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.

  • Edmonton Syrian refugees dream of giving back to Canada

    Thank you Canada," said Qaragoulr, smiling with gratitude and reaching out to stroke her three-year-old son's head. "Thank you to the government Canada, coming here (to) Canada, and helping everybody Syrian," added Abdullah. The arrival of refugees such as Qaragoulr, Abdullah and their son is just the beginning of what has since turned into a national project.

  • Paranoid Pensioner Buries Life Savings Underground; Cash Gets Eaten By Worms

    A pensioner who didn’t trust his local bank to look after his life savings chose to bury the money in the ground - only for most of it to be eaten by worms. Poor Wu Chen, 67, stashed the cash in a carrier bag five years ago, feeling sure it would be safe. Mr Chen didn’t tell anyone when he squirreled away the 35,000 RMB (£3,627) in a plastic bag, placing it in a hole in Deyang, in south-west China’s Sichuan Province.

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  • Winston Reid, father of slain teen Simone Reid, found dead

    The mystery surrounding the murder of an 18-year-old girl deepened Thursday after police announced that her father's body was found earlier this week. Winston Reid, 49, had been missing since the body of his daughter, Simone "Shanni" Reid, was discovered inside a Scarborough apartment building on Nov. 13. Police said Winston Reid was not considered a suspect in that case but were trying to contact him.

  • Woman saved by Doo Doo the Clown says attack was no laughing matter

    A woman saved by Doo Doo the Clown from a vicious assault earlier this week in downtown Toronto has told her story to CBC News, and it was no laughing matter. Sonnenberg was walking near Front Street West and Bathurst Street with a friend Sunday when the assault happened. It was then that Doo Doo the Clown in his clown car came out of nowhere to save the day. Sonnenberg said she was shaken up but not traumatized by the event.

  • Girl Refused Personalised Nutella Jar Because Of Name

    Mum Heather Taylor was fuming when staff at an Australian department store told her sister that it wouldn’t be possible to add five-year-old Isis’ name to a jar. Ms Taylor said in a Facebook post: “His reasons were that her name might be interpreted in a negative context. Ms Taylor is now doing all she can to help her daughter and other little girls called Isis to reclaim their name.

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  • Police warn about increase in one-punch attacks with deadly consequences

    Thu, Nov 26: Vancouver police are issuing a warning today about a disturbing increase in "one punch" attacks - when an unsuspecting victim is knocked down - often with a single punch. As Grace Ke reports, that single punch can cause life-altering injuries and even kill a person.

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  • $911 shipping charge on grandson's Christmas gift flabbergasts grandmother

    Alberta grandmother Margaret Barry is still frustrated after discovering Sears charged her $911 to ship a $250 item to her home. Barry, who lives near Boyle, a small town about 150 km northeast of Edmonton, was going all out on Christmas this year ordering online a $250 go-kart for her three-year-old grandson Benjamin. The next morning when Barry read the confirmation email, she was stunned.

  • Toronto woman who was 'swatted' profiled in the New York Times

    One morning last winter, police officers decked out in riot gear, guns drawn, showed up at a house in Toronto. The family living there had no idea they were coming, and had done nothing to provoke that kind of visit.

  • Town Comes Under Fire For Being Politically Incorrect And Proud

    A town sheriff has been criticised for a sign outside his office, which welcomes visitors and boasts about being politically incorrect. It’s in Harris County, Georgia, where the message was added to the original town sign on Tuesday. The sign reads: “WARNING: Harris County is politically incorrect.

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  • Man dies participating in Mirror Lake jump before Ohio State-Michigan

    The jump is an Ohio State tradition, though it's not sanctioned by the university.

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  • Boy Fines Mum An INCREDIBLE Amount For Talking On The Phone

    Parents sometimes need a bit of a break from their kids but one mum who dared speak on the phone in front of her little boy is paying the price.

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  • Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux have 'big falling out': Report

    “I’ve heard over coaching, I’ve heard also after the (2014) playoffs when they lost out,” Barnaby said. “Maybe the personnel isn’t right?”

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  • ‘Bikini killer’ whose victims include Canadian to remain in Nepalese jail

    A 70-year-old alleged serial killer will likely spend the rest of his days behind bars for the 1975 murder of Canadian Laurent Carrière after a Nepalese court rejected his appeal. Charles Sobhraj was already serving a life sentence for murdering Carrière’s American friend, Connie Jo Bronzich. Sobhraj, a French national born in Saigon to a Vietnamese mother and Indian father, is an infamous international criminal who has been in and out of prison for decades and is still wanted in several countries for alleged offences and prison escapes.

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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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  • Ontario medical marijuana exemption under review just 1 day after it was announced

    Ontario's Liberal government says it will re-examine its recent move to allow medical marijuana users to smoke and vape the drug anywhere in the province, just one day after announcing the change. "We've heard the concerns around this regulation, and we're going to take this feedback and see if this regulation is the best way to move forward," Associate Health Minister Dipika Damerla said Thursday. Medical marijuana users were quietly exempted this week from a law banning the use of e-cigarettes anywhere smoking is prohibited, meaning they could smoke or vape just about anywhere, including at work or in restaurants.

  • Michelle Obama’s a Green Gladiator in a Michael Kors Dress (28 photos)

    Being the first lady comes with a lot of responsibility. And while being a trendsetter certainly pales in comparison to the weight of attempting to curb the childhood obesity problem in the United States or getting kids moving, dressing fashionably is part of the job. A few years into her husband’s presidency, Michelle Obama has already set herself apart from her predecessors, bringing a modern edge — and even J. Crew — to the White House. She’s also a political dresser, conscientiously picking labels to fit with occasions, from wearing a custom Vera Wang gown for a state dinner hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Tadashi Shoji when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe came to Washington to Missoni in Italy and Preen in England.  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.

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  • Who Ordered The Extra Large Calamari? Giant Squid Is Caught Off Spanish Coast

    THIS monster from the deep has been caught off the coast of Spain. The 33ft, 330lb giant squid was snared by fishermen aboard the boat Minchos, some miles from off coast of Villaviciosa, a town in the Asturias region of northern Spain.

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  • Man released after 44 years in jail marvels at a changed world

    Otis Johnson went to jail in 1970 for assaulting a police officer. Upon his release, a team from Al Jazeera English accompanied him as he adjusted, and made a moving six-minute documentary about Johnson’s re-entry into a world that at times he struggles to understand.

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  • The family of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian 'boy on the beach,' is coming to Canada

    Now, CBC's the fifth estate has learned that some of Alan Kurdi's surviving family members are being fast-tracked to Canada as part of Ottawa's new refugee settlement strategy. In interviews with the fifth estate, Alan's Canadian aunt, Tima Kurdi, says an email from Immigration Canada on November 10 "confirms the approval" of their application. Alan's Uncle Mohammed, Aunt Ghousoun and their five children will soon call Vancouver home.

  • This Amazing App Lets You ‘See’ The Invisible Wi-Fi Signals That Surround You

    An impressive new smartphone and tablet app enables you to ‘see’ the Wi-Fi signals that are completely invisible to the naked eye. The Architecture of Radio app shows users a 360-degree augmented reality view of the all of the wireless networks around them using their GPS location. “We are completely surrounded by an invisible system of data cables and radio signals from access points, cell towers and overhead satellites.

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