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How you can help with relief efforts in Nepal

The federal government says it will match donations as Canadian Red Cross sets up a special fund, and charities like CARE and UNICEF fundraise.

  • $50M Lotto Max mystery deepens as BCLC tries to verify winner

    "It is unusual," said BCLC spokeswoman Laura Piva-Babcock. In the meantime, the promise of the hidden jackpot sparked a lawsuit between members of a Shoppers Drug Mart lottery pool who believe one of their group was hiding the ticket.

    CBC
  • Pop star Mariah Carey makes grand Las Vegas Strip entrance for new show at Caesars

    Mariah Carey wanted Las Vegas to know there's a new girl in town. The pop icon arrived to cheering screams at Caesars Palace Monday night in a classic 1936 pink convertible trailing behind 18 mobile billboards bearing the titles of her number one hits including "Always be my baby" from 1996 and "Heartbreaker" from 1999. The grand entrance marked her Las Vegas Strip arrival that will bring her chart-topping hits to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace starting May 6 with performances through July.

    The Canadian Press 40 mins ago
  • Man pops huge cyst using a needle, pliers and a screwdriver

    This gruesome video shows how a man popped a huge cyst in his arm with a needle, screwdriver and a pair of pliers. The man, known only as Jason, from Vancouver, uploaded the clip to YouTube after his wife filmed the stomach-churning moment.

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  • Bradley Bennett, accused of indecent act, released until trial

    A 26-year-old man charged with committing an indecent act in a public place in Saint John last month has been released into the care of his family under conditions, pending his trial. Bradley Russell Bennett has been placed on house arrest and ordered to live with his mother, Cathy Kavanaugh, 50, in Richibucto. Following a 30-day psychiatric assessment at the Restigouche Health Centre in Campbellton, Bennett was deemed fit to stand trial.

    CBC
  • New car deposit almost lost by Calgary couple

    A Calgary couple is sharing their buyer beware story after almost losing a deposit they put on a new car. Sonia Ambrosio and her husband went to Sunridge Nissan one weekend to replace the fob for their 13-year-old car.

    CBC
  • London schoolgirls who joined ISIS tweet of new 'jihadi bride' lives

    London schoolgirl Amira Abase, 15, has tweeted from inside the Islamic State for the first time, bragging about a western-style takeaway dinner of including fried chicken, chips, pizza and kebab.

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  • Changes to Canada student loans program

    Mon, Apr 27 - Blair Chapman was in to discuss with Kevin changes announced in the federal budget to the Canada student loans program.

    Global News
  • Bruce's First Wife Speaks Out

    Chrystie Scott, Bruce Jenner's college sweetheart and first wife, watched his Diane Sawyer special on Friday night, along with nearly 17 million other Americans. In an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood's Stephanie Bauer (the day after the "20/20" episode aired), she explained that she is "so relieved" the world finally knows this "big, big, big dark secret" that she had been guarding, and that she no longer has to cover for her ex-husband. Chrystie revealed to Access that the broadcast of the two-hour interview was a family affair.

    Access Hollywood
  • Rioters plunge Baltimore into chaos; officials declare state of emergency over man's death

    Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in her first day on the job, said she would send Justice Department officials to the city in coming days. A weeklong, daily curfew was imposed beginning Tuesday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the mayor said, and Baltimore public schools announced that they would be closed on Tuesday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Diamond engagement ring lost at YVR prompts $5K reward offer

    Park said she took her 2.2 carat, custom-made diamond ring off in the lounge's women's restroom to wash her hands, but when she boarded her flight, she realized it was missing. Park believes Air Canada could have done more and says the airline must know who was in the lounge that evening, as all travellers have to scan in and out.

    CBC
  • Snake coils itself around tree and climbs trunk in truly bizarre way

    A large snake showed off its unique ability to climb trees and it is both fascinating and slightly unnerving. Filmed in what is believed to be Thailand, the body of the snake, which has been identified as a reticulated python, is wrapped around the trunk of a tree. Moving quickly, the top half of the snake ascends the trunk, while the bottom half of it stays coiled lower down.

