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VIDEO: Migrant's heart-stopping rescue on camera

Footage has emerged of a man jumping off the end of a sinking boat into a rescuer's arms off the coast of Turkey.

  • Kayla had a new job and life — until a cop exposed her sex worker past

    VANCOUVER—When Cheryl’s manager discovered the 38-year-old used to work in the sex trade, she says he joked that a name plate on her desk read “pubic relations.” Kayla, 61, was in a new job too when she says a police officer informed a colleague she had formerly been a “prostitute and a junkie.” She lost the job and saw no option but returning to the sex industry. Both women encountered the degrading treatment when they attempted to leave sex work for new occupations, an obstacle that a recently published study calls the “whore stigma.” The women were among 22 Vancouver sex workers interviewed for a peer-reviewed article in the Canadian Review of Sociology. The women, whose names were changed

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  • Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber lands two modelling gigs in one week

    Kaia Gerber has big shoes to fill if she's keen to follow in mom Cindy Crawford's footsteps, but the up-and-coming model is holding her own. Fashion designer Alexander Wang has launched a new Instagram account, @wangsquad, to reveal a host of Polaroid headshots featuring the new stars of his SS16 campaign. Just six days earlier, Kaia had revealed a new campaign with luxury brand Chrome Hearts, announcing the news on Instagram.

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  • Teacher ‘Who Had Sex With Female Student’ Is Banned From Seeing Her Own Children

    A married teacher has been banned from seeing her own children after she allegedly had sex with one of her teenage students. Laura Garrigus, 30, is said by police to have had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student that went on for several months. Following her arrest, the mum-of-three resigned from her job at the Cumberland International Early College in North Carolina.

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  • Happy Chinese New Year! This is what the Chinese zodiac says about you

    Happy Chinese New Year! The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with an animal representing each year. As 2016 is the year of the monkey, it is believed that those born under this sign will have a good year with plenty of luck and opportunities ahead. The Chinese zodiacs are determined by birth year, and every zodiac gets the spotlight every 12 years. Chinese folklore says that their order was determined by a race, which the rat won, only by riding on the ox's back until it was able to cross the finish line first.  According to Chinese zodiac, your birth year is telling of more than just your age. The Chinese believe that the animal ruling your birth year has a profound influence on personality,

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  • Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: 'I will not conform'

    The league's MVP has been widely criticized for walking out of a three-minute press conference after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in which he answered questions with mostly one- and two-word responses while sulking in his chair wearing a black Carolina Panthers hoodie over his head. "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser," Newton said Tuesday as players cleaned out their lockers at the team's downtown stadium. Newton said he believes the situation is being overblown by the media, and added he doesn't plan to change how he reacts to losing just to appease his critics.

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  • Sir Elton John Ends Eight-Year Feud With Mother Sheila

    Just last month it was reported that Sir Elton John was paying out £30,000 for his estranged mother’s hip operation, and now the singing legend has confirmed that he and his mum, Sheila, are back on good terms. Elton and Sheila famously fell out eight years ago when Sheila refused to cut her son’s ex-manager and ex-assistant out of her life, also blaming Elton’s husband, David Furnish, for turning the singer against her. A source close to Elton has now revealed that Sheila’s landmark birthday was a turning point for the pair, telling The Mirror: “Enough was enough.

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  • Woman Keeps McDonald’s Happy Meal Untouched For Six Years – And This Is The Shocking Result

    A mum claims to have conducted an experiment where she kept a McDonald’s Happy Meal for SIX years – just to see if it would decompose. 

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  • Syrian refugee family combats bedbugs in Halifax apartment

    A Syrian refugee family living in a central Halifax apartment say they're suffering from something that plagues a lot of buildings: bedbugs. Ten-month-old Rayan Zeina grimaces as his mother, Wafaa Al Safadi, lifts his shirt to show his chest and back covered in itchy bites and large scabs. The Zeinas, a family of six, moved into the 10th floor of Harbour View Apartments on Gerrish Street less than two weeks ago and the problem is getting worse.

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  • Ryan Reynolds reveals the most romantic thing he’s done for wife Blake Lively

    Blake Lively is one lucky woman! Not only is her husband Ryan Reynolds extremely sweet, smart and good-looking, he’s also very romantic. Ryan only has eyes for his wife Blake. Blake and Ryan left their precious 14-month-old daughter, James, at home on Monday night (Feb. 8) to attend the event in New York.

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  • Woman filmed 'trying to leave scene' of serious Sunshine Coast crash

    A tow truck driver has recorded an extraordinary confrontation with a young woman trying to leave the scene of a serious accident.

