Brier champion skip Bottcher weighs in on surprise split with vice-skip Moulding

Skip Brendan Bottcher watches his rock during the first end of the men's final of the Humpty's Champions Cup against Team Koe in Saskatoon Sask., on Sunday April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith. Skip Brendan Bottcher watches his rock during the first end of the men's final of the Humpty's Champions Cup against Team Koe in Saskatoon Sask., on Sunday April 28, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith.

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Meat Loaf, 'Bat out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his 'Bat Out of Hell' album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light,' 'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad,' and 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That),' has died.

World worse now due to COVID-19, climate, conflict: UN chief

As he starts his second term as UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said Thursday the world is worse in many ways than it was five years ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflicts everywhere -- but unlike U.S. President Joe Biden he thinks Russia will not invade Ukraine.