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Unmasked: Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' named by BBC

The masked fighter believed to have carried out several beheadings is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family.

  • Christie Brinkley's Ageless Beauty

    Christie Brinkley's supermodel good looks are frozen in time. "A lot of the fact that I'm getting compliments for I'm 61, but I look younger is that I'm sitting here right now under flattering light, professional hair, makeup [and] professional lighting," the blonde bombshell – who also observes a vegan diet and active lifestyle – told Access Hollywood . Fellow model Cindy Crawford – whose beauty also stands the test of time – recently made headlines when allegedly un-retouched photos of the star were leaked.

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  • Couple married 67 years holds hands in final hours together at their home, just as they wished

    After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together. Violet, 89, followed five hours later. "They wanted to go together," their daughter, Donna Scharton, said Thursday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Quebec judge wouldn't hear case of woman wearing hijab

    A Quebec judge tells a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab. In an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by CBC News, Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place, and that she is not suitably dressed. El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec's automobile insurance board, the SAAQ.

    CBC
  • Lisa Rinna: My Husband Harry Hamlin Said He'd Divorce Me If I Joined Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    Drama even before Bravo! Lisa Rinna revealed during Live! with Kelly and Michael on Wednesday, Feb. 25, that her husband Harry Hamlin initially threatened to throw their marriage out the window if she joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Rinna, of course, joined the Bravo series anyway in July 2014, but only after Hamlin, 63, took some time to mull over the idea. The Days of Our Lives actress went on to joke that she has survived RHOBH up to this point because she knew all of the women before joining the show — except for Brandi Glanville.

    Us Weekly
  • Will Smith Reveals Cause of Struggle in His High-Profile Marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith told Us Weekly and reporters at the Focus premiere that his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced its fair share of bumps -- find out their struggle here

    Us Weekly
  • Modern plastic vehicle parts cracking under winter's cold temperatures

    Some auto repair workers say plastic parts on many newer vehicles aren’t holding up under the winter’s consistently cold temperatures this year in Ottawa. Modern bumpers have a reinforcing bar covered by a flexible bit of plastic called "thermoplastic olefin," and auto body workers such as Mathew Sukhoo said this plastic easily "shatters" when temperatures dip below -20 C. Ottawa body shop manager Aleks Koundakjian said mirrors, headlights and tail lights are other examples of modern vehicle parts that aren’t built for this record-setting winter with temperatures consistently dropping below -20 C.

    CBC
  • HST on giftcard at Bridgewater Walmart called 'double-taxing'

    When Susan Mosher's 15-year-old daughter bought a $50 Kobo gift card from Walmart and was charged $7.50 in HST, right away she complained to her mom she was over-charged. "She was definitely worked up," said Mosher.

    CBC
  • Toronto Maple Leafs shed David Clarkson and contract in Columbus trade

    Brendan Shanahan and Dave Nonis just worked a minor miracle. Or at least found a team paying an injured player to not play and dealt David Clarkson for said player. Regardless, Clarkson, who is in the second season of a seven-year deal worth $5.25 million per season is going to Columbus for Nathan Horton – whose career was likely over anyway.

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  • Michel Prevost, Almonte gynecologist, sued over failed abortion

    A former patient of a disgraced eastern Ontario gynecologist is suing him for $1 million over an alleged botched abortion. Tania Brown of Carleton Place, Ont., has filed a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in nearby Perth. Brown claims on Oct. 4, 2011 she visited Prevost in Almonte, Ont., about 50 kilometres west of Ottawa, to undergo an abortion.

    CBC
  • B.C.-Alaska night border closure will save money, but separate community

    People from Stewart, B.C., and Hyder, Alaska, have lived side-by-side for more than 100 years and have shared everything from emergency services to grizzly bear sightings. "It seems like a very short-sighted decision," said Angela Brand-Danuser, a small business owner and former mayor of Stewart, who believes the move to close the border doesn't make any sense for the communities. Stewart, which is across from Alaska's Misty Fiords National Park, calls itself North America's most northern ice-free port.

