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article imageTopFinds: Heavy floods in Australia, protests rock Tunisia

By David Silverberg     Jan 14, 2011 in Internet
Floods ravage Australia's Queensland area, forcing mass evacuations. The Tunisian president flees amid protest aimed at his government. Why was a woman's chocolate egg confiscated at the Canada-US border? These are the top stories from across the world.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page.
How these stories and images are selected: We keep track of the what readers like and what articles, images and blogs people are reading and looking at most.
Below are your top Digital Journal reports, top news photos, top stories in the media and top blogs, as decided by you and the community.

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Top Digital Journal Reports

French model dies after battle with anorexia (Includes interview) by Jane Fazackarley
On December 30 it was reported that the French model and actress Isabelle Caro died aged just 28 after battling anorexia. At one stage during her illness she weighed just 55 pounds.
Toronto Police officer dies after being hit by stolen snow plow (Includes interview) by KJ Mullins
Sgt. Ryan Russell died as he lived: Helping the residents of Toronto. This morning Russell tried to stop a man driving a stolen snow plow that was hitting vehicles and coming close to hitting those on the street. It was his last act protecting the public.
Chief William Blair spoke at Police headquarters on the murder of Sgt. Ryan Russell
Chief William Blair spoke at Police headquarters on the murder of Sgt. Ryan Russell
Dairy and fish not safe for health, says nutritionist (Includes interview) by Ernest Dempsey
All animal foods including fish and dairy are a health risk for you, says nutritionist Dr. Janice Stanger, author of the book "The Perfect Formula Diet".
Scientists: Denmark's pledge to biodiversity a fiasco (Includes interview) by Bradley Axmith
A report due to be released next week reveals how poorly Denmark's national environment has been managed, despite obligations and rhetoric. Presenting a picture of plants and animals under attack, the results are much the same for the rest of the world.
Photo Essay: Sadhus, the Wandering Holy Men of India (Includes interview) by J Ocean Dennie
Ever thought of becoming a drifting holy dropout? For countless generations, dedicated individuals in India and Nepal have done just that, forsaking some of the shackles of society, adopting the robes of the renunciate and devoting their efforts to God.

Top Images

NCCT Ontario Chairman  Arul Nalliah  (L) speaking with another activist.
NCCT Ontario Chairman, Arul Nalliah, (L) speaking with another activist.
This weekend s Toronto Bridal Show is a must for soon-to-be-brides.
This weekend's Toronto Bridal Show is a must for soon-to-be-brides.
Toronto Police block off an area of downtown Toronto after shooting a man who stole a snow plow in t...
Toronto Police block off an area of downtown Toronto after shooting a man who stole a snow plow in the early morning hours. Police say the suspect hit Sgt. Ryan Russell as the officer attempted to stop him. Russell was pronounced dead at hospital.
Photo courtesy Ray Cheung
A woman being helped off her car in Queensland during the flood
A woman being helped off her car in Queensland during the flood

In the Media

Reports: Tunisian President Ben Ali has fled the country
by Michael Cosgrove
Reports are coming out of Tunisia saying that President Ben Ali has fled the country amid chaotic scenes of rioting in the capital Tunis.
Sharks in the streets? Brisbane flood peaks as stories emerge by Paul Wallis
Brisbane is now being compared to a war zone. The flood peaked, below expected heights at around 4 metres, but the city is going to be soggy for a week or so. Sharks have been reported in flooded streets.
Flood crisis: Queenslanders told to prepare emergency kits by Paul Wallis
The Queensland floods are spreading to other areas of the state, with heavy rain as well. The old saying about Queensland is “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.” Now it’s “floods one day, official advice to prepare emergency kits the next.”
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaking with the Commandant at the University of Arizona
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaking with the Commandant at the University of Arizona
Suspect in U.S. Rep. Giffords' shooting posted YouTube video by Kay Mathews
The suspect in the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and others, Jared Loughner, posted a YouTube video three weeks ago indicating that "in a few days, you know I’m conscience dreaming!" as well as a MySpace post saying goodbye to friends.
Arizona unites to prevent Westboro Church funeral protests by Kim I. Hartman
Arizona lawmakers are drafting emergency legislation to prohibit Westboro Baptist Church from protesting at or near church funeral services for the victims of Saturday's massacre that killed six people in Tucson.
Woman's chocolate egg confiscated at U.S. border by Cynthia Trowbridge
A woman and her two sons were crossing the border from Manitoba into Minnesota on their way to Ontario to visit her two daughters. After a random search, she was told she had illegal contraband in her car and could be fined.
Al-Jazeera reporter asked to remove bra at Netanyahu event by Subir Ghosh
A pregnant reporter with al-Jazeera TV channel was barred from an annual event for foreign journalists addressed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for refusing to remove her bra during security check.
NASA confirms antimatter production in thunderstorms by Ernest Dempsey
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has detected the creation of antimatter paricles during thunderstorms in earth's atmosphere.
Lightning striking
Courtesy Hot Docs Festival
Hoax news circulating on Facebook closing after Mar. 15 by Andrew Moran
A hoax floating around the Internet claims that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is planning to shut down the social networking giant on Mar. 15, 2011. However, the rumor is false and was published by a tabloid outlet.
Opinion: Canada attempts to ban Dire Strait's hit song 'Money for Nothing' by Joie Maccarone
The award-winning song “Money for Nothing” recorded by Dire Strait during the 1980’s and played on radio numerous of times since its release is now deemed unacceptable for Canadian listeners, according to the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council.
Mother lowers daughter onto train tracks; girl survives (video) by Chanah Rubenstein
A video released Friday by a commuter rail operator shows a woman guiding a young girl onto the tracks, trying to avoid the ticket collector.
Real 'superheroes' take justice into their own hands in Seattle by Andrew Moran
Superhero? Vigilante? Some may label Phoenix Jones and his group as such but these masked men are protecting some local Seattle residents and are "symbolizing" that the average person doesn't have to sit around seeing bad things.

Top Blogs

Personal milestone on DJ - One million hits by Paul Wallis
I started writing on DJ on May 29, 2007. I've now published 1548 articles, as of today, and just clocked up my million...
A Birthday To Remember by Christopher Wager
Yesterday, January 10 my life was marked with the milestone of another birthday...
Canadians apologize to Americans by Joie Maccarone
I've been suffering through a flu for the past few days, therefore I haven't been able to get out of my igloo and the...
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