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Alice Herz-Sommer, oldest-known Holocaust survivor, dies
Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor, dies at age 110. The accomplished pianist's death comes just a week before her extraordinary story of surviving two years in a Nazi prison camp through devotion to music is up for an Oscar.
Canada sells London diplomatic mansion for $530M
Canada has sold the John A. Macdonald building, the mansion in London that is home to some of the country's diplomatic activities in the U.K., for more than half a billion dollars to an Indian developer.
Franklin searchers find bones, artifacts but no ships
This year’s Arctic search led by Parks Canada for the lost ships of the 1845 Franklin expedition turned up more bones and about 200 small artifacts but offered no new hints about the fate of the reinforced wooden vessels.
131 artifacts recovered since Malawi Museum raided
The Tourism and Antiquities Police have recovered 131 artifacts stolen from Minya's Malawi Museum in mid-August, following violence that erupted after sit-ins supporting deposed President Mohamed Morsy were dispersed by security forces in Cairo.
Lancaster bomber marks 25 years back in the sky
The Lancaster bomber played a key role in turning the tide of the Second World War, and only two are still flying. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its restoration, Hamilton's aging plane is a handful for the volunteers who work to keep it airworthy.
Proof of ancient farming at Winnipeg Forks
Archeologists have found the first indication that farming was an important activity at The Forks - a historic site at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in Winnipeg - dating back hundreds of years.
Canada buys rare War of 1812 collection for $573K
The government of Canada was the winning bidder for a large collection of letters, maps and other papers that once belonged to Sir John Sherbrooke, the lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia who conquered Maine for the British during the War of 1812. The coll
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