    CBC
  • Cash found in Value Village drapes given to next of kin

    On Thursday, police said they’d heard from the woman who donated the drapes, and other items, all of which belonged to a loved one who died in January. The Guysborough County link convinced her to contact police in case it was her mother’s money.

    CBC
  • Masked militant 'Jihadi John' identified as a London-raised university graduate

    The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years. The British-accented militant from the chilling videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a man in his mid-20s who was born in Kuwait and raised in a modest, mixed-income area of west London.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kanye West Cries Over Friend's Death in Interview, Says He "Tries As Many Times a Day as I Can" to Give North a Sibling

    And Yeezus wept. Kanye West broke down during a revealing new interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe on Thursday, Feb. 26, where the two discussed his latest creative pursuits and recent headline-making antics. "When you go to work, it's a challenge,"

    Us Weekly
  • Cell text may have saved others in Manitoba house fire that killed four boys

    Beverley Eberhardt would often babysit her eight grandchildren and have them over for sleepovers, and now half of them are gone. Four boys were killed early Wednesday when their home in southern Manitoba burned to the ground. "I thought this was some kind of prank, but found out it was real," Eberhardt said Thursday, sitting in the cluttered kitchen of her mobile home in Morden.

    The Canadian Press
  • Newmarket Health Centre getting attention for its 'manhood'

    Newmarket, Ont., is making headlines this week — for a building built in 1951. “The Newmarket Health Centre in Ontario, Canada ‘bares’ an uncanny resemblance to a spreadeagled man – complete with swinging manhood,” reported the Express. “The Region…will continue to pay more attention to providing high-quality services and support to the residents within the Newmarket Health Centre,” said spokesman Patrick Casey.

    Daily Buzz
  • Iraqi family in Regina responds to 220 Christian abductions

    Marleen Abbo said she can't watch television because of the news she's hearing about the region near her home country of Iraq.  Today, activists said the count of Christian Assyrians abducted by the militant group ISIS in northeastern Syria has risen

    CBC
  • Hamilton doctor, Sahab Jamshidi, arrested in St. Lucia after boy dies

    Sahab Jamshidi, a Canadian physician from Hamilton apparently on holiday in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, has been arrested after the drowning death of a four-year-old boy, according to local police. Jamshidi was kite-surfing at Bois Shadon Beach in the town of Vieux Fort when he took Terrel Joshua Elibos, a boy from the town, out in the water, say police. A Hamilton fitness studio confirmed Jamshidi taught there, in addition to being a physician in the area.

    CBC
  • Amal Clooney wants Stephen Harper to 'pick up phone' to free Mohamed Fahmy

    Amal Clooney, lawyer for Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, expressed frustration today over Canada's "sheepish" effort to free her client from his Cairo nightmare. "Such sheepish whimpers are woefully inadequate when it comes to enforcing an agreement reached with a sovereign state regarding a citizen’s release from detention," said Clooney in a news release from her law firm Doughty Street Chambers. "There is no legal impediment to his immediate transfer to Canada.

    CBC
  • Johan Santana gets another chance, signs with Blue Jays

    When you were once as good as Johan Santana was, it's a good bet some team will be there, waiting to offer you another chance. For 2015, that team is the Toronto Blue Jays. Santana has agreed to join the Blue Jays on a minor-league deal with an invite to major-league spring training.

    Big League Stew
  • 'Get me out of here,' aboriginal girl begged her parents before stopping chemo

    Chemotherapy took such a horrific toll on Makayla Sault's weak body that she begged her parents to take her out of treatment and try instead traditional medicine, the mother of the 11-year-old aboriginal girl said Thursday. Makayla, who suffered from a rare form of leukemia, died last month after suffering a stroke — her death sparked a national conversation on aboriginal peoples' right to opt out of the health system. Doctors gave her at most a 72-per-cent chance of survival even with an aggressive chemotherapy treatment, her mother, Sonya Sault, told an audience at McMaster University.

    The Canadian Press