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  • Liam Neeson on reports that Kristen Stewart is his 'incredibly famous' new love

    Liam Neeson's proclomation that he's dating an "incredibly famous" woman set the world guessing who his mystery love could be, and a recent article in Jezebel speculated that it could be Kristen Stewart. And now Liam's spokesperson has laid the claim to rest, confirming to the Independent that it is just "meaningless speculation", and telling Gossip Cop that the rumours were false and "stupid". Irish star Liam, 63, has refused to name his new love interest in case he 'embarrasses' her.

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  • Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades

    European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago. The German Aerospace Center, or DLR, said it last made contact with the lander July 9, but efforts since then have failed. Conditions on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have become so cold — falling below minus 180 degrees Celsius (minus 292 Fahrenheit) at night — that the washing-machine-sized probe couldn't function.

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  • Nanaimo UFO lights up the sky again

    Perhaps it was the full moon, or maybe the return of the X-Files to the province has upped B.C.'s sense of the paranormal, but whatever the reason, something spooked the residents of Nanaimo on Wednesday night. Numerous concerned citizens called the RCMP with reports of strange, bright lights floating in the sky over Dover Road in the city.

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  • Miracle Baby Born With Her Brain Growing Through The Back Of Her Head

    Miracle tot Alana Long came into the world last February despite doctors telling her parents, Catherine and Mark, that she would most likely die in the womb or immediately after birth as a result of encephalocele. Catherine said: “Now she is a very content little girl and she doesn’t cry although can’t express herself.

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  • Couple who raped and killed Sarnia, Ont., teacher says 'sorry' to her family

    A couple whose depraved sexual appetites led them to brutally murder and rape an Ontario teacher they picked up on the side of the road three years ago apologized to the woman's grief-stricken family Thursday as they prepared to spend the rest of their lives behind bars. Tanya Bogdanovich, 34, and Michael MacGregor, 22, chose to face Noelle Paquette's family and friends in a packed St. Thomas courtroom as they took turns voicing their remorse for the gruesome killing that sent shockwaves through southwestern Ontario. "I want to say sorry, I know I can't change or take back what I've done no matter how much I wish I could," said MacGregor, who addressed the court first.

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  • Daddy-long-legs spider wins lopsided battle with deadly snake

    Aussie farmer Patrick Lees snapped this photo last past weekend when he noticed a venomous brown snake caught in the web of spider on his farm, reports ABC. “I’ve heard about it, but I’ve never seen it, let alone a daddy-long-legs,” Lees told ABC. Lees decided to leave the snake alone, as a group of the eight-legged arachnids had already begun encasing the brown snake in web.

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  • Exclusive: Canada opens talks with pension funds on infrastructure funding

    By David Ljunggren and Matt Scuffham OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government is talking to the country's largest pension funds about investing in billions of dollars worth of infrastructure projects to help stimulate the economy, the Infrastructure Ministry told Reuters on Wednesday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals won an election in October on the back of a promise to run three consecutive annual budget deficits of up to C$10 billion ($7.2 billion) to help fund investment in infrastructure and will seek to boost that with private funding, sources told Reuters. "We are engaging pension funds and other potential partners to find areas of alignment," a spokeswoman for Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi said.

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  • Sea Lion Seems Really Worried When Little Girl Falls

    Ariel Myren was enjoying a day out at the National Zoo in Washington DC when she spotted a friendly sea lion who seemed to be playing with a little girl. But when the little girl fell, the sea lion stopped play-acting and appeared to show concern for the girl, staring at her as she lay on the floor. Credit: YouTube/StoryfulFamily

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  • Customer Gets Her Just Desserts After Ranting About Michelin Restaurant On TripAdvisor

    The TripAdvisor user wrote a scathing review of Glynn Purnell’s restaurant in Birmingham – saying it was "immoral [for it] to charge such prices for food". “Maybe the chef should watch Masterchef The Professionals for a few lessons to see how food should be served and give some decent portions of wonderful food not just the content of a decent starter over 6 courses. “In regards to Masterchef, Glynn is well celebrated and well received in the public scene.

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  • Artist’s 3D Calligraphy Makes Your Words Jump Off the Page (14 photos)

