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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.

    CBC
  • 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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  • 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.

    Daily Mail q
  • Vanessa: Dating Zac Made Me Mean 

    If Vanessa Hudgens ever threw you shade or gave you side eye – don't sweat it, she was just dealing with the side effects of dating Zac Efron. Zac and Vanessa began dating in 2007 and at the height of their romance, another side of the actress was unleashed, all thanks to Zac's army of rabid fans – you know who you are!

    Access Hollywood
  • Canucks get down and dirty in shootout win over Predators

    For at least a little while, it seemed like the Vancouver Canucks had changed their diving and ‘cheap shotting’ ways. This wasn’t the same type of group many despised, like the squad that lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 and the LA Kings Twitter feed trolled in 2012. First, we take a look at Alex Burrows’ hit on Predators forward Paul Gaustad.

    Puck Daddy
  • 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.

    Puck Daddy
  • 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.

    Daily Mail q
  • 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

    CBC
  • 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
  • China says Taiwan welcome to join AIIB with appropriate name

    China welcomes Taiwan's decision to apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as long as the self-ruled island uses an appropriate name, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. China's Taiwan Affairs Office has received Taiwan's letter of intent to join and has passed it to the AIIB's interim secretariat, Xinhua cited Taiwan Affairs Office spokesman Ma Xiaoguang as saying.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    Daily Mail q
  • The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies a few weeks after celebrating 117th birthday

    The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a long, healthy life, said Tomohiro Okada, an official at her Osaka nursing home. "She went so peacefully, as if she had just fallen asleep," Okada said.

    The Canadian Press 45 mins ago
  • 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.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Biggest thing Halifax Air Canada crash passengers are 'owed' is an apology: PR expert

    “What it means is, if you’re going to take people who are perfectly safe on the ground and lift them up into the air then you’ve got to put them back on the face of the earth safe and sound and if you don’t you’re (liable),” says J.J. Camp, a partner at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman law firm in Vancouver. As for what exactly is owed in the event of an airline accident, like the one in Halifax this past weekend, that’s much less well-established. Air Canada Flight 624’s crash Halifax on Sunday morning, no doubt a particularly traumatic experience for passengers involved in light of the Germanwings crash, brings up that very question of what passengers are now owed in light of the incident.

    Daily Brew
  • 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.

    CBC
  • 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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  • Judge orders TV's ex-housewife of Vancouver to pay special court costs

    A former reality TV star who tried to manipulate and lie to a B.C. Supreme Court judge during her divorce proceedings has been ordered to pay special costs to her ex-husband. The decision by Justice Miriam Gropper posted online Tuesday follows several 2014 family law rulings against Jody Claman, who appeared in the now-cancelled "Real Housewives of Vancouver" series. Eran Friedlander claimed in a submission his ex-wife deserves "reproof or rebuke" for trying to mislead and deceive the court, disobeying court orders, using delay tactics and failing to disclose and dissipating assets.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • Study uncovers why students at private high schools enjoy academic edge

    Students attending private high schools do better academically than their public schools counterparts because of socio-economic factors and peers who tend to have university-educated parents, according to a Statistics Canada study released Tuesday. Considered the first of its kind, the researchers sought to look at both the quality of private schools — attended by about six per cent of Canada's student population — and the students they attract to find out what accounted for the well documented differences in academic achievement. Data show Quebec has the highest proportion of students in private schools — about one in five.

    The Canadian Press