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Child refugee grows up to become family doctor in Canada

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As Sameena Merchant grew up in Uganda, her parents worked hard to shield their children from the rapidly deteriorating situation in the country. “I don’t ever remember home not being a happy, positive place,” she says. In 1972, under orders from then President Idi Amin, all Ugandans of Asian descent …

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How Canada is fighting Daesh with friendship

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ZAHLE, LEBANON—Far from the front lines of the battle against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, a Canadian-funded initiative to counter the jihadist group in the Middle East is quietly playing out deep in the rugged countryside of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. So quietly, some experts question whether its impact is even …