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  • 7 Herbs That Clean the House (8 photos)

    If you’re a cook—or just a person who likes to eat—you already know how herbs can make any dish taste better. But you may not know that herbs can also work outside the kitchen and all around the house as cleaners. Click through for 7 multitasking herbs

    Bob Vila
  • 'DWTS': Elimination Shocker

    "Dancing with the Stars" had the biggest shock of the season so far on Monday night, when a strong team was sent home. Despite impressive progress over the weeks, "Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields, and her partner, Mark Ballas, were eliminated from the competition. "It is what it is," Mark said, speaking for the pair after receiving the disappointing news (Willow, 14, was understandably emotional over their elimination).

    Access Hollywood
  • Canucks reflect after playoff exit, expect more youth in the lineup next season

    The Vancouver Canucks got an up-close look at what a roster infused with talented youngsters can accomplish during their first-round playoff series with the Calgary Flames. It's a formula members of the club's veteran core would welcome moving forward. The Canucks started the autopsy of their season on Monday following a 7-4 loss in Calgary over the weekend that eliminated Vancouver in six games.

    The Canadian Press
  • Obese woman loses 8st after she was too fat to fit in a plane seat

    Sharon Smith, 43, from Halesowen, West Midlands, was a bulky size 26 when she went on the business trip in December 2012 and struggled to fit in the plane seat. 'I had been travelling out there for ten years but luckily I had always managed to upgrade or have no one in the seat next to me.

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  • Earthquakes rattle West Coast and B.C. Interior

    Two earthquakes rattled British Columbia late Thursday and early Friday morning, but they didn't cause any damage. The second quake, which was measured as 6.1 ML by Earthquakes Canada (M6.2 by the USGS) struck in the ocean just off the southern tip of Haida Gwaii at 6:56 a.m. PT Friday. The quake was felt on Haida Gwaii and along the North Coast, but there was no damage reported and no tsunami warning was issued.

    CBC
  • Bali Nine pair to be shot after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday

    Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be executed just after the stroke of midnight on Wednesday (3am AEST), it has been confirmed. The date - April 29 - became official when a local funeral director in Cilacap, the nearest port to Nusakambangan, or Death Island, was instructed to inscribe the names of those to be shot by firing squad and the date of their deaths.

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  • Montreal taxi bureau has seized 40 vehicles from UberX drivers since early March

    The City of Montreal's taxi bureau is cracking down on ride-sharing service UberX and has seized 40 vehicles from drivers in recent weeks, prompting the company to say it will fight back in court. UberX is a service offered as part of Uber's car-sharing smartphone app that links clients to drivers in privately owned vehicles, without a taxi licence, to provide rides at prices lower than typical cab fares. The city and the province consider UberX a form of illegal transport and Montreal's taxi bureau has been hitting back since early March.

    The Canadian Press
  • Vancouver real estate: 10 reasons why homes sit vacant

    It's not easy to determine how and why so many houses in Vancouver are sitting empty right now, city council is learning. In the past, foreign owners have been blamed for bidding up the prices of Vancouver homes and then leaving them empty, as part of real estate investment strategies. Geoff Meggs said one thing is clear — the problem is more complex than it might appear, and solutions may not lie with the city.

    CBC
  • Progress Eagle: The plane of tomorrow - CNN.com

    (CNN)Designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Vinals is slightly addicted to crafting concept planes. Last year, he came up with the design for the AWWA Sky Whale, a futuristic aircraft that he said would revolutionize green air travel and carry an astonishing 755 passengers. With his newest design, the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle, he imagines the future of travel as a triple-decker aircraft with zero carbon emissions. Rather than relying on traditional fossil fuels, the plane (which he envisions taking to the skies in 2030) would rely on six hydrogen engines to lift the plane off the ground.

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