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Large iceberg poised to break off Antarctic ice shelf

An iceberg that's 80 kilometres long is poised to break off Antarctica.
Scientists say the rift has slowly been developing across the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf for years, but it grew by 18 kilometres in December and now has only 20 kilometres left before it snaps off.
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Matt Reeves steps in to direct The Batman, replacing Ben Affleck

Cloverfield director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct The Batman for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film.
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Numbers show Alberta economy improving, but no change to $10.8B deficit

EDMONTON -- Alberta's economy is on the road to recovery and more money is coming in, but there's no change to the government's projected $10.8-billion deficit this year.
Finance Minister Joe Ceci says Alberta is going to make $1.5 billion more than expected in the current budget year which ends March 31.
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Matt Reeves replaces Ben Affleck as ’The Batman’ director

LOS ANGELES — “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct “The Batman” for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film.
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Average weekly earnings increasing, but not for retail, food and accommodation workers

The average weekly paycheque for non-farm workers was $961 in December, Statistics Canada says, a figure that has grown by 1.2 per cent last year but belies wide differences between types of workers.
Workers in information and cultural industries saw their pay packets increase the most, on average, up by more than 10 per cent last year to $1,350.48 a week.
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Man drives off cliff hours after girfriend's suicide in same spot

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A man attempted suicide by driving off a winding Southern California mountain road hours after his girlfriend killed herself in the same manner at the same spot, authorities said Thursday.
Investigators determined the two vehicles that went over the side of State Route 18 in San Bernardino County last weekend were related suicide attempts — one of them successful, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Quintero.
 

Leonard Cohen's son releases video tribute

TORONTO — A new music video assembled by Leonard Cohen’s son and another longtime collaborator is giving fans an intimate glimpse of the late singer.
Traveling Light,” directed by Sammy Slabbinck, was posted online Thursday and offers an array of archival and previously unseen footage.
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'Doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new samples

Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops.
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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defriends diner staff

Facebook’s petulant plutocrat Mark Zuckerberg boasted he was going to “talk to more people” in 2017 – then barred the staff at an Alabama diner from speaking to him.
Zuckerberg, 34, had promised he was going to visit all 50 states and get their input about the future.
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Plastic surgery Ken ditches newly brunette Barbie [Photos]

Brunette Barbie has been kicked to the curb.
Quentin Dehar — who has spent $150,000 on plastic surgery to look like Ken — has ditched his Barbie lookalike gal pal because she dyed her hair brown.
Dehar, 24, who lives in France, said he thought the silicon-craving couple were made for each other when they met in 2013 and that Anastasia Reskoss was “the one.
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Millennials too distracted for dogs: Cesar Millan

Much-maligned millennials are now getting a ruff ride from dog whisperer Cesar Millan.
The “dog whisperer” barked to the Daily Mail that the me, me, me generation are so distracted by technology, selfish and hampered by their inability to pay attention to other humans, canine ownership would be a disaster.
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Mom catches cannibal eating boy, 7

A twisted cannibal was caught by his mortified mother eating a seven-year-old boy he had butchered.
Nazim Miyan’s mom told cops she found her blood-soaked son next to the boy’s body in an abandoned home in India’s Uttar Pradesh.
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