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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.

  • Couple married 67 years dies holding hands in their California 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. Sensing the couple was close to death, their children pushed their two hospice beds together and gently placed their father's hand in the mother's palm. 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
  • 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.

    Access Hollywood
  • Yukon family facing deportation gives up fight

    Sergio Rojas says he and his wife are giving up their fight to remain in Canada with their two young sons. This comes after today's announcement by Yukon MP Ryan Leef that he is withdrawing support for the family. Leef says the family altered a letter from the Child Development Centre in Whitehorse, adding a paragraph that says staff "feel strongly" that Jonathan needs to be in Canada for medical care.

    CBC
  • 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

    Kanye West cried during a revealing new interview on Thursday, Feb. 26 -- watch it here

    Us Weekly
  • Self-described 'wild child' who wanted to shine on 'America's Next Top Model' killed

    She was a Serbian-born model and self-described "wild-child" who said she began walking runways in her new North Carolina hometown at age 12. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the 19-year-old Puhar and two other victims. She told the newspaper that her family fled Serbia after the Kosovo War and moved to North Carolina a decade later. Shortly after that, she was cast on "America's Next Top Model," a reality show on The CW network that pits aspiring models against each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pregnant Tiffani Thiessen Rocks Ladylike Maternity Clothes: See Her Sweet (and Affordable) Style Here!

    Tiffani Thiessen has been promoting hew new Cooking Channel show, Dinner at Tiffani's the week of Feb. 22, rocking the most ladylike, adorable maternity dresses, and Us loves it! Shop her sweet style here

    Us Weekly
  • 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
  • David Clarkson for Nathan Horton: Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets trade problems – and it's best for all involved

    This is one of those trades where you wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?” It’s simple. It’s brilliant. It helps both sides. The Columbus Blue Jackets had a problem. They had signed winger Nathan Horton to a seven-year, $37.1 million contract on July

    Yahoo Sports
  • Vin Diesel Expecting Third Child With Girlfriend Paloma Jiménez, Furious 7 Abu Dhabi Premiere Cancelled Amid News

    Vin Diesel is expecting his third child with girlfriend Paloma Jiménez, Us Weekly can confirm — see how the baby news has affected an upcoming Furious 7 premiere

    Us Weekly
  • ICBC may withhold licence for outstanding court fines, student loans in default

    The provincial government has proposed legislation to expand ICBC's ability to refuse driver's licences to those in debt. Zachary Crispin, the chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students B.C., said the proposed change is troubling. "Missing a student loan payment, or paying late, might warrant a telephone call, but certainly not the loss of your driver's licence," he said.

    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
  • 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. She said her son-in-law, Jake Froese, had been working the night before with 18-year-old Steven at an industrial painting business in Winkler, Man. When they finished their shifts just after midnight, Steven texted his mother to tell her they were hungry and headed home.

    The Canadian Press
  • Scientists reveal how to survive a real-world zombie apocalypse

    A simulation of what would really happen if America was overrun by the living dead offered a few surprises

    Rob Waugh
  • Bank of America is predicting a massive Tesla collapse

    John Lovallo, an analyst at Bank of America...

    Business Insider
  • 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
  • '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. Makayla said things like "the chemo is going to kill me," the mother said, adding that finally she begged the parents to put an end to it.

    The Canadian Press