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Unmasked: Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' named by BBC

The masked fighter believed to have carried out several beheadings is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family.

  • Will Smith Reveals Cause of Struggle in His High-Profile Marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith told Us Weekly and reporters at the Focus premiere that his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced its fair share of bumps -- find out their struggle here

    Us Weekly
  • First Nation woman calls Air Transat's kids activity package racist

    A First Nation woman says a vacation airline should remove a children's activity package from flights that features a red-skinned cartoon character wearing a feathered headdress. Maria Morrison says she and her 12-year-old daughter were returning to Winnipeg on a Feb. 24 Air Transat flight, following a vacation in the Dominican Republic. As they were boarding the plane, an attendant gave her daughter an activity package.

    CBC
  • Couple married 67 years holds hands in final hours together at their home, just as they wished

    After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together. Violet, 89, followed five hours later. "They wanted to go together," their daughter, Donna Scharton, said Thursday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Quebec judge wouldn't hear case of woman wearing hijab

    A Quebec judge tells a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab. In an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by CBC News, Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she is not suitably dressed. El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec's automobile insurance board, the SAAQ.

    CBC
  • Lisa Rinna: My Husband Harry Hamlin Said He'd Divorce Me If I Joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    Drama even before Bravo! Lisa Rinna revealed during Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, Feb. 25, that her husband Harry Hamlin initially threatened to throw their marriage out the window if she joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Rinna, of course, joined the Bravo series anyway in July 2014, but only after Hamlin, 63, took some time to mull over the idea. The Days of Our Lives actress went on to joke that she has survived RHOBH up to this point because she knew all of the women before joining the show — except for Brandi Glanville.

    Us Weekly
  • Yukon family facing deportation gives up fight

    Sergio Rojas says he and his wife are giving up their fight to remain in Canada with their two young sons. This comes after today's announcement by Yukon MP Ryan Leef that he is withdrawing support for the family. Leef says the family altered a letter from the Child Development Centre in Whitehorse, adding a paragraph that says staff "feel strongly" that Jonathan needs to be in Canada for medical care.

    CBC
  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger and voice against religious extremism

    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years.

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  • Buffett, a cheerleader for America, takes his checkbook abroad

    By Luciana Lopez and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity." This year, his 50th at Berkshire's helm, the world's third-richest person could write something quite different. When Buffett releases this year's letter on Saturday, he may point to opportunities outside of the United States, after he recently decided to buy a German motorcycle accessories retailer and said he may shop more in that country. Buffett did not return a request for comment.

    Reuters
  • Christie Brinkley's Ageless Beauty

    Christie Brinkley's supermodel good looks are frozen in time. "A lot of the fact that I'm getting compliments for I'm 61, but I look younger is that I'm sitting here right now under flattering light, professional hair, makeup [and] professional lighting," the blonde bombshell – who also observes a vegan diet and active lifestyle – told Access Hollywood . Fellow model Cindy Crawford – whose beauty also stands the test of time – recently made headlines when allegedly un-retouched photos of the star were leaked.

    Access Hollywood
  • Tourists who pose nude at Cambodia's ancient temples expose themselves to anger, deportation

    Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction — the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat — is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites. Authorities have no tolerance for people stripping down at Angkor Archeological Park, a sprawling, centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Site that drew 2 million visitors last year. The incidents are also upsetting to ordinary Cambodians, for whom the Khmer-era complex holds enormous spiritual and historical significance.

    The Canadian Press
  • HST on giftcard at Bridgewater Walmart called 'double-taxing'

    When Susan Mosher's 15-year-old daughter bought a $50 Kobo gift card from Walmart and was charged $7.50 in HST, right away she complained to her mom she was over-charged. "She was definitely worked up," said Mosher.

    CBC
  • Modern plastic vehicle parts cracking under winter's cold temperatures

    Some auto repair workers say plastic parts on many newer vehicles aren’t holding up under the winter’s consistently cold temperatures this year in Ottawa. Modern bumpers have a reinforcing bar covered by a flexible bit of plastic called "thermoplastic olefin," and auto body workers such as Mathew Sukhoo said this plastic easily "shatters" when temperatures dip below -20 C. Ottawa body shop manager Aleks Koundakjian said mirrors, headlights and tail lights are other examples of modern vehicle parts that aren’t built for this record-setting winter with temperatures consistently dropping below -20 C.