    Want to add depth, dimension, and color to your writing but don’t have the time or money to take advanced English courses at your local university? Believe it or not, a Turkish electrical engineer has discovered an easy way to make your writing really stand out, and you can do it inexpensively in the comfort of your own home. Turkey’s Tolga Girgin, an electrical engineer who also dabbles in graphic design, has found a way to create amazing 3D calligraphy pieces with perspective and shading, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “Use your words.” “My wife, Zeynep, encouraged me to start calligraphy,” Girgin told CalligraphyMasters.com.  “She likes my handwriting and wanted me to share them on the web.” Although Girgin has been drawing sketches since childhood, he just took up calligraphy seriously about a year ago. As for the tools of his trade, he says, “I started with parallel pens. Then I met with the steel nibs. Writing with steel nibs is difficult, but my favourite instruments for calligraphy are the steel nibs … because I can make many variations with them. Flexible nibs give my letters dynamism and sharpness.” We can see this wonderful word work being ideal for place cards at a dinner party, greeting cards, gift wrapping, and even various holiday decorations. They’re also perfect for shadow boxes and retail displays of your other creative efforts. And according to Girgin, 3D calligraphy not only looks beautiful, but it has health benefits as well: “To be honest, I love calligraphy more than engineering,” he says. “Calligraphy makes me relax.” Sort of along the same lines as coloring books, we imagine. More from Yahoo Makers: 15 Clever Candy-Free Valentines Your Kids Will Love 2 Kissy Valentine’s Day Crafts Valentine’s Day Is Totally Different if You’re a 20-Something Today Let Yahoo Makers inspire you every day. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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  • Teacher ‘Who Had Sex With Female Student’ Is Banned From Seeing Her Own Children

    A married teacher has been banned from seeing her own children after she allegedly had sex with one of her teenage students. Laura Garrigus, 30, is said by police to have had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student that went on for several months. Following her arrest, the mum-of-three resigned from her job at the Cumberland International Early College in North Carolina.

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  • Pregnant South Shore woman demands full refund for Caribbean vacation

    A pregnant South Shore woman is frustrated that she can't get a full refund for her Caribbean vacation, which she now wants to cancel because of the Zika virus. Jennifer Basciano and her mother Joyce Scott were looking forward to their Caribbean cruise since October. As long as we have a healthy baby,'" Scott said.

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  • Unless it changes, capitalism will starve humanity by 2050

    Capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, but it’s devastated the planet and has failed to improve human well-being at scale.

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  • Manulife profit misses estimates on energy investments

    By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian insurer Manulife Financial Corp reported fourth-quarter earnings that missed market estimates on Thursday, hit by the impact of weak oil prices on its investments. Oil prices have continued to plunge since the selloff began in 2014, and energy-sector investments have hurt the company's bottom line in three of the last four quarters. Manulife, Canada's largest insurer, said it would be difficult to achieve its core earnings target of C$4 billion in 2016, citing "macroeconomic headwinds and energy price volatility." The Toronto-based company recorded a charge of $361 million in the quarter, largely tied to its oil and gas investments.

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  • Elephant Abuse In Kerala Has Finally Gone Criminal

    A 20-year-old elephant named Chitillapilly Rajashekaran has been allegedly beaten to death and his body transported to another district in order to cover up the torture and wounds. This young elephant had just emerged from his musth -- an annual cycle when the bulls are in heat. When they enter into their musth their testosterone and energy level surge. They're overwhelmed by the urge to mate. The cycle lasts for 3-4 months. The shackles are tightened severely to restrain them, as the elephants tend to become dominant during this time. In the wild the bulls wander for hours on end, finding mates and fighting with bulls. Whereas in captivity they become frustrated and aggressive as they're unable

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  • Shoplifting in Stephenville 'obviously a big issue'

    A coat. A block of cheese. Snowshoes. A knife. Coveralls. A fishing rod. Styling scissors.

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  • Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber lands two modelling gigs in one week

    Kaia Gerber has big shoes to fill if she's keen to follow in mom Cindy Crawford's footsteps, but the up-and-coming model is holding her own. Fashion designer Alexander Wang has launched a new Instagram account, @wangsquad, to reveal a host of Polaroid headshots featuring the new stars of his SS16 campaign. Just six days earlier, Kaia had revealed a new campaign with luxury brand Chrome Hearts, announcing the news on Instagram.

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  • Canadian energy companies sell 'jewels' to keep oil sands afloat

    By Nia Williams and Euan Rocha CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Faced with record low prices for heavy crude, Canadian energy companies are sacrificing other parts of their business to keep higher-cost oil sands production going and safeguard the billions already invested in these multi-decade projects. Companies including Husky Energy Inc , MEG Energy Corp and Pengrowth Energy Corp are selling assets or slowing light and conventional oil exploration and production, even as they forge ahead with oil sands projects that are in many cases bleeding money on every barrel. Although the move to support higher-cost production seems counterintuitive, oil sands companies take a longer-term view that shutting plants in Alberta would be very expensive and risk permanently damaging carefully-engineered reservoirs, underground deposits of millions of barrels of tarry bitumen.

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  • NHL Three Stars: McDavid's 5-point night; Ovechkin breaks hat trick drought

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  • 'Good Samaritan' neighbour hit with fine for clearing side of road with ATV

    Halifax's deputy mayor, Matt Whitman, is criticizing the RCMP officer who fined his neighbour $406 for using an ATV to widen a snow-covered street. "My opinion at this stage is this guy deserves a warning, let's not punish Good Samaritans," Whitman told CBC Radio's Maritime Noon. Whitman said his neighbour on Diana Drive in Hammonds Plains uses his ATV equipped with a plow to remove snow the city misses.

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