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Unmasked: Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' named by BBC

The masked fighter believed to have carried out several beheadings is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family.

  • Will Smith Reveals Cause of Struggle in His High-Profile Marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith told Us Weekly and reporters at the Focus premiere that his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced its fair share of bumps -- find out their struggle here

    Us Weekly
  • 44 cases of snow removal equipment damage in Ottawa this winter

    City of Ottawa snow removal equipment has damaged 44 pieces of property so far this winter, including thousands of dollars of damage to a legally parked car. David Azzi said his 2012 Kia Forte was legally parked when a snowblower clearing snow from his curb ran into it. The City of Ottawa says its snow-clearing equipment has damaged 14 vehicles so far this winter, cases where no fault insurance takes over, and has paid out $960.50 — with the caveat that many claims take several weeks to process.

    CBC
  • Couple married 67 years holds hands in final hours together at their home, just as they wished

    After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together. Violet, 89, followed five hours later. "They wanted to go together," their daughter, Donna Scharton, said Thursday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Lisa Rinna: My Husband Harry Hamlin Said He'd Divorce Me If I Joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    Drama even before Bravo! Lisa Rinna revealed during Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, Feb. 25, that her husband Harry Hamlin initially threatened to throw their marriage out the window if she joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Rinna, of course, joined the Bravo series anyway in July 2014, but only after Hamlin, 63, took some time to mull over the idea. The Days of Our Lives actress went on to joke that she has survived RHOBH up to this point because she knew all of the women before joining the show — except for Brandi Glanville.

    Us Weekly
  • Quebec judge wouldn't hear case of woman wearing hijab

    A Quebec judge told a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab. In an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by CBC News, Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place and that she is not suitably dressed. El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec's automobile insurance board, the SAAQ.

    CBC
  • Yukon family facing deportation gives up fight

    Sergio Rojas says he and his wife are giving up their fight to remain in Canada with their two young sons. This comes after today's announcement by Yukon MP Ryan Leef that he is withdrawing support for the family. Leef says the family altered a letter from the Child Development Centre in Whitehorse, adding a paragraph that says staff "feel strongly" that Jonathan needs to be in Canada for medical care.

    CBC
  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger and voice against religious extremism

    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years.

    The Canadian Press
  • Liam Gallagher Blasts Kanye West's "Utter S--t" Brit Awards Performance

    Liam Gallagher took to Twitter on Wednesday evening, Feb. 25, blasting Kanye West for his "utter s--t" performance at the 2015 Brit Awards -- read his tweets!

    Us Weekly
  • HST on giftcard at Bridgewater Walmart called 'double-taxing'

    When Susan Mosher's 15-year-old daughter bought a $50 Kobo gift card from Walmart and was charged $7.50 in HST, right away she complained to her mom she was over-charged. "She was definitely worked up," said Mosher.

    CBC
  • Modern plastic vehicle parts cracking under winter's cold temperatures

    Some auto repair workers say plastic parts on many newer vehicles aren’t holding up under the winter’s consistently cold temperatures this year in Ottawa. Modern bumpers have a reinforcing bar covered by a flexible bit of plastic called "thermoplastic olefin," and auto body workers such as Mathew Sukhoo said this plastic easily "shatters" when temperatures dip below -20 C. Ottawa body shop manager Aleks Koundakjian said mirrors, headlights and tail lights are other examples of modern vehicle parts that aren’t built for this record-setting winter with temperatures consistently dropping below -20 C.

    CBC
  • Self-described 'wild child' who wanted to shine on 'America's Next Top Model' killed

    She was a Serbian-born model and self-described "wild-child" who said she began walking runways in her new North Carolina hometown at age 12. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the 19-year-old Puhar and two other victims. She told the newspaper that her family fled Serbia after the Kosovo War and moved to North Carolina a decade later. Shortly after that, she was cast on "America's Next Top Model," a reality show on The CW network that pits aspiring models against each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • Tourists who pose nude at Cambodia's ancient temples expose themselves to anger, deportation

    Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites. Authorities have no tolerance for people stripping down at Angkor Archeological Park, a sprawling, centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Site that drew 2 million visitors last year. The incidents are also upsetting to ordinary Cambodians, for whom the Khmer-era complex holds enormous spiritual and historical significance.

    The Canadian Press
  • First Nation woman calls Air Transat's kids activity package racist

    A First Nation woman says a vacation airline should remove a children's activity package from flights that features a red-skinned cartoon character wearing a feathered headdress. Maria Morrison says she and her 12-year-old daughter were returning to Winnipeg on a Feb. 24 Air Transat flight, following a vacation in the Dominican Republic. As they were boarding the plane, an attendant gave her daughter an activity package.

    CBC
  • David Clarkson for Nathan Horton: Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets trade problems – and it's best for all involved

    This is one of those trades where you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” It’s simple. It’s brilliant. It helps both sides. The Columbus Blue Jackets had a problem. They had signed winger Nathan Horton to a seven-year, $37.1 million contract on July

    Yahoo Sports
  • Hamilton doctor, Sahab Jamshidi, arrested in St. Lucia after boy dies

    Sahab Jamshidi, a Canadian physician from Hamilton apparently on holiday in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, has been arrested after the drowning death of a four-year-old boy, according to local police. Jamshidi was kite-surfing at Bois Shadon Beach in the town of Vieux Fort when he took Terrel Joshua Elibos, a boy from the town, out in the water, say police. A Hamilton fitness studio confirmed Jamshidi taught there, in addition to being a physician in the area.

    CBC
  • Canadian banks continue to top list of country's most valuable brands

    By Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press TORONTO - Canadian banks continue their domination among the country's most valuable corporate brands, taking four of the five top spots on the latest list from business consultancy Brand Finance.

    The Canadian Press
  • Christie Brinkley's Ageless Beauty

    Christie Brinkley's supermodel good looks are frozen in time. "A lot of the fact that I'm getting compliments for I'm 61, but I look younger is that I'm sitting here right now under flattering light, professional hair, makeup [and] professional lighting," the blonde bombshell – who also observes a vegan diet and active lifestyle – told Access Hollywood . Fellow model Cindy Crawford – whose beauty also stands the test of time – recently made headlines when allegedly un-retouched photos of the star were leaked.

    Access Hollywood
  • Michel Prevost, Almonte gynecologist, sued over failed abortion

    A former patient of a disgraced eastern Ontario gynecologist is suing him for $1 million over an alleged botched abortion. Tania Brown of Carleton Place, Ont., has filed a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in nearby Perth. Brown claims on Oct. 4, 2011 she visited Prevost in Almonte, Ont., about 50 kilometres west of Ottawa, to undergo an abortion.

    CBC
  • Quebec judge won't hear woman's case until she removes her hijab: CBC reports

    There is a report that a Quebec judge refused to hear a woman's case because she wouldn't remove her hijab. The CBC is reporting it obtained an audio recording of proceedings that occurred in the courtroom of Judge Eliana Marengo on Tuesday. On the recording, the CBC is reporting that Rania El-Alloul told the judge she is a Muslim, but Marengo told her she could either remove her headscarf or ask for a postponement in order to consult a lawyer.

    The Canadian Press
  • Cash found in Value Village drapes given to next of kin

    On Thursday, police said they’d heard from the woman who donated the drapes, and other items, all of which belonged to a loved one who died in January. The Guysborough County link convinced her to contact police in case it was her mother’s money.

    CBC