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  • Richest man of all time? Try king of Timbuktu

    Bill Gates may be the richest man alive. According to a comparison of wealth across history done by Time, Gates-net worth $78.9 billion-ranked ninth on the list of the richest people of all time, just ahead of Genghis Khan (10th) and just behind Alan Rufus, better known as "Alan the Red" of England, who helped his uncle William the Conqueror in the Norman conquest. Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, America's first billionaire, ranked seventh.

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  • Airline seat-switching outcry: Jewish leader calls for understanding

    A leader in Toronto's Jewish community called for understanding in response to a controversy CBC News reported about yesterday, in which a woman travelling on a Porter Airlines flight refused to move to another seat to accommodate an ultra-Orthodox man

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  • Miranda & Shania: Girls Night!

    Miranda Lambert is continuing her #MusicIsMedicine mission in the wake of her divorce form Blake Shelton. The country superstar attended Shania Twain's show in Nashville on Friday night and got a little backstage time with the "That Don't Impress Me Much

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  • Woman Finds 15-Foot Python Harassing Her Saint Bernard

    Residents of Warren County, Missouri, finally know why small animals have been disappearing and dogs have been barking at odd times in the night. The likely culprit -- a monstrous 14-foot-7-inch Burmese Python weighing in at 160 pounds -- was found by local resident Pauline Horstdaniel in her yard, local station KTVI reports. "I was terrified," Horstdaniel recalled to KTVI. A call to a local snake expert proved fruitless, as he offered to catch the python -- but only when he got back into town days later.

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  • Toronto woman says she was asked to switch flight seats for religious reasons

    A passenger aboard a Porter flight on Monday said that she was asked to change seats to accommodate another passenger who she says would not sit beside a woman for religious reasons. Christine Flynn, executive chef for iQ Food Co. in Toronto’s financial district, said that she was buckled in her seat, awaiting takeoff on a flight from Newark back home to Toronto, when a man wearing traditional Orthodox Jewish garb walked down the aisle to his assigned seat beside her. Porter spokesperson Brad Cicero confirmed that Flynn was asked by an airline attendant if she would be willing to move but would not say the reason the request was made. Cicero also said that changes are now being made to Porter policy, and that new, specific examples will be incorporated into instructions given to crew members regarding their behaviour in airports and on flights.

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  • 20 Bridal Parties Who Flawlessly Executed The Mismatched Dress Trend

    In case you haven't heard, the days of mandatory bridesmaids uniforms -- the same boring dress in the same drab color -- are over. And what a relief it is! More and more brides are letting their 'maids

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  • Man Arrested After Shooting Down Drone Hovering Over His Property

    A man has been arrested in Kentucky after shooting down a camera-equipped drone that was hovering on his property. Considering the drone’s presence above his property to be an invasion of privacy, William H. Merideth blasted it out of the sky using a shotgun. Merideth told Ars Technica:  "It was hovering, I would never have shot it if it was flying.

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  • The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit: Wenn) (11 photos)

    The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit

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  • Pacific Rim free trade talks go down to the wire

    Talks on a Pacific Rim free-trade pact faced a fast-approaching deadline on Friday as trading partners aimed to wrap up a deal within hours, with New Zealand digging in over trade in dairy products and ministers tussling over monopoly periods for next-generation drugs. Trade ministers from the 12 nations negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would stretch from Japan to Chile and cover 40 percent of the world economy, delayed until 4 p.m. local time (10 p.m. ET) a news conference originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Hawaiian island of Maui. A Japanese industry source briefed on the talks said New Zealand's demands over dairy and the monopoly periods for biologics, drugs made from living cells, were the two remaining stumbling blocks.

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  • Safe Sex In A Can: Design Student Invents Spray-On CONDOM

    Design student Michele Chu has come up with the spray-on condom as part of her Girlplay condom company - and it’s aimed at both men and women. Michele wants to revolutionise the condom market - and the spray-on version is the centrepiece of her designs. The student of Pratt College of Art and Design said: “I thought the condom market needed some refreshing.

