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Unmasked: Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' named by BBC

The masked fighter believed to have carried out several beheadings is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family.

  • Florida bolsters playoff shot, adding Jaromir Jagr in trade with New Jersey

    The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for a second-round pick in June and either Florida or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016. Jagr had 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games this season for New Jersey. Jagr is sixth in NHL history with 716 goals, seventh with 1,068 assists and fifth with 1,784 points in 1,530 career regular-season games in 22 years with Pittsburgh, Washington, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston and New Jersey.

    The Canadian Press 38 mins ago
  • Will Smith Reveals Cause of Struggle in His High-Profile Marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith told Us Weekly and reporters at the Focus premiere that his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced its fair share of bumps -- find out their struggle here

    Us Weekly
  • Masked militant 'Jihadi John' identified as a London-raised university graduate

    LONDON - The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday, he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years.

    The Canadian Press 18 mins ago
  • Self-described 'wild child' who wanted to shine on 'America's Next Top Model' killed

    She was a Serbian-born model and self-described "wild-child" who said she began walking runways in her new North Carolina hometown at age 12. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the 19-year-old Puhar and two other victims. She told the newspaper that her family fled Serbia after the Kosovo War and moved to North Carolina a decade later. Shortly after that, she was cast on "America's Next Top Model," a reality show on The CW network that pits aspiring models against each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • Pregnant Tiffani Thiessen Rocks Ladylike Maternity Clothes: See Her Sweet (and Affordable) Style Here!

    Tiffani Thiessen has been promoting hew new Cooking Channel show, Dinner at Tiffani's the week of Feb. 22, rocking the most ladylike, adorable maternity dresses, and Us loves it! Shop her sweet style here

    Us Weekly
  • Modern plastic vehicle parts cracking under winter's cold temperatures

    Some auto repair workers say plastic parts on many newer vehicles aren’t holding up under the winter’s consistently cold temperatures this year in Ottawa. "It’s just the nature of the plastic itself," he said.

    CBC
  • Cash found in Value Village drapes given to next of kin

    On Thursday, police said they’d heard from the woman who donated the drapes, and other items, all of which belonged to a loved one who died in January. The Guysborough County link convinced her to contact police in case it was her mother’s money.

    CBC
  • Michel Prevost, Almonte gynecologist, sued over failed abortion

    A former patient of a disgraced eastern Ontario gynecologist is suing him for $1 million over an alleged botched abortion. Tania Brown of Carleton Place, Ont., has filed a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in nearby Perth. She alleges Dr. Michel Prevost committed "gross negligence and medical malpractice" with respect to her failed abortion. Brown claims on Oct. 4, 2011 she visited Prevost in Almonte, Ont., about 50 kilometres west of Ottawa, to undergo an abortion.

    CBC
  • Canada's Rathan-Mayes riding high after magical shooting performance for FSU

    Canada's Xavier Rathan-Mayes had never been in a shooting zone quite like it. Every time the Florida State guard touched the ball late in Wednesday night's game against Miami, he felt his shot would be going in. Rathan-Mayes almost singlehandedly brought the Seminoles back into it with a remarkable scoring run that featured some eye-popping statistics. At one point, he scored 26 points in a row for Florida State and had 30 points over the final four minutes 38 seconds.

    The Canadian Press 45 mins ago
  • Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says 3 of 4 government planes sold for $6.1M

    Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says his government has sold three of the four planes that were part of the controversial provincial fleet. The first decision of Prentice's new cabinet was to sell the four-plane fleet that had become a public relations millstone around the neck of the Progressive Conservative government. The planes had become symbols of waste, excess and entitlement that brought down former PC premier Alison Redford last March. "The first decision that we made was in fact to put the government air fleet up for sale, which was executive order number 1 as I referred to it," said Prentice in a noon hour speech Thursday to the Canadian Club of Calgary.

    The Canadian Press 22 mins ago
  • Hamilton doctor, Sahab Jamshidi, arrested in St. Lucia after boy dies

    Sahab Jamshidi, a Canadian physician from Hamilton apparently on holiday in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, has been arrested after the drowning death of a four-year-old boy, according to local police. Jamshidi was kite-surfing at Bois Shadon Beach in the town of Vieux Fort when he took Terrel Joshua Elibos, a boy from the town, out in the water, say police. A Hamilton fitness studio confirmed Jamshidi taught there, in addition to being a physician in the area.

