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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.

  • Embarrassment For Prince At Elephant Sanctuary

    Prince William's trip to China has ended with embarrassment after he visited an animal sanctuary where elephants are forced to perform for tourists nearby. At the same moment that the Prince was being photographed with an elephant, others were waiting in enclosures less than a mile away with their legs shackled. The Prince is in Yunnan Province on the last leg of his tour of China. Sky News spent an hour at the show in which we watched tourists sitting on elephants trunks and riding on them.

    Sky News
  • 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.

    The Canadian Press
  • The apps Edward Snowden recommends to protect your privacy online

    There are a host of free, easy-to-use apps and programs that can help protect your privacy online, and if everybody uses them it can provide a sort of "herd immunity" said Edward Snowden in a live video chat from Russia on Wednesday. Snowden appeared via teleconference in an event hosted by Ryerson University and Canadian Journalists For Expression, to launch the CJFE's online database that complies all of the publicly released classified documents the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor leaked. In response to a Twitter question,Snowden expanded on what tools he recommends for privacy. "You need to ensure your communications are protected in transit," said Snowden.

    CBC
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  • 26 Cute Pictures That Prove Britney Spears Is a Superstar Mom

    For Britney Spears, motherhood has always meant more than anything else. With babies on the mind, Britney didn't wait long to expand her family, giving birth to Jayden the following September. Nearly a decade later, Britney's world revolves around her adorable sons, whom she dotes on when she isn't dominating the Las Vegas strip with her wildly successful "Piece of Me" concert residency at Planet Hollywood. The family's adorable adventures often pop up on Britney's Instagram, which the singer also uses to give fans a peek inside the exciting era of her career on the horizon and her new relationship with Charlie Ebersol.

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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.

    Puck Daddy
  • This $1.9 million Koenigsegg hybrid hypercar is here to terrify Ferrari and Porsche

    (Koenigsegg ) The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 have proven that hybrid technology is no longer the exclusive territory of ecologically conscious Prius drivers. Which is truly fitting since Regera means "to reign" in Swedish.  And Koenigsegg certainly demands a king's ransom for the car which according to Yahoo Autos is an astonishing $1.9 million. Under the Regera's hood lurks a 1,100-horsepower, 5.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that in and of itself is good enough to make the car one of the most potent hypercars in the world.

    Business Insider
  • Shania Twain Announces "Rock This Country" Farewell Tour: Details

    Shania Twain is going on tour for the first time in ten years, and it will be her last -- get all of the details on her "Rock This Country" farewell tour!

    Us Weekly
  • Franck Gervais pleads guilty to illegally wearing military gear on Remembrance Day

    Franck Gervais, 32, has pleaded guilty to illegally wearing a military uniform and medals during the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa at the National War Memorial. The Quebec man pleaded guilty in an Ottawa courtroom today to the unlawful use of military uniforms and unlawful use of military decoration while dressed as a military sergeant on Nov. 11. Gervais is not a member of the Canadian Forces.

    CBC
  • 10 things McDonald’s won’t tell you

    Ah, McDonald’s, the place where we feast upon Big Macs, Egg McMuffins and even the occasional sweet chili chicken McWrap. In the U.S., the fast-food chain, founded in 1948, boasts by far the largest annual restaurant sales--almost triple the volume of Subway, its nearest competitor, according to QSR magazine, a trade publication for the industry.

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  • After waiting years, disabled Canadians now getting their CPP disability cheques

    The cheques appear to be pouring in for disabled people who have spent years trying to get Canada Pension Plan disability benefits as the Conservative government's so-called spike unit even settles some "questionable" cases. Their situation only worsened with the debut of the government's social security tribunal in April 2013. Although it was designed to streamline the appeals process and cut costs by replacing four separate boards, the backlog of CPP disability cases ballooned during the tribunal's first two years of operation. Allison Schmidt, a Regina-based pension-disability case manager who's been a vocal critic of the tribunal, says she's delighted that so many of her clients are suddenly getting their benefits.

    The Canadian Press
  • 'Bachelor's' Post-Tell-All Booze

    If the "Bachelor: The Women Tell All" special made you uncomfortable – you're not alone! Chris Soules says facing the women of his season literally made him sweat.

    Access Hollywood
  • 'It WAS him': Defence attorney admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston Marathon bombing

    The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. In a startling opening statement at the nation's biggest terrorism trial in nearly 20 years, Tsarnaev's own lawyer told a jury that the 21-year-old former college student committed the crime. "It WAS him," said defence attorney Judy Clarke, one of the nation's foremost death-penalty specialists. Tsarnaev, then 19, was accused of carrying out the attacks with 26-year-old Tamerlan, who was killed in a shootout and getaway attempt days later.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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.

    CBC
  • 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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  • Sharon Osbourne Lashes Out at Kim Kardashian for Dressing North in Fur: "She Isn't an Accessory"

    Speaking to Closer magazine, Sharon Osbourne slammed Kim Kardashian for dressing her daughter, North West, in couture and fur; read what she had to say here

    Us Weekly
  • Kansas high school seniors 'prank' principal with bucket full of thanks

    Last Wednesday, high school senior Emily Jones told her principal to stand in the hallway, holding an old bucket. Sherman Padgett, who has been principal at North High School in Wichita, Kansas, since 2006, had reason to be apprehensive, but after some encouragement from his secretary, he went along with her strange request.

    Good News
  • 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.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    CBC
  • U.S. oil rises, Brent pares losses on Iran news

    By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. oil futures rose on Wednesday and benchmark Brent pared losses as OPEC member Iran stressed that it opposed a timeline for a freeze on nuclear activities, news that helped crude rebound from an early slide tied to swelling U.S. stockpiles. Comments from Saudi Arabia's oil minister that prices ought to stabilize from the selloff of recent months also helped put a floor under prices, dealers said. Some drew encouragement from the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report anticipating cuts in capital expenditure for oil and gas producers in certain U.S. districts. Lower oil exploration budgets could mean less supply in the future.

    Reuters