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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.

  • Moment pro-surfer jumps overboard as major wave hits his boat

    Mark Healey, 33, was at big wave surfing spot Mavericks in California. When Healey saw the wave coming he turned to his friends and said he was jumping. They held on to the railing instead.

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  • Robin Williams' Family's Attorneys Due in Court Over Dispute About Late Actors' Will

    A dispute between late actor Robin Williams' wife Susan Schneider and his kids, Zachary, Zelda and Cody is due to head to court on Monday, March 30, as both sides battle over personal items they believe were left to them in the late actor's will. Much loved comedian Williams, 63, took his own life back in August 2014, after a battle against depression following his Parkinson's diagnoses. As Us Weekly reported previously, court papers were filed in December 2014 as the two sides battled over the late actor's estate.

    Us Weekly
  • Future Shop stores lost out to fulfilled online shoppers

    Electronics stores are suffering from the rise of the pampered, fulfilled cybershopper who can now get everything online, even advice. Experts say it’s no surprise that Future Shop shut down on Saturday, closing 66 of its stores and converting the other 65 to Best Buy outlets. While online shopping is growing in popularity, bricks and mortar electronics stores always had something extra to offer — the opportunity for consumers to experience the product plus expert advice from staff who could decode those complicated gadgets.

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  • Ex-Israeli PM Olmert convicted in another corruption case

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of accepting illegal payments from a U.S. businessman. The ruling in Jerusalem District Court reversed a 2012 acquittal of the veteran politician, who led Israel from 2006 to 2009. Last May, Olmert was sentenced in other proceedings to six years in jail for accepting $160,000 in bribes linked to a real estate deal in Jerusalem, when he served as the city's mayor.

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  • 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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  • Electric cars: are they really more polluting than gas?

    Most people think if you drive an electric car, then you are helping the environment. In Nova Scotia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, electric cars generate more carbon over their lifetimes than gas-powered vehicles, Chris Kennedy, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto, told CBC Radio's The Current last week.

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  • 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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  • Air Canada AC624 crash: It took 50 minutes to get everyone inside

    It took almost an hour to get everyone off the runway and into shelter after the crash of Air Canada Flight 624, according to Peter Spurway, spokesman for the Halifax International Airport Authority.  - LIVE BLOG REPLAY | Air Canada crash landing

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Crash pilot was psychiatric patient, planned big gesture: paper

    The Bild newspaper published an interview with a woman who said she had a relationship in 2014 with Andreas Lubitz, the man French prosecutors believe locked himself alone in the cockpit of the Germanwings Airbus on Tuesday and steered it into the French Alps, killing all on board. "He did it because he realized that, due to his health problems, his big dream of working at Lufthansa, of a having job as a pilot, and as a pilot on long-distance flights, was nearly impossible." "He never talked much about his illness, only that he was in psychiatric treatment," she told the paper, adding they finally broke up because she was afraid of him. The company and its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings took out full-page advertisements in major German and French newspapers on Saturday, expressing "deepest mourning".

    Reuters
  • Carrie Underwood Shares First Real Shot of Adorable Baby Son Isaiah, Says He Wants to Be a Hockey Player: Pic

    Put me in coach! Not much is known about Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's newborn son Isaiah, but on Sunday, March 29, the "Something in the Water" singer, 32, gave fans an adorable first look at her little boy.  PHOTOS: Carrie and Mike's romance Posting

    Us Weekly
  • Where's the beef? Empty meat shelves in province's grocery stores

    People looking to buy fresh meat in Newfoundland and Labrador grocery stores had to do without this past weekend, or get their meat elsewhere. It's not the first case of food shortages in the province's grocery stores recently, with reports of many not receiving shipments in time to restock their shelves over the last several weeks. Shoppers took to social media to post and share photos of empty shelves in Gander over the weekend.

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  • '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.

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  • Giant Florida Golf Course Gator Is Back – and He Brought His Appetite

    The 13-ft reptile first made a splash on March 6, when he was found happily stomping across a course at Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Florida. The club posted photos of the alligator to Facebook, where they received international attention. On Thursday, Myakka Pines Golf Club shared an update on everyone's favorite scaly fairway celebrity, and it's a doozy. Instead of opting for scrambled eggs or toast, Goliath chose to feast on an entire turtle for his first meal of the day.

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  • 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
  • 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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  • Spectator dies at Nurburgring after horror crash

    A spectator has been killed during a horror crash at the infamous Nurburgring circuit in Germany after a British racing driver's car flipped over the safety barrier and into the crowd. Driver Jann Mardenborough was cresting a hill in the northern part of the track when the car flipped upright, travelling 100ft before slamming into a barrier, sending it spinning into the air.

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  • Eugenie Bouchard hears it on social media after loss to qualifier in Miami

    There are those who love Canadian tennis star Genie Bouchard through wind and rain and stormy Miami nights. And there are those who denigrate her for her off-court popularity and all the hype that has surrounded her for more than a year, since her breakthrough

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  • Several players unable to crack world top 50 to earn Masters invite

    Some of the final invites to Augusta National were sealed with Sunday the cut off to crack the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Anirban Lahiri, Paul Casey, Branden Grace and Bernd Wiesberger earned spots in the year's first major by remaining

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