Daily digest: A new shrew, mass marriage and the return of Shia LaBeouf

A Macroscelides micus elephant shrew found in the remote deserts of southwestern Africa is shown in...

A Macroscelides micus elephant shrew found in the remote deserts of southwestern Africa is shown in this handout photo from the California Academy of Sciences released to Reuters on June 26, 2014. (REUTERS/California Academy of Sciences/Handout via Reuters)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. Mass gay wedding in Toronto

More than 100 LGBT couples were married in Toronto yesterday in what was likely the largest ceremony of its kind in North America.

Toronto’s World Pride festival will finish up this weekend.


Happy couples take part in a Grand Pride Wedding at Casa Loma in Toronto on Thursday June 26, 2014. A total of 110 couples were married in group ceremony, the largest group ceremony of its kind. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun)

Click here to see more photos of the mass wedding


2. New animal - and it’s a cute one

(REUTERS/California Academy of Sciences/Handout via Reuters)

Biologists have discovered a new mammal that lives in the Namibia desert, and genetic testing shows the animal is more closely related to elephants than other shrews.

The Macroscelides micus elephant shrew weighs up to an ounce and is about 19 cm long.


3. Shia LaBeouf reportedly loses it

If you were wondering if actor Shia LaBeouf is still on a downward spiral, the answer might be yes.

Last night he was arrested during a “cabaret” performance at Studio 54 in New York.

According to the NYPD, who charged him with criminal conduct and disorderly conduct, LaBeouf was being pretty belligerent.

"He was being rather difficult and combative, verbally ... to the point where security guards asked him to please leave the premises and he refused,” NYPD spokesman George Tsourovakas said.

Here’s six other actors whose careers need rehab - but perhaps for different reasons.


4. Today at the World Cup

Uruguay's Luis Suarez, whose biting antics at the World Cup have spawned comparisons to Hannibal Lecter and Hungry Hungry Hippos, has been handed a nine-game suspension.

Things will be quiet on the pitch today, but tomorrow the round of 16 begins. Here's our Kurtis Larson with a primer.


5. Go Pro IPO

Camera company GoPro has really gone pro with yesterday's introduction onto the NASDAQ.

Shares in the company - a boon to the first-person adventure video genre - rose as much as 38% in the first day of trading.

Here are 16-must see Go-Pro videos:


BONUS:

Did you follow the news closely this week? Remember the name of the soccer player bitten by Suarez?

Test out your knowledge with our news quiz!

With files from Reuters, WENN and QMI Agency


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