Dad makes perfect Star Wars costume for his kid

One pint-sized Star Wars fan will be the envy of the schoolyard after his dad spent four months making him the perfect Halloween costume.

  • Migrant has conviction overturned after raping boy, 10, in ‘sexual emergency’

    A migrant who raped a 10-year-old boy in a swimming pool has had his conviction overturned because the court could not prove that the child said no. The man, identified only as 20-year-old Iraqi Amir A, violently sexually assaulted the victim while he was undergoing an integration process at Theresienbad pool (above) in Vienna, Austria, last December. Amir was found guilty of serious sexual assault and rape of a minor and was sentenced to six years in jail - but the Supreme Court has now lifted the verdict and ordered a retrial as his defence team successfully argued that there was no proof that the boy did not consent.

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  • Young women are now drinking MORE alcohol than men for the first time

    Young women are now drinking more alcohol than their male counterparts for the first time in history, according to new research. Men born between 1891 and 1910 were twice as likely as their female peers to drink alcohol but this became virtually equal among those born between 1991 and 2000.

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  • Scarlett Johansson is all smiles as she opens her Parisian popcorn shop Yummy Pop

    Actress Scarlett Johansson is trying out a new role – entrepreneur – after opening up her very own popcorn store in Paris. Of her new project, the Lucy star said: “I am so excited to introduce Yummy Pop, a labour of love and Epicurean enthusiasm. Scarlett had thought of every taste when creating the menu with her husband and business partner Romain Dauriac and chef Will Horowitz of New York-based restaurant Harry and Ida’s.

  • 'I just want him to come home,' says wife of man missing for 5 months

    As the weather gets colder and the days grow shorter, Stephanie Beardy fears the worst.

  • Why are Russian warships in British waters?

    (CNN)Russia is believed to be sending a massive naval task force, with warships from its Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, to the Mediterranean Sea in preparation for what could be a major escalation in the conflict in Syria. Russian defense officials say there are a number of heavily armed vessels already positioned in waters off the Syrian coast. The carrier -- the flagship of the Russian Navy -- is accompanied by submarine escorts, and at least seven other surface ships, including the giant nuclear battle cruiser, Peter the Great. Assembling such a large Mediterranean armada sends a powerful message about Russia's military capabilities.

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  • Man kills wife’s sister and dad so he could lure her to funeral service and murder her

    A man killed his wife’s sister and father so that he could lure her to their funeral service - where he also murdered her. Samuel Velasco Gurrola wanted to stop his wife Ruth Sagredo Escobedo from testifying against him after he was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. This time his wife ventured out for the funeral and Gurrola killed his wife while she was in the funeral procession and the sexual assault case against him was dropped.

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  • "Walking Dead" Premiere Is Too Much for Emotional Teen

    For fans of “Walking Dead”, the six month wait since April’s season finale cliff-hanger has been brutal, but not nearly as brutal as Sunday’s premiere. The series return was so shocking that this young girl broke into inconsolable sadness. Credit: Youtube/ayeharmony

  • Family of murdered B.C. girl reacts to news of killer's prison pregnancy

    Reena Virk's grandfather Mukand Pallan of Victoria, B.C., says he hopes becoming a mother will inspire Kelly Ellard. "I hope she tries to get better and tries to be a better mother and live her life," said Pallan from his home in Victoria. "I wish her well. The court heard how Virk was swarmed by several girls after trying to join a group of teenagers who had gathered under a Victoria-area bridge to drink and smoke pot.

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  • Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offers to Bautista and Encarnacion

    At the very least, sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are expected to receive qualifying offers from the Blue Jays. "What I can tell you is that we're trying to win and we're going to continue to try to win," Atkins said. Extending a qualifying offer — worth US$17.2 million — ensures that the Blue Jays would receive compensation if a player signs with another team as a free agent.

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  • No regrets, Trump vows; Clinton pursues his supporters

    Hillary Clinton ramped up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family. Trump vowed to go all-out in the final three weeks so he'll have no regrets — even if he loses. The nominees retrenched behind familiar arguments a day after appearing together at a charity event that veered into cutting personal attacks, an unexpected metaphor for this year's take-no-prisoners presidential campaign.

