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Source: Global News

Cryptocurrency mystery stuns Kelowna neighbourhood where dead CEO owned home

Friday 13:36 GMT

“Three weeks ago I was coming home from work and I saw a guy taking pictures of this house that I live by,” a Kelowna man, who asked to remain anonymous, told Global News.

Law firms selected to represent users owed millions from QuadrigaCX platform. Besides the large Kelowna home, Cotten’s will listed numerous other homes in Nova Scotia, along with two cars, an airplane and a sailboat.

Source: BBC

The Pixar short that tackles office 'bro' culture

Friday 16:20 GMT

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A term often linked to fields like tech, finance and video games which have drawn criticism for fostering macho office environments that can exclude and demean women. “I didn’t want to risk being rejected, and so I would change to eliminate that risk,” she says.

Source: Global News

Americans use too much toilet paper and it’s hurting the planet, report says

Friday 16:20 GMT

Americans use more toilet paper than anyone else in the world, helping destroy the habitats of native people who live where it is sourced and contributing to global warming, a research study said on Wednesday.

U.S. consumers use roughly three rolls of toilet paper a week, accounting for a fifth of the world’s tissue consumption, according to the report by environmental groups Stand.earth and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Source: Reuters

Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if...

Friday 16:20 GMT

President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike.

The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a U.S. missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

Source: BBC

Why countries face a dilemma over IS children

Friday 16:20 GMT

The issue was brought to the fore after a number of women came forward to say they regretted their actions and wanted to return to their home countries, including the UK, US and France, so they could raise their children in peace.

Thousands of children from around the world remain trapped in Syria facing an uncertain and dangerous future, a charity has warned. Save the Children says it has found more than 2,500 children from 30 countries in three camps alone.

Source: Reuters

Johnson & Johnson receives federal subpoenas related to baby powder...

Friday 16:20 GMT

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it has received subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to litigation involving alleged asbestos contamination in its signature Baby Powder product line.

The disclosure in Johnson & Johnson’s annual report on Wednesday is the first time that the company disclosed it had received subpoenas from federal agencies regarding its talc powder products.

Source: Fox News

CNN’s Don Lemon: It’s ‘not his fault’ Jussie Smollett lost in the ‘court of public opinion’

Friday 16:20 GMT

'THE DAILY SHOW' HOST TREVOR NOAH: JUSSIE SMOLLETT DESERVES AN EMMY FOR 'GOOD MORNING AMERICA' INTERVIEW. Lemon insisted that Smollett has already “lost the fight in the court of public opinion,” but he hesitated to blame him for that defeat.

During his opening monologue, Lemon told his viewers that the story was “personal” since he and Smollett had been acquaintances and were in constant communication since the alleged incident and that Smollett told Lemon what he said had happened to him, which he admitted raised lots of questions. He stressed that while Smollett is “innocent until proven guilty,” he still “squandered the good will of a whole lot of people” if his story wasn’t true.

Source: DW

Burundi rejects AU's troop pullout decision

Friday 16:20 GMT

Burundi and Somalia have called for an emergency summit to discuss the pullout of 1,000 Burundian troops from the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) before the end of the month.

Since 2007, Burundi soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice, and I assure the people of Burundi, your soldiers' sacrifice will not go in vain," he said. "I thank the government and people of this great nation for your pan-Africanism to help your fellow African brothers and sisters in Somalia.

Source: Common Domain

Social Security’s earnings test is too complicated — and it discourages work

Friday 16:20 GMT

This last consideration helps explain why policy makers retained the earnings test for younger beneficiaries when they eliminated it for beneficiaries above the Full Retirement Age in 2000.

In response, economists and policy makers who want to encourage work at older ages often suggest reforming or eliminating the earnings test. However, studies show that changing the earnings test impacts not only labor-force participation and earnings, but also claiming patterns.

