Norwegian author causes a storm with 'fat' comment

Twitter users are up in arms after Karl Ove Knausgaard says he'd 'never seen people that fat' after a trip to Newfoundland.

  • Karrueche Tran Tweets Farewell to Chris Brown Amid Love Child Reports

    Karrueche Tran took to Twitter to send a message of farewell to Chris Brown on Wednesday, March 4, amid rumors of the musician fathering a baby girl who is now 9 months old -- get details

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  • Mike Ribeiro and wife being sued by former nanny: Report

    Mike Ribeiro has gone to great lengths this year to change his image. He asked Nashville to sign him. Bought a home in the city in order to escape the fishbowl atmosphere of other markets. Has openly discussed his past as a therapeutic measure. But sometimes the past catches up in some way shape or form.

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  • Girl, 14, forced into week of sex work at downtown hotel

    Three people have been charged with human trafficking after Toronto police rescued a 14-year-old girl who they said was forced into sex work at a downtown hotel. Police said security staff responded to a noise complaint in a hotel room in the Bay Street and Dundas Street West area last Friday night. The teen told police she had been invited to the hotel by the three accused, and was then held in the room and forced to provide sexual services for a week. The girl said she feared for her safety and couldn't contact anyone because her cellphone was confiscated and the hotel phone was disabled.

  • Dr. Saira Malik reprimanded for 'disrespectful style' toward patients

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies. According to the college, Malik had been counselled or cautioned four times in the past about "breaches of patient confidentiality, attitude, and failure to follow required policies regarding acceptance of new patients" prior to the latest complaints. Malik's response to the patient complaints and investigation was one of defiance, the college said.

  • Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry Welcome Baby Boy Rhodes – See His First Photo!

    Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry Welcome Baby Boy Rhodes – See His First Photo! Sara Gilbert and her wife Linda Perry welcomed a baby boy named Rhodes over the weekend, her The Talk co-host Julie Chen revealed on the show today!

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  • Trial delayed for woman accused of committing indecent act on aircraft

    The trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of committing an indecent act on a Toronto-to-Halifax flight has been delayed because her lawyer is ill. Alicia Elizabeth Lander has pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, assaulting a police officer, committing an act of mischief and causing a disturbance at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Jan. 24, 2014. Jason George Chase had pleaded not guilty to committing an indecent act, but he later changed his plea to guilty and waived his right to a trial.

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  • Royal coat of arms found in walls

    A Tudor royal coat of arms has been discovered embedded in the walls of a cottage in an Oxfordshire village. Pieces of the 16th Century 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft) stone armorial were found in Tudor Cottage, in Hanwell near Banbury, during refurbishments. Owner David Crabtree said a large fleur-de-lys "fell into a pile of rubble" as builders took a wall down. Further carved stones, including three lions, were then found in other walls within the cottage.

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  • TTC 'ghost bus' video shows collision at Bathurst Station

    In a video posted on YouTube, an empty TTC bus with no driver on board slowly rolls across the lot at Bathurst Station before colliding with a work truck. The video shows the bus rolling freely for 19 seconds before it finally plows into the back of a white truck. "Come on, and, there she goes," the person who recorded the video can be heard saying. "A bus was left unsecured by an operator at our Bathurst Station ... and it rolled away making contact with another TTC vehicle.

  • Qatar Airways says no longer interested in CSeries

    Qatar Airways is no longer interested in ordering any CSeries jets as result of the delays to the new single-aisle aircraft made by Bombardier , Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday. He also said that Qatar Airways would wait at least a couple of years before deciding whether to order any more A380s after starting operations with its first of the superjumbos last year.

  • Helen Mirren, 69, Is a Total Bombshell in Semi-Sheer Dress on the Red Carpet: See the Photos!

    Helen Mirren attended the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Spring Gala in NYC on Monday, March 2, dressed in a semi-sheer dress that made jaws drop; see the red carpet photos!

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  • Vancouver cracks top 5 on global quality of life index

    As if the balmy winter isn’t enough to brag about to fellow Canadians, Vancouver can now boast its status as having the best quality of life in North America. “Canada continues to offer a high quality of living for residents and expatriate employees,” says Eleana Rodriguez, a market business leader at Mercer Canada’s information solutions group. “Major Canadian cities tend to rank highly due to Canada’s favourable political and social environment, as well as medical and health considerations. The highest-ranking U.S. city was San Francisco in 27th spot.

  • Teacher Erin Osmond takes stand at her own sexual exploitation trial

    A 29-year-old teacher from Prud'homme, Sask. is on trial, charged with the sexual exploitation of a high school student in Watrous in 2013. Osmond began a romantic relationship with the student that lasted for several months. Eventually, Osmond and the student, who can't be named because of a publication ban, became more and more romantic. Osmond's contract as a substitute teacher at the school was ending February 15.

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  • Toronto Blue Jays, Major League players wrapping bats with colourful tape made by Ontario businessman

    A businessman from Ontario and a former Blue Jay have helped change the look and feel of big-league bat handles. Increasingly, players are brightening their bats with specialized tape that comes in a rainbow of colours. The idea sprang from the experience of Brad Barker, who grew up in St. Catharines, Ont., where he played hockey and baseball and was particular about the way he taped his sticks and bat handles. It was only natural for Barker, now the company’s general manager, to use LizardSkins handlebar tape in his personal sporting pursuits.

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  • Oil down as US supply jumps; Saudi remarks keep prices off lows

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Wednesday after U.S. crude stock builds were more than twice levels forecast, although prices held off recent lows after Saudi Arabia's oil minister said he expected prices to recover soon from the selloff of recent months. U.S. crude stocks jumped by 10.3 million barrels last week, the government said, versus a Reuters poll calling for a build of just 4 million barrels.

  • Here's why 'refuge rooms' are the new office trend

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  • Emergency room overcrowding: Calgary doctors get creative to cope

    On Tuesday the Alberta NDP released information the party says shows a spike in the number of times Calgary hospitals have been at risk of being unable to treat very sick patients quickly enough. Dr. Rhonda Ness, who works in the ER at Alberta Children's Hospital and the Foothills Medical Centre, says very sick patients are being treated in a timely manner — because doctors are finding creative ways to deal with overcrowding.

  • Mother of child 'M' beaten and starved to death apologizes

    With her husband working night shifts, she stayed alone at home taking care of the couple’s children.

  • NB Liquor growler purchase earns taxpayer waste award nomination

    NB Liquor’s purchase of 40,000 growlers earned it a nomination for a Canadian Taxpayers Federation award for government waste. The Crown corporation decided last fall to begin selling craft beer from selected stores and as a part of the new initiative NB Liquor spent $124,210 to purchase 40,000 of the 1.89-litre beer jugs. Growler sales were flat and as of mid-December, NB Liquor had only sold 2,718 of the bottles at $10 each. Aaron Wudrick, the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, announced the award winners and nominees for the annual government waste awards on Wednesday.

  • Heidi Klum Reflects on Her Worst Style, Beauty Mistakes: "My Eyebrows Were Plucked to the Bejeezus!"

    Heidi Klum opened up exclusively to Us Weekly about her questionable style and beauty choices over her decades-long modeling career; get the details

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