No, Jude Law’s Dumbledore Still Isn’t ‘Explicitly’ Gay in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel

Jude Law is about to transform into the younger version of one of the most beloved “Harry Potter” characters of all time: Albus Dumbledore. You know, how Dumbledore is gay and was in love with Grindelwald in their youth.

  • 'Davos in the Desert' summit loses media, business support over missing journalist
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    'Davos in the Desert' summit loses media, business support over missing journalist

    A number of international business leaders and media companies are distancing themselves from Saudi Arabia ahead of an investment summit in the kingdom later this month. The pullback from projects with the Saudi government or attendance at the three-day event that begins Oct. 23 in Riyadh follows the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 33, has aggressively pitched the kingdom as a destination for foreign investment, inviting members of the global business elite to the inaugural Future Investment Initiative last year as a way to bolster non-oil revenue.

  • Expecting a child, Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney
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    Expecting a child, Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney

    Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday for a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific, just hours before Kensington Palace announced that the royal couple are expecting a child in the spring. Meghan, wearing skinny black pants and a black, burgundy trimmed coat, was smiling and clutching folders, while Harry gave a thumbs up to bystanders. Days after watching Harry's cousin Princess Eugenie tie the knot in a lavish ceremony in Windsor, the couple touched down in Sydney on an overcast morning after a regular Qantas Airways flight from London with a brief stopover in Singapore.

  • 'Learning as we go': Alberta's oilsands grapple with cannabis legalization
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    'Learning as we go': Alberta's oilsands grapple with cannabis legalization

    Cannabis will be legalized on Wednesday, but some in Fort McMurray's oilsands and the broader oil and gas industry are still figuring out the best way to balance consumption and safe operation. "We do expect we will see an uptick in usage," said Murray Elliott, the president of Energy Safety Canada.

  • Princess Eugenie's Zac Posen Reception Wedding Dress Is Stunning
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    Princess Eugenie's Zac Posen Reception Wedding Dress Is Stunning

    If you hadn't already heard, the second Royal wedding of 2018 occurred on Friday when Princess Eugenie tied the knot with her longtime beau Jack Brooksbank. For the ceremony, she wore a gorgeous ivory dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos that was deliberately low-cut in the back to show off scars from surgery Eugenie had as a child to correct scoliosis. The custom silk dress, designed by Zac Posen, was a gorgeous blush colour, nipped at the waist and draped in a way that complemented Eugenie's figure perfectly.

  • China says U.S. arms sales to Taiwan interfere in its affairs
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    China says U.S. arms sales to Taiwan interfere in its affairs

    China accused the United States on Sunday of going on the offensive by sending U.S. Navy vessels into the South China Sea and described U.S. arms sales to Taiwan as interference in Chinese internal affairs. "It’s not Chinese warships that are going to the coast of California or to the Gulf of Mexico. This is very clear," Ambassador Cui Tiankai told the "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" program, apparently referring to a U.S. destroyer sailing near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sept. 30.

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    Staff meeting ssssurprise...

    Watch as a python drops in on a staff meeting at a bank in southern China.

  • Cannabis companies jockey for share of Ontario's pot shops
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    Cannabis companies jockey for share of Ontario's pot shops

    A battle is brewing over how Premier Doug Ford's government will divvy up the private sector's share of Ontario's retail cannabis market. Once crucial aspect of the retail regime that's still to be decided: how many cannabis retail licences any one corporation can hold. This coming Wednesday, when the prohibition on recreational pot ends across Canada, the only legal way to buy it in Ontario will be through the government-run online retailer.

  • Israel warns Hamas of 'painful' strikes if protests go on
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    Israel warns Hamas of 'painful' strikes if protests go on

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened "very painful blows" against Gaza's Hamas rulers if they don't halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops. Netanyahu said Israel is very close to waging a "different kind of activity" against the Islamic militants. Hamas has orchestrated near-weekly protests along the Israel-Gaza boundary since March, pressing for an end to a decade-long Israel-Egyptian blockade of the isolated territory.

