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VIDEO: Clever seal outsmarts killer whales

This group of friends welcomed an unexpected guest during a whale-watching tour off the coast of Vancouver Island.

  • Baby deer’s face says it all after being rescued from Louisiana floods

    Scott Black was finally leaving work after rising floodwaters had kept him in the pharmacist office for nearly 14 hours. As he was leaving, Black captured a baby deer wrapped up in towels that was rescued from the floods.

    The Daily Buzz
  • 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.

    International Business Times
  • 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.

    CBC
  • Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

    VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. It was in that state, physically disfigured and mentally so scarred that she had falsely thought her former captors were coming for her, that German doctor Jan Ilhan Kizilhan found her in a refugee camp in northern Iraq last year.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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

    Storyful
  • Materials shares pull TSX down for worst day in over 8 weeks

    TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index posted its biggest decline in more than eight weeks on Wednesday as lower metal and oil prices sent shares of resource companies tumbling. The materials group , which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, was the biggest loser, shedding 5.8 percent as copper and gold prices fell. Barrick Gold had its worst day in over a year.

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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.

    CBC
  • Jimmy Feigen, last of four Lochte 'robbery' swimmers, releases statement

    Jimmy Feigen, the fourth of four swimmers involved in the Ryan Lochte robbery-that-wasn’t-really-a-robbery-but-still-was-a-Brazilian-shakedown that overshadowed the entire second week of the Olympics, has released his own statement on the night in question. Feigen’s account of the evening is generally the same as those presented by fellow swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz.  “We pulled over to a gas station to use the bathroom but the door was locked,” Feigen said in the statement. “On our way back to the cab, Ryan Lochte pulled a poster in a metal frame off a wall,” Feigen said.

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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.

    Yahoo News
  • Why Ivanka Trump pays interns in 'experiences' rather than money

    Because the apple never falls too far, much of Ivanka Trump’s campaign season surrogacy and corresponding press tour has served as publicity for her personal brand.

    Forbes
  • ​Winnipeg man uses Google Maps to successfully fight photo radar ticket

    Danial Mercer used Google Street View pictures of the area where he got slapped with a photo radar ticket to have his traffic violation thrown out of court. Mercer was driving through the school zone on Harrow Street just north of Warsaw Avenue on April 6, 2015 when a photo enforcement vehicle snapped a photo of him travelling 49km/h in the 30km/h school zone in front of St. Ignatius School. Mercer said he's driven that stretch of Harrow Street often and is aware of the school zone.

    CBC
  • 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.

    Business Insider
  • Trio of Chinese gold medalists among 15 weightlifters suspended for doping

    Following a retest of samples from the 2008 Summer Games, the International Weightlifting Federation published the names of 15 competitors who tested positive for banned substances, including three Olympic champions and eight others who could be stripped of their medals.

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  • Prince likely did not know the ‘Watson 385’ pills he ingested were counterfeits laced with fentanyl

    When the autopsy report for Prince surfaced in June, it became clear that the singer died from a lethal dose of a powerful opioid called fentanyl. Now investigators have found reason to believe that the pop icon did not know what he was taking. During a search of Prince’s Minnesota estate after his death in April, authorities found an Aleve bottle filled with two dozen pills. The pills tested positive for fentanyl, a drug that can be up to 100 times as powerful as morphine. But they weren’t labeled as such: The Associated Press reports that the pills were marked “Watson 385.” That’s a label found on a generic painkiller that contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone – the ingredients of many commonly

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  • The World’s 10 Strongest Militaries (10 photos)

    Which nations possess the most powerful conventional armies in the world? Swiss finance company Credit Suisse has tried to work this out, using several factors to determine a country’s military power.  These include how many active military personnel, tanks, helicopters, combat aircraft, aircraft carriers and submarines they have. The United States, predictably, holds the top spot but some of the other entries are a surprise… (Courtesy - Business Insider; Images - Getty)

    Yahoo News UK
  • New Canadians, mostly Filipinos, snapping up homes in St. John's region

    The housing market may be slowing in the St. John's region, but there's a refreshing spike in the number of new Canadians who are snapping up homes. Veteran real estate agent and mortgage broker Debbie Hanlon has sold 22 homes to immigrant families in the past 12 months, mostly to newcomers from the Southeast Asian nation of the Philippines. It's a refreshing trend for a province that manages to retain, on average, just 25 per cent of the immigrants and refugees that come to Newfoundland and Labrador.

    CBC
  • 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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  • Philippines President Duterte threatens to leave UN

    "When were you here last time? Nothing. Never. Except to criticize." The comments come days after the UN urged Duterte's administration to step back from its violent approach to drug crime. The crackdown since Duterte took office in late June has seen over 650 police killings -- deaths Duterte and his top police officer, Roland Dela Rosa, say are justified self-defense killings -- alongside as many as 900 unexplained murders perpetrated by suspected vigilantes. Duterte has also publicly accused dozens of officials and politicians of being involved in the drug trade. A woman cradles her husband, next to a placard which reads "I'm a pusher," who was shot dead in Manila on July 23, 2016. Police

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  • This “Harry Potter” fan just pointed out something seriously AWFUL about Snape that we never noticed!

    The great Snape debate has been a hot-button issue among Harry Potter fans ever since Deathly Hallows first hit shelves in 2007. According to the Redditor, Snape seems to give particularly grisly detentions to his Gryffindor students…and in some instances, he makes little Gryffindors cut up the same kinds of animals that they keep as pets. Poor l’il Neville Longbottom, for example, before he got really cute and badass.

    Hello Giggles
  • A Quebec mother's fight to give baby her dead spouse's last name

    Renaud waited for her parents to come look after their then-two-year-old son, then left to join him. Renaud never would have suspected then that she wouldn't be allowed to give her daughter her father's name because the couple was not married. As is normal procedure, Renaud sent the declaration of birth to the government.

    CBC