Jack Layton, Leader of Canada's NDP, Passes Away
On July 25, 2011, Jack Layton stepped down as leader of the New Democrat Party in order to concentrate on his second battle with cancer. Sadly, this morning at 4:45am, surrounded by family and loved ones, Mr. Layton passed away. You can read his final message to Canadians here.
Amazing Hand-Coloured Photographs of Old Japan
For over 200 years, Japan had kept its borders closed against the outside world. When they finally began to open them, an amazing transformation had taken place. These amazing hand-coloured photographs, taken by Adolfo Farsari, give us a history lesson about what life was like in the late 1800's to early 1900's.