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A clever little Betta fish named El Guapo has managed to master an unusual trick, which it can seemingly perform on command.

  • Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

    A mother was enjoying a family boat trip across Lake Powell when she heard a scream and splash. Chelsey Russell, a 35-year-old mother of two from Lakewood, Colorado, jumped in to rescue her son. Officials with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which encompasses the 186-mile-long lake along the Utah-Arizona border, said the boy was in stable condition and flown to a hospital about 200 miles away in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a precaution.

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  • UPS delivers anger to Winnipeg family after painting is thrown out

    It was an heirloom painting that hung in her family home and was on its way as a wedding gift to her nephew, but now Judith Putter says UPS has thrown it in the garbage. The painting by the late Alicia Popoff, a well-known abstract painter from Saskatchewan, was purchased by Putter's parents about 28 years ago. When Putter's nephew, Jeremy, got engaged about five years ago it was promised as his wedding present.

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  • Hungover customer brings heaps of business to struggling Alberta fish and chip shop

    Up until a few days ago, business was "absolutely terrible" at John McMillan's little fish and chips shop in Lethbridge, Alta. "I had a few drinks the night before and I was feeling like some grease," Colin Ross told the Calgary Eyeopener on Friday.

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  • You Won’t Believe Lotto Winner’s Shocking List Of Rules For Boyfriend’s Ibiza Holiday

    Lottery winner Jane Park likes to keep her man on a tight leash - including when he’s away with the lads in Ibiza. The 20-year-old has posted a list of “Ibiza rules” for boyfriend Connor George on Facebook, under the heading ‘Psycho Jane at it again’. Jane has even designed a special t-shirt for her boyfriend of two months to wear, which includes a lovely picture of them together, as well as one of Jane looking menacing.

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  • Young boy's violent behaviour leaves Winnipeg police at wit's end

    The child can't be identified because he's a minor in the care of Manitoba's Métis Child and Family Services, which he has been for some time. Winnipeg police won't confirm any of the boy's alleged crimes, but they do say he's been on their radar for years. Kelly Dennison told CBC News.

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  • Botched execution survivor asks court to halt 2nd try

    (CNN)Death row inmate Romell Broom, whose execution was botched in 2009 by the state of Ohio, is asking the US Supreme Court to halt a second try at taking his life, according to court documents. The petition presented to the Supreme Court by Broom's lawyers argues another attempt would be cruel and unusual punishment and would violate double jeopardy protections under the Fifth and 14th Amendments of the Constitution. Broom was scheduled to be executed on September 15, 2009, but after multiple tries, the state was not able to establish contact with Broom's veins using intravenous needles. The Supreme Court appeal says the state failed to find a vein to administer the lethal injection drugs after

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  • Schoolgirl’s Hilarious Flashback Photo Sends Twitter Into Meltdown

    A high school student’s decision to recreate her kindergarten photo for the start of her senior year in high school has gone viral. Michigan teenager Tyra Hunt liked her earlier look so much that she used it all over again, from the cute pigtails right through to the awkward grimace. Since she shared the resulting image on Twitter on Tuesday, it’s been liked more than 100,000 times, and received over 34,000 retweets.

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  • Vancouver couple sues hospital over alleged theft during baby delivery

    A Vancouver couple is suing BC Women's Hospital, saying they were robbed during the birth of their child. The lawsuit states that Erin Gilmore and her partner showed up at women's hospital — ready for their baby to be born. The claim states a nurse told her partner, Nelson Borges, to put all their belongings in a locker.

    CBC
  • Calgary man says he was beaten by four men in unprovoked attack

    After getting brutally beaten by four men — one wielding an aluminum baseball bat — Christopher Darryl is still physically hurt, and his small business is suffering, too. The Silverado man said he was viciously attacked last week by four men who were harassing two of his daughter’s friends. Now, he’s recovering from a severe concussion, a 15 cm gash on his head that required around 30 stitches, a cracked jaw, and a black eye. Darryl was helping his wife clean out his garage around 1 a.m. on the morning of Aug. 17, while his daughter had several friends over.  When two of his daughter’s friends left to go to a store, one of them came back saying they were being bothered by four men in a car. “Just

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  • Elderly woman pelted with apples in bizarre home invasion near Ottawa

    Police are investigating a bizarre home invasion after someone broke into an elderly woman's home in Chesterville, Ont., and pelted the walls and ceiling with apples — some of which hit the startled resident. The break in and home invasion happened around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at a residence on South Street in the village of Chesterville, about 50 kilometres southeast of Ottawa, OPP said in a media release issued Wednesday. While some of the apples ended up striking the woman, she was not injured.

