HONOLULU The Polynesian voyaging canoe that is guided solely by nature as it circles the globe has reached South Africa, the halfway point on its three-year journey and the most dangerous leg partly because of complicated ocean conditions.
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BERLIN Sarah and Ysra Mardini pull bathing caps over their long, black hair and slide into the water, disappearing among the throng of swimmers with powerful, practiced strokes.
RUSTON, La. After more than 45 years of saving pennies, a Louisiana man decided it was time to cash them in.
The News-Star reports that 73-year-old Otha Anders, of Ruston, took 15 five-gallon plastic water jugs full of the coins to the bank on Tuesday. His grand total: A deposit of $5,136.14 into his account. He says it will go toward a recent dental bill.
SALMON ARM, B.C.—A B.C. couple who’ve waited years to become parents are expecting three babies at once—identical triplets which doctors say come along only once-in-50 million births.
For Mahalia Meeuwsen and her husband, Mike, just having one baby seemed like a miracle.
TORONTO—A major investigation into human trafficking has led to the rescue earlier this month of 20 people—some as young as 14—suspected of working in the sex trade as minors or against their will, police said yesterday.
WINNIPEG—Gillian Taronno wasn’t going to let giving birth to triplets stop her from voting.
She and her husband, Sandy, went to a polling station in the riding of Winnipeg South Centre yesterday morning.
Gillian asked those in line inside Harrow United Church if they could go ahead to vote.
TORONTO Ken Taylor, Canada’s ambassador to Iran who sheltered Americans at his residence during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis has died. He was 81.
Taylor’s wife, Pat, said Ken died Thursday after a two-month battle with colon cancer.
LONDON The World Health Organization says it’s possible in rare instances for patients who survived Ebola to develop the lethal disease again, when lingering virus in the body starts to replicate.
The 28-year-old Londoner, who plays menacing, white-haired Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons on “Game of Thrones,” is Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.
The magazine made the announcement early Tuesday, but GQ got there first, anointing Clarke Woman of the Year in September.
CHICAGO One couple ran away to get married ... at the Chicago Marathon.
Stephanie Reinhart says she just wanted a “short and sweet ceremony.” Mark Jockel wanted a big wedding surrounded by friends and family. The 35-year-old Reinhart and 46-year-old Jockel compromised, marrying at the 8-mile mark of Sunday’s Chicago Marathon in the city’s Boystown neighbourhood.