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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has wreaked havoc in central Italy, leaving over 100 people dead and thousands homeless.

  • Former teacher and badminton coach charged with historical sex crimes against young males

    Victoria police have arrested a former youth badminton coach for alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s and is asking for additional victims to come forward. Harry Charles Sadd, 70, has been charged with one count of sexual assault from 1983 and three counts of indecent assault by a male on a male person between 1978 and 1981. In a statement, police say a victim, who is now an adult, came forward to report multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred while he was a child and teen.

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  • Woman, 59, Dies After Falling 40ft From Go Ape Zip Wire

    Chris Swallow, Director of Go Ape, said in a statement: “The Go Ape team is deeply saddened by this tragic occurrence. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends and in particular to those who were on the course with her at the time.

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  • Yankees startled by unexpected visitor in Safeco Field dugout

    The New York Yankees were going about their business in impressive fashion on Wednesday when an unexpected and unwelcomed visitor dropped into their dugout. Fortunately, the Yankees were in the field at the time of the incident. The Yankees dugout had mostly emptied out in the middle of the eighth inning as the Bombers took the field for the bottom of the frame.

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  • Usain Bolt pictured in bed with student after dancing with woman at Rio nightclub

    Usain Bolt stirred up controversy after a 20-year-old Rio student named Jady Duarte reportedly shared photos of herself in bed with the Jamaican sprinter. This comes following reports of the nine-time Olympic gold medallist spotted twerking with an unidentified woman while celebrating his birthday at a Rio nightclub on 21 August.

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  • Potential 25 billion barrels of oil in Orphan Basin: report

    A new report suggests the Orphan Basin could hold twice as much oil as the Flemish Pass. The provincial government released a resource assessment by Beicip-Franlab on Thursday that suggests there are potentially 25.5 billion barrels of oil in the West Orphan Basin, compared to the 12.5 billion barrels the Flemish Pass is believed to hold. It's a study the provincial government hopes will attract even more investment than the Flemish Pass, which garnered $1.2 billion in bids last year.

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  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before finding Martin Blackwell, 48, guilty of eight counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault in the February attack on Anthony Gooden and Marquez Tolbert. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk said the evidence was overwhelming and that Blackwell had behaved in a soulless and malicious way. "You had so many outs where the voice of reason could have taken over," the judge told Blackwell, who had faced up to 80 years in prison.

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  • Train found at the bottom of Lake Superior, 106 years after derailment

    The final resting place of a freight train that derailed more than 100 years ago near Schreiber, Ont., has been discovered. A Minnesota-based underwater recovery expert named Tom Crossmon found CPR 649 on the bottom of Lake Superior on July 22. The train derailed on June 9, 1910, near Mink Harbour, when it hit a boulder on the track, Crossman said. It then dropped 20 meters to Lake Superior, and descended another 60 metres to the bottom of the lake.

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  • Bad Dog! Guilty Pooch Turns Away In Shame After Owner Presents Chewed-Up Shoe

    When confronted with a gnawed on insole, the shame-faced pitbull can’t look his owner in the eye. The hilarious video was shared by owner Daniel Martino, who lives with his two dogs in the city of Tortuguitas, Buenos Aires. The scenes of Daniel questioning his pets about the chewed-up insole has gone viral, and viewers can’t get enough of the pitbull’s blatant guilt.

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  • Sask. women struggling after Canada Child Benefit payments cut

    Many Saskatchewan women receiving federal Canada Child Benefit payments are upset after random case reviews have led to months of delayed payments. Introduced by the federal Liberal party, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) was touted as a "game changer", especially for low-income families. It replaced the Canada Child Tax Benefit, the National Child Benefit Supplement and the Universal Child Care Benefit programs.

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  • 'We do love Canada': Americans aim to repay Sarnia for $8K rescue of floating partiers

    The neighbours to the south are rallying behind an online fundraiser designed to repay the kind southwestern Ontario city and its taxpayers. Joe Wiedenbeck, a pipefitter from Marysville, Mich., joined the online conversation and on a lark created a campaign to raise money to cover Sarnia's rescue costs. "I feel like, since all these people ended up in Canada, and Canada had to incur the cost to haul everybody back, then maybe everybody should step up and cover the cost," he said.

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  • Trudeaus' Caribbean flight details redacted to exclude nanny, in-laws

    The flight manifest for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Christmas vacation to the Caribbean, released to the Conservatives through an access to information request, was redacted to leave off the names of family members and a nanny who travelled on the government-owned Challenger jet. In January, the Prime Minister's Office refused to answer media questions about who flew with Trudeau to St. Kitts and Nevis, saying only that he enjoyed the holiday with family and with other friends who made their way to the tropical island independently. "As for the friends of the Trudeau family who were also present in Nevis, they did not travel on the Challenger but made their own way there," Andrée-Lyne Hallé, a spokeswoman for the PMO, said in an e-mail to CBC News at the time.