    CBC
  • Indian marathoner who ran without water in Rio heat thought she would die

    An Indian woman thought she was going to die after not being provided enough fluids while running the marathon in “the scorching heat” at the Rio Olympics last week, according to reports. Questioning the Athletics Federation of India’s efforts to provide fluids, O.P. Jaisha told the Press Trust of India, via BBC, she only received water from Rio organizers every eight kilometers, while others got water and energy drinks from officials in their countries’ athletic federations every two kilometers. Jaisha finished the race in 89th place with a time of 2:47.19. On the day the women’s marathon was held in Rio, temperatures reached 86 degrees.

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  • This Is Officially the Most Beautiful Bengal Cat That Has Ever Lived (13 photos)

    One look into Thor's piercing green eyes will win you over. From Country Living

    Country Living
  • Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

    A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's operator said Thursday. Delaware State Police investigators are investigating how Tina Werner tumbled off the platform at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure attraction in Lums Pond State Park on Wednesday. Participants at Go Ape courses are equipped with climbing harnesses and two sets of ropes with carabiners that they unclip and clip to safety wires in sequence as they move through the trees.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man charged in Toronto crossbow killings is a convicted bank robber

    The Toronto man facing three first-degree murder charges in the crossbow killings of a woman and her two adult sons had prior convictions for bank robbery. 

    CBC
  • Hailey Baldwin Looks Like She's Wearing a Simple Swimsuit — Until You Spot This Little Detail

    Sadly, the Summer — along with its beach, pool, and sun-filled days — is coming to a close. But while many are making the most out of their favorite swimsuits, celebrities are still breaking out brand-new options. Take Hailey Baldwin, for instance, who 'grammed a pic of a green one-piece while celebrating her pal Kylie Jenner's 19th birthday. At first glance, the sleek, high-cut Zigilane design looks pretty sexy — in a simple way. But a quick look at the side and you'll spot a few statement-making cutouts, taking Hailey's beachside look to the next level. Take another look at the It model's suit ahead, then shop some similar options before Fall rolls on in.

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  • Girl Has Absolutely Massive Blackhead Removed From Bellybutton

    Jamie Davis recently posted this video of his sister removing a giant blackhead from her bellybutton. The clip, which has gained media attention, was shot in Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and shows a tweezers used to extract an extremely eye-opening blackhead that had been there for the previous nine months. Jamie and his sister reacted with increasing excitement and surprise as the video progressed until its satisfying conclusion. Credit: YouTube/Jamie Davis

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  • US Soccer's suspension of Hope Solo is simply a case of settling an old score

    In punishing the goalkeeper for her "cowards" remark at the Summer Olympics, soccer's governing body in the United States deliberately skipped over the finer details.

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  • Angela Merkel 'Assassination' Attempt Foiled After Man Attempts To Infiltrate Motorcade

    A man has been arrested following a suspected assassination attempt on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The politician was in Prague yesterday (Wednesday) when a man in a black Mercedes 4x4 tried to drive into her motorcade, which was travelling between Prague airport and the Czech government headquarters. Czech police spokesman Josef Bocan told The Mirror that the man was in custody, suspected of “attempting to cause a crime - specifically an attempt to use violence against an official.

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  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

    CBC
  • Asian carp caught near Point Pelee, ministry of natural resouces says

    A commercial fisherman netted a grass carp in Lake Erie just off Point Pelee, the Ministry of Natural Resources confirms. The description of this fish is similar to another Asian carp caught in the same waters a little over a year ago. Grass carp have also been caught in Grand River, near Dunnville, Ont., in recent years.

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