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Rebels blow up historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels bombed a once luxurious, historic hotel being used as a government army base in the northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, levelling the building and causing multiple casualties in a giant explosion carried off by digging tunnels under the complex, activists and militants said.

Bear kills woman in northern Alberta

A female Suncor Energy employee has been killed by a bear on the company's oil sands base camp site near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, a company spokeswoman said. The large male black bear attacked the woman in a busy part of the sprawling industrial complex, approximately 25 kilometers north of Fort McMurray, on Wednesday afternoon.