    CBC
  • Self-described 'wild child' who wanted to shine on 'America's Next Top Model' killed

    She was a Serbian-born model and self-described "wild-child" who said she began walking runways in her new North Carolina hometown at age 12. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the 19-year-old Puhar and two other victims. She told the newspaper that her family fled Serbia after the Kosovo War and moved to North Carolina a decade later. Shortly after that, she was cast on "America's Next Top Model," a reality show on The CW network that pits aspiring models against each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • Cash found in Value Village drapes given to next of kin

    On Thursday, police said they’d heard from the woman who donated the drapes, and other items, all of which belonged to a loved one who died in January. The Guysborough County link convinced her to contact police in case it was her mother’s money.

    CBC
  • Newmarket Health Centre getting attention for its 'manhood'

    Newmarket, Ont., is making headlines this week — for a building built in 1951. “The Newmarket Health Centre in Ontario, Canada ‘bares’ an uncanny resemblance to a spreadeagled man – complete with swinging manhood,” reported the Express. “The Region…will continue to pay more attention to providing high-quality services and support to the residents within the Newmarket Health Centre,” said spokesman Patrick Casey.

    Daily Buzz
  • Vin Diesel Expecting Third Child With Girlfriend Paloma Jiménez, Furious 7 Abu Dhabi Premiere Cancelled Amid News

    Vin Diesel is expecting his third child with girlfriend Paloma Jiménez, Us Weekly can confirm — see how the baby news has affected an upcoming Furious 7 premiere

    Us Weekly
  • Hamilton doctor, Sahab Jamshidi, arrested in St. Lucia after boy dies

    Sahab Jamshidi, a Canadian physician from Hamilton apparently on holiday in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, has been arrested after the drowning death of a four-year-old boy, according to local police. Jamshidi was kite-surfing at Bois Shadon Beach in the town of Vieux Fort when he took Terrel Joshua Elibos, a boy from the town, out in the water, say police. A Hamilton fitness studio confirmed Jamshidi taught there, in addition to being a physician in the area.

    CBC
  • Michel Prevost, Almonte gynecologist, sued over failed abortion

    A former patient of a disgraced eastern Ontario gynecologist is suing him for $1 million over an alleged botched abortion. Tania Brown of Carleton Place, Ont., has filed a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in nearby Perth. Brown claims on Oct. 4, 2011 she visited Prevost in Almonte, Ont., about 50 kilometres west of Ottawa, to undergo an abortion.

    CBC
  • The Lakers are either way behind the rest of the NBA, or secretly way ahead of it

    At some point, we might have to start wondering if the Los Angeles Lakers are playing the NBA’s sneakiest game of possum. The MIT Sports Sloan Analytics Conference strikes up again this weekend, a gathering that the Lakers infamously skipped in 2013. Between a few published reports decrying the team’s prevailing sense of apathy toward advanced statistics, coach Byron Scott’s proud parroting of acting “old school” as opposed to acting a “capable coach,” Kobe Bryant’s understandable interest in promoting anything but the team that is paying him $23.5 million this year, and a possible disconnect between Bryant and general manager Mitch Kupchak, we seem to have quite a bit of turmoil surrounding a team with the fourth-worst record in the NBA.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • ISIS recruits: Radicalized young women motivated by ideology, sense of adventure

    Young women who become radicalized and make the trip to ISIS-controlled lands are motivated by the same reasons as male recruits, including a sense of adventure and a desire to right perceived wrongs in the Muslim world, according to experts. When they arrive they are usually quickly married to a fighter with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and begin a strictly controlled domestic life of child-rearing, cooking and cleaning. Much of this indoctrination takes places through social media, including on Twitter, as the teenagers speak with female recruiters who have already made the journey and offer advice on what to bring and who to contact once they arrive in a neighbouring country like Turkey.

    CBC