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Chinese TV star accuses Canada's tourism agency of censoring him

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A Chinese television star is accusing the Crown corporation that promotes Canadian tourism abroad of censorship for its opposition to an episode of his program that puts a spotlight on the rights of Canada's Aboriginal people.

Average Canadian woman more likely to be in labour force than American counterpart


Record numbers of Canadian women are active members of the labour force, while south of the border, those numbers are dipping, a new Statistics Canada study shows.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves for first official visit to China

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More than four decades after his father first began paving the way in the 1970s, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embarked Monday on his first official visit to China, with both countries keen to forge ever-stronger economic ties.

Carol Kane says Gene Wilder gave her a second chance

At age 23, Carol Kane was fresh off a Best Actress Oscar nomination with no prospects on the horizon. Then Gene Wilder called. "Out of the blue I got a call from Gene saying that he'd like to meet me about 'The World's Greatest Lover,'" Kane said Monday.

Estrada baffles Orioles, Blue Jays hold top spot in division

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Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer in two days and Jose Bautista also went deep in support of Marco Estrada, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.

SETI Team Investigating Mysterious Signal from Star 94 Light-Years Away

SETI Team Investigating Mysterious Signal from Star 94 Light-Years AwayIn May 2015, researchers using a radio telescope in Russia detected a candidate SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) signal that seems to originate from HD 164595, a star system that lies about 94 light-years from Earth, the website Centauri Dreams reported over the weekend. "The first number is hundreds of times more than all the sunlight falling on Earth," he said.


Rafael Nadal's wrist needs 'a little more time' at US Open

Rafael Nadal's wrist needs 'a little more time' at US OpenAs Rafael Nadal stood near the net at the U.S. Open after winning his first Grand Slam match in three months Monday, he unraveled the thick wrap of white tape protecting his all-important left wrist and then clutched at that arm with his right hand. There was 20th-seeded John Isner's comeback from two sets down to edge 18-year-old Frances Tiafoe before a rowdy, standing-room-only crowd at the new Grandstand. French Open champion Garbine Muguruza's complaints about having trouble breathing after dropping the first set of a match she would go on to win in three.


How to spend less on back-to-school shopping


From taking an inventory of the school supplies to being a sale spotter, Scott Hannah from Credit Counselling Society has some tips for parents.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals sued over allegedly hiking its drug prices


New York health benefit funds providers allege they "unnecessarily paid for or incurred excessive costs" for Valeant medications.

TSX gains on Fed comments; loonie falls on oil


In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index gained 42.13 points to 14,682.01 on Monday.

Trust issues: Your phone is not an anti-cheating device


Don't use your phone as an anti-cheating device

The one reason I'll get naked with you, fast


The first time I thought *Shawn (*not his real name) could be my soulmate was when he told me about his career aspirations and hobbies

John Legend fell in love with Chrissy Teigen over text


John Legend has revealed it was Chrissy Teigen's text messages and phone calls to him that made him fall in love with her.

Chinese TV star accuses Canada's tourism agency of censoring him

CANADA CHINA

A Chinese television star is accusing the Crown corporation that promotes Canadian tourism abroad of censorship for its opposition to an episode of his program that puts a spotlight on the rights of Canada's Aboriginal people.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves for first official visit to China

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More than four decades after his father first began paving the way in the 1970s, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embarked Monday on his first official visit to China, with both countries keen to forge ever-stronger economic ties.

Proportional voting might have spared West the National Energy Program: Ed Broadbent

Ed Broadbent

A proportional voting system may have spared western Canada the imposition of the national energy program, Ed Broadbent suggested Monday.

Justin Trudeau turns to Weibo and WeChat to reach Chinese audience

Justin Trudeau post on Weibo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is well-known for his use of social media in Canada, but what will he do in China, where social media services are heavily monitored and censored?

N.J. officer pulls man from tracks before train arrives


A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from the tracks and out of the way of an oncoming train last week.

