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article imageTopFinds: Benetton's controversial photos, Ron Paul's rise

By David Silverberg     Nov 18, 2011 in Internet
Ron Paul is rising to be a front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination. United Colors of Benetton release same-sex Photoshopped ads of world leaders smooching. Inside the life of a Pixar animator. These are the top stories from around 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. Digital Journalists covered important newsworthy stories, from Ron Paul's ascent to saucy ad campaigns to successful Hollywood animators. We're very proud to have such diverse well-written news content on a weekly basis.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on, under the category bar. They are changing constantly to reflect what people are reading on the site.

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Abused dogs travel from Labrador to Nova Scotia to find homes (Includes interview) by Lynn Curwin
They have seen cases of abuse which sometimes leave them in tears, but the efforts of two Nova Scotia women have saved the lives of many unwanted dogs from Labrador and they are fighting for changes in legislation which would protect these animals.
Alberta Premier urges less dependence on U.S., more focus on Asia (Includes first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Newly-elected Alberta Premier Alison Redford delivered a speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto Wednesday where she talked about the province's oil sands, Ontario's economic involvement and the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Pixar animator Benjamin Su
Pixar animator Benjamin Su
Ben Su
Animator Benjamin Su, Pixar actor with a mouse (Includes interview) by KJ Mullins
Benjamin Su arrived in Canada at the age of 10 from Taiwan. The world was wide open for the boy who loved the movie Toy Story. Today he's an animator who came full circle when working on Toy Story 3 for Pixar.
Nigeria world's fifth largest user of Opera Mini mobile browsers (Includes interview and first-hand account) by JohnThomas Didymus
Recent figures by Opera Software company, show that Nigerians are first in Africa and fifth largest users of Opera Mini browsers in the world. With this latest ranking, Nigeria has surpassed more tech-savvy countries such as the United States and China.
An autumn flood in Nova Scotia (Includes first-hand account) by Lynn Curwin
Not for the first time this year, sections of the Truro-Bible Hill area of Nova Scotia ended up with flooding which closed roads and left many people with damp basements.
Art from Latin women honored at the Consulate General de Mexico (Includes first-hand account) by Jonathan Farrell
Numina Femenina is a celebration of Latin women in the arts. 35 women artists from 10 nations contributed to the exhibit now on display at the Consulate General de Mexico in San Francisco.

Top Images

CP+B Snowman at Roy Thomson Hall.
CP+B Snowman at Roy Thomson Hall.
Tourists and locals enjoy a ride on the famous gondolas of Venice in one of the city s many waterway...
Tourists and locals enjoy a ride on the famous gondolas of Venice in one of the city's many waterways.
This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
This car had been left in the parking lot overnight.
Members of the South African Legion of Military Veterans prepare to lay wreaths.
Members of the South African Legion of Military Veterans prepare to lay wreaths.

In the Media

Ad campaign shows photos of world leaders in same sex kisses by Samuel Okocha
United Colors of Benetton has launched a new ad campaign showing world leaders locked in same sex kisses in what it called a bid to build a new culture of tolerance.
Identifying patients wrongly diagnosed vegetative by Ken Wightman
These patients are trapped in the limbo of the permanent vegetative state (PVS). Unresponsive to everything around them, they appear totally oblivious to the world. But are they?
Baby Lisa Irwin still missing, parents now suspects in the case by Joan Firstenberg
Baby Lisa Irwin went missing on Oct. 3. Since then police have conducted searches and questioned many but are not any closer to finding out what happened to the child. During this time, the baby turned one.
Republican candidate Ron Paul now considered a front-runner by Mike Lapointe
According to a recent poll, Texas congressman Ron Paul has emerged as a front-runner in the Republican nomination process.
Chelsea Clinton
Chelsea Clinton
Kyle Cassidy
First Daughter Chelsea Clinton joins NBC as Special Correspondent by Andrew Moran
The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton has landed a gig as a Special Correspondent for National Broadcasting Company News' "Making a Difference" franchise.
Jehovah's Witnesses warned about refusing blood transfusion by JohnThomas Didymus
A Nigerian Jehovah's Witness, Blessing Nelson Udoh, 66, got "a new lease of life" when an operation helped her regain the use of her legs that had been crippled by arthritis. The surgery was aided by an auto-transfusion procedure.
Ontario driver smashes through police station in targeted attack by Arthur Weinreb
In a bizarre incident, a driver whose actions appeared to be deliberate, drove his car through the front doors of a police station. No one was injured but damage to the station was extensive.
Stewart on Rick Perry's debate gaffe: 'Are you not entertained?' by Michael Krebs
In his recap of Wednesday's GOP debate, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart celebrated Republican presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry's brain freeze.
Police say teens using vodka-soaked tampons to get drunk by Kim I. Hartman
Teenagers have found a new way of getting drunk by inserting vodka-soaked tampons into their vaginas, says a Phoenix police resource officer. And it's not just girls; boys are inserting the alcohol-drenched feminine hygiene products in their rectum.
Marquez's 'dirty tricks' on Pacquiao fight exposed on YouTube by Leo Reyes
Mexican boxing idol Juan Manuel Marquez was caught on camera with his alleged "dirty foot tricks" that many boxing fans believe could be the reason Manny Pacquiao failed to satisfy his fans who were expecting another classic fight.
Report: Kate Middleton is pregnant by Kim I. Hartman
Palace insiders have told In Touch magazine that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their first child. The source claims Kate is six weeks along and preparing for the pitter-patter of royal feet by decorating not one but three nurseries.

Top Blogs

Canadian music legend Gordon Lightfoot makes an appearance at Occupy Toronto by David Silverberg
I was strolling through the Occupy Toronto camp today at St. James Park when I noticed a heavy media scrum in the...
Iguazu Falls on the list of new World Wonders by Joseph Boltrukiewicz
Spectacular Iguazu Falls, at the point of three countries - Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay - came to the list of New 7...
Oh look, another Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep by Andrew Moran
I must admit, Meryl Streep is one of the best actresses of the last 30 years. She was even superb in her few scenes in...
Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in  It s Complicated
Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin in 'It's Complicated'

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