Daily digest: The bird eater, '50 Shades' and Little Papi

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


1. Canadians on Air Algerie flight ID’d

Isabelle Prevost, 35, a mother of three from Sherbrooke, Que., is among the victims in the Air Algerie crash. (Photo courtesy of the victim's family)

Five Canadians were among more than a hundred passengers on an Air Algerie flight that crashed enroute from Burkina Faso to Algeria yesterday.

Four belonged to a family who had moved to Longueuil, Que., from Burkina Faso. Winmalo Somda, his wife Angelica and their children Nathaniel and Arielle had been living in Canada for five years.

The other was Isabelle Prevost, a Sherbrooke, Que., mother of three returning from a 10-day trip to the country, which she had been planning for years.

Read more about the crash here.


2. Woman plucks, eats raw bird on subway

Montreal cops are looking for a woman (you could call her a strange bird) who recently plucked and ate a raw bird on the metro.

Onlookers, needless to say, were horrified.


3. Money rules to live by

It’s always a good time for a refresher on personal finance. Or perhaps you know a young adult who could use some advice?

Here’s our beginners' guide to money success: Five classic tips that we think they should teach people in school.



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4. Fifty Shades trailer released

Hundreds of thousands watched the trailer for the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which was released yesterday. That, or the same bunch of people watched it over and over again.

Here it is again, in case you missed it. The adaptation, which stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, is due out for Valentine’s Day.


5. Big Papi and Little Papi

The Blue Jays' tied up their series against the Boston Red Sox, which started with a 14-1 loss for Toronto.

Last night, Marcus Stroman, 23, nearly pitched a no-hitter, Juan Francisco came up just shy of the cycle and the Jays won 8-0.

But the best thing to come out of this series - probably - was the on-field hug shared by two baseball legends - albeit for totally different reasons - Boston’s David Ortiz and Toronto’s Munenori Kawasaki.

Here, in a classic offbeat Kawasaki interview, he talks about his friendship with the man called Big Papi.

- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency.


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