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Conservatives needs to set boundaries on niqab debate

Results from a new poll suggest that the Tory government should be wary of letting the debate extend beyond citizenship ceremonies.

  • Liv Tyler Works a Tuxedo Blazer, Slimming Leggings on the Red Carpet: See Her Post-Baby Body

    Mommy's night out!  Liv Tyler hit up the red carpet this week for the first time since giving birth to her son, Sailor Gene Gardner, five weeks ago. The Leftovers actress, 37, revealed her slim figure at the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular opening night

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  • The Emotional Moment A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He'd Get Them Home Safe

    A passenger on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne shared her experience in this incredible Facebook comment.

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  • Al-Shabaab video show civilians being gunned down in the sea

    The Somali extremist group Al Shabaab have released a new video, showing civilians being forced into the sea and murdered in a hail of gunfire.

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  • Woman whose recording led to sale of LA Clippers testifies of love for ex-owner, hate for wife

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

    The Canadian Press
  • Sudden resignation of Shawn Atleo cost AFN more than just its leader

    New documents show the federal government turned down the assembly's request for an extra $324,000 to cover the unforeseen expenses that arose when Atleo quit his job last May. Atleo stepped down amid fears that he'd become what he himself called a "lightning rod" for controversy as a result of having backed the Conservative government's proposed reforms to First Nations education. The AFN told Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada it needed the money to help pay for a special gathering of chiefs from across the country and an earlier-than-planned election for a new national chief.

    The Canadian Press
  • Drea De Matteo's Apartment Destroyed in NYC East Village Explosion: Sopranos Star Posts Horrific Photos

    Sopranos star Drea De Matteo was one of the many who lost an apartment in the NYC East Village explosion on Thursday, Mar. 26. The actress posted photos of her building up in flames from across the street at the time of the scary scene. PHOTOS: Celebrity

    Us Weekly
  • 'Are they just out to have a feast?': Berry farm owner perplexed by theft

    You'd be hard pressed to find the bright side in a theft of goods destined for a school program for children, but Phil Thornley has seen how hundreds of dollars worth of berries being stolen from his farm in central Newfoundland has turned into a positive

    CBC
  • Zayn Malik Breaks Silence

    Zayn Malik has spoken out for the first time since leaving One Direction, saying he's doing "what's right." The 22-year-old singer chatted with Britain's The Sun about his departure and if he might ever return to the world's biggest boy band. "I'm feeling

    Access Hollywood
  • Germanwings crash co-pilot had medical condition

    Andreas Lubitz, the German co-pilot who prosecutors say appeared to fly Germanwings Flight 9525 intentionally into the French Alps, had a medical condition noted in his pilot’s medical certificate, Germany’s Federal Aviation Office said Friday. The spokesman couldn’t say whether the record’s “specific regular medical examination,” also known as the SIC, related to his mental or physical health as the information was confidential. At least eight plane crashes, including Germanwings Airbus A320, are suspected of being caused deliberately by pilots. “We have a pilot license and a medical certificate.

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  • Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know

    Steak, eggs, canned soup — all kinds of fridge and pantry staples have a best before date on the packaging. People often confuse best before dates with expiration dates, but the two labels tell consumers very different things. "It's confusing," says Ellie Topp, a professional home economist. "[The best before] date has nothing to do with the safety of the food. Here are five things you may not know about expiration and best before dates.

    CBC
  • Ontario Sunshine List 2015 released

     Reporters are still poring through the six-volume report of big earners, but it appears Ontario Power Generation CEO Tom Mitchell topped the list again with $1.55 million in salary and benefits. The act was brought in under the Mike Harris-led Progressive Conservative government in 1996. At the time, Harris said it served as an important check on the public payroll. If the list was adjusted for inflation since 1996, the real benchmark salary would now be around $145,000.

    CBC
  • It 'only' takes 38 minutes to fall through Earth's core

    Cancel your plans to journey through the centre of Earth or, at least, adjust your arrival time at the other side. The hypothetical scenario finds that when the different densities of Earth’s layers are taken into account, the trip is four minutes shorter than predicted.

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  • Filing: Detroit girl says mother killed her siblings, made her put sister's body in freezer

    A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the bodies of a 9-year-old son, Stephen Berry, and 13-year-old daughter, Stoni Blair, were discovered. Blair, 35, is charged with child abuse, but she could face murder charges when the bodies thaw and autopsies are performed, prosecutors said.

    The Canadian Press
  • Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money - Fortune

    Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity - after paying for his 10-year-old nephew's college education. "You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change," Cook told the magazine. Fortune estimated Cook's net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about $120 million.

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  • EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic may be making planes vulnerable to terror

    An examiner for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has accused EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic of being 'irresponsible' and 'playing to the gallery' in response to the Germanwings disaster. The two airlines are changing procedures to ensure two crew are in the cockpit at all times following the Germanwings tragedy that killed 150 people.

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  • Hay River Facebook confessions page sparks concerns

    A Hay River woman says a Facebook page inviting residents to anonymously confess their "deepest darkest secrets" has gone too far, with some posts denigrating women and others containing enough detail to potentially identify the people being written about. The page, called Hay River Confessions, started out like many of its kind: as a place for people to safely vent their feelings and preoccupations, under the cloak of anonymity. "My initial reaction was shock at the explicitness," says Victoria Deegan, who runs the Hay River Family Support Centre, a shelter for women and youth.

    CBC
  • China 'seriously concerned' by Philippine's building in South China Sea

    China's Foreign Ministry expressed serious concern on Friday after the Philippines said it would resume repair and reconstruction works on disputed islands in the South China Sea, saying Manila was infringing on Chinese sovereignty. The Philippines had halted activities last year over concerns about the effect on an international arbitration complaint filed against China. Manila called on all countries last October to stop construction work on small islands and reefs in the South China Sea, most of which is claimed by China.

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  • Kick-ass women of 'The Walking Dead'

    Kickass women of 'The Walking Dead'

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  • St. John's woman finds long 'snake-like critter' in almond milk

    Wanita Bates said she was clearing space in her refrigerator last weekend, and decided to toss out the last quarter of the carton of almond milk on its best-before date. "To me, for all intents and purposes, it looks like a snake-like critter," she said. Both the maker, California-based Blue Diamond, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency plan to pick up samples for testing.

    CBC
  • Aaron Baddeley had the craziest ace* of all time

    Aaron Baddeley's tee shot the drivable par-4 17th at TPC San Antonio on Thursday had flown into an unplayable lie. The birdie got Baddeley to 4 under on a difficult scoring day in Round 1 of the Valero Texas Open. The incredible escape could prove huge in Baddeley's quest for a fourth PGA Tour win and first since the 2011 Northern Trust Open.

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