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article imageTopFinds: Microsoft's link to the NSA, Toronto flood photos

By Michael Thomas     Jul 13, 2013 in Internet
Edward Snowden reveals Microsoft's ties to the NSA. Toronto gets hammered with rain, leading to stunning photographs of the devastation. A scuba diving team finds a perfectly-preserved, 50,000-year-old forest underwater. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Top Digital Journal Reports

Review: 'Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection' is a legend in one set (Includes first-hand account) by Stan Rezaee
'Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection' is both an introduction to the series for a new generation and a restoration for old school gamers.
Massive flooding leaves 300,000 without power in Toronto (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Karen Cleveland
The Greater Toronto Area was pounded with record rainfall Monday, resulting in power outages as well as road and transit closures.
Photo Essay: Canadian bird populations in decline (Includes first-hand account) by Kyle Ashmead
Many Canadian bird species are in decline, from shorebirds to swallows. Faced with increased pressures from rapid development causing habitat loss and disturbance, both in Canada and abroad, the future of many bird species is uncertain.
Review: Tate Stevens from 'The X Factor' performs at 'Freedom Fest' (Includes first-hand account) by Markos Papadatos
On July 5, Tate Stevens, winner of the second season of “The X Factor,” performed for “Freedom Fest” at the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville, New York, which was presented by “My Country 96.1 FM.”
Superstar Nimco Dareen rocks Toronto in dazzling concert (Includes interview) by Farid Abdulhamid
Canadian fans of international superstar, Nimco Dareen, were treated to the gig of their lifetime when the world famous artist hit the Toronto stage in a historic event that simultaneously marked the commemoration of Somali National Day and Canada Day.

Top Images

Monday  July 8  2013 — Toronto: Don Valley Parkway heavily flooded
Monday, July 8, 2013 — Toronto: Don Valley Parkway heavily flooded
Bunton & Peel
Monday  July 8  2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commu...
Monday, July 8, 2013 — Heavy afternoon rain and a severe thunderstorm created nightmares for commuters across the Greater Toronto Area
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Two thousand truckers protested in front of Casa Rosada (The Pink House) to show displeasure at gove...
Two thousand truckers protested in front of Casa Rosada (The Pink House) to show displeasure at government policies
The Marble Gate. Located at the entrance to the Francisco de Aguirre Sculpture Park; it was donated ...
The Marble Gate. Located at the entrance to the Francisco de Aguirre Sculpture Park; it was donated to the city by British residents on the occasion of the centennial celebration of Chile's independence from Spain.
Toronto s Project Water helps provide water to the needy. 370 000 bottles of water ready to be hande...
Toronto's Project Water helps provide water to the needy. 370,000 bottles of water ready to be handed out.
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 5 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 5 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed...
Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 4 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum. A friend comforts the dead man's wife.
Police hide behind their shields in Taksim
Police hide behind their shields in Taksim
Rough-legged Hawks are uncommon in expansive open habitats. Nests on cliff edges  in the Canadian tu...
Rough-legged Hawks are uncommon in expansive open habitats. Nests on cliff edges, in the Canadian tundra.

In the Media

Nigeria: Thugs invade Rivers State House of Assembly (Video) by JohnThomas Didymus
The long-running political crisis in Rivers state degenerated into chaos on Tuesday after five members of the House of Assembly convened a session to impeach the Speaker. The five legislators engaged others who tried to stop them in physical combat.
Edward Snowden reveals Microsoft collaboration with the NSA by Michael Thomas
A new series of files provided by Edward Snowden show that Microsoft collaborated closely with the National Security Agency to give the agency access to Microsoft's encrypted data.
Video: Impala escapes cheetah by jumping into tourists' car by JohnThomas Didymus
An impala chased by two hungry cheetahs at the Kruger National Park in South Africa made good his escape by jumping into a car full of tourists through the window.
Op-Ed: George Zimmerman will be found not guilty of second degree murder by Marcus Hondro
The tragic death of young Trayvon Martin is back in the news daily as the trial of George Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, wraps up. The prosecution and defense will begin closing arguments Thursday.
Video: 50,000-yr-old underwater forest found off Alabama coast by JohnThomas Didymus
A team of scuba divers say they have discovered an ancient underwater Bald Cypress forest about 52,000 years old off the coast of Alabama.
Corpse-eating fly comes 'back from the dead' after 160 years by Leigh Goessl
A fly that was declared extinct over a century ago appears to have come 'back from the dead.' Researchers in Europe were interested to find it had not vanished after all.
FEMA, DoD: Russian troops on American soil rumor is false by JohnThomas Didymus
Media reports that claimed that an "unnamed source" from the DoD confirmed that 50,000 Russian troops are on "American soil" as part of a training program for disaster management and "crowd functions" have been denied.
California prisons sterilized 150 female inmates without approval by JohnThomas Didymus
According to the Center for Investigative Reporting, doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without seeking approval required under state regulations.
Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to feature carbon fibre body and more by Milton Este
Not even a year since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and while the Galaxy S4 Mini is still making its way to the market, it looks like Samsung is going ahead with plans to launch the Galaxy S5 estimated somewhere between Q3 and December.
Panda from China delivers cub in Taiwan by Layne Weiss
A nine-year-old female giant panda donated by China to Taiwan four years ago gave birth to a female cub Saturday night at a Taipei zoo.
Op-Ed: Who will Manny Pacquiao face after fight against Rios in Macau? by Leo Reyes
Manny Pacquiao's potential opponents, after his date with Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 as bared in the shortlist by promoter Bob Arum following his stunning loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, has not changed substantially due to lack of worthy and viable opponents.
Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe features action, even humour by Marcus Hondro
The Scottish play has had more productions in London alone than most plays will ever receive anywhere. But providing the director provides a fresh approach while serving the text audiences will support Shakespeare's great tragedy.
Video: Luke Junior, 24, dressed as Superman, catches shoplifter by JohnThomas Didymus
A real-life superhero, Luke Junior, 24, dressed in Superman's red-and-blue outfit, stopped a shoplifter in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
NBA News and Rumors: Monta Ellis to Chicago Bulls? by Larry Seely
Chicago has become one of the best teams in the NBA, and despite losing All-Star point guard Derrick Rose for the entire season last year, this team still managed to make the playoffs.

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