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  • This guy cashed in his frequent flyer miles for a $18,000 suite on a Singapore Airlines flight — here's what it was like

    First class can be plenty luxurious, but it's nothing like Singapore Airline's iconic Suites Class. Travel blogger Derek Low recently cashed in his frequent flyer miles to purchase an $18,125.30 round-trip ticket in Suites Class, and thankfully he took lots of gorgeous photos of his journey.

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  • ‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial, money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

    Scott Keyes is an expert when it comes to getting the best possible price for airline tickets. The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books “How To Fly For Free” and “How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free. When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his favorite hacks for getting cheap flights was taking advantage of "throwaway tickets," something that many fliers have never even heard of before.

    Business Insider
  • Brandon Prust rips official Brad Watson for alleged on-ice comments

    Brandon Prust might as well just write the NHL a blank check (or cheque) now because he's about to be out of some money. Following Montreal's 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay, the excitable forward was quite vocal in his criticism of veteran referee Brad Watson, and the way the official reacted to Prust's actions in the final two minutes of the game. In the post-game scrum, he unleashed on referee Brad Watson.

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  • Police: 2 men who fired at guard outside Muhammad cartoon contest killed; bomb squad on scene

    Two gunmen were killed after opening fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said. The men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas suburb of Garland as the contest was scheduled to end and began shooting at a security officer, the City of Garland said in a statement. Garland police officers returned fire, killing the men.

    The Canadian Press
  • New Princess More Than The Spare To The Heir

    When Henry VII's army defeated and killed Richard III on Bosworth Field in 1485, leaving him to be rediscovered in a Leicester car park centuries later, the Tudor dynasty was vulnerable. Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, in order to heal the rift of the Wars of the Roses and they had a son as heir, called Arthur. They needed a ‘spare’ second son, who they called Henry, just to be sure of the dynasty’s security.

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  • Cheryl Prudham plans to have taxpayer-funded c-section for 12th baby

    A pregnant mother of 11 who costs the taxpayer more than £39,000 per year is due to give birth to her twelfth child via an NHS-funded caesarean because natural birth is 'too painful'. Cheryl Prudham has demanded the £2,600 c-section because she is 'too posh to push' and it is 'easier' than giving birth naturally.

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  • Wynne’s green scheme could deal massive blow to Ontario and Canada

    Ontario’s Green Energy Act offered so-called “feed-in rates” almost four times existing electricity rates for wind and more than 10 times for solar power. Like bees to honey, wind and solar companies rushed in.

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  • Winnipeg Filipinos call Pacquiao-Mayweather fight one big letdown

    Winnipeg's Filipino community is recovering after welterweight star Manny Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather in boxing's richest fight ever over the weekend. Mayweather defeated "The Filipino Slugger" in 12 rounds in a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. In Winnipeg, many Mayweather fans watched the fight at sports bars and pubs, while many Manny supporters took in the megabout at the Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba and Canad Inns locations.

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  • Puerto Vallarta tourists warned about more violence in Mexico

    The Canadian and U.S. embassies in Mexico have issued warnings for tourists and travellers in and around Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara after another outbreak of drug-gang-related violence. The warning includes reports that gas stations, banks and other buildings have been set on fire in the states of Jalisco and Colima. Municipal police in Puerto Vallarta are asking residents and visitors to remain in their homes and hotels. The Canadian Embassy in Mexico said in a bulletin that "narco-blockades" have been erected in some areas.

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  • How to look fab in your fifties, by Glynis Barber

    Glynis Barber is approaching 60 but is often told that she could pass for 20 years younger. She maintains and organic diet, hasn't eaten breakfast for three years and takes vitamins daily.

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  • Justin Bieber's New Haircut Revealed: Are You Loving His Look?

    Is this the end of Justin Bieber‘s baby ponytail? After leaving us all waiting way longer than we wanted to, Bieber finally revealed that new chop he’s been hiding. The singer debuted his shorter, asymmetrical cut on Instagram Thursday, and it kind of reminds us of the the classic David Beckham cut — long on top, shorter on the side. Last week, Bieber had our hair change alert sensors on high when he left Nine Zero One’s salon with a towel over his head.

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  • Team-by-team grades for the 2015 NFL Draft (32 photos)

    From the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting Jameis Winston (and the dumb Social Media Outrage that followed the crab legs photo) to the Arizona Cardinals taking Mr. Irrelevant, it was a wild three days. The draft is finally over, and Shutdown Corner has broken

    Yahoo Sports 53 mins ago
  • Alberta politics could be on the brink of change

    Sun, May 3: Alberta is just days away from a historic election. The progressive conservatives have been in power for 40 years but the left is challenging. Reid Fiest reports.

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  • Parents threaten to pull kids out of school in protest of new sex-ed curriculum

    A group of Ontario parents is threatening to pull their kids out of school this week, in protest of the province's new sex-education curriculum. A Facebook group called "Parents & Students on strike: one week no school" is encouraging parents who oppose the 2015 sex-ed curriculum to keep their kids at home. The group also offers a letter template for parents to give to their children's respective schools, which states the curriculum contains "age-inappropriate" content that does not align with the "principles and beliefs" of families.

    The Canadian Press
  • Net loss! Dragon forced to tear up tennis court hidden on giant estate

    When you’ve got a sprawling 200-acre home in the country, finding room for a tennis court doesn’t usually present too many problems. There has even been speculation that his error only came to light when eagle-eyed staff spotted the court nestled in a wood thanks to an aerial shot on Google Earth.

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  • Bruce Jenner -- Ex-Wives By His Side (PHOTO)

    Bruce Jenner got support from 2 of his ex-wives as they watched the west coast feed of the Diane Sawyer special, but if you think Kris Jenner's absence is…

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  • Wal-Mart laid off 2,200 workers, then told them to avoid chocolate and alcohol

    Wal-Mart abruptly closed five stores earlier this month and laid off more than 2,200 employees in the process. The company said it closed the stores because of severe plumbing problems that, in addition to other potential upgrades, could take as long as six months to fix. Wal-Mart denies those claims.

    Business Insider
  • Woman shows off her 'tiny house' in Saskatoon

    Are you looking to downsize? A Saskatoon woman says you'd be surprised at how small of a place you can live in comfortably. Lydia Holden built a 136 square foot home in 2012 with the help of family and friends. She said she wanted a small home because

    CBC
  • Russia is creating a $100 billion rival to the IMF

    Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an accord Saturday to set up a $100-billion reserve fund for the so-called BRICS — the five leading emerging economies that include Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa. Moscow is expected to contribute $18 billion to the reserve, well behind the $41 billion China has promised to pour into the fund that was set up after an agreement signed in July 2014 in Brazil. The emerging economies also plan to form their own international bank based in Shanghai to challenge western dominance over international money markets.

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  • Shipping container housing to be stacked up in communities across Canada

    They were once rusting hulks relegated to junkyards. Now shipping containers are being repurposed into stylish homes that developers plan to roll out in housing-crunched communities across Canada. What started as a pilot project on the Downtown Eastside is expanding in the city — and the same model is set to be stacked up in aboriginal communities in British Columbia, Alberta and Nunavut.

    The Canadian Press