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Canadian who sheltered Americans in Iran dies

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This Jan. 27, 1981 photo shows John Sheardown in Ottawa, Ontario. Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who hid fugitive American Embassy staffers during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. He was 88. His wife Zena said Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, that Sheardown passed away in an Ottawa hospital on Dec. 30. She says he had been treated for Alzheimer's disease for the past four years but also suffered from other ailments. AP/The Canadian Press, Chuck Mitchell

John Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who hid fugitive American Embassy staffers during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, has died. He was 88.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rescue efforts stopped in Canada mall collapse

A woman checks out the damage after a roof collapsed at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Saturday, June 23, 2012. The partial collapse prompted a local state of emergency and a search for anyone who might have been injured in the cave-in. AP/The Canadian Press, Cora Richer

The threat of another collapse at a shopping mall in Northern Ontario forced rescue crews to abandon their search for possible survivors despite signs of life, officials said Monday, two days after part of the roof caved in and killed at least one person.

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Partial roof collapse at Canada mall, evacuation

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A roof has partially collapsed at a busy mall in Canada, prompting an evacuation and a search for anyone who might have been injured.

Posted: June 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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