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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has wreaked havoc in central Italy, leaving over 100 people dead and thousands homeless.

  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

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  • Usain Bolt pictured in bed with student after dancing with woman at Rio nightclub

    Usain Bolt stirred up controversy after a 20-year-old Rio student named Jady Duarte reportedly shared photos of herself in bed with the Jamaican sprinter. This comes following reports of the nine-time Olympic gold medallist spotted twerking with an unidentified woman while celebrating his birthday at a Rio nightclub on 21 August.

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  • Potential 25 billion barrels of oil in Orphan Basin: report

    A new report suggests the Orphan Basin could hold twice as much oil as the Flemish Pass. The provincial government released a resource assessment by Beicip-Franlab on Thursday that suggests there are potentially 25.5 billion barrels of oil in the West Orphan Basin, compared to the 12.5 billion barrels the Flemish Pass is believed to hold. It's a study the provincial government hopes will attract even more investment than the Flemish Pass, which garnered $1.2 billion in bids last year.

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  • Girl Has Absolutely Massive Blackhead Removed From Bellybutton

    Jamie Davis recently posted this video of his sister removing a giant blackhead from her bellybutton. The clip, which has gained media attention, was shot in Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and shows a tweezers used to extract an extremely eye-opening blackhead that had been there for the previous nine months. Jamie and his sister reacted with increasing excitement and surprise as the video progressed until its satisfying conclusion. Credit: YouTube/Jamie Davis

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  • Sask. women struggling after Canada Child Benefit payments cut

    Many Saskatchewan women receiving federal Canada Child Benefit payments are upset after random case reviews have led to months of delayed payments. Introduced by the federal Liberal party, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was touted as a "game changer", especially for low-income families. It replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit programs.

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  • Trudeaus' Caribbean flight details redacted to exclude nanny, in-laws

    The flight manifest for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Christmas vacation to the Caribbean, released to the Conservatives through an access to information request, was redacted to leave off the names of family members and a nanny who travelled on the government-owned Challenger jet. In January, the Prime Minister's Office refused to answer media questions about who flew with Trudeau to St. Kitts and Nevis, saying only that he enjoyed the holiday with family and with other friends who made their way to the tropical island independently. "As for the friends of the Trudeau family who were also present in Nevis, they did not travel on the Challenger but made their own way there," Andrée-Lyne Hallé, a spokeswoman for the PMO, said in an e-mail to CBC News at the time.

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  • Train found at the bottom of Lake Superior, 106 years after derailment

    The final resting place of a freight train that derailed more than 100 years ago near Schreiber, Ont., has been discovered. A Minnesota-based underwater recovery expert named Tom Crossmon found CPR 649 on the bottom of Lake Superior on July 22. The train derailed on June 9, 1910, near Mink Harbour, when it hit a boulder on the track, Crossman said. It then dropped 20 meters to Lake Superior, and descended another 60 metres to the bottom of the lake.

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  • Brit Siblings Removed From EasyJet Flight For ‘Reading ISIS Material’

    A trio of British siblings have reacted with shock after they were kicked of an easyJet flight when passengers accused them of reading ISIS material. Ali Dharas, 21, and his two sisters Sakina, 24, and Maryam, 19, were removed from the flight from London Gatwick to Naples before it took off. A couple had apparently told staff onboard that the Maryam and Sakina, who were wearing headscarves, that they also had ‘praise be to God’ written on their phones.

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  • The World’s 10 Strongest Militaries (10 photos)

    Which nations possess the most powerful conventional armies in the world? Swiss finance company Credit Suisse has tried to work this out, using several factors to determine a country’s military power.  These include how many active military personnel, tanks, helicopters, combat aircraft, aircraft carriers and submarines they have. The United States, predictably, holds the top spot but some of the other entries are a surprise… (Courtesy - Business Insider; Images - Getty)

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  • Trio of Chinese gold medalists among 15 weightlifters suspended for doping

    Following a retest of samples from the 2008 Summer Games, the International Weightlifting Federation published the names of 15 competitors who tested positive for banned substances, including three Olympic champions and eight others who could be stripped of their medals.

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  • Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

    VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. It was in that state, physically disfigured and mentally so scarred that she had falsely thought her former captors were coming for her, that German doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan found her in a refugee camp in northern Iraq last year.