    CBC
  • Newmarket Health Centre getting attention for its 'manhood'

    Newmarket, Ont., is making headlines this week — for a building built in 1951. “The Newmarket Health Centre in Ontario, Canada ‘bares’ an uncanny resemblance to a spreadeagled man – complete with swinging manhood,” reported the Express. “The Region…will continue to pay more attention to providing high-quality services and support to the residents within the Newmarket Health Centre,” said spokesman Patrick Casey.

    Daily Buzz
  • Bank of Canada to hold fire on interest rates next week: Reuters poll

    By Leah Schnurr and Anu Bararia OTTAWA/BENGALURU (Reuters) - The Bank of Canada will likely hold interest rates steady next week as it waits to see how last month's surprise cut is absorbed by the economy, though analysts expect the central bank to lower rates once more by mid-year, a Reuters poll found. Comments from Governor Stephen Poloz earlier this week proved crucial to cementing analysts' forecasts. The median forecast of 42 analysts found the bank will keep rates at 0.75 percent when it makes its policy announcement on March 4. I think that he realized that there is no point in wasting ammunition," said John Clinkard, chief economist at Deutsche Bank Canada.

    Reuters
  • Shiloh and Keziah Johnston, Coquitlam sisters, died 10 days apart

    Relatives of two B.C. sisters who died within 10 days of each other are devastated, says Janica Lucas, a cousin of Shiloh and Keziah Johnston. Shiloh, 22, from Coquitlam, was struck and killed by vehicle while out for a walk near the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) on Feb. 17, Burnaby RCMP confirm. "It was hard enough losing one of the sisters," she said. Lucas's mother has travelled to Mexico to break the news of Shiloh's death to her sister, Jacquie Johnston, the mother of the dead girls.

    CBC
  • Scientists reveal how to survive a real-world zombie apocalypse

    A simulation of what would really happen if America was overrun by the living dead offered a few surprises

    Rob Waugh
  • Sarah Daniels speaks out about 'date rape' on Facebook

    People use Facebook for sharing things like photos, the news or what they had for dinner, but Vancouver realtor and TV personality Sarah Daniels used it to tell her friends and acquaintances she was raped — 25 years ago. Because I NEVER post personal information, but there's been so much in the news lately about sexual assault. I cried for days and I didn't know why - because all the way back then, this type of sexual assault was not discussed and therefore didn't exist.

    CBC
  • Buzzfeed bashes B.C.'s record-breaking warm weather

    The record-breaking high temperatures around the province have turned B.C. into a 'grisly, godawful hellhole', according to Buzzfeed.

    CBC
  • Allan Schoenborn, child-killer, seeking day passes from hospital

    A review that could allow child-killer Allan Schoenborn to go on escorted day trips from his psychiatric hospital in Port Coquitlam is raising concerns once again for the family of his victims. Seven years ago, Schoenborn stabbed and smothered his three children to death before fleeing to the woods near Merritt, B.C. At Schoenborn's trial the judge found that the killings of Kaitlynne, Max and Cordon were deliberate and planned, but that Schoenborn was not sane at the time, and could not be held criminally responsible. Held in a psychiatric hospital, Schoenborn's  case is reviewed annually.

    CBC
  • Josh Hamilton should retire from baseball, says his close friend

    Roy Silver, who gave Hamilton a job when he was in recovery, says he could tell something was wrong.

    Big League Stew
  • 'Get me out of here,' aboriginal girl begged her parents before stopping chemo

    Chemotherapy took such a horrific toll on Makayla Sault's weak body that she begged her parents to take her out of treatment and try instead traditional medicine, the mother of the 11-year-old aboriginal girl said Thursday. Makayla, who suffered from a rare form of leukemia, died last month after suffering a stroke — her death sparked a national conversation on aboriginal peoples' right to opt out of the health system. Doctors gave her at most a 72-per-cent chance of survival even with an aggressive chemotherapy treatment, her mother, Sonya Sault, told an audience at McMaster University. Makayla said things like "the chemo is going to kill me," the mother said, adding that finally she begged the parents to put an end to it.

    The Canadian Press