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  • Zooey Deschanel and Ellen Shame Airline for New Baby Policy

    Zooey Deschanel, New Girl star and mother of a 14-month-old girl, visited Ellen on Monday and talked about one of the many challenges of being the parent of a young child, a challenge that is supposed to come with at least one perk. The challenge, in this case, is traveling, and the perk she was expecting was that when flying, she and her baby would get to board the plane first. But apparently, that policy no longer flies at American Airlines, and host Ellen DeGeneres was set on shaming the airline.

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  • 20 Celebrity Couples With a Major Height Difference You Never Noticed (21 photos)

    Think you and your significant other are the only vertically mismatched couple out there? Take a look at these celebs whose difference in height almost surpass their difference in life. From Good Housekeeping

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  • Figure skater Scott Hamilton diagnosed with 3rd brain tumour

    Olympic figure skating champion and commentator Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumour . People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumour . In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.

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  • Mum drowns after falling into secret well that appeared while she was gardening

    Irena Nadiotis, 57, fell into the hole at her Grade II listed property 17th century Cotswolds house - and went unnoticed until her daughter Maddi looked out the window. Senior Coroner Katie Skerrett recorded an accidental death.

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  • Anesthesia in Alberta dental offices questioned after girl suffers brain damage

    Alberta is one of just two provinces where dentists with specialized training both administer general anesthetic and perform a dental procedure on a patient, according to a CBC inquiry. Last month, a four-year-old Edmonton girl was rushed to hospital after receiving general anesthetic at a downtown dental office. The details of what happened are now under investigation by the Alberta Dental Association and College, which has released no information about the incident itself.

  • Prince Albert buys mom Grace Kelly's childhood home to save it from demolition

    Prince Albert of Monaco has just made a very exciting purchase – a vacation home in Philadelphia! The six-bedroom Colonial-style brick mansion also happens to be the childhood home of his late mother, Grace Kelly. Monaco’s monarch has fond memories of visiting the Georgian-style house, which was built by his grandfather John B. Kelly, Sr. in 1935, shortly after his mother was born.

  • SNL’s final debate parody skewers Trump’s ‘bad hombres’ and creepy comments about Ivanka

    A week after drawing an unhappy response from Donald Trump for its portrayal of him in its spoof of the second presidential debate, “Saturday Night Live” didn’t back down on the third one. Featuring the debate again in its cold open — this time with Tom Hanks playing moderator Chris Wallace — Alec Baldwin’s Trump was as brutish and offensive as ever. At one point, Trump forgets the name of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and calls him “Señor Guacamole,” his wife “Taquito,” and his kids “Chips” and “Salsa.” He offers the world’s most meandering and nonsensical answer to a question about the Iraqi city of Mosul. There’s even a subtle jab at Trump’s strange comment that he would date daughter q
  • McDonald’s made a major change to its nuggets, and now sales are soaring

    McDonald's chicken McNugget sales are soaring, according to the company. Nugget sales have risen 10% since the company removed artificial preservatives from its recipe, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Friday. McDonald's announced the change to its McNuggets in August, and said it would also remove high-fructose corn syrup from its hamburger buns and transition to antibiotic-free chicken one year earlier than planned.  After the announcement, the company received some criticism that its sauces still contained preservatives.  Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich was one of the most outspoken critics of the company.  But it appears that the change to the McNugget recipe has paid off for McDonald's. 

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  • Judges order 4-year-old boy not to wear girls' clothes in southeastern Alberta city

    Susan Smith says she remembers walking out of the court room in Medicine Hat last December in shock after a judge ordered her four-year-old son not be allowed to wear feminine clothing in public.

  • Concordia student and tutor face criminal charges for allegedly cheating on exam

    A spokeswoman for Concordia University declined a recorded interview, but agreed to speak with CBC News over the phone. "We flagged a case of identity fraud to police, and police are dealing with the matter as they see fit," said acting spokeswoman Cléa Desjardins. Passing yourself off as someone else during a school exam — or agreeing to let someone do that on your behalf — is illegal in Canada.