  • TTC hoping to reunite dog that was struck by a car with its owner
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    TTC hoping to reunite dog that was struck by a car with its owner

    Toronto's public transportation agency is hoping to reunite an owner with a dog that hid under a bus after being hit by a car early Sunday morning. Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Brad Ross said the dog was hit by a car around 12:30 a.m. in the city's east end. "The driver of the car stopped to try to help the dog, but the dog was injured and afraid and ran away and sought refuge under a bus that was at a stop," said Ross.

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    Five Koreans among nine killed in Himalayas in Nepal

    The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, is the worst climbing accident to hit the Himalayan nation in two years. Police official Bir Bahadur Budhamagar said rescuers helped by locals retrieved the bodies of the nine climbers on Sunday from near their basecamp at Mount Gurja, a 7,193 metre-high peak (23,600 feet), located roughly 216 km (135 miles) northwest of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. The Korean expedition was being led by Chang-ho, who set the record in 2013 for being the fastest to reach the summits of the world's 14 highest mountains without using supplemental oxygen, according to climbing officials.

  • 30,000 chicks die in barn fire in Kings County
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    30,000 chicks die in barn fire in Kings County

    An early morning fire in a chicken barn in Sheffield Mills, N.S., destroyed the building and killed 30,000 young chickens. "They were fairly young," said Jeffrey Skaling, the deputy fire chief of the Canning volunteer fire department. The 60-metre long, two-storey chicken barn was engulfed in flames when they arrived, said Skaling.

  • UNB Reds women's hockey team loses in first game back
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    UNB Reds women's hockey team loses in first game back

    The UNB Reds women's hockey team may not have had the result it hoped for in its first game of the Atlantic University Sport regular season. "There were a lot of nerves running through their systems prior to the game so we kind of had to work out some kinks," she said. The coach said her team improved as the game moved along.

  • 'When we speak we regain our identity:' ACAD course keeps Dené language alive
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    'When we speak we regain our identity:' ACAD course keeps Dené language alive

    "Our language is holy, it was given by the creator," Starlight said. Starlight's first language was Tsuut'ina, but when he went to school he was forbidden from speaking it and instead forced to speak English, an indignity he describes as an attempt to eradicate his very identity. Tina Kinnee-Brown, ACAD's Indigenous coordinator, said Starlight's class was in high demand, with all 25 spaces filled within days of the program's announcement and another 40 people on the waitlist.

  • Plane accident in central Germany leaves 3 people dead
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    Plane accident in central Germany leaves 3 people dead

    Police say three people died after they were hit by a small plane in central Germany as it attempted to take off from an aborted landing. Police in Hesse state said the victims, two adults and a child, were standing at the edge of an airfield at the Wasserkuppe hill near Fulda, German news agency dpa reported.

  • Inupiat town mourns hunters killed as they towed whale home
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    Inupiat town mourns hunters killed as they towed whale home

    An Inupiat community in far northern Alaska is mourning the deaths of two whale hunters who died when their boat capsized while they were towing a bowhead whale home to help feed residents. Pausauraq Jana Harcharek, a relative of one of the hunters, couldn't bring herself to watch. Harcharek said her cousin Ron Ron Kanayurak, a whaling crew member, died last Sunday in the accident.

  • Two Sask. Indigenous community schools join national literacy program
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    Two Sask. Indigenous community schools join national literacy program

    Schools in the Beardy's and Okemasis Cree Nation and the Moosomin First Nation are taking steps to better their literacy rates. The Chief Beardy Memorial Education Complex, north of Saskatoon, and the Moosomin School, north of North Battleford, have joined the Martin Family Institute's (MFI) Model School Literacy Project. The project aims to improve early childhood literacy rates in First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities across the country.

  • 'Tarontos Lac': Geographer finds oldest known reference to Toronto on 340-year-old French map
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    'Tarontos Lac': Geographer finds oldest known reference to Toronto on 340-year-old French map

    Geographer Rick Laprairie has been studying early maps of the Great Lakes for about 25 years, but he recently came across what he calls "a piece of Toronto history that no one else had really noticed" — the earliest known map with what would eventually become this city's name. During his research, Laprairie learned of a 17th century map of Ontario at the Bibliothè​que nationale de France in Paris. The word describes the ancient fish weirs at the Atherley Narrows between Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.  Indigenous fishers would drive stakes into the water at the narrows so they could hang their nets.

