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article imageTopFinds: G20 summit takes over Toronto, France's World Cup exit

By David Silverberg     Jun 25, 2010 in Internet
Security fences, protests and traffic chaos descend on Toronto due to the G20 summit. A tornado tears apart a Montana sports arena. France and Italy leave the 2010 World Cup earlier than expected. These are the top stories from across the world.
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Here are your top Digital Journal reports, top news photos, top stories in the media and top blogs, as decided by you and the community. Add a link to your favourite stories in the comments below!

Top Digital Journal Reports

5.0-magnitude quake hits Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa (Includes first-hand account) by KJ Mullins
Southern Ontario and parts of Quebec and New York have just experienced a earthquake measuring at 5.0 magnitude. The seats were rumbling at 1:41 p.m ET. Wednesday as a mild earthquake hit Toronto and other parts of southern Ontario.
Aboriginal protesters in Toronto: Racism is legislated (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
With only two days before leaders from the G20 arrive in Ontario, hundreds of First Nations and activists took to the streets of Toronto to show their dissatisfaction with the Canadian government's policies towards the Aboriginal people.
Malawi going for DDT to fight malaria (Includes first-hand account) by Chancy Namadzunda
Malawi may soon start using DDT, an organochlorine pesticide, as a precaution in its fight against malaria in the country.
Tornado caught on video destroying Montana's largest sports arena (Includes interview) by Kim I. Hartman
Deadly tornadoes have been blasting the US Midwest since May. Montana was hit by a tornado that tore down its largest sports and entertainment facility. The Rimrock Auto Park was destroyed spreading debris for hundreds of miles as shown in this video.
Island Alex's song 'Drill Baby Drill' debuts nationally (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Kay Mathews
A rally for prospective oil spill clean-up volunteers, held in the Florida Keys, was covered by CBS Evening News in a segment aired June 21 and featuring "Drill Baby Drill," a song written and performed by a local singer.

Top Images

Two men challenge each other on the jousting grounds on June 19th.
Two men challenge each other on the jousting grounds on June 19th.
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto  the Aboriginal people  organizers and supporters ...
As part of the G20 resistance in downtown Toronto, the Aboriginal people, organizers and supporters of the Natives protested and marched from Queen's Park to downtown Toronto and back.

In the Media

South African swimmer wins heart of Monaco’s Reigning Prince by Christopher Szabo
South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock has won more than a medal with her engagement to Prince Albert II of Monaco, continuing two traditions: A prince of Monaco marrying a foreign commoner and a girl from Benoni becoming a celebrity.
Four shots fired near Toronto's G20 summit security-zone by Andrew Moran
In the middle of the night, RCMP officers witnessed four shots coming from a black vehicle near the G20 summit security-zone. The car immediately sped away but officers were able to get partial license plate numbers.
Madoff says he gave $9 billion to friends before getting caught by David Silverberg
Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff allegedly told a prison inmate he funneled $9 billion to three friends before getting caught for his white-collar crime, the New York Post reports.
29,035 Canadian Tamils vote in election, results announced by Andrew Moran
On Father's Day, tens of thousands of Canadian Tamils cast their vote to elect national, provincial and regional representatives to the National Council for Canadian Tamils. The election has been described by many voters and officials as "historic."
'People First' rally planned to be the largest G20 protest by Stephanie Dearing
The Canadian Labour Congress is planning what it hopes will be the largest G20 protest ever, called 'People First.' Scheduled for June 26, organizers say it will be safe and peaceful.
Anti-rape female condom makes its debut at World Cup by Joan Firstenberg
It's a condom with "teeth" that South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers is distributing at the World Cup games. It's called Rape-aXe and it leaves the rapist in pain.
The France team playing in the 2010 World Cup
The France team playing in the 2010 World Cup
Opinion: France's final World Cup humiliation by Johnny Summerton
French manager Raymond Domenech refused to shake hands with South Africa's coach Carlos Alberto Parreira and later dismissed journalists' questions on the subject. The incident occurred after South Africa beat France in its last World Cup match.
World Cup: French Striker sent home for insulting coach by Samuel Okocha
France striker Nicolas Anelka was on Saturday sent home from the World Cup after reportedly insulting his coach Raymond Domenech during the Mexico game.
Rapper Eminem comes out in favour of gay marriage by Andrew John
The rapper Eminem – a.k.a. Marshall Mathers – has announced he is in favour of gay marriage. This may surprise gay campaigners, who have criticised Eminem in the past for such lyrics as “Hate fags? The answer’s yes.”
Charice Pempengco
Popular Filipina singer Charice Pempengco popularly known as Charice doing a song number
Charice joins top entertainers in Michael Jackson tribute video by Leo Reyes
Popular Filipino singing sensation Charice joins top entertainment artists who appeared in a tribute video to the late king of pop Michael Jackson. The one-year anniversary of Jackson's death is being observed this month.
North Carolina man claims Bigfoot killed his dog by Stephanie Dearing
Tim Peeler who lives in Cleveland County North Carolina called police in early June to report a Sasquatch had killed one of his five dogs.
Doctor Who in the nude, did Matt Smith show all? by Mathew Wace Peck
Earlier this week, tabloid newspapers claimed that science-fiction fans were all of a frenzy over Matt Smith's alleged nakedness in Doctor Who.

Top Blogs

Mother and daughter DJ addict's vacation ends by getting kicked out of an Inn by Cynthia Trowbridge
Laura has been wanting to return to Northern Michigan's Traverse City--Charlevoix area where she spent her summers as a...
Photo Essay: Toronto's G20 Fences by Chris Hogg
As Toronto gets ready to host the G20 Summit this weekend, police and security officials have erected 6-foot steel and concrete barriers around various parts of the downtown core.
Love and War in Sudan by Natalie Peart
I hope I don't disappoint you by telling you that this isn't a real love story. I am not going to recite an enchanting story of how I fell in love with a Sudanese man, petrified my Mother and gave up all to move to Sudan and live a nomadic life in the desert raising his camels, or how I witnessed a Mills and Boon style love affair in the country that is 'The Sudan'
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