• Why is China building a 'great wall of sand'?

    China is creating a 'great wall of sand' in the South China Sea (one island pictured), the US Navy has claimed. The latest huge land mass is 1.5 square miles (four square kilometres) in size.

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  • Vanessa Paradis' Daughter Lily-Rose Depp Is Basically Her Twin: See the Look-Alike Duo on the Red Carpet

    As Karl Lagerfeld's longtime muse, it was hardly a surprise to see Vanessa Paradis attend the designer's Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection runway show on Tuesday, March 31. Lily-Rose wore a pale blue midriff and skirt ensemble that featured a choker collar design. Paradis and Johnny Depp split in June 2012 after 14 years of dating.

    Us Weekly
  • Teen's rejection of a college rejection letter goes viral

    Whether its from a University or a new employer, we all know that horrible, deflated feeling that comes with getting a rejection letter. The teenager, from North Carolina, had applied to the college in her home state, but on March 26, she was sent a letter telling her she had failed to make the grade.

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  • Avril Battling Lyme Disease

    Avril Lavigne is opening up about battling Lyme disease, something she discovered she had last October while celebrating her 30th birthday. "I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed," she told People. "My friends

    Access Hollywood
  • 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.

    CBC
  • Dustin Byfuglien to have DoPS phone hearing for brutal crosscheck on J.T. Miller

    Winnipeg Jets rover Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. This is perfect (or not) for the Jets, since if it ends up being four games for Byfuglien, he’ll return right on schedule for Winnipeg’s playoff showdown with the Calgary Flames in the final game of the season.

    Puck Daddy
  • Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in a Miami drug deal; other son arrested

    The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad. Germano Wabafiyebazu said their 17-year-old son, Jean, was killed when he went into a house to buy marijuana, and that police arrested their 15-year-old son, Marc. The boys' mother is Roxanne Dube, Canada's consul general in Miami.

    The Canadian Press
  • Taylor Swift Is Dating Calvin Harris: Details on Their New Romance

    Just last week, Swift, 25, and Harris, 31, were spotted taking a stroll hand-in-hand at the picturesque Radnor Lake State Park in her native Nashville, Tenn. The following evening on Thursday, Mar. 26, Swift and Harris made a PDA-filled appearance at Chesney's concert, where she also performed. Concertgoer Sydnie Beeman tells Us that Harris was enjoying his time watching the world-famous pop star from afar — and cuddling up to her after she performed.

    Us Weekly
  • 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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  • Toronto sinkhole swallows Jaguar

    A Toronto driver was forced to escape through a car window after his Jaguar was partially swallowed by a sinkhole early Wednesday.  Mario Tavares told CBC News he pulled into the parking lot of a building he owns near the intersection of Todd Bayliss

    CBC
  • Toronto Blue Jays to rely on key veteran additions and plenty of youth in 2015

    The Blue Jays opened training camp with a roster full of question marks. "As strong as we are and as good as we feel about this team, there's some questions that need to be answered in spring training,'' Toronto manager John Gibbons said. Fans are about to find out if Gibbons and general manager Alex Anthopoulos ticked the right boxes.

    The Canadian Press 50 mins ago
  • 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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  • Pimps target teens at Montreal malls

    Montreal police are warning parents that pimps are hanging around Montreal-area shopping centres, trying to lure teens into prostitution. "Never say anything negative about the pimps because the victim will reject (you) as a parent because she will think you are judging her.

    CBC
  • Toronto singer and cancer charity fundraiser Carley Allison has died

    Carley Allison had been living with a rare form of cancer that forced her to undergo a tracheotomy and chemotherapy. Allison was attending Queen's University when she returned home to get treatment for clear cell sarcoma, an inoperable form of cancer. As soon as she gained attention online for her voice, she began fundraising for cancer charities and Princess Margaret Hospital, where she was being treated.

    CBC
  • April Fools' Day: The best online gags of 2015

    Be careful out there, folks. Anything you read this morning could be a lie. For example: Grammy Award winner Sam Smith “is straight.” BMW is producing mouth guards. Simon Cowell is going to appear on bank notes. And the Fiat 500 is getting smaller, thanks

    Daily Buzz
  • Royal Bank of Canada selling Suriname unit to Republic Bank

    Royal Bank of Canada said on Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Suriname operations to Republic Bank Ltd, as it continues to exit some of its marginal operations in the Caribbean region. Canada's largest bank did not disclose the financial terms of the transaction, but said the sale price roughly reflected the book value of its operations in the country located on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. "As we continue to focus our Caribbean operations on markets in which we can be a leading competitor for the long-term, we have made the decision to sell RBC Suriname to Republic Bank," said Kirk Dudtschak, RBC's head of Caribbean banking, in a statement.

    Reuters
  • Are these mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS?

    Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), just 10 have been discovered - and German researchers say they all contain a strange patttern.

    Daily Mail q
  • 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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  • New Brunswick budget unfairly targets seniors and students, critics say

    New Brunswick's finance minister is fending off accusations that his first budget unfairly targets seniors and students. Roger Melanson's $8.6-billion fiscal plan tabled Tuesday increases premiums for seniors who use the Medavie Blue Cross drug program and removes a $113 cap on the daily amount seniors pay for nursing home care. The six-month-old Liberal government is also eliminating a tuition rebate for graduates in the New Brunswick workforce.

    The Canadian Press 57 mins ago
  • Bill C-51 wraps up at committee with few changes

    During a clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-51 that ran late into Tuesday evening, the public safety and national security committee voted down all the amendments proposed by the NDP, Liberals and Green Party. The bill on the whole was passed in committee with Conservatives and Liberals voting in favour, and the NDP against. NDP public safety critic Randall Garrison said the Conservatives used their majority on the committee to block any changes.

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