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World Briefing: 9 North Koreans Feared Deported

The United Nations expressed alarm on Friday about the fate of nine North Koreans feared to have been deported from Vietnam via China back to their homeland, saying they might face torture or even execution. Forcibly sending refugees back to a country where they could suffer persecution, a practice known ...

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Russia Suspended From World Track and Field

The Russian Olympic Committee headquarters in Moscow. Officials have said Russia could meet conditions in time to compete in the 2016 Games. By VICTOR MATHER and CHRISTOPHER CLAREY November 13, 2015 In an unprecedented move, Russia was provisionally suspended from track and field on Friday by the sport’s world governing body in the wake ...

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World Briefing: Canada: Interim Chief for Conservatives

Following its election defeat last month and the resignation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the caucus of the Conservative Party of Canada elected Rona Ambrose, 46, of Alberta, as its interim leader on Thursday. Ms. Ambrose, who was first elected to Parliament in 2004, has been the minister of eight ...

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