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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE

Before and after: Nepal's historic landmarks in ruins

The sheer power of a 7.8-magnitude quake is captured in these harrowing shots of the city's major monuments now crumbling.

  • Final goodbyes before Indonesian firing squad - CNN.com

    (CNN)The families of death row prisoners who are expected to be executed within the next 24 hours by Indonesian firing squad made their final visit to the island where they're being held. The Indonesian government has not confirmed the timing of the executions, but lawyers say the signs are pointing to the firing squad being given their orders shortly after midnight Tuesday. It's a day their families and friends hoped would never come, but it's also one that Indonesia, despite years of protest and legal appeals, has insisted has to happen. Under Indonesian law, the death penalty is carried out by a 12-man firing squad, although only three guns are loaded with live ammunition.

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  • $50M Lotto Max mystery deepens as BCLC tries to verify winner

    "It is unusual," said BCLC spokeswoman Laura Piva-Babcock. In the meantime, the promise of the hidden jackpot sparked a lawsuit between members of a Shoppers Drug Mart lottery pool who believe one of their group was hiding the ticket.

    CBC
  • Harper's hockey bet among most popular world leader tweets in 2014: study

    Harper's trash-talking tweet to U.S. President Barack Obama about the men's and women's hockey finals at the Sochi Olympics was among the most retweeted missives from world leaders last year, according to the annual Twiplomacy study of online activities of global politicians. "I am not surprised that the occasional fun and quirky tweets work best, but it doesn't mean that Twitter is not used for serious exchanges," said Matthias Luefkens, a digital practice director at global public relations agency Burson-Marsteller, which puts out the study.

    The Canadian Press
  • Man pops huge cyst using a needle, pliers and a screwdriver

    This gruesome video shows how a man popped a huge cyst in his arm with a needle, screwdriver and a pair of pliers. The man, known only as Jason, from Vancouver, uploaded the clip to YouTube after his wife filmed the stomach-churning moment.

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  • Kris Humphries: 'Glad I Got Out'

    Many celebrities took to social media to cheer Bruce Jenner on following his transgender revelation, but Kris Humphries' reaction seemed less than supportive. The athlete – who was married to Bruce's stepdaughter, Kim Kardashian, for 72 days back in 2011

    Access Hollywood
  • New car deposit almost lost by Calgary couple

    A Calgary couple is sharing their buyer beware story after almost losing a deposit they put on a new car. Sonia Ambrosio and her husband went to Sunridge Nissan one weekend to replace the fob for their 13-year-old car.

    CBC
  • Buffalo Airways plane overweight when it crash landed at airport

    Engine failure and an overloaded plane were to blame for a crash landing of a Buffalo Airways plane at the Yellowknife airport in August 2013, according to the Transportation Safety Board. The TSB released its investigation report today. On Aug. 19, the Buffalo Airways DC-3 was loaded with 21 passengers heading to Hay River.

    CBC
  • London schoolgirls who joined ISIS tweet of new 'jihadi bride' lives

    London schoolgirl Amira Abase, 15, has tweeted from inside the Islamic State for the first time, bragging about a western-style takeaway dinner of including fried chicken, chips, pizza and kebab.

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  • Snake coils itself around tree and climbs trunk in truly bizarre way

    A large snake showed off its unique ability to climb trees and it is both fascinating and slightly unnerving. Filmed in what is believed to be Thailand, the body of the snake, which has been identified as a reticulated python, is wrapped around the trunk of a tree. Moving quickly, the top half of the snake ascends the trunk, while the bottom half of it stays coiled lower down.

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  • Salma Hayek says she hopes 'The Prophet' can inspire young generations to think out of the box

    Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world. "I think the whole world could use a little bit of message of peace, and more than a message of peace, to watch something that's uplifting for the spirit and joyous, and that you can share with your family, " Hayek said as she walked down the red carpet for the movie premiere in a downtown Beirut cinema complex. Hayek also provides the voice of the girl's mother, Kamila.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mile One upgrades to cost millions more than expected

    Danny Breen said replacing the air handling equipment will cost $5.9 million, and not the original projection of $3.5 million. Breen said the original plan was to replace four air-handling units with three dehumidification units and one air-handling unit. Mile One is currently also undergoing a major energy overhaul, with the building being made more energy efficient.

