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  • Temporary foreign workers prepare to leave the country

    Thousands of temporary foreign workers will see their permits expire on Wednesday, and they'll have to leave the country. In 2011, the federal government changed the rules — giving temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs the option to apply to become permanent residents or leave the country after their permits expire. Mary-Ann Salilican moved to Canada from the Philippines six years and six months ago, and she hoped to live out her life here.

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  • Jobless 29-year-old has fifteenth child by ten different mothers

    A jobless man said to have fathered 15 children with 10 different women has revealed he has another baby on the way. It is estimated Keith MacDonald's growing brood will end up costing taxpayers more than £2million in benefits.

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  • Gran poisons family with hot chocolate that went off 25 YEARS ago

    The woman, named as Mrs. Rosetta, 77, from the Vicenza, in northeastern Italy, is believed to have bought the sachets in the late 80s, before making them into chocolate earlier this month.

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  • From a mountain top to Centre Block: how Harper made the case for war

    Twice in six months, Prime Minister Stephen Harper put a motion before the House of Commons to commit Canada to war with the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Both were born last summer on a craggy mountaintop in Iraq. On Monday, the Conservative government recommitted six Canadian fighter jets, two surveillance aircraft, a refueller, 600 support personnel and up to 69 special forces to the global fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

    The Canadian Press
  • Katie Holmes Stuns in a Sexy Cutout Dress on the Red Carpet: See the Photos!

    Leaving her black clothes at home in favor of something with a bright pop of color, Katie Holmes hit the red carpet of the NYC premiere of her new film, Woman in Gold, on Monday, March 30, wearing a dreamy (and super-sexy!) fuchsia ensemble. See more red carpet photos of Katie. Holmes, 36, who, as Us Weekly exclusively revealed, has been secretly dating Jamie Foxx since late 2013, looked utterly romantic in the embellished Zac Posen dress, complete with an open back and two cutouts at her waistline.

    Us Weekly
  • Three killed after car is flattened by more than 20 tonnes of glass

    Eyewitnesses say that the lorry, which was carrying 20 tonnes of architectural glass, braked suddenly at a red light on the Zhufeng highway last Saturday before the cargo flooded out from two sides. The silver sedan was completely flattened and its five passengers were buried under the mountain of shattered glass, according to People's Daily Online. Tragic: Three people were killed after a truckload of architectural glass fell on top of their car. The three passengers sitting closest to the truck died instantly while two others - including the driver - were taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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  • Iran nuclear negotiators resume talks after crashing through March deadline for deal

    Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. Claiming enough progress had been made to warrant an extension after six days of intense bartering and eager to avoid a collapse in the discussions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his British and German counterparts huddled with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif in the Swiss town of Lausanne to continue a marathon effort to bridge still significant gaps and hammer out details of a framework accord. The foreign ministers of China, France and Russia all departed Lausanne overnight, although the significance of their absence was not clear.

    The Canadian Press
  • Drew Miller takes skate to face in horrifying scene (Photo)

    Detroit forward Drew Miller, who wears a visor, took a skate from Ottawa’s Mark Stone. The photo of Miller (s/t @redwingsmemes) is above. According to Khan, Miller rushed into the dressing room immediately.

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  • Journals found in abandoned briefcase reveal affair of 60s businessman

    An extraordinary collection of photographs and mementos chronicling the affair of a German businessman and his secretary in the late 1960s and 1970s has gone on show in New York. The memorabilia was discovered in a briefcase three decades after the affair took place, abandoned in a German apartment and later sold at auction.

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  • Are these mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS?

    Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), just 10 have been discovered - and astronomers have no idea what they are. In 2007 a radio burst was picked up by astronomer Duncan Lorimer and his team. The origin of the signal could be colliding neutron stars or possibly an alien message.

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  • Julianne Moore Fired From Turkey Tourism Gig for "Poor Acting"

    Julianne Moore may have won 2015's Best Actress Oscar for her stunning turn in Still Alice, but gold trophies and industry accolades don’t mean much to Turkey's tourism board. Poised to become the face of Turkey for various promotional spots and advertisements, Moore, 54, was dropped by the country's Culture and Tourism Ministry after a poor performance during a film shoot. Turkey's Hürriyet Daily News reports that execs were put off by Moore's "poor acting" in a promotional tourism film, and demanded the actress reshoot the film.

    Us Weekly
  • LeBron James has so few friends that only his kids will play video games with him

    Assured of his status as the East’s second seed and rightfully confident in his Cleveland Cavaliers’ ability to wipe the floor with the Eastern Conference come playoff time, LeBron James has now taken to destroying his kids at video games. Possibly playing as himself on a Cavalier off-day, James gave his sons LeBron Jr. and Bryce fair warning prior to their time with the controller, while letting daughter Zhuri and wife Savannah off the hook. The welcome respite came toward the end of another rather event-filled day for James, who disclosed on Monday evening that, shock horror, he doesn’t consider himself to be great friends the whole of the NBA.

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  • More human trafficking charges laid after 16-year-old forced into sex work

    Toronto police laid more human trafficking charges against a trio accused of forcing teenage girls into the sex trade at downtown hotels on Tuesday after a second young woman came forward. Police said the 16-year-old victim said she was picked up

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  • Grandmother’s hilarious real-estate photos go viral

    Yolie Ball and her husband are trying to sell their Florida home. When Ball’s daughter arrived to take some real-estate photos for the couple, 86-year-old Ball insisted on posing in some of them. Ball’s 15-year-old granddaughter, Makenzie Ball, found the photos so hilarious she posted them on Twitter where they went viral.

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  • Ruined historic mansion for sale in southeast Saskatchewan

    In the market for a once-proud mansion built more than 125 years ago? The auction for what once was a grand house and stables on 14 acres of land in southeast Saskatchewan is over. It was part of the community of Cannington Manor. Offers have been made to buy it, but they have not been accepted yet, according to owner Delva Rebin.

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  • William Shatner continues to boldly go everywhere he possibly can

    There are a few constants in William Shatner's career: he will always be working, he will always be mocked — not least by himself — and he will always be James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise. It's one of "two or three — very few" such shows Shatner said he chooses to attend in a year. In a recent example, his driver suddenly stopped on the way to the airport to tell Shatner about being tortured as a prisoner of war.

    The Canadian Press
  • Germanwings Crash: The Latest Chilling Details, Airline's New Statement

    On Monday, March 30, representatives for the airline and its parent company Lufthansa released a new statement about Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24, failing to reach its destination of Düsseldorf, Germany after leaving Barcelona, Spain. Under a header reading "Our deepest sympathies," Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr and Thomas Winkelmann, spokesman for Germanwings' executive board, wrote a statement about the tragedy. The official statement comes as further revelations about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz come to light.

    Us Weekly
  • The Most Spectacular Photo (and GIF!) of Saturn Ever Taken

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view as it approached Saturn in early 2011. In November 2014, the spacecraft caught another spectacular moment, this on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, using a visual and infrared mapping spectrometer. The glowing orange you see here is called a sunglint, also known as a specular reflection, coming off Titan's massive sea Kraken Mare. It was captured during Cassini's flyby on Aug. 21, 2014.

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  • Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78 in Oregon

    Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The smooth stones came packed in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding." Dahl estimated he had sold 1.5 million of them at roughly $4 each by the time the fad fizzled.

    The Canadian Press
  • Think your job is bad? Read these funny stories from angry employees

    Tumblr blog Please Fire Me has stories from disgruntled fast food workers, shop assistants and teachers. They include faeces in changing rooms, sexting teens, abusive parents and greedy kids.

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