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Kazakh leader, in power since 1989, wins election not seen as democratic

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Voters in Kazakhstan's early presidential election had only limited choice due to a lack of a genuine opposition and restrictions on freedom of expression, Europe's main security body, the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, said on Monday.


Google Maps leads Toronto's Mark Sharder down treacherous road near Gander

Mark Shardar car stuck Gander

A Toronto man who was in central Newfoundland for business last week got into trouble when the smartphone application he was using led him down a backcountry road.

Iranian general accuses Saudis of following in Israeli footsteps

The commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia on Monday of following in Israel's footsteps in the Islamic world by carrying out air strikes in Yemen, the official IRNA news agency reported. A Saudi-led alliance began bombing Iranian-allied Houthi militia in Yemen last month, seeing a threat from their advances across the Arabian Peninsula state. Riyadh also wants to restore Yemen's president, forced into exile by the Houthis.

Neighbourhood shaken after 3-year-old Wallace Passos falls from 17th floor of condo

Three-year-old child falls from building

The neighbourhood near Weston Road and Lawrence Avenue West is shaken up after a three-year-old boy fell to his death from the 17th floor of a west-end condo building on Sunday.

Nepal quake death toll climbs as aid begins to arrive: Things to know

Nepalese queue at a gas station in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 27, 2015. The city is still experiencing a series of aftershocks following a massive earthquake on Saturday. After two days without power, anxious residents have been standing in long queues outside gas stations to store up on some fuel. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)The death toll climbed above 3,300 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. How much higher the death toll would rise depends on the state of remote Himalayan villages that rescue workers were still trying to reach. The earthquake hit the capital, Kathmandu, but its impact spread far beyond. At least 18 people died on the slopes of Mount Everest, where avalanches buried part of the base camp packed with foreign climbers.


'Avengers' expands universe with 'Ultron' as Marvel goes dark

Director Joss Whedon poses with cast members Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo at a news conference for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in BeijingBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The caped crusaders are back in force in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," but this time, the evil they battle is bringing them face to face with the darker consequences of being a super hero. "Age of Ultron," the sequel to Walt Disney Co's 2012 Marvel blockbuster "Avengers" and out in U.S. theaters on Friday, will see its star-studded super hero ensemble - Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, The Hulk and Hawkeye - tackle their own fears. Writer-director Joss Whedon said he wanted to "perform a little open heart surgery" on the Avengers, and "let the audience experience them on a more personal level than they ever have before." In "Age of Ultron," Marvel's super hero worlds come crashing together as the super heroes tackle a complex villain in Ultron (James Spader), spawned out of artificial intelligence and evolving into a megalomaniac.


Funny men give better (and more frequent) orgasms


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Divorce tied to increased heart attack risk


Women who have been divorced once, or men who have been divorced at least twice, are more likely to have a heart attack than people who get and stay married, according to a new study.

Vets with PTSD at greater risk of heart disease: Study

U.S. veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder have a 47% greater risk of heart failure, according to a new study.

Mike Duffy trial, Day 15

Mike Duffy - April 24 (sketch)

Read CBC News' live coverage as Mike Duffy's trial on charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery continues.

100-carat 'perfect' diamond fetches $22.1M


A "perfect" 100-carat diamond sold at auction for $22.1 million on Tuesday.

Transport truck and police cruiser collide

Transport truck and police cruiser collideA police cruiser and a truck collided early on Monday on Weston Road near Wilson Avenue.


Reconstruction may cost over $5 billion, police say Nepal quake death toll is 3,617

Aid group World Vision says its staff members were able to reach Gorkha district, where Saturday's magnitude 7.8 quake was centred, but gathering information from the villages remains a challenge. "These remote areas don't have any search or rescue operations assistance as of this time. In some of the remote areas staff heading out for assessments are finding both the road and the trails blocked by landslides, making access extremely difficult," World Vision said in an email to The Associated Press. A respected consultancy says the long-term cost of reconstruction in Nepal after Saturday's earthquake could be more than $5 billion, or about 20 per cent of Nepal's GDP.

Jazz legend Clark Terry remembered by close B.C. friend

Jazz legend Clark Terry remembered by close B.C. friendClark Terry was one of the most beloved and most recorded jazz musicians of all time. "I think all of us were touched by Clark's life. He was so much more than a trumpet player and a musician," said B.C.-based jazz musician Alan Matheson. He spoke with Hot Air's Margaret Gallagher about the impact the 94 year-old icon had on his career.


Paul Pierce kicks Raptors while they're down

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Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce taunted the Toronto Raptors on Facebook and Twitter following a series-clinching victory on Sunday.

Jozy Altidore the difference in TFC win

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Jozy Altidore scored two second-half goals and Toronto FC beat Orlando City SC 2-0 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.



Sunshine Girl

Manda

Landing Profile - Manda SUNshine Girl Manda is a colourful character — and that goes beyond her dazzling dress. Our 27-year-old legal student is a big fan of tattoos and credits some her favourite pieces to the love of her life — her daughter. (Jack Boland Photos)
 

Blocked sex club to open as 'church' instead


The owners of a proposed sex club in Nashville, Tenn., have apparently found a higher calling as newly-ordained ministers with plans to open under the guise of a church.

Ex-cops smoke weed for the first time in decades


These former police officers aren't about to harsh anyone's buzz after smoking pot.

Kim Jong Un claims to have scaled 9,000-ft mountain


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has claimed to have scaled his country's tallest mountain.

Ford's crack confession tie sells - again - on eBay


Talk about the spirit of second chances.

Ontario only getting 'crumbs' out of budget: Sousa


The Stephen Harper budget is a “slap in the face” and a missed opportunity to help grow the provincial economy, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says.

Man killed in Toronto house explosion was wanted by police


The man killed in a Scarborough house explosion Monday was wanted on a bench warrant since Friday when he failed to show up for court.

Reading books on the school bus too dangerous: driver


A school board south of Montreal is defending a driver who banned students from reading on his bus.

Couple jumps into river to escape bear: Ontario cops


A couple of hikers jumped into the icy Mississauga River, grabbed hold of a log and called 911 because a bear was following them Tuesday afternoon.
 
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