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  • Cable companies hike prices, but stay mum on upcoming pick-and-pay model

    As the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s March 1 deadline nears for Canadian cable providers to start offering “pick-and-pay”-style packages, little talk has come from the providers about how the programs will look. Well, unless you count the rate boosts subscribers are now finding out about. “I don’t know what the rational for the price hike is, but there is no research that shows that pick-and-pay will lower prices,” says Irene Berkowitz, an expert on the Canadian TV industry and instructor in Ryerson University’s MBA program at Ted Rogers School of Management.

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  • Funeral Home ‘Dumped Bodies In Corridor Next To Old Bike And Christmas Trees’

    A funeral home stored coffins containing bodies in a corridor next to an old bike and Christmas trees, it has been claimed. The Sun reported that the coffins were stored on a shelf next to a rusty bicycle and discarded Christmas trees in a room with a mouldy ceiling at the Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare home in Walsall. Midcounties Co-operative said it will investigate the claims.

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  • There is a new threat lurking on the internet that targets kids ages 10-13 years old

    Tue, Feb 9: It's called a sextortion, and as Angie Seth reports, many kids are victims.

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  • Jingle mail rears its ugly head in Alberta again

    Jingle mail — the act of walking away from an underwater mortgage by mailing your keys back to the bank — is a peculiarity of the Alberta residential market and an act of desperation. It's enough of a concern that the federal government is watching the Alberta market closely. Jingle mail, or strategic defaults, weaken the housing market and increase loan losses among Canada's banks.

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  • 2016 Best Cars for the Money (22 photos)

    Sports CarsThere’s a difference between something that’s a great value and something that just has a low price tag.  That’s especially true when it comes to cars. A great car will have not only a budget-friendly price tag, but also low long-term ownership costs. It’ll also take good care of you for the entire time you own it, with the features, comfort and performance you want. The 2016 Best Cars for the Money awards highlight the cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans that have the best combination of value and positive reviews from professional car reviewers in 23 different automotive classes. No matter what kind of vehicle you’re looking for, each of the Best Cars for the Money winners has the long-term value you need, as well as the kind of ownership experience you want. More at U.S. News Best Cars February’s Best Lease Deals: February’s Best SUV Deals: The Best Deals on the Best Cars for the Money:

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  • Animal Lovers Blast Dog Owner Who Dyes Her Puppies To Look Like Pandas

    Animal lovers and welfare groups have condemned a woman who has dyed her three pet dogs to look like baby pandas. Meng Jiang caused quite a stir when she was spotted walking her adorable Chow Chow pups - named Tudou, YuMi and DouDou - through the streets of Singapore. Onlookers thought she was walking tiny pandas on a lead but it turned out she had simply used black dye around the dogs’ eyes, ears, legs and tails to create the distinctive look.

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  • Rising Sea Levels Will Leave Just The Top Of Nelson’s Column Standing Above The Waves, Says Study

    The world’s dependence on fossil fuels will cause sea levels to rise leaving just the top half of Nelson’s column poking through the waves, says a new study. Burning just half of the remaining fossil fuels will affect the planet for more than 100,000 years, scientists warn. Published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, the study says that at the current rate humans are pumping carbon into the atmosphere, the Earth may suffer irreparable damage, with sea level rises affecting a fifth of the world’s population.

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  • Flames coach Hartley sends message to team by scratching Gaudreau, Monahan, Bouma

    Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley sent a strong message to three of his key players Tuesday night that team rules apply to everyone. Hartley would not confirm which team rule was broken but all three were spotted late arriving to the arena for morning practice. Flames captain Mark Giordano also addressed the benchings.

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  • Roof rat likely hitched ride into Alberta

    Alberta is known for many things — the spectacular mountain scenery, the oil and gas industry and its status as a rat-free province. Alberta Agriculture's pest specialist Phil Merril says it is a roof rat. Roof rats are smaller and darker than the native Norway rats that are normally found in the Prairie provinces, but just because they're smaller doesn't mean they're not a problem.

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  • Dog left disabled in coyote attack needs new home

    Seven years ago, Artie the dog was roaming along the edge of an acreage in rural Lamont when he was brutally attacked by a pack of coyotes. After a bloody fight, two of the coyotes were dead, but Artie survived. "Some of Artie's teeth had been found in the skulls of the coyotes, which is why he's missing a few, " said Infinite Woofs Animal Rescue Society volunteer Cynthia-Jean Smith during a Tuesday morning interview on Edmonton AM.

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