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Chair of Iowa Democratic Party resigns amid caucus fiasco

The chair of the Iowa Democratic Party resigned Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a days-long delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner. The embarrassing episode also threatened Iowa’s cherished status as the first voting contest of the …

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London’s Big Ben more damaged than first thought

Britain’s Big Ben tower at the Houses of Parliament was more badly damaged by German bombs during World War Two than originally thought, experts said on Thursday, as the bill for its restoration rose by nearly 20 million pounds ($35 million Cdn). The 177-year-old tower has been swathed in scaffolding …

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Boko Haram Islamists suspected of killing 30 people in Nigeria

At least 30 people have been killed in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno region after suspected Boko Haram Islamists set ablaze several trucks carrying passengers on Sunday night, eyewitnesses and residents told Reuters. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the Boko Haram group and rival Islamic State in West Africa …

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