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Footage has emerged of a man jumping off the end of a sinking boat into a rescuer's arms off the coast of Turkey.

  • Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. If true, the execution of Ri Yong Gil, chief of the North Korean military's general staff, would be the latest in a series of killings, purges and dismissals since Kim took power in late 2011. Details about North Korea's opaque government are notoriously difficult for outsiders to get, even national governments, and South Korean officials have a spotty record of tracking developments in North Korea.

    The Canadian Press
  • Pregnant South Shore woman demands full refund for Caribbean vacation

    A pregnant South Shore woman is frustrated that she can't get a full refund for her Caribbean vacation, which she now wants to cancel because of the Zika virus. Jennifer Basciano and her mother Joyce Scott were looking forward to their Caribbean cruise since October. As long as we have a healthy baby,'" Scott said.

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  • Toronto councillor asks if Beyoncé could be banned from Canada

    Due to her show-stopping performance, she may be en route to getting banned from Canada – if Toronto councillor Jim Karygiannis has anything to say about it. The pop star is slated to play at the Rogers Centre in Toronto as a part of her Formation tour in a few months. During the spot, Beyoncé gave shout-outs to the Black Panthers and Malcolm X. She also wore a bullet vest that was somewhat of a tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1993 halftime performance.

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  • British Tourist Refused Entry To Thailand After Using Passport As Toilet Paper

    A woman’s holiday plans were ruined after Thai authorities refused to let her into the country - because she’d used her passport as toilet paper. Faye Wilson had hoped to spend a month in Thailand before heading to Australia to work for a year. Faye, 28, from the Lake District, said: “Thai immigration opened my passport and started looking through it, and asked ‘what’s happened here’?

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  • Hawaii declares state of emergency of dengue fever outbreak

    Tue, Feb 9: Hawaii's Big Island has declared a state of emergency over a dengue fever outbreak. Consumer Matters reporter Anne Drewa tells you what you need to know if you're planning a vacation to the tropics.

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  • Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

    For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen. Using a walker, a frail-looking John Bernard Feit, now 83, appeared in court Wednesday in Phoenix after being arrested a day earlier at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on a murder charge. "This whole thing makes no sense to me because the crime in question took place in 1960," Feit said, adding that he plans to fight extradition to Texas.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mums Moved To Back Of Restaurant ‘So Men Could Read Newspapers In Peace’

    The women all regularly meet for lunch at Butterley Park Brewers Fayre restaurant in Ripley, Derbyshire, while on maternity leave with their children in tow. Marie Barron, 35, from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, said: “We are not loud, hooligan types. "We are working mothers, on maternity leave with seven month old babies.

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  • NBA players, coaches react to death of Monty Williams' wife

    The death of Monty Williams' wife rocks the league.

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  • Acquittal would be just result in Ghomeshi case

    “Two complainants down. One to go.” Jian Ghomeshi has not spoken to the media since his trial began, but he may think this phrase says it all in assessing how well his trial has gone so far. In the meantime, given the revelations in the first two cross-examinations, articles with headlines such as “Don’t Dismiss Ghomeshi’s Accusers over their After the Fact Behaviour” have appeared in mainstream and, especially, social media, ostensibly supporting the complainants by reminding us that real victims of sexual violence are often inconsistent in retelling their abuse, and sometimes engage in post-event conduct that seems incompatible (to some) with a prior lack of consent. We should expect more of

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  • 'Good Samaritan' neighbour hit with fine for clearing side of road with ATV

    Halifax's deputy mayor, Matt Whitman, is criticizing the RCMP officer who fined his neighbour $406 for using an ATV to widen a snow-covered street. "My opinion at this stage is this guy deserves a warning, let's not punish Good Samaritans," Whitman told CBC Radio's Maritime Noon. Whitman said his neighbour on Diana Drive in Hammonds Plains uses his ATV equipped with a plow to remove snow the city misses.

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  • Internet Prankster Calls The Police After Rival Slaps Him With Pizza

    An Internet star who has made a career out of pranking unsuspecting members of the public has had a taste of his own medicine - and he didn’t like it one bit.

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  • Young Couple Die Hugging During Devastating Taiwan Earthquake

    A young couple who died during the devastating Taiwan earthquake on New Year’s Eve were found in each other’s arms by rescuers. Tsai Meng-chia and his girlfriend Huang Ruo-hsin, both just 21, were found beneath the rubble of a residential building that collapsed during the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on New Year’s Eve. The pair are now amongst the 55 people confirmed dead from the quake, that struck Taiwan’s south-western Tainan City.

