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Voters in Burkina Faso went to the polls Sunday to choose a new president and parliament, hoping to turn the page on a year of turmoil during which the west African nation's people ousted a veteran ruler and repelled a military coup. After the polls closed, the president of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) Barthelemy Kere said the vote had been "generally satisfactory". Burkina's former president Blaise Compaore was forced to flee abroad following mass street protests in October 2014 against his bid to change the constitution to extend his 27-year rule.
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday that he found facilities at a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan to be "really quite nice" and that people there would rather stay or return home to Syria than come to the United States. After meeting with refugees at a camp in Jordan, Carson, 64, told CNN that "their true desire is to be resettled in Syria." "But they are satisfied to be in the refugee camps if the refugee camps are adequately funded.