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Christian Cotroneo

Front Page Editor, Huffington Post Canada

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The Man Who Woke Up To Find Himself Dead

In a country as small as Montenegro, news of one's own demise travels fast. Last July, Zdravko Cimbaljevic was more than a little surprised to read his own obituary in the local newspaper. Published...
10/24/2013 08:20 EDT
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Beheading Videos Okay

It's all right to post videos of people getting beheaded on Facebook again. The social media giant has reportedly lifted its prohibition on grisly killings, adding just one caveat. Content must be pos...
10/22/2013 12:15 EDT
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And The Spineless Shall Inherit The Sea

So long humans. And thanks for all the jellyfish. If the oceans are indeed in steep decline, it may just be a triumph of the brainless -- namely, the humble jellyfish. "The number of case studies is i...
10/17/2013 08:11 EDT
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AMAZON HORROR

Dr. Gregory Asner didn't need hyper-spectral imaging to tell him something was very wrong with Earth's mightiest rain forest. In fact, none of the super-sensory techno-gadgetry aboard his research pla...
10/01/2013 05:09 EDT
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WAR OF THE CRICKETS

Days after a group of Montreal students took home one of the world's premier awards for social innovation -- from the hands of former U.S. president Bill Clinton, no less -- Jakub Dzamba hears nothing...
09/26/2013 12:54 EDT
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The <em>Right</em> Way To Get Served At The Bar

It turns out wedging oneself sideways at the bar, fixing the server with a wide-eyed desperate stare and wagging a bill around isn't how you get served in a hurry. Leave it to science to set us straig...
09/19/2013 10:31 EDT
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Man's Gut Brews Its Own Beer

When a Texas man reportedly staggered into a local hospital, complaining of dizziness, staff made the rather obvious conclusion. They gave him a Breathalyzer test. And sure enough, the 61-year-old app...
09/19/2013 09:31 EDT
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Lindsay Lohan 'Held Me Hostage'

VENICE, Italy -- Lindsay Lohan is a no-show at the Venice Film Festival, where she was expected to promote the erotic thriller "The Canyons.'' Director Paul Schrader declared himself "a free man'' at...
08/30/2013 11:09 EDT
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The Palestinian Who Wasn't There

Seen this guy? If you've been doing much travel in the Far East this summer, there's good chance you came across Ahmed Kanan -- the man who made his home at Kuala Lumpur International Airport for near...
08/16/2013 11:53 EDT
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BEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!

A massive swarm of bees has brought a Toronto construction site to a halt. Workers in front of Union Station apparently unleashed the swarm while breaking ground for the busy transit hub's ongoing rev...
06/26/2013 12:07 EDT
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Myanmar Wants Your Business

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar -- Myanmar prepared Wednesday to show off what two years of reform-minded elected government has accomplished as it welcomed business titans and decision-makers from around the worl...
06/05/2013 09:19 EDT
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Toronto Cop Found Not Guilty

TORONTO -- The first Toronto police officer to go to trial on criminal charges stemming from the G20 protests has been found not guilty. Const. Glenn Weddell was charged after Dorian Barton's shoulder...
05/31/2013 11:58 EDT
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In Canada, The Bullies Are Winning

Slut. Fag. Loser. This is the way their world ends. With a casual cruelty scrawled on a Facebook wall for all to see. It’s one of the little deaths suffered by children every day, across the country....
04/11/2013 01:19 EDT
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Billionaires' Retreat Buried In Bird Droppings

When Mitt Romney wants to get away from it all, he tucks away in 3,000 square-foot estate in picturesque La Jolla, California. The former U.S. presidential candidate is among a handful of billionaires...
04/08/2013 12:25 EDT