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Despite needing a wheelchair to get around, this bulldog has a dream debut at the dog park as he makes new friends in this uplifting clip.

  • Mother of Vancouver mayor's girlfriend could face death penalty in China

    The mother of Vancouver Chinese pop star Wanting Qu could be sentenced to death on charges of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power according to a report in China's state-controlled press. Wanting Qu is the girlfriend of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Zhang Mingjie, 60, has been under arrest, and in custody, for almost two years.

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  • The Dubai Steps Are Coming and It Looks Like They're Gonna Be Awesome

    If you think you could give Rocky Balboa a run for his money, Fighting Fit Dubai isn't the only thing you should be looking forward to. The Dubai Steps - which was announced in April - will reach up to 100 meters when it's built near Union Square, according to new details from Dubai Media Office. Expected to be complete within the next year, the 25-story monument in Warsan will feature 500 steps with rest areas after every 100. It means those who choose to climb the stairs can take advantage of its ideal build for keeping fit, relaxing with friends or taking in the views of the surrounding city. It's not the only project designed to take up minimal space on the land and provide a glorious outlook

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  • British Council Charity Worker Calls Prince George A 'F****** D***head’

    A senior employee at the British Council is being investigated after she allegedly made disparaging comments about toddler Prince George. Angela Gibbins, the head of global estates at the charity, is said to have called the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a “f****** d***head” who lived “on public money. The British Council, which promotes the UK and the English language in more than 100 countries, said her alleged comments, in which she also called the tot "royal, rich” and “advantaged” and referenced “white privilege”, were not representative of the organisation’s views.

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  • Aaron Rodgers says it's 'inappropriate' to talk about relationship with brother Jordan

    Jordan Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, is on the current season of “The Bachelorette” and trying to charm his way into the heart of bachelorette JoJo Fletcher. Asked on Tuesday about Jordan being on the show and his comments, Aaron claimed he hadn’t seen them. “I haven’t seen the show, to be honest with you, so it hasn’t really affected me a whole lot,” Aaron Rodgers said after the Packers’ first training camp practice.

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  • Meet the mysterious tycoon at the centre of half-a-billion in B.C. property deals

    A Chinese property tycoon linked to a massive banking scandal in China’s industrial north is at the centre of more than $500 million in B.C. property deals, a joint investigation by Postmedia and global due diligence firm IPSA International shows. Chinese real estate magnate Kevin Sun — also known as Hong Sun, Kevin Lin, Hong Wei Sun and Sun Hongwei — founded Sun Commercial Real Estate in 2013. In addition to buying and selling hundreds of millions in B.C. property, the B.C. company, which focuses on immigrant investors, has raised over $200 million from investors. The banking scandal, at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, started with a $500-million loan fraud audit in Jilin, a corruption-plagued

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  • Aussies are hoppin' mad after Rio mayor's kangaroo comment

    The Olympic Village will host up to 17,200 people among athletes and team officials during the games and up to 6,000 during the Paralympic Games on July 22, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Because of a litany of problems at their future Olympic Village building, the Australian National Team has decided to house their athletes in other accommodations. Eduardo Paes, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, wanted to show that the city was making its best efforts, but may have missed the mark on his delivery.

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  • Horror at Beijing Safari World as tigers attack women who exited car, killing one, injuring another

    Warning: Graphic video A woman is dead, and another severely injured after a tiger attack at Beijing Badaling Safari World. Part of the attack was captured in a surveillance video, which showed a Siberian tiger pouncing on one of the women. At the wildlife park located near the Great Wall, visitors can watch animals in a safari-like setting, but are warned not to get out of their cars. In the Saturday morning mauling, the video shows a woman in her mid-30s exiting the car, and walking around to the driver’s seat. Some reports say she got out of the car because of a family argument, but the South China Morning Post reported the family wasn’t fighting, but had thought they exited the main wildlife

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  • 6 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

    You might think life would be easier, happier, and infinitely more fulfilling if only you could rack up a few more IQ points. But that's hardly the case, as evidenced by the 100-plus answers on a Quora thread titled, "When does intelligence become a curse?" Users wrote about everything from the absurdly high expectations that people place on them to the trouble of constantly being perceived as a braggart. Below, we've rounded up some of the most thought-provoking responses and explained the science behind them.

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  • My son won’t let me see his kids unless I change my $10 million will

    This father set up a trust for his kids — but one son wants more.

