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  • London schoolgirls who joined ISIS tweet of new 'jihadi bride' lives

    London schoolgirl Amira Abase, 15, has tweeted from inside the Islamic State for the first time, bragging about a western-style takeaway dinner of including fried chicken, chips, pizza and kebab.

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  • My secret three-year affair with Sex Bomb Tom Jones - aided by his son

    Because today, as a coach in the hit television series The Voice alongside Rita Ora and Will.i.am, and with a new world tour beginning in June, Tom Jones’s distinctive baritone and charismatic appeal have won him a whole new generation of fans. Indeed, since transforming himself from a penniless miner’s son from the Valleys into a £190 million music legend thanks to classics such as It’s Not Unusual, Delilah and The Green, Green Grass of Home, Sir Tom, now 74, has famously stayed firmly married to his childhood sweetheart Linda, whom he married when both were 16.

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  • Patrick Brown found in Dominican Republic after 5 nights missing

    An Ottawa man who was missing in a forest in the Dominican Republic for five nights has been found alive after a long and unusual search. Patrick Brown, 37, was in a panic when he ran off into the countryside surrounding Guananico on Monday, his family told CBC News. Brown, an avid camper, evaded the search efforts of volunteers for days but was eventually found on Saturday, his brother Gord Brown told CBC News in Ottawa on Saturday.

    CBC
  • Co-founder of Tim Hortons faces sexual assault suit; calls it 'extortion'

    The billionaire co-founder of Tim Hortons is on the receiving end of a civil suit alleging he sexually assaulted his sometime lover four years ago, The Canadian Press has learned. The action against Ron Joyce, who claims he's the victim of a "blatant" extortion attempt, predates an unrelated but similar lawsuit filed earlier this year by another woman, who alleges his son, Steven Joyce, assaulted her aboard his megayacht in Florida in an incident he says was consensual. The Toronto woman says she has audio recordings of conversations with him in which he admits to assaulting her, according to her statement of claim.

    The Canadian Press
  • Furniture company designs 'alternative to enclaves' for the office

    While the debate about whether workers prefer a cubicle over an open office layout, a office furniture company has come up with a design that is possibly a happy medium. Steelcase's the Brody WorkLounge is an effort to preserve the privacy and less distractions given in a cubicle while still being a part of an open office work community.

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  • Gymnast left paralysed after plunging four floors from hotel balcony

    A British gymnast has been left paralysed from the neck down after falling 50ft from a hotel balcony. Dina Amos-Larkin was attending a four-day sports festival in Salou, Spain when she fell while talking to her mother on the phone on April 3.

    Daily Mail q 48 mins ago
  • Google executive Dan Fredinburg among hundreds dead from Nepal earthquake

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest.

    The Canadian Press
  • Girl who battled cancer dismissed from school

    A school in Michigan has received an F from the parents of a 12-year-old girl who was dismissed for missing classes while recovering from cancer treatment. WWMT-TV reports that Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic two years back. Rose's parents told WWMT that a letter from the school notified them that Rose had been dismissed because she could not meet academic or attendance standards. "These were extraordinary circumstances, but so many accommodations were made we felt eventually it became a point where we really had to help Rose, by being able to make sure that she was getting the assistance that she needed and to learn," Father John Fleckenstein, a spokesman for Battle Creek Area Catholic Schoolsm told the station.

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  • Miracle of the Mengele babies: Auschwitz prisoners hid pregnancies

    Dr Josef Mengele conducted experiments at Auschwitz and sent thousands to their deaths. Anka Nathanova (pictured) lied about her pregnancy and raised her baby in the death camp.

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  • If Greece falls, no one wants their prints on the murder weapon

    The game of chicken between Greece and its international creditors is turning into a vicious blame game as Athens lurches closer to bankruptcy with no cash-for-reform agreement in sight. Europe's political leaders and central bankers and Greek politicians agree on only one thing: if Greece goes down, they don't want their fingerprints on the murder weapon. If Athens runs out of cash and defaults in the coming weeks, as seems increasingly possible, no one wants to be accused of having pushed it over the edge or failed to try to save it.

