Resigning, remembering and reality TV

Two major Canadian political players left the game this month, with a third rumored to be heading to the sidelines, too. Veterans gathered on Parliament Hill. And Canada is about to become victim to a homegrown version of MTV’s Jersey Shore. But Canadians are taking it all in stride, because their favorite coffee-and-donut chain has given in and will now accept debit cards.


Strike causes turmoil across South Africa

Babies die as civil servants strike for wage increase. Press freedom under threat. Mandela fund board member resigns over blood diamonds. HSBC to buy a controlling stake in top South African bank. And a new made-in-South Africa addition to the Oxford English Dictionary.