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French official: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people vanishes over northern Mali

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION ALGIERS, Algeria - An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali after heavy rains were reported, according to the plane's owner and government officials in France and Burkina Faso.
Jul 24, 2014

Tragic. Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'; 5 Canadians among 116 on board: officials - shar.es/LX4Dh

Jul 24, 2014

RT @CdnPress: UPDATE: French foreign minister says missing Air Algerie plane 'probably crashed' bit.ly/1nXdPrd

Jul 24, 2014

@CdnPress: UPDATE: Latest on Air Algerie flight that disappeared from radar, 5 Canadians onboard bit.ly/1nXdPrd

Jul 24, 2014

@CdnPress: UPDATE: Burkina Faso's transport minister says 5 Canadians onboard Air Algerie flight bit.ly/1nXdPrd

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Maximum 10-year sentence for Canadian planning to join Somali terror group

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION TORONTO - The first Canadian convicted under a law criminalizing attempts to join a terrorist group was handed the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison on Thursday in a case his lawyer had argued was one of entrapment.
Jul 24, 2014

Max 10 years handed to Canadian man under first conviction for planning to join a terror group. #cdnpoli #alshabab j.mp/1pgHywr

SELF vs. SELFIES

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION On his new album, Kevin Drew laments our attraction to social media over real intimacy WHEN Kevin Drew brings his latest solo album, Darlings, to the Burton Cummings Theatre on Monday night, the Broken Social Scene founder will find himself in a unique position.
Jul 24, 2014

Your smart phone is killing your intimate relationships, says Kevin Drew. Darlings is a protest record. winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/…

Coming to America, very quietly: A plan for universal health care

winnipegfreepress.com — BURLINGTON, Vt. - An American state has quietly taken another step toward the type of universal health coverage Canadians might recognize, even as the rest of the United States bickers noisily over so-called Obamacare.

Police: Man run over by his own pickup truck during Florida road rage incident

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION GAINESVILLE, Fla. - A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida.
Jul 24, 2014

Police: Man run over by his own pickup truck during Florida road rage incident. STORY: shar.es/LXAQ3

RCMP officers injured in Moncton shootings thank public for support

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION MONCTON, N.B. - The two RCMP officers in New Brunswick who were wounded in shootings last month that also killed three of their colleagues are expressing gratitude for the public's support.
Jul 24, 2014

RCMP officers injured in Moncton shootings thank public for support via @winnipegnews shar.es/LXwvv

Sufferin' Succotash! Manitoba neighbourhood looks for cat stuck in bird feeder

winnipegfreepress.com — The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION BRANDON, Man. - Not since Sylvester and Tweety has a cat's determination to catch a bird caused such a predicament. A ginger-and-white feline nicknamed Butterscotch has been spotted numerous times with a small bird feeder stuck on its head in a Brandon, Man., neighbourhood.

Fringe flap gets ugly

winnipegfreepress.com — I had a conversation with the Virgin Mary Monday. Of course, millions of people of faith around the world talk to the mother of Jesus every day. But this one talked back. And, after we spoke, she was hoping to have a similar chat with the Winnipeg Police Service.
Jul 24, 2014

Actress in Lies of a Promiscuous Woman - play about the Virgin Mary - harassed, has car vandalised @WinnipegFringe: winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/column…

Bronze urn stolen from Winnipeg Buddhist temple

winnipegfreepress.com — Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION Winnipeg police are requesting the public's help in locating a valuable religious artifact that was stolen from a city temple this week. A decorative incense urn was stolen late Monday night from the Hausing Buddhist Temple at 585 Cumberland Avenue.
Jul 24, 2014

300-pound urn stolen from Winnipeg Buddhist temple. STORY: shar.es/LX220