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Nigel Wright, MPs, senators to testify at Duffy trial

The PM's ex-chief-of-staff resigned after giving Duffy, who faces 31 charges, a $90,000 cheque to reimburse the Senate for expense claims.

  • Convicted of killing New Delhi bus attack victim, rapist says she shouldn't have fought back

    One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed. Instead, the 23-year-old woman should have remained silent and allowed the rape, said Mukesh Singh, who was driving the bus for much of the time that the woman was being attacked. In response, India's government rushed legislation doubling prison terms for rapists to 20 years and criminalizing voyeurism, stalking and the trafficking of women. Singh's interview is from the documentary "India's Daughter" by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin.

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  • Jessica Biel Has More Than a New Baby to Celebrate

    Jessica Biel has so many things to celebrate! Not only is the stunning actress turning 33 today, but she also has an amazing gift on the way: her first child with husband Justin Timberlake. While the duo kept quiet about the pregnancy for quite some time, we all knew it was coming — Joey Fatone spilled the beans late last year, and Jessica Biel hasn't exactly been hiding her ever-growing tummy. Lately, Jessica has been busy in New Orleans filming a new movie, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, while revealing her ever-growing baby bump.

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  • Contact controversy at The Brier: Did Northern Ontario cross a physical line in its game against Ontario?

    Social media was all aflutter in the wake of Northern Ontario's 7-3 win over Ontario on Monday night at the Brier, in Calgary. Did the team from The Soo overstep the bounds of good sportsmanship with a little physical contact?

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  • Farewell message on Frosted Flakes also a fitting epitaph for branch plants

    High school teacher Stephane Gaudette got a surprise when he opened a box of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes on Monday morning. The wax paper package inside contained this message:

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  • Mom who blogged about son's constant health woes is convicted of his salt-poisoning death

    A jury in the New York suburbs found Lacey Spears, of Scottsville, Kentucky, guilty of second-degree murder in the death last year of 5-year-old Garnett-Paul Spears. The defence portrayed Spears as a caring mother and her son as sickly, but the prosecution argued Spears reveled in the attention his illness brought her. Video showed Spears twice taking him into a hospital bathroom with a connector tube and him suffering afterward. "The motive is bizarre, the motive is scary, but it exists," Assistant District Attorney Patricia Murphy said in closing arguments Thursday.

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  • Computer expert warns Canadians: Watch out for 'Superfish'

    Martin Lehner is a security expert at Orange Technology in Whitehorse. He says users of Lenovo computers should get their computers checked for pre-installed software. Lehner says many Lenovo computers have software called, "Superfish", which is installed at the factory.

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  • Jared Leto Chops Off All His Hair. Tear.

    See his short 'do and the rest of the celebrity hair transformations of 2015.

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  • B.C.'s left-lane hogs to face tougher rules, transportation minister promises

    Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he plans legislation to give more power to police to ticket drivers who aren't using the lane to pass. Drivers who clog up the fast lane aren't just a nuisance, said Stone.

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  • Spy inside al-Qaeda goes public

    An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.

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  • Ronda Rousey's latest movie project revealed amid criticism from rival

    If fans were wondering what’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after her UFC 184 win, they needn’t wonder any longer.

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ and History: A Look Back

    Downton Abbey gets news that James Crawley and his son, Patrick, were aboard, leaving Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham and the father of three daughters, without an heir. Matthew Crawley, a distant cousin, is proclaimed the heir, but Lord Grantham is urged to investigate whether the entail, which forbids a daughter from inheriting the title and estate, can be broken. The First Balkan War — in which the Balkan League fought Turkey — leads to the London Peace Conference of 1912-13. The fictional Kemal Pamuk, a Turkish diplomat attending the talks, accompanies Evelyn Napier to Downton.

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  • Police ID Southern California teacher found dead in classroom as well-liked photo instructor

    A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday. Students arriving at El Dorado High School found Jillian Jacobson's classroom door locked, Placentia police Lt. Eric Point said. Two school staff members got Jacobson down and called 911, Point said. Students were dismissed for the day at 11 a.m. and crisis counsellors were made available on campus, said Assistant Superintendent Kevin Lee, of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School Districts.

