VIDEO: Thug attempts to stab police officer

British police attempt arrest and end up in a violent confrontation with man armed with a long knife.

  • Ontario storm knocks out power for thousands

    Nearly 50,000 customers were without power across southern Ontario after an intense storm battered the province on Sunday, bringing heavy winds, rain, hail and possible funnel clouds. The outages were spread over an area from Lake Huron to Toronto. Toronto Hydro was also reporting multiple outages across the city including one at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

  • IMF cannot join Greek rescue, board told

    Senior EU officials have insisted Christine Lagarde, the IMF managing director, signalled her willingness to participate in a new bailout at the high-stakes summit that agreed the new rescue earlier this month. People who have spoken with senior IMF officials said Ms Lagarde is facing a unified staff view that the Fund's reputation is on the line and that it cannot agree to a new programme without significant changes. According to the board minutes, several non-European board members – including from Asia, Brazil and Canada – warned about the need to "protect the reputation of the Fund", and the document says Ms Lagarde acknowledged their concerns. "[Ms Lagarde] stressed that in their engagement they have to be mindful about the reputation of the Fund," the summary says. q
  • Miranda & Shania: Girls Night!

    Miranda Lambert is continuing her #MusicIsMedicine mission in the wake of her divorce form Blake Shelton. The country superstar attended Shania Twain's show in Nashville on Friday night and got a little backstage time with the "That Don't Impress Me Much

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  • Pummeled in its capital, Islamic State group still hanging tough across Iraq and Syria

    American intelligence agencies have concluded that despite billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago. The battle for Ramadi, expected over the next few months, "promises to test the mettle" of Iraq's security forces, Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Kevin J. Killea, who is helping run the U.S.-led coalition effort in Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon in a video briefing from the region. The U.S.-led military campaign has put the Islamic State group on defence, Killea said, adding, "There is progress." Witnesses on the ground say the airstrikes and Kurdish ground actions are squeezing the militants in northern Syria, particularly in their self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.

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  • The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit: Wenn) (11 photos)

    The new look Mickey Rourke, acting legend, was spotted out and about this week with yet another drastic new look. His chiseled face, designer stubble and new ‘do make him look completely different to the actor who became a pin-up in the 80s. (Image Credit

  • Ronda Rousey's continued dominance puts focus back on potential 'Cyborg' bout

    UFC president Dana White has plenty of motivation to match up UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, his mainstream, breakthrough star, against her rival-in-exile, Invicta FC featherweight champ Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino. "I think that fight does 2.5 million buys," a giddy White said late Saturday night, after Rousey knocked out Bethe Correia in 34 seconds. "I fight in the UFC 135-pound division," Rousey said at the UFC 190 post-fight news conference in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • 10 things you maybe didn't know were made in Canada

    Of course we know Maple Syrup is our specialty, but did you know about these 9 other items?

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  • Richest man of all time? Try king of Timbuktu

    Bill Gates may be the richest man alive. According to a comparison of wealth across history done by Time, Gates-net worth $78.9 billion-ranked ninth on the list of the richest people of all time, just ahead of Genghis Khan (10th) and just behind Alan Rufus, better known as "Alan the Red" of England, who helped his uncle William the Conqueror in the Norman conquest. Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, America's first billionaire, ranked seventh.

  • 'You Should See The Other Guy': 88-Year-Old Have-A-Go Hero Fends Intruder Off With Walking Stick

    A brave pensioner sent a burglar packing, by battering him over the head with his walking stick. Heroic war veteran Tom Bull was sleeping, when the masked man smashed a window and burst into his bungalow at midnight.

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  • Scott Disick Missing Kourtney?

    Is Scott Disick missing Kourtney Kardashian? The now-single father of three attended the wedding of his pal this weekend, and Instagrammed a message which seemed to hint single life isn't all it's cracked up to be. "When u realize the grass isn't always

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  • Fake licence plates fooling photo radar, and even Calgary police

    Some people on Calgary roads will go to any lengths to avoid a speeding ticket, even creating home-made licence plates. "In one case we're aware of there was a plate that was made out of cardboard and it was a pretty good knock-off.  But it was made out of cardboard and then the motorist covered it with a plastic cover to protect it from the weather," said Sgt. Paul Stacey.

