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Unmasked: Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' named by BBC

The masked fighter believed to have carried out several beheadings is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family.

  • Couple married 67 years dies holding hands in their California home, just as they wished

    After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together. Sensing the couple was close to death, their children pushed their two hospice beds together and gently placed their father's hand in the mother's palm. Violet, 89, followed five hours later. "They wanted to go together," their daughter, Donna Scharton, said Thursday.

    The Canadian Press
  • Will Smith Reveals Cause of Struggle in His High-Profile Marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith

    Will Smith told Us Weekly and reporters at the Focus premiere that his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has experienced its fair share of bumps -- find out their struggle here

    Us Weekly
  • Christie Brinkley's Ageless Beauty

    Christie Brinkley's supermodel good looks are frozen in time. "A lot of the fact that I'm getting compliments for I'm 61, but I look younger is that I'm sitting here right now under flattering light, professional hair, makeup [and] professional lighting," the blonde bombshell – who also observes a vegan diet and active lifestyle – told Access Hollywood . Fellow model Cindy Crawford – whose beauty also stands the test of time – recently made headlines when allegedly un-retouched photos of the star were leaked.

    Access Hollywood
  • Self-described 'wild child' who wanted to shine on 'America's Next Top Model' killed

    She was a Serbian-born model and self-described "wild-child" who said she began walking runways in her new North Carolina hometown at age 12. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say 19-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of the 19-year-old Puhar and two other victims. She told the newspaper that her family fled Serbia after the Kosovo War and moved to North Carolina a decade later. Shortly after that, she was cast on "America's Next Top Model," a reality show on The CW network that pits aspiring models against each other.

    The Canadian Press
  • Scarlett Johansson defends John Travolta; says Oscar encounter was 'totally welcome'

    Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter. In an exclusive statement to The Associated Press, Johansson said "there is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta." Travolta greeted Johansson at Sunday's Oscars with a kiss and his arm around her waist. The photo has since been turned into an Internet meme, adding to an impression furthered by Travolta's touching of Idina Menzel's face while presenting at the Los Angeles ceremony.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kanye West Cries Over Friend's Death in Interview, Says He "Tries As Many Times a Day as I Can" to Give North a Sibling

    Kanye West cried during a revealing new interview on Thursday, Feb. 26 -- watch it here

    Us Weekly
  • Cell text may have saved others in Manitoba house fire that killed four boys

    Beverley Eberhardt would often babysit her eight grandchildren and have them over for sleepovers, and now half of them are gone. Four boys were killed early Wednesday when their home in southern Manitoba burned to the ground. "I thought this was some kind of prank, but found out it was real," Eberhardt said Thursday, sitting in the cluttered kitchen of her mobile home in Morden. She said her son-in-law, Jake Froese, had been working the night before with 18-year-old Steven at an industrial painting business in Winkler, Man. When they finished their shifts just after midnight, Steven texted his mother to tell her they were hungry and headed home.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Get me out of here,' aboriginal girl begged her parents before stopping chemo

    Chemotherapy took such a horrific toll on Makayla Sault's weak body that she begged her parents to take her out of treatment and try instead traditional medicine, the mother of the 11-year-old aboriginal girl said Thursday. Makayla, who suffered from a rare form of leukemia, died last month after suffering a stroke — her death sparked a national conversation on aboriginal peoples' right to opt out of the health system. Doctors gave her at most a 72-per-cent chance of survival even with an aggressive chemotherapy treatment, her mother, Sonya Sault, told an audience at McMaster University. Makayla said things like "the chemo is going to kill me," the mother said, adding that finally she begged the parents to put an end to it.

    The Canadian Press
  • Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria seize more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

    Islamic State militants seized more Christians from their homes in northeastern Syria in the past three days, bringing the total number abducted by the extremist group to over 220, activists said Thursday. At the same time, the extremists also released a video showing the continued destruction of the heritage of the lands under their control. It depicted men using sledgehammers to smash ancient Mesopotamian statues and other artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul. The video, coinciding with mounting fears over the fate of the captive Christian Assyrians in Syria, sent a fresh wave of dread across the region, particularly among minorities who feel targeted by the group.

    The Canadian Press
  • Sarah Daniels speaks out about 'date rape' on Facebook

    People use Facebook for sharing things like photos, the news or what they had for dinner, but Vancouver realtor and TV personality Sarah Daniels used it to tell her friends and acquaintances she was raped — 25 years ago.

    CBC
  • Scientists reveal how to survive a real-world zombie apocalypse

    A simulation of what would really happen if America was overrun by the living dead offered a few surprises

    Rob Waugh
  • Bank of America is predicting a massive Tesla collapse

    John Lovallo, an analyst at Bank of America...

    Business Insider
  • 25 Oscars Moments Everyone's Still Talking About

    Sunday night's Oscars ended 2015's award season with a bang, and we're here to rehash the most emotional, hilarious, and downright awkward moments. Of course, we've already delved into the biggest parts of the evening and given you a glimpse at a chunk of the Internet's ruthlessness, but we're going to dig deeper.

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  • Family opposes outings from psychiatric hospital for B.C. man who killed 3 kids

    A panel considering whether a father who murdered his three children should be granted outings from a psychiatric hospital has heard the B.C. man wants to take a rehabilitation course in cooking bacon. A caseworker for Allan Schoenborn has told the B.C. Review Board that the man is making progress by considering the very specific course after refusing most programs. Doctors at a facility in Coquitlam are advocating for Schoenborn's supervised release nearly seven years after he stabbed and smothered his children in their Merritt, B.C., home. A Crown lawyer at the hearing opposed Schoenborn's release, listing 11 instances of verbal or physical confrontations over the past year that she says demonstrate anger issues that pose a threat to the public.

    The Canadian Press
  • Buzzfeed bashes B.C.'s record-breaking warm weather

    The record-breaking high temperatures around the province have turned B.C. into a 'grisly, godawful hellhole', according to Buzzfeed.

    CBC
  • Bill Cosby Says He's "Far From Finished" in New Statement As More Women Come Forward

    Bill Cosby released a new statement this week, thanking fans for their support and saying "I'm far from finished" as new women come forward -- read his words and get details on the latest accusation

    Us Weekly
  • New Canadian jail looks at ways of keeping out drug drones flying overhead

    One of Canada's newest jails is researching the use of detectors to prevent the invasion of drug-bearing drones that have plagued some North American prisons. Tim Carroll, superintendent of the Northeast Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, said staff are examining ways to prevent unmanned aerial vehicles from lowering contraband into the jail's airing yards in a rural area north of Truro. "We're looking at both obtaining our own drones for ... perimeter checks and verifying surveillance in and around our correctional facility and, in addition to that, detecting drones which are not government operated and that may pose a threat to the facility," he said in an interview. Incidents recorded in South Carolina and Quebec in the past two years prompted Carroll's interest as he worked on plans for the 100-cell jail, which opened Feb. 8.

    The Canadian Press
  • BDSM in Canada is 50 shades of legal grey

    Under current Canadian law a person cannot consent to physical harm, says University of Toronto law professor Brenda Cossman, though there are a few obvious exceptions. Tattooing, piercing and other kinds of body modification are also accepted because they are seen to have cultural value. "Bodily harm is defined as something that interferes with the health and comfort of a person that is more than transient or trifling," says Cossman. In Canada, even if the adults participating consent to BDSM-related activity, the courts have ruled that the initial consent is vitiated by the fact that there was physical harm involved.

    CBC