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  • Canadiens among winners, Lindstrom and Brewer among losers at NHL trade deadline

    NHL teams made 24 deals involving 43 players and 20 draft picks on Monday before the trade deadline. In giving up just draft picks and prospects to get defenceman Jeff Petry and forwards Torrey Mitchell and Brian Flynn, the Habs stocked their depth for a playoff run. GM Marc Bergevin let the price fall on Petry before giving up a second-round pick and a conditional fifth. This has nothing to do with trading Curtis Glencross on Sunday and Sven Baertschi on Monday and everything to do with losing captain Mark Giordano for the season with a torn biceps tendon.

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  • Child 'M' beating, starvation death leaves judge asking why

    A judge halted the sentencing hearing Monday of a mother who beat and starved her daughter to death to ask the Crown prosecutor why it happened. Justice Eric Macklin stopped lawyer Shelley Bykewich's sentencing arguments to ask what led to the dysfunctional relationship between the mother and her daughters, when there was no evidence the woman had any psychological problems.

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  • Dean McDermott Leaving Chopped Canada, Announces News With an "Onward and Upward" Instagram

    Tori Spelling's husband announced on Monday, March 2 that he's leaving Chopped: Canada, the show where he served as a host for two seasons — read his announcement here

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  • Pregnant Peruvian woman fights for Quebec health card

    An expectant Peruvian woman who faced a bumpy road to get health coverage in Ontario during her first pregnancy now says bureaucratic bungling between the federal and Quebec governments has left her without coverage again. Rosa Callalli moved from Ottawa to Gatineau two years ago with her husband and young child and has been working and paying health premiums in Quebec. Callalli is now four-months pregnant with her second child. Callalli had health care coverage in Ontario but said she has repeatedly been denied coverage in Quebec. Caroline Dupont, a spokesperson for Regie de l'assurance maladie Quebec, said a person must be a permanent resident to qualify for health care coverage in Quebec.

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  • Underage bar patrons: 'There's always somebody'

    On any given night, there are patrons under the age of 19 inside bars on George Street, she said. The CBC has agreed to protect her identity, and will refer to her as Renee for this story.

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  • Netanyahu's anti-Iran 'mission' to U.S. worries Israelis

    When Benjamin Netanyahu stands at the podium in front of a joint session of the United States Congress on Tuesday, he’ll enter the history books. Not, as his critics charge, for causing a further rift in Israeli-American relations, but by becoming only the second world leader to address U.S. lawmakers for a third time while in office. The Israeli prime minister clearly admires his British counterpart, who led the United Kingdom through the Second World War and warned against Nazism when the rest of the world wouldn’t listen. Netanyahu has had a decades-long focus on — some would say obsession with — Iran, which the Israeli leader considers an existential threat to his nation.

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  • Timmins, Ont.-born jihadist recruited 5 others for ISIS

    Inspired by Andre Poulin's apparent charisma and his message, five Toronto men followed him to Syria and ultimately into the arms of ISIS, CBC News has learned. Poulin, from Timmins, Ont., converted to Islam and went by the name Abu Muslim. He joined the jihadist fight in Syria in 2012, in the process creating an 11-minute propaganda video for ISIS aimed at Westerners. CBC News has learned that Poulin also had a direct role in recruiting at least five young Muslim men from the Toronto area to go to Syria.

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  • Toronto Real Estate Board demands brokers halt online sales stats

    It’s about to get tougher to sleuth out how much homes are selling for in Toronto. This week, three real estate brokers are cutting off customers’ online access to recent final home sales prices — coveted information that can help buyers and sellers gauge a property’s worth. The trio are the latest to give in to a threat made by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) to stop doling out home sales information or risk losing a lifeline to all privileged industry data. He explained to his almost 30,000 registered users that he is temporarily halting daily emails connecting them online to the latest prices of homes sold in Toronto.

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