Source: The Guradian

‘It’s not just doing the worm’: breakdancing could become Olympic sport in 2024

Friday 16:20 GMT

Breakdancing has been confirmed as one of four sports, along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding, which will be put forward to the International Olympic Committee for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Games.

WSF and PSA are supported by the entire squash community and, with our athletes at the forefront, have run a strong campaign that respected the timeline and the criteria set by Paris 2024 and the IOC.”

Source: The Guradian

Yola: from down and out in London to Nashville's country soul star

Friday 16:20 GMT

Her flatmate got sick and had to move out; Yola was 21, a young singer still finding her feet in London’s cut-throat music industry.

After a lifetime of feeling like an outsider, Yola believes she has finally found her people – in Americana, and Nashville, and Auerbach. The album was a collaborative process, with contributions from country and bluegrass icons including Vince Gill, Stuart Duncan and Ronnie McCoury – not to mention the hottest guitarist in Nashville right now, Molly Tuttle.

Source: Global News

Cops seized $42K Land Rover on drug conviction with $10K fine. That’s ‘excessive’: U.S. supreme court

Friday 00:35 GMT

In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution’s ban on “excess fines” applies to states as well as the federal government.

Timbs appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Indiana Supreme Court in 2017 reversed an Indiana state judge’s 2015 ruling in his favor.

Source: Fox News

Green New Deal's infrastructure plan could cost trillions

Friday 16:20 GMT

Critics say it’s a symbol for the utopian vision of the entire Green New Deal, which they feel will cost trillions and have no positive effects on infrastructure.

In the case of Grenfell Tower, more effective fire retardant cladding was available but was rejected because of its higher cost.

Source: The Guradian

Germany still paying pensions to wartime Nazi collaborators

Friday 16:20 GMT

Nearly 75 years after the second world war, Germany is still paying monthly pensions to collaborators of the wartime Nazi regime in several European countries including Belgium and Britain, according to Belgian MPs and media reports.

By contrast, Belgian survivors among the 12 million foreigners from 20 countries who were enrolled in Nazi Germany’s forced labour schemes receive €50.. “This pension shows that Belgian collaborators with the Nazi regime are considered to be like any other kind of worker,” the MPs said, “even if they were convicted of actively participating in the war”, creating a “morally problematic” situation.

Source: Global News

Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, stands to inherit millions of dollars

Friday 16:20 GMT

The late designer Karl Lagerfeld has left a vast portion of his estimated $200 million fortune to his Birman cat, Choupette.

In an interview last year with French magazine Le Numéro, Lagerfeld was asked if Choupette would inherit a part of his wealth. The German designer, who was the creative director for Chanel and Fendi, was given Choupette by French model Baptiste Giabiconi in 2012.

Source: Fox News

FDA warns against 'young blood' transfusions

Wednesday 11:46 GMT
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Are we on the road to civilisation collapse?

Tuesday 00:33 GMT
Source: Common Domain

9 surprisingly small towns that are home to Fortune 500 companies

Wednesday 13:35 GMT
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The beach nobody can touch

Wednesday 09:52 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Greubel Forsey Draws Its Art Piece Opus to a Close With Edition Historique

Friday 20:56 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Roku short sellers have been burned this year as stock doubled

Friday 20:56 GMT
Source: Fox News

Kim Kardashian seemingly shades Jordyn Woods over alleged cheating scandal with sassy advice

Friday 20:56 GMT
Source: The Guradian

I navigated London Fashion Week in a wheelchair – and it didn't always go smoothly

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: BBC

Is the Renaissance nude religious or erotic?

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged with soliciting prostitution

Today 18:10 GMT
Source: Fox News

Reba McEntire explains why she turned down iconic ‘Titanic’ role

Today 16:19 GMT
Source: BBC

The Oscar film that almost had a different star

Today 00:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Fed’s Clarida says central bank may adopt ‘makeup’ strategy after inflation undershoots

Today 14:30 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Can you trust those DIY lab tests and online symptom-checkers?

Today 01:30 GMT

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