Brazil's Senate on Wednesday voted to remove President Dilma Rousseff from office, the culmination of a yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest nation and exposed deep rifts among its people on everything from race relations to social spending. While Rousseff's ouster was widely expected, the decision was a key chapter in a colossal political struggle that is far from over. Rousseff was Brazil's first female president, with a storied career that includes a stint as a Marxist guerrilla jailed and tortured in the 1970s during the country's dictatorship.
Canadian surgeons are urging people to throw out wire-bristled barbecue brushes, because none of them have figured out a surefire way of removing the wires when they get stuck in people's throats. The thin, sharp wires can come off the brushes, attach to barbecue grills and cling to food without being noticed. If it's swallowed it can cause damage to the throat and epiglottis, which is the flap of cartilage that covers the opening of the windpipe when swallowing.
Two Flemish YouTubers recently posted their first video and it does not disappoint.
Shaun Balint has been forced to make a near impossible decision — either pay for the protein bars and powder that is keeping him alive or pay for his rent.
By Anu Bararia BENGALURU (Reuters) - The sharp acceleration in Canadian home prices shows no sign of abating this year, though economists expect the pace will be reined in by high household debt and a growing lack of affordability, a Reuters poll found. Foreign wealth, cheap borrowing costs and bets that urban centers Vancouver and Toronto will remain profitable will likely support the Canadian property market over the next few years. House prices are forecast to rise 10 percent in 2016, almost double the pace expected in May's survey, and the fastest since polling for 2016 began two years ago, according to the poll of over 20 forecasters.
A competition run by online photography community ViewBug is celebrating one particularly beautiful facet of architecture – arches. Photographers have been set the challenge to picture archways in monuments and buildings, showing creativity and originality. From stark modern ceilings to rickety and crumbling monuments, the photos show a breathtaking range of scenery and landscapes. Here are some of our favourite entries so far.
Wed, Aug 31: The loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after the baby is born is something no parent expects. As Meaghan Craig explains, there can be hope for couples in their darkest hours.
Brett Anthony Ryan, 35, was diagnosed with depression when he had psychological counselling during the 15 months he spent in jail and reports said depression over his debt burden was a factor in the robberies. Before he was released on day parole in April 2010, he was termed an apparent model prisoner who was considered at low risk to re-offend, Parole Board of Canada documents show.
On the way back to the car, with Loki running ahead through the long grass, McBeth took a step and felt like the ground dissolved from under her. No one knew where she was, except for Loki, peering down nervously from the concrete ledge above.
Toronto Police are asking couples who were married by a man named Paul Cogan to contact them immediately ... because they may not be married after all. The 69 year old, who also sometimes goes by the name Paul Martin, is facing five charges including solemnizing a marriage without authority, fraud and forgery. John Ozols says police were tipped off by the Ontario government, which believes at least 48 couples were defrauded.
Wildrose leader Brian Jean has apologized for what he calls an "inappropriate attempt" at humour, when he told a public meeting it was against the law to "beat" Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. The official Opposition leader's comment came during a Fort McMurray town-hall meeting of Wildrose supporters Tuesday night. Jean, who represents a Fort McMurray riding, was responding to an audience member's questions about the need to push ahead with construction of a seniors housing project in Fort McMurray, which was ravaged by a wildfire in the spring.
Calgary's culinary community is mourning the loss of a prominent local chef who died in a highway collision northeast of Calgary. Jonathan Sobol, 33, was killed Tuesday morning when the sedan he was driving collided head-on with a cube van at Highway 9 and Township Road 270, about 10 kilometres south of Irricana. Sobol's passenger, who has not been identified publicly, also died at the scene.
Syrian refugees and underprivileged Muslim youth are getting their first introduction to one of Canada's favourite summer pastimes: camp. It's four days and three nights of team-building, problem-solving and outdoor activity meant to teach the kids survival skills and self-confidence, as well as help them integrate into Canadian culture. Chaabani said he was encouraged to see kids from Syria, Iraq, Sudan and other countries playing together and talking about their difficult past experiences.