  • In Syria's Yarmouk, a pigeon keeper and his dog held out through years of war
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    In Syria's Yarmouk, a pigeon keeper and his dog held out through years of war

    The Yarmouk district in Damascus has switched hands many times in Syria's war: from rebels, to Islamic State militants, and back to government forces. "I thought I'd stay here alone, keep an eye on the family property, and hoped things would be resolved within days. Abu Nimr, 36, did odd jobs over the years and spent time with his dog Balo.

  • Turkey: 22 migrants die in truck crash, 13 others injured
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    Turkey: 22 migrants die in truck crash, 13 others injured

    At least 22 migrants, including children, have been killed in a truck accident Sunday, Turkey's official news agency said. The Anadolu news agency said the migrants were travelling in a truck in the western province of Izmir that rolled over off a bridge. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have set out to sea from Turkey's coasts in the last few years to try to reach neighbouring Greece, which is a member of the European Union.

  • At least 29 Sask. rural municipalities don't have legally required harassment policies
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    At least 29 Sask. rural municipalities don't have legally required harassment policies

    At least 29 rural municipalities in Saskatchewan have failed to meet the legal requirement to have workplace harassment policies in place for employees. CBC News asked hundreds of rural municipalities across Saskatchewan if they have a harassment policy, which is required under Section 36 of the province's Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Saskatchewan Employment Act. Of the 88 RMs that responded, 29 did not have any form of harassment policy, including 10 that said they were working toward developing one.

  • #AfterMeToo group creating digital centre for suvivors of workplace violence
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    #AfterMeToo group creating digital centre for suvivors of workplace violence

    A Canadian group that pushed for change in the country's screen industry amid the #MeToo movement is taking matters into its own hands after seeing a lack of action. Actresses Mia Kirshner and Freya Ravensbergen, two of the co-founders of #AfterMeToo, say the group is building a digital online centre featuring resources for survivors of workplace violence. Formed shortly after the #MeToo movement took off on Oct. 15 of last year amid a flood of sexual misconduct allegations, #AfterMeToo held a symposium and released a report of nine recommendations aimed at stopping workplace sexual violence.

  • Sandy Hill community group wants action on 'destructive' street parties
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    Sandy Hill community group wants action on 'destructive' street parties

    Members of a community group in Ottawa's Sandy Hill neighbourhood say they're disappointed that rowdy parties took over their streets again last month — and they want candidates in the municipal election to explain what they're going to do about it. Police promised to step up enforcement during the annual Panda Game — a football match between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University at Lansdowne Park — which usually leads to large celebrations. "We feel frustrated and disappointed," said Susan Young, president of Action Sandy Hill.

  • Couple in power struggle with condo board over electric vehicle charge
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    Couple in power struggle with condo board over electric vehicle charge

    A Calgary couple says they are in a power struggle with their condo board over the ability to charge their electric vehicle. Kevin Kruse and Sydney Cooper bought a Chevy Volt — a hybrid that runs on gas or electricity —  about two years ago, and said at first they had no problem charging the car by plugging it into the 110-volt outlet at their assigned spot. Kruse says he woke up one morning to find the power had been switched off.

  • Pianist and trumpeter is an inspiration to fellow musicians
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    Pianist and trumpeter is an inspiration to fellow musicians

    I lost my ability to speak, to play the piano, to play the trumpet, lost my fine motor skills and lost the majority of my language — both French, German and English. "I lost my ability to speak, to play the piano, to play the trumpet, lost my fine motor skills and lost the majority of my language — both French, German and English," said Few, who performed with his friend Mark Fewer Sunday afternoon in Regina as part of the Cecilian Chamber Series.

  • Ecuador partly restores internet access for WikiLeaks founder Assange
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    Ecuador partly restores internet access for WikiLeaks founder Assange

    Ecuador has restored partial internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who took refuge in the country's London Embassy more than six years ago, WikiLeaks and an Assange lawyer said separately on Sunday. The move comes nearly six months after the Ecuadorean government suspended Assange's communications in March, after he discussed issues on social media that could damage the country's diplomatic relations, including a diplomatic crisis between London and Moscow as well as Catalonian separatism. "Ecuador rolls back @JulianAssange isolation," WikiLeaks said in a message on Twitter.