  • Giant, hungry snails are eating the stucco off houses in Florida

    Florida plant detectives are on the trail of a slippery foe, an invasive African land snail that is wily, potentially infectious, and can grow as big as a tennis shoe. In the four years since Giant African Snails were discovered in Miami, they have slowly but surely spread to new territory, alarming residents in the southern suburbs and the neighboring county of Broward. Since 2011, Florida has spent $10.8 million on the Giant African Snail eradication program, according to state agriculture department spokesman Mark Fagan. "The fact is they're a human- and animal-health threat, and they're a threat to Florida's agriculture," said Fagan.

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  • The king with 100 wives -

    (CNN)Abumbi II, the 11th fon, or king, of Bafut, Cameroon, has close to 100 wives. According to local tradition, when a fon dies, his successor inherits all his wives and then marries his own queens. "The queens have a great role to play in the fondom," notes Prince Nickson, also of Bafut, noting that it is up to these women behind the man to shape him in his kingly role. "Behind every successful man must be a very successful, staunch woman," says Abumbi's third wife, Queen Constance.

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  • Why Trudeau Can't Say Yes to a Coalition With Mulcair

    Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is right to say no to any coalition talks with the NDP. It's a con game by the NDP and one that would make voters punish the Liberals. For one thing, the Liberals and the NDP are very different on issues like the Sherbrooke Declaration and the Senate. If the NDP and Liberals merged, the NDP would insist that Thomas Mulcair be the leader.

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  • Highway 10 crash near Granby killed Montreal family of 4

    Quebec provincial police say that a crash involving a vehicle and a fuel-carrying tanker truck killed a family of four on a road near Granby. Two adults and two children with extremely severe burns were found inside the vehicle. A vehicle somehow got wedged under the tanker truck, causing a fire that lasted approximately two hours.

  • Amell & Padalecki: Shirtless Sunday!

    Stephen Amell and Jared Padalecki are showing off their summer physiques for a good cause. The "Arrow" star posted a shirtless shot of him and his "Supernatural" pal on Facebook on Aug. 2, urging fans to support the relaunch of Jared's Always Keep Fighting platform. My buddy Jared Padalecki wants you to Always Keep Fighting," Stephen wrote alongside the pic, featuring him and Jared flexing their muscles on a lakeside dock.

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  • Kelowna cop under investigation for questionable traffic stop

    Among a recent slew of investigations into police activity is a case out of Kelowna, B.C., where a Mountie is being questioned for his questionable behaviour. Shawn Michaelz of Edmonton, Alberta, was driving in Kelowna with his girlfriend when a Mountie pulled them over. Michaelz explained on Facebook that he and his girlfriend were waiting to turn left at an intersection and though they had time to turn, they waited for the slowly oncoming police officer to turn, as he had the right of way.

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  • Find Today's Top Bargains on TV Mounts

    Compare the latest prices on a wide selection of TV mounts at Nextag. Save big on the one you want!

  • Airline seat-switching outcry: Jewish leader calls for understanding

    A leader in Toronto's Jewish community called for understanding in response to a controversy CBC News reported about yesterday, in which a woman travelling on a Porter Airlines flight refused to move to another seat to accommodate an ultra-Orthodox man

  • Bacchus Motorcycle Club member accuses RCMP of harassing bikers

    A member of the Bacchus Motorcycle Club says the group was being harassed by police during its recent visit to Newfoundland. "It's ridiculous, the way we're being treated," said Charlie Burrell, a full-patch member who has been a part of the Moncton chapter for three decades. "They're saying we are drug dealers, we're over here doing a big meeting and all this crap, right.

  • Bettman deposed; Quebecor courting partners; Nabby on Sharks staff? (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Have to applaud Zac Rinaldo for having goals in life... and recognizing how completely unachievable some are. • Commissioner Gary Bettman will be deposed Friday in concussion suit against NHL.

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