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As Sebastian Yanquelevech has brain surgery today for the second time, he wants people to replicate how his family have gotten through their struggles.

  • Woman assaulted in north Edmonton, second attack in 24 hrs

    Twenty-four hours after warning the public about a sexual assault in a north-side Edmonton neighbourhood, police issued a second bulletin about another attack. Edmonton police said Wednesday night’s assault happened in the parking lot outside an apartment building. Staff Sgt. Shawna Grimes with the EPS sexual assault section said police have not linked the two incidents but are investigating that possibility.

    CBC
  • To Explain Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight, ‘Rogue Pilot’ Seems Likeliest Theory

    The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday.

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  • Harrison Ford’s Son Ben Gives ‘OK’ Status Update After Plane Crash

    Harrison Ford’s Son Ben Gives ‘OK’ Status Update After Plane Crash Harrison Ford's son Ben took to Twitter to share an update on his dad's condition!

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  • Brent climbs above $61 on Mideast supply concerns

    By Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude rose above $61 a barrel on Friday amid geopolitical tensions in Libya and Iraq, while traders eyed U.S. rig counts and the outcome of Iran nuclear talks for further trading cues. Fighting has escalated in northeast Iraq where the Islamic State militants have lit up oil wells to deter Shi'ite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers from advancing. In Libya, worsening security conditions have led to the closure of 11 oilfields.

    Reuters
  • IS 'bulldozes' Iraq ancient site

    Islamic State (IS) militants have begun bulldozing the ruins of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraqi government officials say. The ministry of tourism says IS used heavy machinery to destroy the site - one of the most celebrated jewels of Iraq's archaeological heritage. Nimrud, which was founded in the 13th Century BC, lies about 30km (18 miles) south-east of Mosul. Last week, IS released a video apparently showing militants with sledgehammers destroying historic artefacts in a museum in Mosul.

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  • Kendall Jenner Did the Unthinkable: She Smiled on the Runway at Paris Fashion Week!

    Changing the game! Helping to launch Paris Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner hit the H&M runway in the City of Light on Wednesday, March 4, and for once, she donned the one accessory you're never fully dressed without: a smile! PHOTOS: Kendall's best runway

    Us Weekly
  • Windsor library woman fired by employer,says lawyer for U.S. webcam sex provider

    The woman who made raunchy sex shows for an online audience in public places, believed to include public libraries in Windsor, Ont., has been fired by her employer. Lawyer Lawrence Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., says the woman was a contract model for website MyfreeCams.com. Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, and that the woman would cover up when people walked past.

    The Canadian Press
  • Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past 11 years, Mark Zuckerberg has built a $200 billion company with more than 9,000 employees everywhere from Austin to Auckland, Washington D.C. to Warsaw. Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports.

    Business Insider
  • These 15 mega-yachts are worth $5.5 billion — here are the lucky men who own them

    (1000zen / Flickr) Yacht ownership has always been a beloved hobby of the well to do. But the recent phenomenon of the mega-yacht — sometimes called the superyacht — has taken it to a whole new level. With prices ranging from $200 million to a incredible

    Business Insider
  • Ancient Mars Had an Ocean, Scientists Say

    After six years of planetary observations, scientists at NASA say they have found convincing new evidence that ancient Mars had an ocean. It was probably the size of the Arctic Ocean, larger than previously estimated, the researchers reported on Thursday. The body of water spread across the low-lying plain of the planet’s northern hemisphere for millions of years, they said. If confirmed, the findings would add significantly to scientists’ understanding of the planet’s history and lend new weight to the view that ancient Mars had everything needed for life to emerge.

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  • Justin Bieber's Roasters Revealed

    Justin Bieber – are you sure you want to go through with this Roast? Comedy Central announced the names of celebrities and comedians who will be skewering the headline-making pop star and it's on! AccessHollywood.com ranks the roasters based on how

    Access Hollywood
  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    (Associated Press) Kroger's strategy is helping it buck trends in the industry. Kroger is also expected to surpass Whole Foods Market within two years and become the nation's top seller of organic and natural food, according to a recent report by JPMorgan Chase. Much like Costco and Aldi, Kroger mainly offers private-label products, keeping prices low.