A Timberlea woman is recovering after fighting back against a violent home invasion this morning on St. Margarets Bay Road outside of Halifax. Halifax RCMP say the attack happened at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday at a home in the 2400 block of St. Margarets Bay Road.
GwynevereStaddon should be getting ready to start Grade 12 this week, said mourners who gathered Tuesday evening to remember the teenager. Staddon died of a suspected fentanyl overdose three weeks ago in the washroom of a Port Moody, B.C., Starbucks. Instead, Staddon's friends and family filed into a Coquitlam church to attend her funeral.
To say Dennis Oliver has a passion for turtles would be an understatement. The basement of his St. John's apartment has become ground zero for what he and his wife have made their life goal — to save all the unwanted turtles in the city.
Citadel Hill in Halifax has never been invaded, but it may soon be crawling with workers as it undergoes its largest masonry project in a decade. Most of the national historic site's south-facing walls are due for a renewal, so Parks Canada has put out a request for tenders seeking companies interested in doing the work. The federal agency said the lawn and earth supporting some walls at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site must be excavated before workers can dismantle, straighten and rebuild the structures.
Doing laundry is not something most people look forward to, but East Chezzetcook, N.S., resident Marian Renouf is delighted that she can finally wash her clothes at home after being frustrated by a new washer that didn't work. Renouf, who is 84, paid $1,600 for a new Maytag washer from Sears in May but said she experienced continual problems and was only able to do four washes since getting the machine. Renouf estimates she had repairmen to her house nine times, although she didn't keep a record of the visits and says she was not given paperwork by the repairmen.
Members of Windsor's Filipino community are anxiously keeping tabs on events in their homeland, as more than 1900 people have been killed since the beginning of July. "We're supposed to go every other January to visit our relatives in the Philippines, but I'm a little scared to go this time so I'll wait until things settle down. Yamana, a retired nurse, would like to see more rehab centres to curb drug use in the Philippines.
Up until June, the Lachine high school was slated to close. For one, the school will ramp up specialty programs like robotics and video game design, including a partnership with game giant Ubisoft, which has its largest development studio in Montreal.
A piece of the large SaskTel sign hanging over its office on Saskatchewan Drive crashed down Wednesday afternoon. Police said no traffic is currently being allowed on that section of Saskatchewan Drive, which is between Lorne Street and Hamilton Street. Environment Canada said to expect winds gusting up to 60 km/h in the evening.
Scientists recently announced they had found an Earth-like planet in the star system next door, and a bold project to send spaceships there is being backed by cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg and billionaire tech mogul Yuri Milner. Proxima b is the nearest Earth-like planet ever found, located just 4.22 light years from Earth. The rocky planet slightly larger than Earth orbits Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf that's part of a triple-star system called Alpha Centauri, an international team of scientists announced in the journal Nature on Aug. 24.
Wed, Aug 31: A venomous Copperhead snake was spotted in Ajax, Ont. over the weekend at Greenwood Conservation Area. Ashley Carter brings us the latest on the hunt for the reptile.
The growing bilingual divide between young francophone and anglophones across Canada is "dangerous" and more needs to be done to reduce the trend, says the head of Montreal's Chamber of Commerce. Michel Leblanc said if he had to evaluate the Government of Canada's performance on the issue, he would give it a failing grade. Leblanc spoke Tuesday at a consultation on official languages policy that was organized by the federal government and attended by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.
A pet royal python that's been missing for almost a week in Verdun is still missing, after reports that it was located turned out to be false. The python — which is a prohibited pet in Verdun — escaped from a private residence on 1st Avenue early last Thursday and has avoided capture ever since. Montreal police, Animex and the snake's owner are still trying to capture the 1.2-metre-long snake.
Nearly four months after one of the largest fuel spills in recent West Coast history, Esquimalt Harbour remains closed to fishing and local First Nations can't use their beach. As much as 30,000 litres of diesel spilled into Esquimalt Harbour in May after high winds pushed a barge ashore in Plumper Bay. At the time, officials with Western Canada Marine Response Corporation said it was one of the largest spills on the West Coast in decades, but a quick response by clean up crews managed to mop up much of the fuel before it hit the shoreline just west of Victoria.