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at 08:36 on August 29, 2015, EDT.

Mohamed Fahmy, 2 other Al-Jazeera journalists sentenced to 3 years in prison

CAIRO - An Egyptian court has sentenced Canadian Mohammed Fahmy and two other Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom and human rights activists.

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at 07:35 on August 29, 2015, EDT.

A look at some of what was being considered for @Canada's first tweet

OTTAWA - Ahead of the November 2014 launch of the official @Canada Twitter account, Foreign Affairs staff and the minister's office kicked around ideas for the very first tweet. Here are some of the suggestions, according to documents obtained via the Access to Information Act:

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at 07:30 on August 29, 2015, EDT.

Oot and aboot on Twitter: how the @Canada account's first tweet came to be

OTTAWA - How many polar bears is too many to promote Canada? That's one of several questions Foreign Affairs bureaucrats were asking themselves last fall in the lead-up to the launch of the @Canada Twitter account.

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at 01:41 on August 29, 2015, EDT.

No winning ticket for $27-million jackpot in Friday's Lotto Max draw

TORONTO - No winning ticket was sold for the $27-million jackpot in Friday night's Lotto Max draw.

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at 23:12 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Barge tips, vehicles fall into Victoria harbour: Ministry of Environment

VICTORIA - A company that owns a barge laden with wrecked vehicles doesn't know why it tipped Friday afternoon, dumping some of its scrap load into Victoria's inner harbour.

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at 21:27 on August 28, 2015, EDT.

Air Canada deal of 10 flights for $800 a computer glitch; packages cancelled

CALGARY - It was too good to be true.

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