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Conservatives need to set boundaries in niqab debate

Results from a new poll suggest that the Tory government should be wary of letting the debate extend beyond citizenship ceremonies.

  • Pregnant B.C. TV meteorologist  calls out the bullies for fat shaming

    Sometimes, people suck. That’s not news.But a British Columbia meteorologist has sparked a revolt against the haters by speaking out on Global BC’s newscast about rude emails she’s received as she continues her full-time job on-air through her second

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  • German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for crash blamed on co-pilot

    Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday. To avoid liability, a carrier has to prove that the crash wasn't due to "negligence or other wrongful act" by its employees, according to Article 21 of the 1999 Montreal Convention. Germanwings is a subsidiary of Lufthansa.

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  • Vancouver house sells for $567K over listed price

    A Vancouver real estate agent who has just sold a home for $567,000 over its published listing price says that underlisting is an accepted selling strategy in the real estate market. "If the product's right, the timing's right and the inventory is right, it's the right strategy," Paul Eviston told CBC News. Sitting two blocks west of Main Street — both a physical and psychological divide — the home is in an area where prices often exceed $2 million, but the selling price was still a record high, Eviston said.

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  • Uncertainty awaits Sharks after drama-filled season goes off the rails

    Logan Couture can still remember blowing leads to the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators in consecutive games last month, losses that killed the San Jose Sharks. "Those hurt," Couture said. For all the talk about last spring's collapse in losing a three games to none series lead to the Los Angeles Kings and a tumultuous off-season San Jose looked like it could make the playoffs for the 11th straight season.

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  • The Emotional Moment A Germanwings Pilot Reassured His Passengers That He'd Get Them Home Safe

    A passenger on a Germanwings flight from Hamburg to Cologne shared her experience in this incredible Facebook comment.

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  • Fred Durst Distances Himself From Robert Durst With Hilarious Sweatshirt

    Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst went out of his way on Thursday, March 26, to distance himself from another Durst, murder suspect and The Jinx subject Robert Durst. As the two share an uncommon last name, they have been confused for one another in recent weeks while Robert, 71, has found himself back in court for cold cases as the HBO show about his life took off.

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  • Video reveals baby clapping in the womb as parents sing nursery rhyme

    In this incredible video of an ultrasound scan, the 14-week-old foetus appears to clap its hands together, as mum-to-be Jen Cardinal sings If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands.

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  • Calgary man who taped mouths of dog, cat, killing them, sentenced to 22 months

    A Calgary man who abused, starved and killed a dog and cat was sentenced to 22 months in jail Friday and is banned from owning a pet for the rest of his life. Nicolino Camardi, who is 19, has been in custody since he was arrested last May and is being given 16 months of credit for time served. "I accept that there is rehabilitative requirement in a fit sentence of a very troubled and severely addicted young man," said Justice George Gaschler.

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  • Canada Post returns to profit in 2014; revenue higher, costs lower than 2013

    Canada Post Group returned to profitability last year as the postal service cut costs and raised revenue with higher stamp prices and increased demand from Canadians having their online purchases shipped to them. The group that includes Canada Post, Purolator and other businesses had a $198-million net profit, compared with a $29-million net loss in 2013. Canada Post converted 100,000 addresses that had door-to-door delivery to community mail boxes in 2014 and plans to convert about 900,000 addresses this year.

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  • Kansas coach David Beaty will earn $25,000 per Big 12 win

    Kansas football is making new coach David Beaty earn his salary. Beaty, who is the lowest paid coach in the Big 12, will be paid at least $800,000, according to documents obtained by the Kansas City Star, but has the power to increase that number with each conference win. With nine Big 12 games on the schedule, Beaty has an opportunity to increase his annual salary by 225,000.

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  • Patti Stanger: "I Was There That Night Mario Singer Cheated" on Ramona

    Caught in the act! Patti Stanger inadvertently snagged a front-row seat to the downfall of Ramona and Mario Singer's 22-year marriage when she witnessed him hitting on another woman at a party in the Hamptons back in 2013. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, March 26, the Millionaire Matchmaker star told host Andy Cohen that she saw Mario's alleged infidelity firsthand. "I was there that night he cheated," Stanger, 53, dished.