    CBC
  • 33 charged in $2M cross-Canada fraud investigation

    Investigation into the bust dubbed "Operation Springston" started in Hamilton and quickly spread to Halton and the Greater Toronto Area, but also included fraudulent transactions in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Nova Scotia. "This project sends a clear and strong message that identity fraud and theft will not be tolerated," said acting Superintendent Ryan Diodati from Hamilton police. The investigation started when people from Hamilton started coming to police with complaints of identity theft.

    CBC
  • NFL players take to Twitter to react to the Baltimore riots

    As protests and riots erupted in Baltimore on Monday in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray, a number of current and former NFL players took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the unrest in the city. [WATCH LIVE on Yahoo News: Unrest continues

    Shutdown Corner
  • Deloitte study says few Canadian businesses ready for next wave of tech change

    A new study by Deloitte has found that most Canadian companies aren't prepared for how quickly they'll be affected by major advances in technology such as robotics and artificial intelligence. In fact more than one-third — 35 per cent — scored poorly on all four of the key criteria that Deloitte used to measure preparedness: awareness, innovation, agility and the ability to channel resources. The study's findings are consistent with other Deloitte research on Canadian productivity, said Terry Stuart, a co-author of the 42-page report released Tuesday.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'DWTS': Elimination Shocker

    "Dancing with the Stars" had the biggest shock of the season so far on Monday night, when a strong team was sent home. Despite impressive progress over the weeks, "Hunger Games" actress Willow Shields, and her partner, Mark Ballas, were eliminated from the competition. "It is what it is," Mark said, speaking for the pair after receiving the disappointing news (Willow, 14, was understandably emotional over their elimination).

    Access Hollywood
  • Bruce Willis Surprises Rumer During DWTS Rehearsal

    Rumer Willis has wowed on Dancing With the Stars but slipped last week in points. While Rumer and Val were in New York for a rehearsal, her famous father, Bruce Willis dropped by to surprise her. Interestingly, when asked if he would ever be a part of a show like Dancing with the Stars, the Die Hard star said, "I don't think so. I thought about it. I put myself in that, what you guys do. I wouldn't make it."

    TV In No Time
  • The Invincible Yard: 12 Ideas for Lazy Landscaping (13 photos)

    Some people love the backbreaking business of tending to lawn and garden. Then there’s the rest of us—who’d rather relax and let that little piece of heaven largely take care of itself. Ahead, easy ways to make your outdoor space the envy of the neighborhood

    Bob Vila
  • Helicopters ferry injured from remote Nepalese villages near earthquake's epicenter

    Helicopters crisscrossed the skies above the mountains of Gorkha district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake, ferrying the injured to clinics, and taking emergency supplies back to remote villages devastated by the disaster in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people across the region. "There are many more injured people in my village," said Sangita Shrestha, who was pregnant and visibly downcast as she got off the helicopter.

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  • Vancouver's medical pot problem

    A couple of years ago, there were a dozen marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver. While the city of Vancouver and the federal health minister trade barbs over the laws and regulations that should or could reign in the city’s proliferating pot trade, Vancouver police say they don’t have the resources to deal with the burgeoning business. “With 80 stores, the capacity is to focus on those that are using violence to sell drugs in the city of Vancouver and that’s where we’re putting our resources and our finances – to protect people,” says Sgt. Randy Fincham, spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department.

    Daily Brew
  • RIP Marcel Pronovost; Isles-Caps Game 7; Price gets pranked (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Five-time Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost has passed away at the age of 84. • “Through 87 games (82 regular season and five playoff games) the Lightning — who lead the NHL in goals scored — have been shutout three times.

    Puck Daddy