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.

  • Trudeau's handshake scrutinized by international media

    The UK Daily Mail psychoanalyzed Justin Trudeau's handshake during his visit to see the Queen and Prime Minister David Cameron.

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  • Tim Hortons drive-thru road rage leads to fine

    As the dirty old Integra tried to nudge its way into the drive-thru lineup in front of him, Christopher Smith did what any Tim Hortons customer might: Lowered his window to tell the driver he was in line first. "This case is somewhat unusual in that Ms. David is charged as the registered owner of the vehicle involved in two related road rage incidents," Judicial Justice Brenda Edwards noted in her decision.

  • 'World's sexiest robot' causes a frenzy at Beijing tech conference

    The World Robot Conference in Beijing was reportedly taken by storm this week when the latest iteration of Geminoid F – an almost terrifyingly-realistic robot woman – made an appearance during the show. Known to many as "the world's sexiest robot," the rubber-skinned android can speak, sing, and even act according to China's state-run news service. "The gel will become saggy after one or two years and has to be replaced as a result," said Sun Yuting, a Chinese student working for Ishiguro lab, to a reporter at the conference.

  • Beyond Google: Everything you need to know about the hidden internet

    There’s a hidden part of the Internet that is much larger than the parts of the web you use everyday. When you're checking your email, shopping online, or Facebooking, you are using what is referred to as the “Surface Web” or “Visible Web” The "Visible Web" consists of web pages that are indexed by normal search engines, like Google or Yahoo. According to one estimate, there are at least 4 billion indexed web pages. While this seems huge, there is a much larger part of the web that lurks below the "Surface Web" that isn’t indexed. This part of the web is called the “Deep Web.” The Deep Web Here's the easiest way to think about the "Deep Web": It's all the data behind firewalls. Think user databases,

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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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  • Alexander Keith's beer bottle may be seized from Halifax diver

    If Jon Crouse wants ​​to taste his 125-year-old ale, he'd better do it soon. The Nova Scotia government hopes to analyze the beer bottle, which could be deemed a heritage object. Crouse was scuba diving in Halifax this week when he discovered the beer bottle.

  • Dubinsky to have hearing for cross check to Crosby's head (Video)

    Dubinsky to have hearing for cross check to Crosby's head

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  • Canadian Tire loyalty offer a bust for customer

    Thu, Nov 26: A Keswick, Ont. woman says she expected a $1,200 windfall from a recent Canadian Tire offer but got almost nothing instead. As Sean O'Shea reports, one of Canada's foremost marketing professors agrees the offer was misleading.

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  • Canada housing agency sees looming hit from oil shock

    Canada's federal housing agency is expecting to see more homeowners fall behind in their mortgage payments in the western part of the country as a prolonged slump in oil prices hit household budgets and the once-soaring housing market. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, which insures the bulk of Canadian home loans, said woes in the energy sector have not yet hit homeowners' ability to make their house payments, but signs of some distress will show up soon. "We have not seen a significant change in our arrears rate, but ... it's a little bit too soon for that to work its way through the system," CMHC vice-president Steven Mennill told reporters on a conference call.

  • Carers Accused Of Having Sex Outside McDonald’s - With Disabled Charge In Car

    Nikki Hollingworth, 26, and Daniel German, 32, are accused of doing the deed outside the fast food chain in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, while their charge sat in the back of the car in her wheelchair. “Shocked” customer Kasia Stepien was heading to her car with her meal when she spotted German with his trousers down to his knees, pressed against Hollingworth. Prosecutor Francis Lloyd added: “Initially Miss Stepien thought they were having a cuddle but when she drove past saw they were having sexual intercourse.

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  • Airline apologizes after handlers caught tossing luggage 'as part of an employee game'

    While Chase Platon waited for a flight at the San Jose Mineta International Airport in California, he saw what appeared to be baggage handlers throwing a bag, as they cheered each other on, KPIX 5 reports. “I would be pretty mad, obviously I was a little concerned because I had just checked in my bag just earlier so I was a little peeved,” Platon told KPIX 5. An Alaska spokesperson nevertheless apologized for the confusion.

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  • Teenage Boy Praised For Taking Care Of Blind Parents Since He Was FOUR

    A teenager has been praised for his bravery and kindness after taking care of his blind parents for nearly a decade. Feng Molin, 13, has been looking after his mum and dad since he was just four-years-old after his dad was blinded by acute meningitis. The teen is currently studying in Yanmen Primary School in Yanmen, China, and unlike other boys his age, spends virtually no time playing with his friends after school.

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  • After three years in limbo, this Syrian family pins hopes on Canada

    At 9:33 Friday morning, for the first time in years, Mohammed Ismail Ali felt something he’d just about given up on – hope. The Syrian physician has been living in Irbid, a dreary, sprawling city in northern Jordan, for three years. He and his wife Noor have tried every angle they can think of to get themselves, their daughter Hala, 10, and sons Osama, 6, and AdbelRahman, 3, out of the Middle East. And they have failed, time and again. Australia turned down their asylum claim. France took two months with their application and sent a text message: not eligible. Canada said asylum was possible only through UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. The Germans said no. In August, Dr. Ali and his wife sold their

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  • Deer population is 'catastrophically low,' biologist says

    The Department of Natural Resources may consider making changes to the 2016 deer harvest.

  • VPD appeals for help in bizarre 'one-punch' assault case

    Vancouver Police are looking for additional witnesses, including a woman described as "possibly having a prosthetic leg," to come forward in their investigation of a serious assault that has left a man with life-altering injuries. Joshua Albertson, the 34-year-old victim, was punched in the face and knocked unconscious around 2:40 a.m. PT Oct. 25 in front of the Roadhouse Bar at 670 Smithe St. He fell and hit his head on the concrete causing severe injuries and brain damage. Cst. Brian Montague says it's the latest "one-punch" incident in Vancouver where a person has been rendered unconscious by a single punch before hitting the ground.

  • 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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  • ‘Fearless’ goat meant for lunch forces tiger into friendship

    It can be hard sometimes to make friends. When you’re alone and fenced off from the world 99 per cent of the time, that feat is all that much harder.

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  • Paige Getzlaf talks 'Hockey Wives', emergency appendectomies, fighting (Puck Daddy Interview)

    Paige Getzlaf talks Hockey Wives, emergency appendectomies, fighting (Puck Daddy Interview)

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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.

  • Ukraine stops buying natural gas from Russia, closes its airspace to Russian planes

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas — hoping to rely on supplies from other countries — and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbour. Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for separatist rebels in the east has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since been trying to cut its dependence on Russian gas.

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