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article imageTopFinds: John Kerry's shiner, Mexico's Canadian problem

By David Silverberg     Jan 27, 2012 in Internet
American senator John Kerry is bruised from playing in a hockey game. A man filmed his wife giving birth in a car. Why is Mexico suddenly a danger zone to Canadian tourists? These are the top stories on
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 published intriguing stories on controversies and crises; they were also covering breaking travel news, and this TopFinds also includes fascinating viral videos seen by millions across the world.
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, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site.

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There are several new Digital Journalists making their mark on our social news site the past few weeks: Louise Auty, William Schmalfeldt, Tucker Cummings, and Sarah Gopaul. Check out their content if you haven't already, and let them know what you think of their work. Welcome to the team!

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Amaal Nuux: Canadian Singer Destined for International Stardom (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Farid Abdulhamid
The dramatic entry of multi-talented, young Somali-Canadian singer Amaal Nuux into the performing arts arena has generated a great deal of enthusiasm within the Canadian musical landscape.
Op-Ed: SeaWorld's worst nightmare as former trainers launch website (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
SeaWorld shakes off the critics who lambast the organization's role in the captive mammal entertainment industry, by mostly ignoring them. A newly-launched website created by former SeaWorld marine mammal trainers may not be so easy to disregard.
Mayor of London: 'Get your ass down here, Prime Minister Harper!' (Includes first-hand account) by Ken Wightman
"Get your ass down here, Prime Minister Harper!" bellowed Joe Fontana, mayor of London. In 2008 Harper visited the city's EMD plant, announcing corporate tax cuts to increase job security for Canadians. Now, EMD workers are locked out by their U.S. owner.
A crowd of 15 000 or more gathered Saturday in Victoria Park  in downtown London  showing support fo...
A crowd of 15,000 or more gathered Saturday in Victoria Park, in downtown London, showing support for the locked out EMD workers.
Newt Gingrich heckled at campaign event in South Carolina (Includes first-hand account) by Mike Lapointe
Newt Gingrich was heckled during his opening remarks at a South Carolina campaign event last night when a protester loudly demanded that the candidate release his ethics report.
Family speaks about homicide of Anthony Spencer in Toronto (Includes first-hand account) by KJ Mullins
Days after the execution style homicide of Anthony Spencer, 23, Toronto Police have yet to step into the recording studio where the man died waiting for a search warrant.

Top Images

Kenya s Naivasha township: KCC slums fell victim to a fire that has destroyed a significant block of...
Kenya's Naivasha township: KCC slums fell victim to a fire that has destroyed a significant block of KCC slum settlement.
Marcus Gregar-Rive / KCC Slum Project
Power Holding Company area office  Monatan  Ibadan
Power Holding Company area office, Monatan, Ibadan
The University Square is an important place in Romanian recent history.
The University Square is an important place in Romanian recent history.
The Colour Party marches during the Air Force Day Parade.
The Colour Party marches during the Air Force Day Parade.
Pictures of the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Global Bird Watchers  Conference 2012 in Gujarat  Indi...
Pictures of the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Global Bird Watchers' Conference 2012 in Gujarat, India.

In the Media

Video: Man films wife giving birth in car on way to hospital by Kim I. Hartman
The latest viral sensation to hit YouTube is a video filmed by a proud father who recorded his wife delivering their child in a moving car as he drove the expectant mother to the hospital.
Costa Concordia: Satellite captures image of shipwreck by JohnThomas Didymus
A satellite has snapped an image of the Costa Concordia shipwreck. The luxury ocean liner is shown in the image through clouds half-submerged off the coast of Giglio, Italy after it hit a reef on January 13.
Rescue mission underway on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia
Rescue mission underway on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia
Il Fatto Quotidiano
'Anonymous' threatens shutdown of during tonight's debate by Bill Schmalfeldt
UPDATE: The Debate started on time, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have already spoken, so it seems as this was another threat that "Anonymous" did not back up with action.
NASA debunks Russian scientist's claim of life on planet Venus by Andrew Moran
A Russian scientist's claim that he has possibly detected life on the planet Venus has now been debunked by NASA. The United States space agency said the pictures depicting life forms were instead objects from the craft.
Senator John Kerry black-and-blue from a game of hockey by JohnThomas Didymus
U.S. Senator John Kerry had the opportunity to show off two black eyes and a broken nose at a ceremony in the White House Monday. Kerry suffered the injuries while playing ice hockey.
Taliban video shows execution of 15 Pakistani soldiers by JohnThomas Didymus
Taliban militants have released a video showing execution of 15 Pakistani soldiers. A Pakistan Taliban (TTP) group, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the executions.
Canadian woman found brutally beaten at luxury Mexican resort by Yukio Strachan
A young Canadian woman in her 20s was found badly beaten in an elevator unconscious, lying in a pool of blood in a luxurious Mexican resort.
Op-Ed: Why are tourists still flocking to Mexico? by Arthur Weinreb
Sheila Nabb, who was found badly beaten in an elevator in a five star hotel, is just the latest Canadian to become a victim of violent crime while staying in a luxurious Mexican resort.
Canadian skier Sarah Burke dies from skiing accident by Cynthia Trowbridge
Sarah Burke, a freestyle skier from Canada, is dead at the age of 29. She was critically injured during practice at Park City Mountain Resort in Utah on January 10. She was 29.
Freestyle skiing star Sarah Burke
Freestyle skiing star Sarah Burke
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Iran banishes actress Farahani for posing nude in France by JohnThomas Didymus
The Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who performed in Ridley Scott's "Body of Lies", has been banned from returning to her home country. Farahani posed nude in the French magazine Madame Le Figaro.
Teen living off chicken nuggets collapses and sent to hospital by Leigh Goessl
A 17-year-old Birmingham girl was rushed and admitted to the hospital this week after she collapsed at work and had trouble breathing.
Video: Sex scene plays in the background of TV news broadcast by Kim I. Hartman
A television monitor showing a nude woman engaged in a sex act shocked sharp-eyed viewers who spotted the x-rated action as it appeared in the background of a live news broadcast.
Al Green says Obama 'nails it' singing his Let's Stay Together by Nancy Houser
Before speaking at a campaign fundraising event in New York, President Obama crooned a few lines of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together." This was followed by an overwhelming applause of approval.
AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng injured from robust, frequent sex by Marcus Hondro
AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng has found something fun to do away from soccer and appears to be doing it 7 to 10 times per week. Boateng has been oft-injured this season and his girlfriend reports it's because of a frequent, and a vigorous, sex life.

Top Blogs

Just another 'normal' day with Parkinson's disease by Bill Schmalfeldt
Welcome to my new normal. It changes from day to day. In fact, I never know what “normal” is going to mean for me on a given day until I reach that day
Cheap airline tickets - they're not all they're cracked up to be by Johnny Summerton
Budget airlines in Europe often seem just to good to be true don't they?
Deer hunting in perspective by Debra Myers
(**This is a very well written, hilarious story about an attempt to lasso a deer that I had emailed to me...and had to...

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