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  • Katherine Kitts should get 12-14 months for sexually exploiting student: Crown

    An educational assistant who was based out of Sir Robert Borden High School in Ottawa should be sentenced to 12 to 14 months in jail for sexually exploiting a student over a two-year period, argued the Crown attorney at her sentencing hearing Monday. Katherine Kitts, 46, was arrested in 2014 after a mother found sexually explicit texts on her son's phone and contacted police with concerns about Kitts's relationship with him. The offences happened between April 2012 and April 2014 while Kitts was working at Sir Robert Borden High School.

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  • Hailey Baldwin Looks Like She's Wearing a Simple Swimsuit — Until You Spot This Little Detail

    Sadly, the Summer — along with its beach, pool, and sun-filled days — is coming to a close. But while many are making the most out of their favorite swimsuits, celebrities are still breaking out brand-new options. Take Hailey Baldwin, for instance, who 'grammed a pic of a green one-piece while celebrating her pal Kylie Jenner's 19th birthday. At first glance, the sleek, high-cut Zigilane design looks pretty sexy — in a simple way. But a quick look at the side and you'll spot a few statement-making cutouts, taking Hailey's beachside look to the next level. Take another look at the It model's suit ahead, then shop some similar options before Fall rolls on in.

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  • ATV-riding teen survives close call with cable on west Quebec trail

    A teenager from Arnprior, Ont., suffered painful neck injuries after accidentally driving her all-terrain vehicle into a steel cable strung across a private road that she had been using for almost a decade. Taylor Yach, 16, was thrown from her ATV and knocked unconscious after running into the three-metre cable on Saturday near her family's cottage in Ladysmith, Que. She was taken to hospital and her family called police. Yach admitted she was operating her ATV on private property at the time of the collision, but said she had been using the narrow dirt road near Highway 303 since she was a small child to tap maple trees and splash through puddles.

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  • Girl Has Absolutely Massive Blackhead Removed From Bellybutton

    Jamie Davis recently posted this video of his sister removing a giant blackhead from her bellybutton. The clip, which has gained media attention, was shot in Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and shows a tweezers used to extract an extremely eye-opening blackhead that had been there for the previous nine months. Jamie and his sister reacted with increasing excitement and surprise as the video progressed until its satisfying conclusion. Credit: YouTube/Jamie Davis

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  • How Much Money You Should Really Give at a Wedding (14 photos)

    Writing a check should be borderline thoughtless. So why does it always end up being so stressful when it comes to weddings? We went to industry experts to get to the bottom of this tricky situation. But remember: You should never give beyond your personal means. After all, it's the thought that counts. From House Beautiful

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  • Wind turbine collapse wreckage in Nova Scotia combed for clues of cause

    One week after an 80-metre wind turbine collapsed in Cape Breton, there is still no clear indication of what caused what's believed to be the first catastrophic failure of its kind in Canada. Officials with Enercon Canada Inc. were at the scene of the tangled heap on Wednesday afternoon, loading equipment onto flatbed tractor-trailers near the site of the collapsed turbine. Maintenance crews were replacing a "major component" on Aug. 17 when "an incident occurred," said Karine Asselin, an Enercon spokesperson.

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  • Brit Siblings Removed From EasyJet Flight For ‘Reading ISIS Material’

    A trio of British siblings have reacted with shock after they were kicked of an easyJet flight when passengers accused them of reading ISIS material. Ali Dharas, 21, and his two sisters Sakina, 24, and Maryam, 19, were removed from the flight from London Gatwick to Naples before it took off. A couple had apparently told staff onboard that the Maryam and Sakina, who were wearing headscarves, that they also had ‘praise be to God’ written on their phones.

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  • How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

    Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. The company, Mylan, has a virtual monopoly on epinephrine injectors, potentially life-saving devices used to stop a runaway allergic reaction. Mylan N.V., which has headquarters in Hertfordshire, England, and Pittsburgh, has hiked prices as frequently as three times a year over the past nine years, pushing its list price for a package of two syringes to more than $600.

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  • A man who's been traveling for 10 years says this is the biggest budgeting mistake people make when planning a vacation

    Many people think they need to save up a huge vacation budget — but that isn’t always the case. “I always describe budget travel as doing exactly what you do back home except somewhere else,” Kepnes explained to Torabi. Bottom line: Don’t let your vacation budget — or lack thereof — hold you back from traveling.

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