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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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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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