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Rio Olympics go out with a bang.
The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio came to a close last weekend with colourful performances, a parade of athletes and a spectacular fireworks display. Canadian athletes marched into Maracana Stadium during the closing ceremony on Aug. 21, capping off an Olympics that saw Team Canada win its most medals at a Summer Games since 1996.
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Over 1,900 killed in Philippines war on drugs.
Filipino demonstrators mimic an extrajudicial killing crime scene as police officers stand guard during a protest in front of the Philippine National Police headquarters in Quezon City, northeast of Manila, on Friday. More than 1,900 people, or about 36 per day, have been killed in a violent campaign against drugs in the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte came to office seven weeks ago, according to the country’s national police chief.
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Tragically Hip plays final show of Man Machine Poem tour in Kingston.
The Tragically Hip, led by singer Gord Downie, played almost non-stop for just under three hours for the band’s final show in the Man Machine Poem tour at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ont., last Saturday. CBC broadcast the Aug. 20 concert live across the country, reaching an estimated 11.7 million Canadians.
After an evening full of poignant lyrics and almost-goodbyes, Downie, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December, closed the concert in his hometown with a simple, heartfelt “thank you for that.”
Hindus celebrate birth of Lord Krishna.
Devotees in Mumbai, India form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu Lord Krishna, Aug.