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  • Chretien says no pill for stupidity in thinly-veiled shot at Donald Trump

    Asked directly what he thought about the Trump campaign, Chretien responded by referencing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's recent illness and taking a thinly-veiled jab at Trump. "When Hillary had pneumonia, there are pills to help you against pneumonia, but apparently there is no pill against something like stupidity," he said. Chretien downplayed all the protectionist talk from both Trump and Clinton, saying "it's always like that" during American presidential campaigns, but perspectives change once the winner moves into the White House.

    The Canadian Press
  • Looks Like Trump May Already Be On To His Next Project

    This summer, some political observers — including filmmaker Michael Moore — suggested Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has become a marketing blitz for a new media company he wants to launch. Now the evidence is building this may be the case. The Financial Times reports Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, has approached “one of the media industry’s top dealmakers” to talk about the possibility of launching a Trump television network to capitalize on the populist movement that has sprung up around the billionaire presidential candidate. FT cited three unnamed individuals as saying Kushner — who owns the New York Observer and a real estate company — approached Aryeh Bourkoff, CEO of investment

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  • The Indians trolled Jose Bautista so hard after winning the ALCS

    The biggest loser in the American League Championship Series wasn’t the Blue Jays or the Toronto fans who watched the Cleveland Indians celebrate a trip to the World Series on their home field. Nope, the biggest loser could only be one man: Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who is going to have to bury his head in the sand after a week of trash-talking and complaining that is now coming back to bite him. The Indians celebrated winning the AL pennant.

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  • Michelle Obama stuns at final state dinner in custom Versace gown

    Michelle Obama was a golden goddess on Tuesday night (Oct. 18) as she stepped out for her final state dinner as First Lady of the United States. The sleeveless design draped off-the-shoulder and featured a cinched waist detail that flattered Michelle's figure.

  • Man divorces new bride after he discovered how much make-up she wore

    The unidentified couple were on their honeymoon in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, when they began swimming at Al Mamzar Beach. According to Arabic newspaper Aletihad, the husband went on to discover that his bride had undergone cosmetic surgery and wore false eyelashes and coloured contact lenses.

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  • Presidential debate: The moment Trump v Clinton turned nasty

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton argued over Russia's role in the US election during their third and final presidential debate. Mr Trump also refused to say whether he would accept the election was fair if Mrs Clinton won.

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  • Woman known as 'Internet Black Widow' agrees to sign new peace bond

    An elderly woman who became known as the Internet Black Widow after she was convicted of killing and poisoning intimate partners she met online has agreed to drop most of her objections to a peace bond she signed when she was released from prison. The lawyer for Melissa Ann Shepard appeared briefly Tuesday in a provincial court in the Halifax area, where he confirmed that his client was prepared to sign a new, two-year peace bond that imposes similar conditions on her freedom. Mark Knox told the court Shepard — who is in her 80s — was expected to attend the hearing, but she would be late because she has trouble walking.

    The Canadian Press
  • Blue-eyed Pakistani tea seller taking the Internet by storm

    A photographer snapped a few simple photos and the life of a tea vendor in Pakistan changed forever. Arshad Khan was simply doing his job, working in a tea stall in the Itwar Bazaar in Islamabad, reports Quartz India. A photographer named Jiah Ali happened to be strolling by and snapped a few pics of the tea vendor before posting them on social media.

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  • Yummy mummy, 54, looks so young her 22-year-old son gets mistaken for her boyfriend

    Pamela Jay may have 30 years on her son Marley but her luscious locks and bright clear skin make it seem she like she is a woman in her 20s. Pamela, who works as a civil servant, said: “People often think I’m lying when they find out my age - sometimes people are so stunned I almost have to get out my ID to prove it to them. Pamela has a strict beauty routine and a host of lotions, potions and vitamins that help maintain her youthful glow - but claims her secret is as simple as a jar of coconut oil.

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  • Landowner closes most of Mount Seymour's mountain bike trails

    For more than 20 years, mountain bikers in Metro Vancouver have flocked to the North Shore for its legendary trails. Many bikers, including pro rider and co-author of Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides, Wade Simmons, hadn't even realized the CMHC owned land on Mount Seymour. "They were a bit of an absent landowner, and I've never heard any issues in the 20, 25 years I've ridden on the Shore," said Simmons on Wednesday.

