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VIDEO: Migrant's heart-stopping rescue on camera

Footage has emerged of a man jumping off the end of a sinking boat into a rescuer's arms off the coast of Turkey.

  • Kayla had a new job and life — until a cop exposed her sex worker past

    VANCOUVER—When Cheryl’s manager discovered the 38-year-old used to work in the sex trade, she says he joked that a name plate on her desk read “pubic relations.” Kayla, 61, was in a new job too when she says a police officer informed a colleague she had formerly been a “prostitute and a junkie.” She lost the job and saw no option but returning to the sex industry. Both women encountered the degrading treatment when they attempted to leave sex work for new occupations, an obstacle that a recently published study calls the “whore stigma.” The women were among 22 Vancouver sex workers interviewed for a peer-reviewed article in the Canadian Review of Sociology. The women, whose names were changed

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  • Toronto councillor asks if Beyoncé could be banned from Canada

    Due to her show-stopping performance, she may be en route to getting banned from Canada – if Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis has anything to say about it. The pop star is slated to play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto as a part of her Formation tour in a few months. During the spot, Beyoncé gave shout-outs to the Black Panthers and Malcolm X. She also wore a bullet vest that was somewhat of a tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1993 halftime performance.

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  • 'Shadow flipping' not limited to Vancouver real estate market

    Imagine your realtor sold your home for $500,000 more than the price you agreed to — but you didn't see a penny of that extra cash. A controversial sales technique called "shadow flipping" allows realtors to score two or even three times their standard commission on a single house by reassigning the sale to different owners at ever higher prices. An increasing number of real estate transactions in the Vancouver region feature what's called an "assignment clause," which allows the buyer to transfer or sell his or her interest in the property before the closing date.

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  • Acquittal would be just result in Ghomeshi case

    “Two complainants down. One to go.” Jian Ghomeshi has not spoken to the media since his trial began, but he may think this phrase says it all in assessing how well his trial has gone so far. In the meantime, given the revelations in the first two cross-examinations, articles with headlines such as “Don’t Dismiss Ghomeshi’s Accusers over their After the Fact Behaviour” have appeared in mainstream and, especially, social media, ostensibly supporting the complainants by reminding us that real victims of sexual violence are often inconsistent in retelling their abuse, and sometimes engage in post-event conduct that seems incompatible (to some) with a prior lack of consent. We should expect more of

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  • Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber lands two modelling gigs in one week

    Kaia Gerber has big shoes to fill if she's keen to follow in mom Cindy Crawford's footsteps, but the up-and-coming model is holding her own. Fashion designer Alexander Wang has launched a new Instagram account, @wangsquad, to reveal a host of Polaroid headshots featuring the new stars of his SS16 campaign. Just six days earlier, Kaia had revealed a new campaign with luxury brand Chrome Hearts, announcing the news on Instagram.

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  • Teacher ‘Who Had Sex With Female Student’ Is Banned From Seeing Her Own Children

    A married teacher has been banned from seeing her own children after she allegedly had sex with one of her teenage students. Laura Garrigus, 30, is said by police to have had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student that went on for several months. Following her arrest, the mum-of-three resigned from her job at the Cumberland International Early College in North Carolina.

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  • Woman Keeps McDonald’s Happy Meal Untouched For Six Years – And This Is The Shocking Result

    A mum claims to have conducted an experiment where she kept a McDonald’s Happy Meal for SIX years – just to see if it would decompose. 

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  • Happy Chinese New Year! This is what the Chinese zodiac says about you

    Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with an animal representing each year. As 2016 is the year of the monkey, it is believed that those born under this sign will have a good year with plenty of luck and opportunities ahead. The Chinese zodiacs are determined by birth year, and every zodiac gets the spotlight every 12 years. Chinese folklore says that their order was determined by a race, which the rat won, only by riding on the ox's back until it was able to cross the finish line first.  According to Chinese zodiac, your birth year is telling of more than just your age. The Chinese believe that the animal ruling your birth year has a profound influence on personality,

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  • Moose filmed fighting in Alaska driveway

    An Alaska man and his son captured video of two moose squaring off in an epic battle in their front driveway. Bill Tyra and his son, Josh, recorded the fight outside of their home in a residential neighbourhood in Anchorage, Alaska last October, reports Global News. It’s something that happens every year in nature, but seeing two bull moose fight on a suburban street is far from normal.

