VIDEO: Smokestack demolition goes horribly wrong

A demolition worker survived after a 113-year-old smokestack fell on him while it was being taken down in Alabama.

  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • Ruth Burger, convicted in Costco crash that killed 2, appeals verdict

    Ruth Burger, the woman who backed her car into the entrance of a London, Ont. Costco store and killed two children, is appealing her conviction for dangerous driving. According to the London Free Press, the 66-year-old Burger is asking the Ontario Court of Appeal to acquit her of all charges or order a new trial.

  • Beyond Google: Everything you need to know about the hidden internet

    There’s a hidden part of the Internet that is much larger than the parts of the web you use everyday. When you're checking your email, shopping online, or Facebooking, you are using what is referred to as the “Surface Web” or “Visible Web” The "Visible Web" consists of web pages that are indexed by normal search engines, like Google or Yahoo. According to one estimate, there are at least 4 billion indexed web pages. While this seems huge, there is a much larger part of the web that lurks below the "Surface Web" that isn’t indexed. This part of the web is called the “Deep Web.” The Deep Web Here's the easiest way to think about the "Deep Web": It's all the data behind firewalls. Think user databases,

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  • Pakistan mourns first death of female fighter jet pilot (5 photos)

    The small community of female fighter jet pilots is mourning its first loss this week. Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar was killed in a training accident near Mianwali, Pakistan November 24, 2015. In 2013, Pakistan had a total of 19 female fighter jet pilots, the first of which to be combat ready was Ayesha Farooq. There are no numbers currently available for the total number of women who are training or qualified to be fighter jet pilots in the military today, but it remains a very small group.

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  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • After Tim Hortons threatens closure, mayor says 'no quick fix' to boil orders

    After growing frustrated with the number of boil orders in the western Newfoundland community of Steady Brook, the owner of a local Tim Hortons says the restaurant may be forced to close. Tim Hortons says it is losing business because frequent boil water orders are forcing the shop to close for hours — and sometimes even days — at a time.

  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

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  • Airlines resent paying tab to return passengers rejected by Canada

    Major Canadian airlines say they're unfairly shouldering the costs of removing from Canada people who arrive with a passport or other valid document only to be turned away by federal officials. There are "numerous scenarios" in which air carriers must pay the tab for returning such inadmissible arrivals to their home country, Air Canada says in a submission to a federal review panel studying transportation policy. "In extreme cases, should the passenger become ill and be hospitalized before they leave Canada, carriers are even expected to pick up the medical bills," Air Canada says in its submission to the review of the Canada Transportation Act.

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  • Men Are Paying To Sit With Blow-Up Dolls In This ‘Lingerie Bar’

    If your date’s cancelled and your mates are busy, you have two options: abandon the evening all together or head out on your own. 

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  • Canadian Tire loyalty offer a bust for customer

    Thu, Nov 26: A Keswick, Ont. woman says she expected a $1,200 windfall from a recent Canadian Tire offer but got almost nothing instead. As Sean O'Shea reports, one of Canada's foremost marketing professors agrees the offer was misleading.

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  • As Warriors make NBA history, Kobe Bryant has disaster of a night

    The Lakers’ star shoots 1-of-14 from the floor in perhaps the worst performance of his career.

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  • Refugees in B.C.: Coming to Vancouver will be tough, immigration lawyer says

    As families, churches and community groups make plans to sponsor Syrian refugees arriving in B.C., they may want to find locations outside Vancouver, says immigration lawyer Richard Kurland. On Tuesday, the federal government laid out its plans to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees before a revised deadline of February 2016, including 10,000 by private sponsorship. The high cost of living — especially housing — in Vancouver means integration could be difficult for refugees without family ties and support, said Kurland, who is advising groups that are considering private sponsorship.

  • Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver

    If Jon Crouse wants ​​to taste his 125-year-old ale, he'd better do it soon. The Nova Scotia government hopes to analyze the beer bottle, which could be deemed a heritage object. Crouse was scuba diving in Halifax this week when he discovered the beer bottle.

  • Goodbye Wi-Fi, Hello Li-Fi: New Wireless Technology Is 100 Times Faster

    New wireless technology has been tested that is 100 times stronger than Wi-Fi. The technology, which transmits information using visible light communication, is being tested in offices and other workplaces in Tallinn in Estonia. Tests in the lab have revealed that Li-Fi can be up to 100 times quicker than Wi-Fi - it uses visible light and transmits messages through binary code.

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  • Watch: Black Friday Shoppers Brawl On Floor As Thanksgiving Sale Turns Ugly

    Black Friday has become as synonymous for bargains as brawling, with customers resorting to spatting over sale items.

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  • Man Called ‘Phuc Dat Bich’ Admits The Whole Thing Was A Hoax

    A man who went viral all over the world after claiming that Facebook had discriminated against his name has admitted that the whole thing was a hoax. The man, who claimed to be called Phuc Dat Bich, posted a photo of his apparent passport to Facebook in January - and claimed that it was proof of his actual name. Posting under the appropriate name of Joe Carr (geddit), he wrote: ‘Facebook needs to understand that it is utterly impossible to legitimise a place where there will always be pranksters and tricksters.

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  • More than 350 Canada Goose parkas stolen from 2 Ottawa stores over last 2 weeks

    Ottawa police are looking for two vehicles of interest after more than 350 Canada Goose parkas were stolen in three separate break-ins over the last two weeks. Police said the break-and-enters happened at Le Baron Outdoor Store on Merivale Road and at NRML on Richmond Road. More than 350 of the popular Canada Goose jackets in all sizes, colours and styles for men and women were taken.

  • The Latest: Official says gunman in attack at Planned Parenthood ID'd as Robert Lewis Dear

    A law enforcement official says the gunman in an attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs has been identified as Robert Lewis Dear. Police said three people, including a police officer, were killed in the attack on Friday. Authorities say they haven't determined a motive or whether the shooter had any connection to Planned Parenthood.

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  • Airline apologizes after handlers caught tossing luggage 'as part of an employee game'

    While Chase Platon waited for a flight at the San Jose Mineta International Airport in California, he saw what appeared to be baggage handlers throwing a bag, as they cheered each other on, KPIX 5 reports. “I would be pretty mad, obviously I was a little concerned because I had just checked in my bag just earlier so I was a little peeved,” Platon told KPIX 5. An Alaska spokesperson nevertheless apologized for the confusion.

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  • Ukraine stops buying natural gas from Russia, closes its airspace to Russian planes

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbour. Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since been trying to cut its dependence on Russian gas.

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