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  • Canadian diplomat Roxanne Dubé's son killed, another in custody after Miami shooting

    The 17-year-old son of a Canadian diplomat in Miami is dead and his 15-year-old brother is in police custody following an alleged drug robbery shootout that also left another teenager dead, CBC News has confirmed. Dubé was named consul general last November, but the father said she only arrived in Miami with the boys in February. The Miami Herald reported the teen brothers drove to an apartment in Miami's Coral Way neighbourhood in a BMW with diplomatic plates.

    CBC
  • Temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs must start leaving Canada today

    Thousands of temporary foreign workers could be heading to airports to leave Canada today as permits expire for those who have been in the country for more than four years. The Conservative government set April 1, 2015 as the deadline for temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs to either become permanent residents or leave the country after changing the rules in 2011. In Alberta alone, 10,000 temporary foreign workers have applied to stay in Canada.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    Daily Mail q
  • Bentley designer raps new Ford model - Automotive News

    Bentley Motors' top designer has criticised Ford's new Lincoln Continental, fretting on social media about the car's similarities with one of its own models, Automotive News reported late on Tuesday. The Lincoln Continental luxury saloon, unveiled this week by Ford at the New York auto show, resembles the Bentley Flying Spur, Automotive News reported, citing comments by Bentley design chief Luc Donckerwolke that were picked up by online publication Car Design News.

    Reuters 17 mins ago
  • Teresa Giudice Keeps Joe Giudice Waiting for Prison Visit, Too Busy Doing Her Hair

    Teresa Giudice's beauty regimen hasn't slipped one bit now she's living behind bars in prison -- in fact she even kept husband Joe Giudice waiting for an hour one prison visit, because she was too busy doing her hair! The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars have had a lot of adaptations to make as they get used to Teresa's new living arrangements at Danbury Federal Prison. Talking to Extra, Joe revealed his wife has a group of women in jail who she spends most of her time with and who help her maintain her glamorous appearance.

    Us Weekly
  • 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
  • Henry VII's four-poster bed dumped in car park and sold for £2,200

    A four-poster bed which was dumped in a hotel car park and sold for £2,200 has been verified as once belonging to King Henry VII – and it could now be worth millions. The intricately-carved ornate bed was left in the car park of the former Redland House Hotel in Hough Green, Chester, by builders who were renovating the property.

    Daily Mail q
  • 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.

    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.

    Puck Daddy
  • Tim Hortons adds another coffee flavour in five Canadian test markets

    Coffee drinkers have another option on the menu at select Tim Hortons locations starting Wednesday, as the chain looks to be taken more seriously with java connoisseurs. For the first time, Tim Hortons is serving a single-origin coffee brew as part of a test run across five markets in certain parts of Canada. In the past, Tim Hortons has only served blends of various beans from sources in different countries, which helped keep prices stable regardless of the crop season, or when factors like draught affect bean supplies.

    The Canadian Press 58 mins ago
  • Are these mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS?

    A series of mysterious pulsing signals coming from outside our solar system form a strange unexplained pattern, researchers have revealed. Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), just 10 have been discovered - and astronomers have no idea what they are.

    Daily Mail q
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Main Street sniffing 'out of control' says Winnipeg worker

    Predatory solvent pushers are destroying the lives of some of the city's most at-risk people and no one is doing anything to stop it, says a woman who works on Winnipeg's Main Street downtown. "Sometimes you just want to stick the cloth in their face and say 'Look at what you're actually doing to somebody,' but they have no feelings.  They're very cold.

    CBC
  • Woman with PTSD feels 'abandoned' by Western Health

    A woman from Newfoundland's west coast is speaking out, saying her mental illness is not being properly treated by the healthcare system. Debbie Samson, who suffers from what she describes as a complex form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), moved to Hampton from Labrador West last fall. Samson told CBC News when she sought help from a family doctor, he wouldn't treat her after seeing her diagnosis and long list of medications.

    CBC
  • Saudi Arabia to Quebec: Stay out of Raif Badawi case

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Canada has sent a letter to politicians at Quebec's National Assembly, including Premier Philippe Couillard, telling them not to meddle in the case of jailed and tortured blogger Raif Badawi or criticize the country's human rights record. "The Kingdom does not accept at all any attack on it in the name of human rights, especially when its constitution is based on Islamic law, which guarantees human rights (sic)," writes Naif Bin Bandir Al-Sudairy.

    CBC
  • TTC investigating after Union Station brawl video surfaces

    Toronto's public transit authority has launched an investigation after an ugly incident where two TTC special constables were filmed fighting with two men at Union Station. The six-minute long video, which was posted on both YouTube earlier in March and started spreading quickly online Tuesday night, purportedly shows an incident from the evening Jan. 29, 2015, as the downtown subway station fills up with fans leaving a Toronto Maple Leafs game. Two men, who were later arrested by police, struggle with a pair of TTC special constables and a fare collector as crowds look on.

    CBC
  • 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
  • Sears to set up REIT to raise $2.5 billion from shareholders

    The REIT is the latest in a series of steps Chief Executive Eddie Lampert has taken to shore up the finances of the retailer, which has posted losses for nearly three years. Sears shares rose 9.4 percent to $45.21 in early trading on Wednesday. The REIT, Seritage Growth Properties, will buy and lease back about 254 Sears and Kmart stores, Sears said on Wednesday.

    Reuters 39 mins ago