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  • Rare, white falcon stares into camera set up to capture northern lights in Churchill

    A bird that is rarely spotted is being seen by thousands in a video taken in Churchill, Man. and posted to Facebook. On Tuesday, explore.org, a multimedia organization that documents nature around the globe, posted the video to Facebook. It shows the falcon yawning and subsequently looking straight into the camera.

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  • Disciplined Calgary Flames apologize for disappointing fans, teammates

    The three disciplined Calgary Flames made their apologies and head coach Bob Hartley called for a halt to the "tsunami in a fishbowl" on Wednesday. Moving on from the benching of the team's two top scorers the previous night was made easier by the fact it didn't cost the Flames two precious points in the standings. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and rugged winger Lance Bouma watched their teammates eke out a 4-3 win Tuesday over a Toronto Maple Leafs team discombobulated by the trade of their captain earlier that day.

    The Canadian Press
  • Katie Holmes perfects the little black dress on Jimmy Fallon

    But Katie Holmes just reignited our love affair with the wardrobe staple after a seriously flawless appearance. The actress looked incredible in a Zac Posen number as she appeared on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon. Back in November, Katie opened up about her "very normal" life.

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  • Better Than a Murphy Bed? Loft Beds for Grown-Ups (6 photos)

    Brooklyn-based woodworker Roberto Gil has been designing space-saving furniture for more than 20 years now. He’s perhaps best known for his stylish children’s beds, sold under the brand Casa Kids. Now he’s offering a loft bed under his line for grown-ups, Casa Collection, inspired by New York City’s first micro-apartment building. Called Urbano, the loft beds come in queen and king sizes. No pricing information is available on his website yet, but similar systems for kids have starting prices that range from about $3,400 to $5,900, depending on whether you opt for a ladder or stairs to access the sleep space. (The stairs are a separate unit of drawers, so they add about $1,000 to the cost.) We do wonder a bit about the durability of the loft beds for adults’ … erm, noctural activities. But presumably the children’s furniture is subjected to more than its fair share of vigor, too, so perhaps our concern is misplaced. (h/t Curbed) More tiny living on Yahoo Real Estate: • A-Frames Under $50,000 (66 photos) • ‘Bad-Ass Single Mom’ Builds a Tiny House, Rebuilds a Family (1 video, 45 photos) • The Family That Lives in a School Bus (37 photos)

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  • Teacher ‘Who Had Sex With Female Student’ Is Banned From Seeing Her Own Children

    A married teacher has been banned from seeing her own children after she allegedly had sex with one of her teenage students. Laura Garrigus, 30, is said by police to have had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student that went on for several months. Following her arrest, the mum-of-three resigned from her job at the Cumberland International Early College in North Carolina.

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  • Trudeau spurns NDP votes he once courted

    In a show that ran last Sunday, “Neil from London” was among the ten “ordinary Canadians” the CBC picked to chat with Prime Minister Trudeau. Among his questions: do you agree the minimum wage should go up? If you watched the Liberals’ last campaign, you’d expect Trudeau to quickly say yes. Trudeau supported an NDP plan to boost the federal minimum wage to $15, but criticised it for not covering enough people. But this week, when Neil from London asked about it, Trudeau dodged. And then said he worried about negative effects from raising the minimum wage. His answer wasn’t clear. But the message sure was: there’ll be no minimum wage increase. This and many other promises have outlived their usefulness

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  • Baseball Mode: Work begins on Rogers Centre all-dirt infield for Blue Jays

    Rogers Centre is switching to "baseball mode" permanently. Work began on the stadium's new all-dirt infield on Wednesday with drills and an excavator breaking up the concrete floor of the Toronto Blue Jays' home. It's the first step in a months-long process that will see Rogers Centre shift its focus into a baseball-first facility.

    The Canadian Press
  • Customer Gets Her Just Desserts After Ranting About Michelin Restaurant On TripAdvisor

    The TripAdvisor user wrote a scathing review of Glynn Purnell’s restaurant in Birmingham – saying it was "immoral [for it] to charge such prices for food". “Maybe the chef should watch Masterchef The Professionals for a few lessons to see how food should be served and give some decent portions of wonderful food not just the content of a decent starter over 6 courses. “In regards to Masterchef, Glynn is well celebrated and well received in the public scene.

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