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  • Relish Gourmet Burgers goes out of business

    Relish was known for its creative toppings and lively atmosphere, but a sign recently posted on the front door says the restaurant will be closed until further notice. Chef Roger Andrews, who owned and operated the Relish St. John's franchise, did not return calls for comment. The restaurant's website still lists locations in Vancouver, Halifax and Fredericton. Relish isn't the first gourmet burger restaurant to shut down in recent years.

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  • 'We do love Canada': Americans aim to repay Sarnia for $8K rescue of floating partiers

    The neighbours to the south are rallying behind an online fundraiser designed to repay the kind southwestern Ontario city and its taxpayers. Joe Wiedenbeck, a pipefitter from Marysville, Mich., joined the online conversation and on a lark created a campaign to raise money to cover Sarnia's rescue costs. "I feel like, since all these people ended up in Canada, and Canada had to incur the cost to haul everybody back, then maybe everybody should step up and cover the cost," he said.

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  • There's an important reason why there are tiny holes in airplane windows

    You don’t have to be an aeronautical engineer to know that an airplane cabin is pressurised to keep us from passing out as we soar through the skies, 11,000 metres (36,000 feet) above sea level. It also stands to reason that – to keep that pressure contained – the cabin can’t have any holes in it. So why, you might be wondering, is there a scary-looking small hole in every airplane window? Well, in short, despite what it seems, it’s there for your safety. According to Mark Vanhoenacker, a British Airways pilot who reports about aviation for Slate, these tiny window holes are actually called 'bleed holes', and they're wedged between two other panes of acrylic material, meaning that when you look

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  • 8 best deals at Costco for families

    With my toddler in tow and membership card in hand, I’m braving Costco’s lineups once again to save cash on everything from batteries to bathroom tissue. As a financial author, blogger and speaker, I’m known to sleuth savings and find deals for Canadian families living on tight budgets. And time and time again, I’ve found that there are some unbeatable deals at Costco that can save families a lot of cash. Here are some items that make the crowds and queues (not to mention the annual membership fee) worth it. 3. Most groceries Staples like eggs, meat, bread and cheese can be anywhere from 30 to 60 percent cheaper than many major grocery stores. Frozen fruits and vegetables are a big win here,

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  • Prince likely did not know the ‘Watson 385’ pills he ingested were counterfeits laced with fentanyl

    When the autopsy report for Prince surfaced in June, it became clear that the singer died from a lethal dose of a powerful opioid called fentanyl. Now investigators have found reason to believe that the pop icon did not know what he was taking. During a search of Prince’s Minnesota estate after his death in April, authorities found an Aleve bottle filled with two dozen pills. The pills tested positive for fentanyl, a drug that can be up to 100 times as powerful as morphine. But they weren’t labeled as such: The Associated Press reports that the pills were marked “Watson 385.” That’s a label found on a generic painkiller that contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone – the ingredients of many commonly

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  • B.C. family upset over wiggling worm discovered in fish for dinner

    Ram claims that he went to the T&T Supermarket in SW Marine Drive on Sunday and purchased some fresh halibut that was on sale. Ram said he then called the T&T Supermarket and was advised to bring it back.

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  • Why Ivanka Trump pays interns in 'experiences' rather than money

    Because the apple never falls too far, much of Ivanka Trump’s campaign season surrogacy and corresponding press tour has served as publicity for her personal brand.

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  • Hailey Baldwin Looks Like She's Wearing a Simple Swimsuit — Until You Spot This Little Detail

    Sadly, the Summer — along with its beach, pool, and sun-filled days — is coming to a close. But while many are making the most out of their favorite swimsuits, celebrities are still breaking out brand-new options. Take Hailey Baldwin, for instance, who 'grammed a pic of a green one-piece while celebrating her pal Kylie Jenner's 19th birthday. At first glance, the sleek, high-cut Zigilane design looks pretty sexy — in a simple way. But a quick look at the side and you'll spot a few statement-making cutouts, taking Hailey's beachside look to the next level. Take another look at the It model's suit ahead, then shop some similar options before Fall rolls on in.

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  • Dog owner opts for DNA testing, hoping her dog will be safe from proposed bylaw

    The wording in Montreal's proposed dangerous dog bylaw has some pit bull owners wondering how safe their dogs actually are from being taken away. The bylaw defines pit bulls as Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, any mix with these breeds or any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds.

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