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How Canadians can help Syrian refugees

Several charities, including the Canadian Red Cross, Care Canada, Oxfam and World Vision, are providing aid and long-term support.

  • A teenager describes what it's like on the ISIS sex slave market

    Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: the Islamic State group is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped told AFP on Tuesday. Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by IS jihadists for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Paris ahead of the publication Friday of a book about her ordeal. Seized as IS fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men, a former policeman and an imam.

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  • McDonald's worker gets pulled through drive-thru window by her hair and into customer’s car in Louisiana assault

    A crazed customer at a Louisiana McDonald’s pulled a drive-thru worker by her hair through the pull-up window and assaulted her, and the entire attack was recorded and shared online. The 16-year-old worker begins talking to the driver. The words exchanged between the two females is inaudible, but from the video you can see things quickly escalate, and the driver grabs the worker by her hair and pulls her through the window and into the car.

    Daily Buzz
  • Andy Murray fashions 8th comeback from 2 sets down to win at US Open; Jack Sock stops in heat

    Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open's second round. Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he'd entered. Mannarino, meanwhile, is ranked 35th, has never won a tour-level title, and only three times in his career has even managed to win more than one match at a major.

    The Canadian Press
  • Dilapidated Beach house sells for $1m despite being ‘unlivable’

    Despite the fact that it’s been deteriorating for years and was described as “unlivable," a dilapidated house in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood has sold for $1 million. Mark McAllister has the story on why the house sold for so much and what the neighbourhood thinks of it.

    Global News
  • Diner Leaves Bad Review Of Closed Restaurant... And Gets This X-Rated Reply

    A diner who posted a bad online review of a restaurant after she arrived to find it closed is fuming after a member of staff told her to ‘f*** off’. 

    Yahoo News
  • Auschwitz "showers" offend some visitors to the former Nazi camp - CNN.com

    (CNN)When the management at the Auschwitz Memorial installed sprinklers outside the former Nazi concentration camp in Poland, they thought they would create some cool comfort for visitors. Offended Jewish visitors over the weekend likened the misting stations to the "showers" used to exterminate members of their faith at the camp during World War II, Israeli media reported. "Because of the extreme heat wave we have experienced in August in Poland, mist sprinklers which cool the air were placed near the entrance to the Museum," the Auschwitz Memorial Facebook page said. "As a Jew who has lost so many relatives in the Holocaust, they looked like the showers that the Jews were forced to take before entering the gas chambers," Meir Bulka told the Jerusalem Post.

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  • ‘Daddy Call The Police’: Mugger pleads for life after attacking Champion MMA Fighter

    This is the moment that a desperate robber was left pleading for his ‘daddy’ after attempting to attack a woman – who turned out to be a martial arts champion. MMA champion Monique Bastos traps his head in-between her legs, locking his neck in a ‘lion killer choke’ until police finally showed up. Ms Bastos had been previously approached by Araujo and another man on a street in Acailandia, Western Brazil – and pounced after the men cornered women and demanded their mobile phones.

    Yahoo News
  • Khloe Kardashian Removes Tattoo

    It's the "end of an era" for Khloe Kardashian, and she couldn't be happier about it.

    Access Hollywood
  • WATCH: Pervert, 56, Who Tried To Meet Underage Girl Confronted By 'Paedophile Hunter' At Station

    The shouting attracted the attention of nearby police officers, who promptly arrested Lewis. Maidstone Crown Court heard that Brannigan had sent Lewis a friend request on Facebook with a photo showing a naked female from behind. Following an online conversation, Lewis then arranged to travel to London from his home in Kent.

    Yahoo News
  • French newspaper issues apology for horribly placed ad

    No matter how well intentioned a newspaper advertisement is, its message can be totally ruined based on its placement. Le Monde, a French daily newspaper, is up for some serious scrutiny after their latest issue had a horribly placed advertisement. Twitter user Patrick Dacquin noticed the placement and shared it online.

    Daily Buzz
  • Canada-U.S. border isn't entirely a laughing matter

    While the idea of building a wall is silly, there are a few "legitimate"—but not red-alert—concerns.

    Daily Brew
  • Real-life doppelgangers: Twin strangers come face-to-face for the first time

    In the video uploaded by Twin Strangers, the two meet face-to-face for the first time. The result is two identical matched strangers. Twin Strangers was set up by Niamh Geaney from Dublin, Ireland, and her two friends in April this year.

    Daily Buzz
  • Cindy Crawford Speaks About ‘Malicious’ Unretouched Photo Of Herself For The First Time

    The image from a Marie Claire photoshoot went viral when it was released earlier this year as it showed the model looking less-than-perfect. With wrinkles and sagging skin around her stomach, the mum-of-two - used to looking perfectly flawless in magazines and billboards - was shown in a non-flattering light. Women the world over declared that the picture was a positive thing, showing the natural flaws of a beautiful woman in their truest light.

    Yahoo News
  • Sony Unveils World’s First 4K Smartphone

    The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the world’s very first 4K smartphone, enabling users to watch videos in incredible detail. Unveiled at the annual IFA tech show in Berlin, the top-tier smartphone enables users to upscale videos and movies to 4K as well as shoot their own 4K footage and watch it back on the 5.5-inch display. Sony is also claiming a whopping two-day battery life for the new handset.

    Yahoo News
  • Don't Make These 7 Bedroom Design Mistakes (7 photos)

    To catch a glimpse of a homeowner’s true design sensibility, skip past the manicured lawn, through the primped foyer, and into the bedroom. This inner sanctuary is most reflective of your personality—evoking creativity, passion, and energy through careful curation of paint, lighting, furniture, and mementos. However, a bedroom's full style potential can easily be thwarted by ill-conceived furniture arrangements, kitschy paint finishes, and obtrusive embellishments that turn your bedroom into bedlam. To ensure that you aren't sabotaging your own sense of style, click through for seven common bedroom design don’ts—and how to avoid them. | By Manasa Reddigari, BobVila.com

    Bob Vila
  • Islanders pick Ryan Pilon leaves WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings

    It seemed Ryan Pilon was one-step closer to embarking on a professional hockey career when the New York Islanders chose him 147th overall in the 2015 NHL entry draft. But roughly two months later, the 18-year-old blueliner has reportedly taken a step back from the game by leaving the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings for personal reasons.

    Buzzing The Net
  • Mom charged with murder after 2-month-old daughter dies in hospital

    The mother of a two-month-old girl has been charged with murder, four months after the infant died in a Winnipeg hospital. On April 27, the baby was taken to hospital with extensive injuries that police later determined were suspicious. Winnipeg police were called shortly after the baby was admitted to hospital.

    CBC
  • Job Seeker Accidentally Sends Nude Selfies To HR Manager

    One job seeker who broke this rule found himself out of work before his start date after he accidentally sent the HR manager a naked selfie. The unnamed job seeker had applied for work at a company in St Charles, Chicago, last month and was later offered the job. At first they didn’t realise who the pictures were from but when the man rung the company, bosses recognised the number on caller ID and realised who had sent them the selfies.

    Yahoo News
  • Golfer's daughter unimpressed he played with Tiger Woods

    The daughter said she wasn't interested in Woods but would have been were it Jordan Spieth

    Devil Ball Golf
  • Fruit flies and how to get rid of them in your home

    "They are a very strong flier, and they are designed every which way to find their way into your kitchen," said Mat Neale, senior pest management technician with Solutions Pest Control. Neale says do-it-yourself remedies can help provide temporary reprieve from fruit flies, so long as you're vigilant about maintaining and cleaning them. Fruit flies will be able to find their way in, but will have more trouble getting back out.

    CBC