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

  • Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean military's general staff, would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in late 2011. Details about North Korea's opaque government are notoriously difficult for outsiders to get, even national governments, and South Korean officials have a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea.

    The Canadian Press
  • British Tourist Refused Entry To Thailand After Using Passport As Toilet Paper

    A woman’s holiday plans were ruined after Thai authorities refused to let her into the country - because she’d used her passport as toilet paper. Faye Wilson had hoped to spend a month in Thailand before heading to Australia to work for a year. Faye, 28, from the Lake District, said: “Thai immigration opened my passport and started looking through it, and asked ‘what’s happened here’?

    Yahoo News
  • 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.

    The Daily Buzz
  • Father sentenced to life in daughter's murder

    Mon, Feb 8: The man charged in the so-called suitcase murder learned his fate. He will be spending a long time behind bars. Here's Caryn Lieberman with the sentence and the reaction.

    Global News
  • Pregnant South Shore woman demands full refund for Caribbean vacation

    A pregnant South Shore woman is frustrated that she can't get a full refund for her Caribbean vacation, which she now wants to cancel because of the Zika virus. Jennifer Basciano and her mother Joyce Scott were looking forward to their Caribbean cruise since October. As long as we have a healthy baby,'" Scott said.

    CBC
  • NBA players, coaches react to death of Monty Williams' wife

    The death of Monty Williams' wife rocks the league.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • 'Good Samaritan' neighbour hit with fine for clearing side of road with ATV

    Halifax's deputy mayor, Matt Whitman, is criticizing the RCMP officer who fined his neighbour $406 for using an ATV to widen a snow-covered street. "My opinion at this stage is this guy deserves a warning, let's not punish Good Samaritans," Whitman told CBC Radio's Maritime Noon. Whitman said his neighbour on Diana Drive in Hammonds Plains uses his ATV equipped with a plow to remove snow the city misses.

    CBC
  • 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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  • Animal Lovers Blast Dog Owner Who Dyes Her Puppies To Look Like Pandas

    Animal lovers and welfare groups have condemned a woman who has dyed her three pet dogs to look like baby pandas. Meng Jiang caused quite a stir when she was spotted walking her adorable Chow Chow pups - named Tudou, YuMi and DouDou - through the streets of Singapore. Onlookers thought she was walking tiny pandas on a lead but it turned out she had simply used black dye around the dogs’ eyes, ears, legs and tails to create the distinctive look.

    Yahoo News
  • '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.

    CBC
  • 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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  • Better Than a Murphy Bed? Loft Beds for Grown-Ups (6 photos)

    Brooklyn-based woodworker Roberto Gil has been designing space-saving furniture for more than 20 years now. He’s perhaps best known for his stylish children’s beds, sold under the brand Casa Kids. Now he’s offering a loft bed under his line for grown-ups, Casa Collection, inspired by New York City’s first micro-apartment building. Called Urbano, the loft beds come in queen and king sizes. No pricing information is available on his website yet, but similar systems for kids have starting prices that range from about $3,400 to $5,900, depending on whether you opt for a ladder or stairs to access the sleep space. (The stairs are a separate unit of drawers, so they add about $1,000 to the cost.) We do wonder a bit about the durability of the loft beds for adults’ … erm, noctural activities. But presumably the children’s furniture is subjected to more than its fair share of vigor, too, so perhaps our concern is misplaced. (h/t Curbed) More tiny living on Yahoo Real Estate: • A-Frames Under $50,000 (66 photos) • ‘Bad-Ass Single Mom’ Builds a Tiny House, Rebuilds a Family (1 video, 45 photos) • The Family That Lives in a School Bus (37 photos)

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  • Wilbert Coffin's guilt still in question 60 years after his execution

    On Feb. 10, 1956, a black flag flew over Bordeaux prison in Montreal as Wilbert Coffin walked to the gallows and became the 86th prisoner to meet his end with the state executioner. Coffin, convicted of murdering an American tourist hunting in Gaspé, maintained his innocence. "We never ever dreamt that my brother would go to the gallows," said Marie Coffin-Stewart, Wilbert's younger sister.

    CBC
  • Katie Holmes perfects the little black dress on Jimmy Fallon

    But Katie Holmes just reignited our love affair with the wardrobe staple after a seriously flawless appearance. The actress looked incredible in a Zac Posen number as she appeared on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon. Back in November, Katie opened up about her "very normal" life.

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  • Trudeau spurns NDP votes he once courted

    In a show that ran last Sunday, “Neil from London” was among the ten “ordinary Canadians” the CBC picked to chat with Prime Minister Trudeau. Among his questions: do you agree the minimum wage should go up? If you watched the Liberals’ last campaign, you’d expect Trudeau to quickly say yes. Trudeau supported an NDP plan to boost the federal minimum wage to $15, but criticised it for not covering enough people. But this week, when Neil from London asked about it, Trudeau dodged. And then said he worried about negative effects from raising the minimum wage. His answer wasn’t clear. But the message sure was: there’ll be no minimum wage increase. This and many other promises have outlived their usefulness

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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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  • Minnesota Wild, angry coaches and Maple Leafs (Puck Daddy Countdown)

    “Wow we don't have any elite offensive players!” is not something that should be occurring to people in the Twin Cities just now. Zach Parise is really good, but not someone who can throw a whole team on his back offensively. Mikko Koivu has 35 points and that leads the team this year! What did people expect?

    Puck Daddy
  • 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.

    7News
  • Brave Aussie takes photo with terrifyingly huge coconut crab

    Australia is notorious for its scary variety of local wildlife, but wait till you get a look at the coconut crabs that roam around its Christmas Island territory. A photo of Mark Pierrot holding one of the deadly creatures has gone viral. In a feat that would likely scare most people, he uses both hands to display the huge the crab’s huge pincers, according to the Huffington Post.

    The Daily Buzz
  • 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.

    Yahoo News