    Reuters
  • Kris Humphries: 'Glad I Got Out'

    Many celebrities took to social media to cheer Bruce Jenner on following his transgender revelation, but Kris Humphries' reaction seemed less than supportive. The athlete – who was married to Bruce's stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, for 72 days back in 2011

    Access Hollywood
  • What we can learn from the Jian Ghomeshi affair

    Take the report the CBC released ten days ago, on how it handled the problem now known ignominiously as the Jian Ghomeshi affair. At a more general level, it's about people who are treated preferentially because of perceived success, and that brings us to just plain favouritism. Unlike its cousin, discrimination, favouritism hardly ever makes the news.

    CBC
  • Did Mindy Kaling Just Find the Most Flattering Swimsuit Ever?

    First we read Mindy Kaling's hilarious caption, as one does: "#nofilter needed for my new @marahoffman one piece which literally looks good on EVERYONE." Then we took in the swimsuit. "Wait a second," we thought to ourselves.

    PopSugar q 40 mins ago
  • Americans in Canada racing to give up passports

    In every U.S. election, there are always threats by Americans that they’ll flee to Canada if the candidate they hate wins. According to Global News, almost four times as many U.S. citizens as normal dumped their citizenship in March. The reason is an obscure regulation that forces Americans to fill out a Foreign Bank Account Report if they have an account abroad that totals over $10,000 in a year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    Yahoo Canada News
  • ‘Walking Dead’ Season 6 Spoilers: New Characters Not From The Comics Added

    “Walking Dead” fans are used to meeting new characters, but these Season 6 additions are a completely blank slate. According to reports, viewers can expect to welcome survivors named Delvin and Tucker. AMC’s zombie apocalypse series is known to stray from the graphic novels, so brand new characters are nothing surprising. TV Line got their hands on the casting notice, and posted a description of Delvin.

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  • Kris Jenner Reportedly Threatens Legal Action in Regards to Bruce’s Friday Tell-All

    We’ve all seen the promos and are eagerly awaiting Bruce Jenner’s interview this Friday with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. But according to a report, ex-wife Kris does not believe her best interests are at heart when it comes to this highly anticipated tell-all. She’s allegedly even going so far as to threaten a defamation suit, demanding that she sees the TV special before it airs. As for the former Olympian, the first image of him dressed as a woman surfaced Tuesday on the cover of the New York Daily News. The pic

    The Insider
  • Mountaineers, guides stream from Everest base camp; first avalanche survivors reach Kathmandu

    Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. The worst injured were ferried out in helicopters, while those remaining at base camp endured a series of powerful aftershocks, some of which caused smaller but still terrifying avalanches in the surrounding mountains. The avalanche on Saturday, set off by the massive earthquake that struck Nepal, left at least 18 people dead and dozens more injured.

    The Canadian Press
  • 9 Insanely Easy 1-Hour Backyard Projects (10 photos)

    Taking time to work on creative projects can be a challenge, especially if you have other obligations. But each one of these simple outdoor DIYs takes only 60 minutes—and gives (at least) a full season of enjoyment! | By BobVila.com, BobVila.com

    Bob Vila
  • Flames come back twice to beat Canucks, move on to face Ducks

    Just as everyone predicted, Karri Ramo was the change the Calgary Flames needed to push them over the edge and into the second round. The only playoff action Ramo had seen as of late was for five minutes of garbage time of Game 2 when the game was out of hand. About two minutes after entering the game, Ramo gave up a power play goal to Radim Vrbata, extending the Canucks lead to 3-0.

    Puck Daddy
  • New style of outboard motor mimics dolphin’s tail

    The Iruka is an electric outboard motor that uses an innovative biomimetic propulsion system similar to the oscillating movement of a Dolphin’s tail instead of a propeller. The word Dolphin is pronounced ‘Iruka’ in Japanese and I thought it fit well with the concept. The first outboard engines have been around for more than a century now and I wanted to try out a new approach to the conventional propulsion system with this concept.

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