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Syrian refugees aren't just Europe's problem

The draft communique of Thursday’s emergency summit meeting on refugee shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea will provide plenty of reinforcement for those who regard the European Union as dysfunctional. Yet the migration crisis shouldn’t be solely Europe’s responsibility; countries that should be involved are doing even less than the EU members.

Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims ramps up

Emergency aid flights are set to land shortly in Nepal to try to locate and rescue earthquake victims.

Rescuers struggle to reach remote areas of Nepal

Vulnerable mountain villages still hadn’t seen much assistance two days after the earthquake that killed at least 3,700.

Fear and loss amid the devastation in Katmandu

“Everyone is scared,” said Samir Thapa, 30, a security guard who slept in a tent city with thousands of other residents.

How to help earthquake victims

How to donate online to help Nepal eathquake victims.

Death toll and fears rising in Nepal

As officials announced more than 3,200 died in Saturday’s earthquake, recurring aftershocks kept everyone on edge.


opinion | Susan E. Reed

// Like Ben Affleck, I felt shame over my family’s past

It’s a messy American tale of ancestors who owned slaves, others who died to free them, and a family’s Cherokee fable.


John L. Allen Jr. | All Things Catholic

// Catholics around world can’t afford ‘luxury issues’

Some folks are upset that Catholic Relief Services has a non-Catholic employee working in a technical post.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


// A rampant prescription, a hidden peril

Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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