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Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport

25 people were taken to hospital after flight AC624 skidded off a runway during a snowstorm.

  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    By Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In a rare move, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that a letter from Putin would be read out to the gathering in Egypt, where Arab leaders discussed an array of regional crises, including conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya. "We support the Arabs' aspirations for a prosperous future and for the resolution of all the problems the Arab world faces through peaceful means, without any external interference," Putin said in the letter.

    Reuters
  • Ex-girlfriend of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz speaks out

    The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who apparently chose to crash the jetliner into a mountain last Tuesday had vowed to "do something" that would make people remember him, his former girlfriend has told a German newspaper. The 26-year-old flight attendant, identified by the tabloid Bild as Mary W., was quoted as saying Andreas Lubitz, 27, had "burnout-syndrome" and she had been worried about his increasingly erratic behaviour.

    CBC
  • Footage reveals one of most common scams targeting tourists in Paris

    It's one of the most common schemes tourists encounter when they visit Paris, with plenty of guides and websites warning holidaymakers to turn and walk away. Filmed in the tourist-heavy area along the river Seine in Paris, this footage shows a woman trying to pressure a holidaymaker into signing a petition, without explaining why or what it is for.

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  • Timberlake Beams Over Baby

    Justin Timberlake is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his first child with Jessica Biel. While accepting the Innovator Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, the singer expressed gratitude towards his wife and said that he is preparing for diaper duty. "You can't have innovation without creations, so finally I want to thank my best friend, my favorite collaborator, my wife Jessica at home who's watching," he said.

    Access Hollywood
  • Father accused of leaving kids home alone so he could play pool

    A 33-year-old Barrie man returned home to find his kids were safe and sound last night, immediately before he was arrested by officers who were trying to determine who was responsible for his children. Police say they were called to a house on Saturday

    CBC
  • Air Canada AC624 passengers speak about ordeal

    Here's what some of the 133 passengers on Air Canada flight 624 said after the plane crashed at Halifax early Sunday. - LIVE BLOG REPLAY | Air Canada crash landing in Halifax Karim Marzouk: "Heads were down. It was the force you’d expect during

    CBC
  • The incredible true story behind the Toronto mystery tunnel

    The digger Elton McDonald grew up on what’s probably the toughest street in Toronto—maybe even Canada—and he still lives there with his mother and two sisters. Elton’s sister Anora Graham went to the man’s aid, pressing a shirt she’d run to fetch against the wound. The townhouse, in a public housing development in the city’s far northwest called Driftwood Court, is small: a kitchen and living room on the ground floor, three bedrooms on the second.

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  • 'Fresh Prince' Mini-Reunion

    It was a "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reunion for Will Smith and Tatyana Ali at the Black Girls Rock! show on Saturday night in Newark, N.J. Will and Tatyana -- who played TV cousins, Will Smith and Ashley Banks, from 1990-1996 on the hit TV series -- showed

    Access Hollywood
  • Disney chief fights for his life after being drugged and robbed

    Paul Kelly from Essex, who has worked for Disney for 10 years, is said to be in intensive care with life changing injuries after being drugged and robbed during a business trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Nigerians wait in hope and fear for results of tightly contested presidential vote

    Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the tightest and most bitterly contested presidential election in the nation's turbulent history. Police fired tear gas Monday morning in Port Harcourt, Nigeria's oil capital, at thousands of women supporters of the opposition coalition demanding the cancellation of the election in Rivers State. The opposition coalition is demanding new elections in the oil-rich southern states of Rivers and Akwa Ibom, alleging irregularities including missing and false results sheets and electoral officials being replaced by government officials loyal to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Walking Dead' Finale Recap

    In its first ever extended finale, "The Walking Dead" delivered 90-minutes of shocks, surprises and twists. In the back, a man wakes from his slumber – it's Lennie James' Morgan! At a small campfire, he boils some water and makes some instant oatmeal. "What's the 'W' for?" Morgan asks the man, who has the letter carved into his forehead.

    Access Hollywood
  • Future Shop closure 'inevitable' but doesn't spell end of tech retailers: expert

    The elimination of the Future Shop brand may be the end of an era for the once-successful Canadian retailer, but it does not foretell the end for stand-alone electronics stores, says one business expert. Mark Satov says closing Future Shop was an "inevitable" move for Best Buy, the American company that bought the Canadian retailer in 2001. "Best Buy is a big U.S. brand so if they had to shutter one brand in Canada it would certainly be Future Shop," said Satov, a business adviser on customer strategy with Satov Consultants in Toronto.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Spirit in the Sky' singer critically injured in Northern California crash that killed 1

    The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist. Norman Greenbaum, 72, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, was the passenger of a Subaru Outback that collided with a motorcycle at a street intersection near the city on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said. A spokeswoman for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Vanessa DeGier, declined to release Greenbaum's condition on Sunday, saying that his family requested privacy.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hugh Jackman Announces His Final Wolverine Role in the Coolest Way: Pic

    The time has come to say goodbye to Logan and his intense muttonchops. Hugh Jackman announced on Instagram that he will be turning in his metal claws after one more movie.  PHOTOS: Stars as superheroes "WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ," he captioned the

    Us Weekly
  • Siblings' bad behaviour in cabs leads to their arrest, police say

    Two siblings were charged in Barrie, Ont., this weekend after police say they behaved badly in cabs. Barrie police say a cab driver flagged down a police officer in the early hours of Saturday morning, alleging that one of his passengers threw a debit machine out the window. Soon, another cab pulled up, alleging that the same passengers had been in his own cab and had thrown a GPS from the vehicle.

    CBC
  • This Reunion Between A Fennec Fox And Cat Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

    There can never be enough unlikely animal friendships!

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  • FIFTH girl from London school tried to flee to join ISIS

     A 15-year-old who wanted to join Islamic State as a jihadi bride has been revealed to be the fifth girl from Bethnal Green Academy trying to join the extremist group. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was stopped from joining the Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria by police on the runway at Heathrow after her plane was grounded. The girl went to the same east London school as Kadiza Sultana, 16, Shamima Begum, 15, and Amira Abase, 15, who fled to join IS fighters last month, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

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  • Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

    A series of strong earthquakes struck off the neighboring South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west. A number of 6.8 magnitude quakes struck southwest of the Samoan capital Apia, in waters between the two island states of Tonga and Samoa. Residents in Samoa told Reuters there were no reports of damage and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat.

    Reuters
  • Florida home, sports cars and £17k Harley from your cold-call misery

    B2C director Sayer – who is nicknamed Del Boy – is among a group of bosses at the firm who have got rich quick by selling people’s most personal information.

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  • The allegations against Enoch Powell are a monstrous lie

    It is disgraceful and destabilising for clergy to behave in this way and the Church needs to investigate those responsible for this smear and take action.

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