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Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport

25 people were taken to hospital after flight AC624 skidded off a runway during a snowstorm.

  • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    By Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. In a rare move, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that a letter from Putin would be read out to the gathering in Egypt, where Arab leaders discussed an array of regional crises, including conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Libya. "We support the Arabs' aspirations for a prosperous future and for the resolution of all the problems the Arab world faces through peaceful means, without any external interference," Putin said in the letter.

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  • 'Fresh Prince' Mini-Reunion

    It was a "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" reunion for Will Smith and Tatyana Ali at the Black Girls Rock! show on Saturday night in Newark, N.J. Will and Tatyana -- who played TV cousins, Will Smith and Ashley Banks, from 1990-1996 on the hit TV series -- showed

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  • 'Open the goddamn door!': Desperate final pleas of Germanwings captain

    Dramatic recordings from the Germanwings flight’s black box have revealed the captain’s desperate attempts to break into the cockpit to regain control of the plane. According to transcripts published today, captain Patrick Sondheimer screamed ‘Open the goddamn door!’ as his killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the aircraft into an Alpine ravine after he had left to go to the toilet.

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  • Footage reveals one of most common scams targeting tourists in Paris

    It's one of the most common schemes tourists encounter when they visit Paris, with plenty of guides and websites warning holidaymakers to turn and walk away. Filmed in the tourist-heavy area along the river Seine in Paris, this footage shows a woman trying to pressure a holidaymaker into signing a petition, without explaining why or what it is for.

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  • Father accused of leaving kids home alone so he could play pool

    A 33-year-old Barrie man returned home to find his kids were safe and sound last night, immediately before he was arrested by officers who were trying to determine who was responsible for his children. Police say they were called to a house on Saturday

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  • Air Canada AC624 passengers speak about ordeal

    Here's what some of the 133 passengers on Air Canada flight 624 said after the plane crashed at Halifax early Sunday. - LIVE BLOG REPLAY | Air Canada crash landing in Halifax Karim Marzouk: "Heads were down. It was the force you’d expect during

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  • Hugh Jackman Announces His Final Wolverine Role in the Coolest Way: Pic

    The time has come to say goodbye to Logan and his intense muttonchops. Hugh Jackman announced on Instagram that he will be turning in his metal claws after one more movie.  PHOTOS: Stars as superheroes "WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ," he captioned the

    Us Weekly
  • 'Walking Dead' Finale Recap

    In its first ever extended finale, "The Walking Dead" delivered 90-minutes of shocks, surprises and twists. In the back, a man wakes from his slumber – it's Lennie James' Morgan! At a small campfire, he boils some water and makes some instant oatmeal. "What's the 'W' for?" Morgan asks the man, who has the letter carved into his forehead.

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  • Winnipeg family desperate for liver donor for girl, 11

    A Winnipeg family is desperately searching for a liver donor to help keep their 11-year-old daughter alive. Allexis Siebrecht suffers from a life-threatening and rare liver disease. She needs a liver transplant before it's too late. At first glance, Siebrecht seems like a normal kid.

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  • Future Shop's abrupt closure surprises B.C. consumers

    Future Shop customers say they're surprised and disappointed the tech chain is closing 66 stores across the country effective immediately.  "We are really shocked about what happened to Future Shop," said Wanda Farmer in front of the shuttered Granville

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  • 'Spirit in the Sky' singer critically injured in Northern California crash that killed 1

    The singer-songwriter behind the 1969 rock hit "Spirit in the Sky" was hospitalized on Sunday after being critically injured in a Northern California car accident that killed a motorcyclist. Norman Greenbaum, 72, a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, was the passenger of a Subaru Outback that collided with a motorcycle at a street intersection near the city on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said. A spokeswoman for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Vanessa DeGier, declined to release Greenbaum's condition on Sunday, saying that his family requested privacy.

    The Canadian Press
  • Disney chief fights for his life after being drugged and robbed

    Paul Kelly from Essex, who has worked for Disney for 10 years, is said to be in intensive care with life changing injuries after being drugged and robbed during a business trip to Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • FIFTH girl from London school tried to flee to join ISIS

     A 15-year-old who wanted to join Islamic State as a jihadi bride has been revealed to be the fifth girl from Bethnal Green Academy trying to join the extremist group. The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was stopped from joining the Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria by police on the runway at Heathrow after her plane was grounded. The girl went to the same east London school as Kadiza Sultana, 16, Shamima Begum, 15, and Amira Abase, 15, who fled to join IS fighters last month, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

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  • The incredible true story behind the Toronto mystery tunnel

    The digger Elton McDonald grew up on what’s probably the toughest street in Toronto—maybe even Canada—and he still lives there with his mother and two sisters. Elton’s sister Anora Graham went to the man’s aid, pressing a shirt she’d run to fetch against the wound. The townhouse, in a public housing development in the city’s far northwest called Driftwood Court, is small: a kitchen and living room on the ground floor, three bedrooms on the second.

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  • McGregor-Aldo promo tour reaches fever pitch with slap incident

    Did Conor McGregor slap Jose Aldo prior to a recent television appearance, or didn’t he? It’s one of the few mysteries coming out of an in-your-face, two-week press junket dubbed the “UFC 189 World Championship Tour,” which promotes the featherweight title fight between longtime champion Aldo and bombastic challenger McGregor on July 11 in Las Vegas. According to UFC president Dana White, McGregor delivered a slap to the back of the champion Friday morning as they prepared to make a Toronto television appearance, a full week into the tour.

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  • Carrie Underwood Shares First Real Shot of Adorable Baby Son Isaiah, Says He Wants to Be a Hockey Player: Pic

    Put me in coach! Not much is known about Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's newborn son Isaiah, but on Sunday, March 29, the "Something in the Water" singer, 32, gave fans an adorable first look at her little boy.  PHOTOS: Carrie and Mike's romance Posting

    Us Weekly
  • How to Clean Everything in Your Home and Beyond

    Every room in your apartment or house comes with its own cleaning challenges. From air vents to rusty cooking ware, we've rounded up a cleaning guide for every room and item you could ever want to clean!

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  • 29 Photos That Will Make Your Brain Explode With Happiness

    Need a little pick-me-up? Read on to see some photos that will crush your negativity and imbue you with happiness. Source: Getty

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  • The allegations against Enoch Powell are a monstrous lie

    It is disgraceful and destabilising for clergy to behave in this way and the Church needs to investigate those responsible for this smear and take action.

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  • Siblings' bad behaviour in cabs leads to their arrest, police say

    Two siblings were charged in Barrie, Ont., this weekend after police say they behaved badly in cabs. Barrie police say a cab driver flagged down a police officer in the early hours of Saturday morning, alleging that one of his passengers threw a debit machine out the window. Soon, another cab pulled up, alleging that the same passengers had been in his own cab and had thrown a GPS from the vehicle.

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