Samarco dam failed due to poor drainage and design: investigation

An aerial view of the Rio Doce, which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia VillageBy Marta Nogueira and Stephen Eisenhammer BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last November at the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton, was caused by drainage and design flaws, a report into Brazil's worst-ever environmental disaster showed on Monday. Norbert Morgenstern, a geotechnical engineering professor who headed the investigation, repeatedly told reporters he could not answer their questions when quizzed on whether there was negligence or malpractice on the part of the companies involved. A separate police investigation has accused Samarco of willful misconduct, saying the company ignored clear signs the dam was at risk of collapsing.


U.S. to meet target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees: White House

Pro-refugee counter-protesters gather during another group's protest against the United States' acceptance of Syrian refugees at the Washington State capitol in OlympiaBy Ayesha Rascoe and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2017, the White House said on Monday. The 10,000th Syrian refugee was scheduled to arrive in the United States on Monday afternoon, national security advisor Susan Rice said in a statement. The White House had pledged to admit at least 10,000 displaced Syrians during the current fiscal year, which wraps up at the end of September.


Libyan forces say Islamic State beaten back in Sirte

Libyan forces ride a military vehicle as they prepare for next advance against Islamic State holdouts in SirteBy Aidan Lewis SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan forces said they captured a residential neighborhood in central Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, leaving just one district of the city still occupied by the militants. Spokesman Rida Issa said Sirte's neighborhood Number One was "completely liberated", but added that the brigades, backed by U.S. air strikes, were "in the process of clearing any remnants of Daesh (Islamic State)" from the area. For more than three months, brigades aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government have been battling to oust Islamic State from Sirte, a coastal city that the militant group turned into a regional stronghold last year.


Government of Canada Takes Action to Protect 12 Aquatic Species at Risk

The Government of Canada is following through on its commitment and the desire of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to take action to protect species at risk.

Montreal Energy East Panel Session Postponed

The National Energy Board is postponing tomorrow's Energy East Panel Session scheduled to occur in Montreal. This decision was made in light of a violent disruption in the hearing room this morning which threatened the security of everyone involved in the panel session.

Estrada baffles Orioles, Blue Jays tighten grip on division lead

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Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer in two days and Jose Bautista also went deep in support of Marco Estrada, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.

100-year-old runner from India inspires at Americas Masters Games in Vancouver

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It took 100-year-old Indian runner Man Kaur almost a minute and a half to complete the 100-metre race, but she never broke her stride.



Sunshine Girl

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Michelle Landing SUNshine Girl Michelle calls herself a nap-time enthusiast. When not catching some ZZZs, you can probably find the beautiful Michelle playing video games, reading, or getting outdoors for an adventure. (Ernest Doroszuk/Postmedia Network)
 

With help from goat, wily Clydesdale horse goes on lam for 5 days


A dwarf billy goat gave new meaning to the word "scapegoat" when he busted out a surprisingly slippery Clydesdale that went on the lam in California for several days.

Behemoth bike: German eyes world record for heaviest rideable bike


Using giant tires from an industrial fertilizer spreader and scrap steel, a German man has built a bicycle weighing 940 kilograms (2,072 pounds) that he plans to pedal into the record books as the world's heaviest rideable bike.

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway


More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in central Norway.

Civil War headstone error to be fixed after 154 years


Some mistakes are never too late to fix.

Naked man takes a bath, steals tomatoes from residential backyard in Toronto


Police say a naked tomato thief is on the loose in Toronto's west end.

eBay weighs in on Canada Post dispute


E-commerce giant eBay urged Canadian businesses on Monday to write to the prime minister and demand a legislated end to the labour dispute at Canada Post as a threatened work disruption was once again put on hold.

Girl, 4, and mom killed in two-car crash


A mother and her four-year-old daughter are dead after a two-car crash in Markham during the morning rush hour on Monday.

Some infant remains were full-term: pathologist


A pathologist who examined the remains of six infants found in a Winnipeg storage locker says some appeared to be full-term births.

Ashton Larmond's secret plan to join ISIL


Ottawa jihadi Ashton Larmond was so bent on joining the Islamic State that days after authorities revoked his passport he started making secret plans to leave Canada undetected, crossing first into Alaska, then travelling to Russia by boat, and ultimately to Afghanistan.

Missing BASE jumper found dead west of Calgary


Searchers in Kananaskis Country west of Calgary confirm that a BASE jumper who had been reported missing was found dead on Sunday.
 
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