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  • Gatineau woman fights to change baby's name to recognize infant's deceased father

    A Gatineau woman is fighting to get her child's name changed to recognize the baby's father, who died of flesh-eating disease before the little girl was born. "I can't give her her father," Roxanne Lauzon said of two-month-old baby Faith. Lauzon's boyfriend Robert Lajambe died suddenly in May after flesh-eating disease took over his body.

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  • Jason Bateman On Valerie Harper

    Valerie Harper's TV family is pulling for her recovery. Jason Bateman, who played the actress' son on '80s sitcom "Valerie," spoke to Access Hollywood on Thursday about Harper's prognosis. As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, a rep for the Ogunquit Playhouse told Access on Thursday morning that Harper's stay was "a precaution," and denied reports she had collapsed and been found unconscious.

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  • Dickey shines on short rest as Blue Jays win heated game against Royals

    Tensions were high, R.A. Dickey's knuckleball was dazzling and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays appear ready to go up against the big boys in the American League. Dickey threw seven masterful shutout innings, manager John Gibbons and reliever Aaron Sanchez were ejected and the Blue Jays' bats were popping in a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in front of a sellout crowd Sunday at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays rode the wave of a big week of trades to take three-of-four games from the top team in the AL, doing so in dramatic fashion.

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  • Grim prospects for oil sector as job cuts announced

    There was more grim news about Canada's economic health Thursday. Shell announced 6,500 job cuts worldwide, including 700 jobs that were previously cut in Canada. Meantime, Suncor is eliminating 1,300 Canadian jobs this year and Cenovus is trimming another 400 positions at its Calgary head office. Any hope of a rebound is quickly fading. Reid Fiest reports.

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  • Ambassador Bridge cocaine bust sees Toronto trucker charged

    A Toronto trucker faces drug charges after border officers found 52 kilograms of suspected cocaine hidden in his rig this week. The Canada Border Services Agency said a truck was flagged for a secondary inspection at the Ambassador Bridge crossing on Monday. The CBSA said its officers found the suspected cocaine hidden inside three duffel bags and a tote container, all of which were allegedly hidden in the truck's storage areas.

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  • Mum Nearly Loses LEG From False Widow Spider Bite In Her Bed

    A bite from Britain’s most venomous spider nearly resulted in a mum-of-four losing her LEG when it crawled into her bed at night. Terrified Aideen Hynes had only just slipped under the covers at her home in County Down, Northern Ireland, when a false widow spider sank its fangs into her calf. The bite was instantly painful and Aideen, 34, leapt out to find the culprit - but it had already scuttled away.

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  • Apprentice Star Stuart ‘The Brand’ Baggs Found Dead, Aged 27

    Stuart ‘The Brand’ Baggs, the memorable star of BBC’s The Apprentice, has been found dead at an address on the Isle Of Man.The 27-year-old, famed for his memorable catchphrases on the show, was discovered by police, who have yet to determine a cause of

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  • The king with 100 wives - CNN.com

    (CNN)Abumbi II, the 11th fon, or king, of Bafut, Cameroon, has close to 100 wives. According to local tradition, when a fon dies, his successor inherits all his wives and then marries his own queens. "The queens have a great role to play in the fondom," notes Prince Nickson, also of Bafut, noting that it is up to these women behind the man to shape him in his kingly role. "Behind every successful man must be a very successful, staunch woman," says Abumbi's third wife, Queen Constance.

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  • Gun silencer sales are booming

    Gun silencer sales are on fire. The number of registered silencers surged 38% from last year to 792,282 in February 2015, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "It's getting to be more mainstream," said Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, which makes and sells silencers. Waldron said his company has nearly doubled its workforce in the past year to 215 employees and also added more machinery as it tries to work through a backlog of orders.

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  • 10 countries sitting on massive oceans of oil

    The world powers and Iran struck a deal on Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program for at least 10 years in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. Interestingly, although Iran has a huge amount of oil, the Islamic republic doesn't even make it into the top three when it comes to proven crude oil reserves. Using the data provided by Barclays commodities analyst Michael Cohen, we put together a list of the 10 countries sitting on the greatest amounts of crude oil.

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