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  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: The Blue Jays aren't done just yet

    Melvin Upton may not be the Blue Jays only upgrade at the deadline. (AP Images/File)

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  • Teacher Who Can’t Speak Spanish Sues Employer For Not Giving Her Job Teaching Spanish

    Tracy Rosner, who works at the Coral Reef Elementary school in Palmetto Bay, Florida, had applied for a position that included one hour of foreign language teaching a day. The district rejected Rosner’s application on the grounds that she does not speak Spanish, kicking off a bizarre lawsuit.

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  • New risk for Pokemon Go players?

    Mon, Jul 25: Metro Vancouver police are raising alarm bells over a new so-called "gym" for Pokemon Go players. But as Ted Chernecki reports, it may not be easy to have it moved.

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  • More groups choose to sit out Vancouver's pride parade

    While the theme of Vancouver's Pride Week this year is "better together," some groups are expressing their frustration by remaining separate. In solidarity with Black Lives Matter Vancouver's protest of the Vancouver pride parade for including a police float, queer Muslim group Salaam and queer South Asian group Trikone are also sitting out this year's pride parade. Cicely-Belle Blain, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Vancouver chapter, said many queer people of colour feel excluded from the mainstream queer community.

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  • Egyptian airliner vanishes, what next?

    CNBC’s Hadley Gamble is at the Charles de Gaulle Airport with the latest on the EgyptAir flight which disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean.

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  • Is Clean Eating a Myth? Chrissy Teigen Sparks a Twitter Health Debate

    Chrissy Teigen has made a career out of her playful approach to food. Her Cravings cookbook, which launched earlier this year, is touted as a collection of realistic recipes for people who love every kind of dish from fried chicken to Brussels sprouts. So why has Teigen become the center of a dieting controversy? On Friday, the model and new mother responded to a fan’s Tweet about her avoidance of the term “diet” saying, “I dunno. I’ve always had an issue with the word diet. I like ‘eating light’ or clean eating . . . I dunno why!” As straightforwardly innocent as her reply seems, it incited a fully-fledged Twitter war over the definitions of the terms “diet” and “clean,” the difference between

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  • Is This The News Oil Investors Have Been Waiting For? -- The Motley Fool

    On July 18, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released a report that shows a great trend: U.S. oil companies have begun steadily narrowing the gap between capital investments and operating cash flows. What exactly does this mean? In short, that America's onshore oil producers, which have been bleeding cash for years, are starting to move closer to actually living within their cash flows. And that could be music to many oil investors' ears.  Covering the financing gap Since the start of the shale boom, the U.S. onshore oil industry has spent billions more on capital investment than it has actually generated in operating cash flows: As you can see, the gap between cash from operations

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  • Russian tennis chief says Maria Sharapova may never play again

    The tennis star tested positive for a banned drug at the Australian Open in January.

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  • Rescued Brood Of Four Dogs, Two Ducklings And A Cat Are Coolest Animal Family Around (13 photos)

    This is the coolest collection of animals in town. This family of seven, made up of four dogs, a cat and two ducklings, were all rescued by Kasey Boggs and her husband Blake. It might seem unbelievable, but dogs Roxy, Edith, Rosie and Jake, cat Mia and ducklings Gertrude and Donald are inseparable. You can follow their adventures on Instagram, where they have 35,000 followers. “Whenever I have to take a pic of two or three of them, I put the others in a different room,” Kasey told BarkPost.com. “If I try to do it in front of them, they will come together, because they are so used to being together.” The couple, from Missouri, have been adopting animals for a decade.

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  • Moncton billboard promoting English rights causes controversy

    A billboard stating "English have rights too" in downtown Moncton is creating a controversy in the city. It was paid for by donations from members of the Anglophone Rights Association of New Brunswick. Some Monctonians, like Paul Ouellette, feel there is an anti-French sentiment behind the sign.

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  • How a Stranger's Comment Changed the Way I Parent

    We'd spent a few hours at the beach during our Spring break trip to San Diego when the weather turned and we decided to pack it up and head out. I juggled sandy beach toys and wet towels in my arms and attempted to convince my 2-and-a-half-year-old that it was a good idea to leave the endless playground that is the beach while my husband followed behind with the folding chairs and our crying 4-month-old. As we trudged through the sand, I noticed an older man look at us and heard him comment sweetly to his wife: "Those were the days, weren't they?" I stopped — not physically, because that would have sent plastic toys flying and my toddler running — but inwardly, and when we got back to the car

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