VIDEO: Biker nearly buried in freak accident

A motorcyclist had to take evasive action to narrowly avoid being buried when a truck swerved and tipped its load of sand in Quanzhou, China.

  • CCTV shows moment gangland 'Mr Big' shot dead at shopping centre

    Victim tries in vain to escape from gunman clad entirely in black.

  • A top exec at a 19,000-person company reveals the tricky interview technique he uses to assess emotional intelligence

    When a hiring manager asks you a super-weird interview question ("What kind of tree would you be?"), it's rarely because the interviewer is just a super-weird person. Instead, the person is most likely trying, in a subtle way, to see whether you can think on your feet or to find out whether you'd be a cultural fit. So when Jim Ayres, the managing director of Amway North America, is interviewing candidates for leadership positions and wants to measure their emotional intelligence, he rarely goes with the standard, "Do you work well in groups?" Instead, he prompts the candidate to tell him who's on his or her team. Say they answer, "Karen, Bill, and Steve." Ayres will respond: "Tell me about Karen."

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  • Kindhearted Customer Leaves Heartwarming Note And Generous Tip For Waitress

    Becky Nielsen, a waitress at The Breakfast Spot in Cohoes, New York handed over the $22.08 bill to her customer on 20 May and received a whopping $77.92 tip in return. The restaurant shared a picture of the bill on their Facebook page and it has since gone viral, receiving nearly 1,000 likes and more than 300 shares. Waitress Becky posted the bill on her own Facebook page, writing: “A young woman left this tip for me today and I’ve been on the verge of tears ever since.

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  • Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study

    A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects. The multiyear, peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in male rats that were exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones. “Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to [radio-frequency radiation] could have broad implications for public health,” according to a report of partial findings from the study, which was released late Thursday.

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  • Confusing Picture Of Embracing Couple Sends The Internet Into Meltdown

    The internet loves a good optical illusion - remember the blue and gold dress? 

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  • High School Kid Flips a Bottle and Watches It Go Super-Viral

    A high school talent show at Ardey Kell High School in North Carolina is gaining international attention after one of the party pieces went viral on Twitter and YouTube. So what was this amazing stunt? Well, that’s the funny thing, it’s just a simple bottle flip. But something about the showmanship of bottle flipper extraordinaire Mike Senatore, along with the euphoric reaction of his fellow students, has struck a chord. Credit: Twitter/Scottie Finanger

  • Don Cherry: "no way" Lightning captain Stamkos should be playing Game 7

    Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos wouldn't have played Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final if it was up to Don Cherry. The popular hockey commentator was adamant that Stamkos, who appeared in Thursday's game for the first time this post-season after suffering a blood clot in March that required surgery, wasn't ready to play. "There's no way Stamkos should be playing as far as I'm concerned," Cherry said on his Coach's Corner segment during the first intermission of the game between the Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins.

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  • Egypt: Muslim mob attacks Christians, parade naked woman

    An armed Muslim mob stripped an elderly Christian woman and paraded her naked on the streets in an attack last week in which seven Christian homes were also looted and torched in a province south of the Egyptian capital. According to the local Orthodox Coptic church and security officials, the assault in the Minya province village of Karma on Friday began after rumours spread that the elderly woman's son had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in conservative Egypt.

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  • Jailed: ‘Reckless’ Land Rover Driver Who Paralysed Young Sisters In Road Rage Crash

    A “reckless” Land Rover driver who paralysed two sisters after smashing into their father’s car has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Karlina Raiba, eight, and her sister Katrina, six, both suffered spinal cord injuries which have left them paralysed from the waist down. Nay, of Harrier Close, Weldon, Corby, was seen pulling right across a junction in his company Land Rover Discovery, straight into the path of the victims’ Vauxhall Signum.

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  • Trump vows to undo Obama's climate agenda in appeal to oil sector

    By Valerie Volcovici and Emily Stephenson BISMARCK, N.D. (Reuters) - Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promised on Thursday to roll back some of America's most ambitious environmental policies, actions that he said would revive the ailing U.S. oil and coal industries and bolster national security. Among the proposals, Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord, approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada and rescind measures by President Barack Obama to cut U.S. emissions and protect waterways from industrial pollution. "Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and scrapped completely," Trump told about 7,700 people at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, the capital of oil-rich North Dakota.

  • Man admits kidnapping, raping teenage girl; gets 45-90 years

    Nathaniel Kibby pleaded guilty to seven counts including kidnapping, aggravated felonious sex assault and criminal threatening. Kibby, who had pleaded not guilty after his arrest, had been scheduled to go on trial next month on nearly 200 felony charges related to the girl's October 2013 disappearance and the months that followed. Before the 35-year-old Kibby entered his new pleas, a prosecutor said Kibby had kidnapped the girl by offering her a ride home from her school and then brandishing a gun when she tried to get out of his car.

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  • Why baseball's unwritten rules have MVP Josh Donaldson fuming

    The Blue Jays slugger was nearly hit twice Sunday after homering, now he says baseball isn't doing enough to protect hitters.

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  • Man offering child a toy raises questions about adult-child interactions

    An act of kindness in Nova Scotia recently triggered a police investigation after a man in a car offered a toy to a child sitting on her doorstep in the Woodlawn neighbourhood of Dartmouth. The man contacted police to say he had intended to simply throw the toy away and decided to give it to someone instead. It raises the question of whether adults should ever offer anything to children they don't know — or even stop to talk to them.

  • Has it come to this? Selling yourself to buy a house

    At least it does for would-be Toronto homeowners Valery Woloshyn and Njacko Backo. Woloshyn, an environmental engineer, and Backo, a musician, have come up with a radical way to stand out from the hordes of fellow homebuyers.

  • 10 TV Shows Where The Cast Hated Each Other (10 photos)

    Things might have looked rosy on-screen, but there is a raft of famous TV shows which were a bit more tense once the cameras were packed up… Image credits: Getty/Yahoo File/WENN/PA

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  • Bold and brazen: coyotes targetting pets in East Van

    With Opi safely nestled in his wife's arms, Fenster kept chasing the coyote until it disappeared into some bushes. The Fensters live near Trout Lake — an area that has seen an increase in sightings according to Greg Hart of the Stanley Park Ecology Society, which records coyote sightings in the city. Coyotes primarily eat small rodents like rats, mice and squirrels, but Hart says that some coyotes are becoming bolder — preying on cats and smaller dogs like Opi.

  • Stanley Cup Final: 5 most fascinating things about Penguins vs. Sharks

    Here are the five things that have us most intrigued, at first blush.

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  • Incident in North Atlantic last fall shows why Canada needs submarines, navy says

    Rear-Admiral John Newton, commander of the East Coast navy, shared details of the 2015 incident during a media tour aboard HMCS Windsor, one of Canada's four submarines. Last fall, NATO forces noticed five submarines belonging to a major foreign power moving into the North Atlantic. The Canadian military deployed Halifax-based HMCS Windsor, and Aurora patrol aircraft from 14 Wing Greenwood.

  • How this couple went from making $76,000 to $1 million a year

    Shane and Jocelyn each works about 10 hours a week, making $625 an hour. Here’s how they did it and how it’s changed their lives.

  • Did an artist foretell the iPhone 350 years ago? Apple’s CEO seems to think so

    In his presentation at Startup Fest, Cook mentioned he had recently visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. From his perspective, Cook says he noticed the man, apparently, holding something flat, rectangular and big enough to fit in a person’s palm. From a distance, Cook says, the item could certainly pass as an iPhone.

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