't believing. The Supreme Court says a ski resort development can go ahead despite the opposition of a BC First Nation -- and a local chief says that's an attack on their religious beliefs.

Duration: 00:46:39

Highway 400 Crash, Manus Island, Cuomo On NYC, GG Winner: David Robertson, Northwest Territories Premier, Australian Game Show, Anne Frank Investigation, Cabaret Law, and more

It started with one accident. It ended with a wall of fire that enveloped 14 vehicles -- including two fuel tankers. Our guest describes what she saw last night on Ontario's busy Highway 400.

Duration: 00:55:08

Facebook Russia, Senators On The Indian Act, AI Costumes, "Little" Doug Nickerson Obit, NYC Attack, Distracted Walking, Teforia/YumStation, and more

From Russia, with "Likes". According to Facebook, 126 million people saw posts written by Russian agents before the U.S. election -- and our guest says it's time the social network took some responsibility.

Duration: 00:54:59

Mueller Indictment, Abbotsford Overdoses, Octopuses Walking, Jason Kenney Win, Jane Juska Obit, NASA Space Sounds, and more

Is he just winding up or is he winding down? U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller issues indictments against three men linked to President Donald Trump's election campaign -- but our guest wonders where he's going.

Duration: 00:49:12

Catalonia Latest, Vegas Attack Brother, Sobey Art Award, NYT Comment, Detained 10-Year-Old, Trump Opioid Emergency, BBC Presenter, and more

The reign of Spain goes plainly against the grain. No sooner was Catalonia celebrating its declaration of independence than the Spanish government announced measures to reduce the region's autonomy.

Duration: 00:49:02

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