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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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OK, Theranos: Here’s the Data the World Needs to See

Last week, one of America’s most prestigious newspapers published a pair of blistering critiques of the country’s hottest biomedical startup. The Wall Street Journal alleged that the blood diagnostics company Theranos wasn’t operating at nearly the level of technological innovation its hype (and $ 9 billion valuation) had led the world ...

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World Briefing: Burkina Faso: New Charges in Coup

The general who took power after last month’s coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with crimes against humanity, the military prosecutor said Friday, adding that 23 others had also been charged in the coup. The general, Gilbert Diendéré, had already been charged with 10 other counts this month, including ...

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World Briefing: Myanmar: Opposition Leader’s Strategy

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The opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday that if her party triumphed in elections next month she would lead the country from behind the scenes — circumventing a clause in the Constitution that bars her from the presidency. If the Nov. 8 vote is credible, most observers ...

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World Briefing: Tunisia: Al Qaeda Announces Jihadist’s Death

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World Briefing By CARLOTTA GALL October 5, 2015 An Algerian news channel reported that Al Qaeda had announced the death of the Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of the most wanted extremists in North Africa. A Qaeda spokesman, Hassan Abderraouf, made the announcement in a recorded audio message released over the weekend, ...

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