Boris Johnson gambles on a new election

October 30, 2019

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain, Oct. 30, 2019.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won parliamentary approval for a new election that he hopes will break the deadlock over Brexit. Plus, WhatsApp is suing an Israeli company for hacking into mobile phones and allegedly installing malware on the devices. And researchers are counting the world's whale populations from outer space.

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