The 30 women sat in wooden chairs, facing each other in a rectangular formation. At the front of the room was the ruling Communist Party’s hammer and sickle logo, with a sign declaring the meeting’s purpose: “Symposium of unmarried young women of the right age.” Officials in Daijiapu, a town in southeast China, had gathered the women to sign a public pledge to reject high “bride prices,” referring to a wedding custom in which the man gives money to his future wife’s family as a condition of enga
The Funny Girl actress said her son was taken to the hospital earlier this week due to a "scary health issue"
Toronto police identified a 16-year-old boy as the victim of an "unprovoked" stabbing at a subway station Saturday evening. In a news release Sunday, police said officers responded to a stabbing call at the TTC's Keele subway station just before 9 p.m. Gabriel Magalhaes of Toronto was sitting on a bench in the lower level of the station when he was approached by a man, the release said. "The suspect approached the victim and stabbed him, unprovoked," police wrote. Police said Magalhaes was trans
An owl hit by a truck last winter has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, much to the excitement of those who rescued her. Matt Pistell was driving about 25 kilometres north of 100 Mile House in B.C.'s Interior one dark night when a large owl flew right into his windshield. He got out to see if it had survived. It wasn't looking good, so he tried to move it off the road. But as he did, the bird regained consciousness. In a panic, Pistell called his mom, who told him to call Uncle
Gisele Bündchen is ready to talk openly about what really led her and former football player Tom Brady to end their 13-year marriage.
A rep for Radcliffe confirmed to PEOPLE that the Harry Potter star is expecting his first child with longtime partner Darke
In a new interview with The Financial Times published Friday, Cox shared her daughter Coco's opinion on her "silly" Instagram posts.
MONTREAL — A theatre performance for children featuring a puppet that has been described as racist is continuing in the Montreal area. Several Black community organizations have criticized the puppet as being reminiscent of blackface minstrel shows — racist performances during which white people portrayed exaggerated stereotypes of Black people for laughs. But the show's creator — Franck Sylvestre, who is Black — has no plans to change the puppet, which he said is a caricature of his own feature
Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are rushing to sell their multi-million-dollar houses in Los Angeles before a new “mansion tax” kicks in on April 1.
MLB has reportedly filed similar applications for the Astros and Mariners.
The Hamilton, Ont. woman's father accidentally donated the "very special" gown, which is set to become a family heirloom.
There aren't many NHL players who can take Wild enforcer Ryan Reaves down. Smelling salts, however, registered a near-KO on Saturday night.
"Now is the time for my body to rest and recover from my will," the "Avengers" star tells fans.
The pair were close friends until the singer’s death in 2009
Jrue Holiday, Chandler Parsons and Courtney Lee are all reportedly involved in a lawsuit against Darryl Cohen.
"I had to contend with so much at such an early age."
OTTAWA — Frederick Lea Hardy died fighting for Canada near Vimy Ridge in the First World War. Shortly before being killed in action, the teenager spent time in prison doing hard labour as a military punishment for his sexuality. Hardy was one of at least 19 members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force involved in consensual relationships who were arrested and tried for what was then known as gross indecency. The painful, often bleak, stories of these men were uncovered by Sarah Worthman while doi
Oscar Cabral, 18, was declared dead at 10 a.m. Thursday morning after utility workers discovered his body near Hillcrest and Oldham roads, KCPD says.
Norway, Denmark, and Finland operate the top-tier F-35 fighter jets, while Sweden has its own Gripen E planes.
The United States has reacted cautiously to Russia's decision to place nuclear weapons in Belarus. On Saturday it was reported by a Russian news agency that Vladimir Putin has signed a deal to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. It is the first time since the mid-1990s that Russia has based such weaponry outside the country.