    Business Insider
  • Former Dalhousie students pitch it big on Dragons’ Den with innovative alcohol bottles

    Two-and-a-half years ago, then Dalhousie University student and hopeful entrepreneur Daniel Bartek could only dream of pitching his product idea on CBC’s hit show Dragons’ Den. Last April, that dream became reality when Bartek, along with his co-founders Cam McDonald and Bobby Besant, got the chance to pitch their new company, Sage Mixology, which sells uniquely bottled alcohol that separates booze from juice so customers can enjoy a fresh cocktail from the comfort of their own homes. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Bartek said Thursday, less than a week before the episode goes to air. “At the end of the day I think we held our ground really well,” Bartek recalled.

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  • 28 Million-Year-Old Fossil Human Jaw Of The 'First Human' Found In Ethiopia

    A team of scientists has discovered a rare human jaw fossil in Ethiopia, which is believed to date back to 2.8 million years ago. The fossil is believed to belong to the oldest identified member of the human family, Homo habilis, and a predecessor of the modern-day Homo sapiens. According to the scientists, the newly discovered artefact is a key link that could solve the puzzle of evolutionary gap that exists between the apelike human ancestors and the modern human. The latest fossil, called LD 350-1, is the biggest milestone achieved in the fossil discovery after a fossil dating back to 2.3 million years was found.

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  • Jamie Dornan Steps Out Amid ‘Fifty Shades’ Salary Rumors

    Jamie Dornan Steps Out Amid ‘Fifty Shades’ Salary Rumors Jamie Dornan stays serious while heading home after a session at the gym on Thursday (March 5) in London, England. According to the Daily Star, the 32-year-old…

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  • Elton McDonald tells newspaper why he built the mysterious Toronto tunnel

    The architect of a mystery underground tunnel found near the Rexall Centre at York University in Toronto says it was just a fun project for him and some friends. Elton McDonald, a 22-year-old construction worker, has come forward to say he meant no harm by building the bunker discovered near the venue for the upcoming Pan-Am Games. “It was not meant as a bad thing,” McDonald told the Toronto Sun in an interview.

    Daily Brew
  • Kelvin High School student wins prestigious $100,000 award

    For the past two years shes talked with Grade 9 students about food allergies, how to use auto injectors, and answered questions. "I took my food allergy bullying experience, turned it into something that I really took hold of and started educating people. The Loran Foundation chose her not only because of her work with food allergy awareness, but also because of all the other activities she participates in.

    CBC
  • Ex-crewmember of Japanese battleship says he recognizes photos of wreckage found this week

    A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Shizuhiko Haraguchi served as a gunnery officer on the Musashi, one of the largest battleships in history, when it was being fitted in Japan before it departed for the Pacific in 1943. "I recognized that main turret, which I was assigned to," Haraguchi, 93, said in a telephone interview from his home in Nagasaki in southern Japan where the ship was built, fitted and tested.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kristin Cavallari Calls Out NFL Player Kyle Long After He Says Olivia Munn is Hotter

    This WAG is wagging her finger no! Kristin Cavallari called out her husband's teammate Kyle Long via Twitter on Wednesday, Mar. 4, after the NFL player implied that Olivia Munn was hotter. Long, 26, hosted an informal Twitter Q&A after fans who were worried that the Chicago Bears guard and Jay Cutler's teammate would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Us Weekly
  • Saskatchewan community in mourning after tot killed by TV falling on him

    A three-year-old boy has died after a TV fell on top of him at a home on a Saskatchewan reserve. Paramedics were called to a residence on the Beardy's Okemasis First Nation, north of Saskatoon, earlier this week. Chief Rick Gamble says the boy was climbing and he fell and the TV fell on top of him.

    The Canadian Press