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  • Egyptian warships move into key strait off Yemen as Saudi-led airstrikes widen

    As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight against Shiite rebels and their allies, military officials said. A likely entry point for troops from the Saudi-led Arab coalition was the southern port of Aden, the Yemeni and Egyptian military officials told The Associated Press. The officials' comments to the AP draw broad outlines for the likely strategy for the ambitious campaign launched Thursday, led by Saudi Arabia with a major role by its ally Egypt.

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  • Plane with nobody aboard crashes at Nipawin, Sask.

    A plane with nobody aboard crashed in a field near Nipawin, Sask., and sure enough, nobody was hurt. An initial investigation revealed the pilot tried to “prop start” the plane by standing in front and spinning the propeller by hand.

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  • Woman whose recording led to sale of LA Clippers testifies of love for ex-owner, hate for wife

    The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her. Several of the 500 recordings V. Stiviano made during a nearly four-year relationship with Sterling were played in Los Angeles Superior Court in his wife's lawsuit to reclaim millions of dollars he lavished on the younger woman. Donald Sterling foresaw the trouble the gifts posed for Stiviano, pointing out in one recording that they were community property — owned jointly by him and his wife of nearly 60 years.

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  • Al-Shabaab video show civilians being gunned down in the sea

    The Somali extremist group Al Shabaab have released a new video, showing civilians being forced into the sea and murdered in a hail of gunfire.

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  • Jell-O, that jiggly dessert famously favored by Bill Cosby, could get the ax: analyst

    Like its once-revered spokesman, Bill Cosby, the Jell-O brand has seen the value of its brand erode precipitously. In the aftermath of the announcement that Kraft Food Group Inc. KRFT, +4.81%  and H.J. Heinz Co. will join forces, Morningstar senior analyst Erin Lash suggested that the Jell-O brand could be on the chopping block as 3G Capital Partners casts a critical eye on the Kraft portfolio. Jell-O is an iconic brand, and one that Kraft’s vice president of corporate affairs, Russ Dyer, said the company still hopes to leverage. “Jell-O is, with more than $500 [million] in annual sales, [owns] leading share position in the ready-to-eat and dry packaged desserts category, and extremely strong brand awareness and equity,” Dyer said in a statement to MarketWatch.

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  • 2 dead in hydraulic scaffold collapse in Bloor and Keele area

    "Something malfunctioned," said Vince Sapone, a construction worker at the scene. Victor Kwong says police responded to the scene at about 11 a.m. Friday after getting reports that a crane had fallen onto some scaffolding.

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  • Grieving mother says she warned Waterford staff her son was suicidal

    The mother of a man who died at the Waterford psychiatric hospital in St. John's earlier this month says she pleaded with staff to keep a very close watch on her son because he was threatening to take his own life. Joanne Calhoun told CBC News Friday that her son's death could have been avoided if her warnings had been headed. The incident became public Thursday after Eastern Health announced it had terminated three employees at the Waterford following a death on the hospital's forensic unit.

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  • Engineering students put out fire with sound waves

    Engineering students Seth Robertson, 23, and Viet Tran, 28, from George Mason University in Virginia invested about $600 of their own money into developing a “somewhat portable” device that can put out fires with low-frequency sound waves. Tran explained to the Washington Post that sound waves are “pressure waves, and they displace some of the oxygen” and at the right frequency, those waves can separate the fire’s oxygen from the fuel. “The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is.

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  • Justin Verlander takes selfie with unsuspecting Justin Verlander fan

    It's hard to look at Justin Verlander's latest selfie and not immediately have that reaction. You see, Verlander snapped a pic with a kid in a Verlander shirsey inside a Starbucks. For the sake of the kid, we're happy to pass along that Verlander said the kid was surprised when he turned around.

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