Montreal's Just for Laughs festival has come out in support of a Quebec comedian who was ordered to pay $35,000 in moral and punitive damages to a young artist for jokes about his singing and his disfigurement.
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard bowed out of the US$2.4 million women's Rogers Cup on Thursday, falling 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to qualifier Kristina Kucova in a third round match she looked to let slip away after an impressive opening set.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova survived a second-set scare to upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 and advance to the quarter-finals of the US$2.4 million women's Rogers Cup on Thursday.
Two years after the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge craze on social media, researchers say money raised from the campaign has funded the discovery of a new gene linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass and using hostages as human shields before being shot by police.