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  • Syrian refugee family combats bedbugs in Halifax apartment

    A Syrian refugee family living in a central Halifax apartment say they're suffering from something that plagues a lot of buildings: bedbugs. Ten-month-old Rayan Zeina grimaces as his mother, Wafaa Al Safadi, lifts his shirt to show his chest and back covered in itchy bites and large scabs. The Zeinas, a family of six, moved into the 10th floor of Harbour View Apartments on Gerrish Street less than two weeks ago and the problem is getting worse.

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  • There is a new threat lurking on the internet that targets kids ages 10-13 years old

    Tue, Feb 9: It's called a sextortion, and as Angie Seth reports, many kids are victims.

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  • 6 Reasons to Warm Up to In-Floor Heating (6 photos)

    With origins dating back to ancient Rome, in-floor heating isn’t anything new, but it’s come a tremendously long way from its distant roots. The technology has gone through plenty of permutations and countless improvements over the centuries. Homeowners today are probably most familiar with those electric heating mats designed to lend warmth to chilly floors—say, in the bathroom or back hall. In-floor heating can, however, do a lot more than just heat the floor. In fact, as experienced in hydronic radiant systems from industry leaders like Warmboard, the technology delivers a viable alternative to traditional forced air and can heat the entire home in a remarkably comfortable, energy-efficient way. Already a popular choice in Europe and Asia, in-floor heating remains relatively rare here at home. But more and more people are choosing the technology as the sole heating method for new homes, additions, and gut renovations. Click through now to learn why. This content has been brought to you by Warmboard. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila.com. | By Steven Fox, BobVila.com

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  • Ellen Page tweets support for friend Lucy DeCoutere in the midst of Jian Ghomeshi trial

    Ellen Page has spoken out in support of her close friend Lucy DeCoutere who bravely took the stand during the trial of Jian Ghomeshi in Toronto. During the third and fourth day of the trial, the Edmonton-born actress faced intense questioning by Jian’s lawyer, Marie Henein, who used email correspondence to try to discredit Lucy’s claims that the accused slapped and choked her without her consent in the summer of 2003. Lucy is one of three women testifying against Jian Ghomeshi.

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  • Driver tells of escape as truck fell from ferry: 'A matter of seconds'

    Dump truck driver Dean Snow narrowly escaped Monday night as his vehicle fell into the frigid Atlantic from a poorly docked ferry in northeastern Newfoundland. The truck slid between the MV Capt. Earl W. Winsor ferry and the Change Islands wharf at about 6 p.m., seconds after Snow, 48, went out the window. It was an International dump truck with 14 tonnes of sand aboard.

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  • Woman filmed 'trying to leave scene' of serious Sunshine Coast crash

    A tow truck driver has recorded an extraordinary confrontation with a young woman trying to leave the scene of a serious accident.

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  • Funeral Home ‘Dumped Bodies In Corridor Next To Old Bike And Christmas Trees’

    A funeral home stored coffins containing bodies in a corridor next to an old bike and Christmas trees, it has been claimed. The Sun reported that the coffins were stored on a shelf next to a rusty bicycle and discarded Christmas trees in a room with a mouldy ceiling at the Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare home in Walsall. Midcounties Co-operative said it will investigate the claims.

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  • Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

    The league's MVP has been widely criticized for walking out of a three-minute press conference after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in which he answered questions with mostly one- and two-word responses while sulking in his chair wearing a black Carolina Panthers hoodie over his head. "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser," Newton said Tuesday as players cleaned out their lockers at the team's downtown stadium. Newton said he believes the situation is being overblown by the media, and added he doesn't plan to change how he reacts to losing just to appease his critics.

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  • China Close To Creating ‘Artificial Sun’ That Could End Reliance On Fossil Fuels

    Chinese scientists have managed to create a hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun. The artificial solar energy could eventually be used as an inexhaustible source of power, ending reliance on fossil fuels and solving the world energy crisis. Chinese boffins created the gas in a huge magnetic fusion reactor at the Institute of Physical Science in Hefei.

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  • Ryan Reynolds reveals the most romantic thing he’s done for wife Blake Lively

    Blake Lively is one lucky woman! Not only is her husband Ryan Reynolds extremely sweet, smart and good-looking, he’s also very romantic. Ryan only has eyes for his wife Blake. Blake and Ryan left their precious 14-month-old daughter, James, at home on Monday night (Feb. 8) to attend the event in New York.

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  • This Woman’s FitBit Knew She Was Pregnant Before She Did

    Posting in the tech support forum, YoungPTone wrote: “My wife’s fitbit is showing her heartbeat being consistently high over the last few days. "Two days ago, a somewhat normal day, she logged 10 hours in the fat burning zone, which I would think to be impossible based on her activity level. "Also her calories burned do seem accurate.

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