  • 9 Things You Need to Know About The Donald's First Wife, Ivana Trump (7 photos)

    Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr. are regularly cited as proof that candidate Trump is capable of greatness. But shouldn't their mother get some of the credit? From Town & Country

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  • Winter Forecast: What Can Canadians Expect?

    A snowy season is a head for some parts of Canada, according to AccuWeather. Frequent snowstorms are expected for eastern Canada, B.C. and the Rockies. The forecast is good news for the country’s skiers. Resorts suffered last year because of the mild weather and below-normal snowfall.

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  • 3 sex-spread diseases hit another record high, CDC says

    NEW YORK — Infections from three sexually spread diseases have hit another record high.

    The Canadian Press
  • Video shows Laval Petro-Canada pump skimming pennies from clients

    An online video showing a Petro-Canada pumping station in Laval charging clients even when they weren't fuelling their car has gone viral, with more than one million views since it was posted Oct. 6. Saint-Eustache resident Dylan Fisher took two videos of the same pump driving up his tab when he wasn't getting gas from it — one on Oct. 5 and another on Oct. 6. The Petro-Canada station where the video was taken is on the service road of Highway 440 and 100th Avenue in Laval.

  • How 6 brutal rape charges against Colby Messer unravelled in a Denver courtroom

    The Vancouver Island man accused of gang raping a woman in a Denver hotel room last year is returning home a free man. On Monday, Messer  learned the district attorney's office had dismissed the remaining two charges and was closing the case. The four other charges had already been dismissed by the judge at a preliminary hearing in August.

  • Boy, 6, is ‘a health and safety risk to his school’ because of his feet

    A young boy is apparently being forced to miss school because a rare condition on his feet means he poses a health and safety risk. Spencer Kristianson, six, suffers from Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, a condition that causes his feet to grow at different speeds. As a result, he need expensive orthotic shoes that cost £300 a pair - something his mother Amber, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, would have to replace every three months.

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  • Mel Gibson: 'I've been sober for a decade'

    Mel Gibson is a changed man after maintaining his sobriety for the past 10 years. The 60-year-old actor hit headlines in 2006 when he was filmed making anti-Semitic remarks while being arrested in Malibu, California for drink driving. That incident led to him turning to Alcoholics Anonymous for help, and he’s been on the straight and narrow since then, Mel insisted in an interview with Australian television programme Sunday Night. “I am a member of (the) 12-step program and I achieved sobriety like that. I’ve got 10 years of sobriety under my belt,” he said. Mel found his career dramatically affected when the video of his 2006 arrest went public. However, he said he was determined not to feel

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  • Watch this man endure the second most painful insect sting in the world

    If you’ve ever wondered what being stung by a giant wasp capable of sending a grown adult into fits of shrieking agony looks like, well this is the video for you. Meet the Tarantula Hawk, a wasp that earns its name for the unusual and highly morbid way it reproduces. Once the egg hatches the larva of the Tarantula Hawk proceeds to slowly devour the tarantula, saving its vital organs for last to keep the spider alive as long as possible.

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  • Genghis Khan’s Tomb: The mysterious and gruesome story behind infamous leader’s ‘missing’ grave

    The brutal and genocidal ruler of the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, died in 1227 in mysterious circumstances. Some say he was killed in action, others suggest Khan - the head of the one of the biggest empires in history - simply died after a short illness. The mystery is all down to Khan himself - he specifically asked to be buried without any markings or sign that it was his grave, and asked for six cats to be buried ALIVE with him so that their purring would help guide him to the afterlife.

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  • How Princess Charlotte takes after her great-gran the Queen: From horses to football

    Princess Charlotte has a royal role model in her great-grandmother, and she's clearly following in Queen Elizabeth's footsteps! On Tuesday night (Oct. 18), the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, revealed that her little girl shares the Queen's passion for horse riding, but the pair's similarities don't end there. Princess Charlotte had royal fans doing a double take when she joined her parents and big brother Prince George at a children's party during the royal tour in Canada. The Queen is notorious for her love of all things horses and still enjoys a spot of horse riding on the grounds of her Windsor Castle home in Berkshire when the weather suits.