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Mine-detecting rat dies after retirement

A much-feted, mine-detecting rat in Cambodia, who received a prestigious award for his life-saving duty, has died in retirement, the charity he had worked for has announced. Magawa, an African…

Oldest known WWII veteran dies at 112

The oldest World War II veteran has died today at the age of 112. Lawrence Brooks had just celebrated his birthday in September. He was born in Norwood, Louisiana in 1909 as…