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ISIS fighters launch counterattacks in west Mosul neighborhood

Fighting subsided by daylight in the district, which had recently been declared free of the militant group.

75 UK buildings tested for fire safety, and all fail

The results are raising concerns that even more buildings may have to be evacuated while emergency repairs are made.

The Big Picture

Homeland of tea

China is the world’s biggest tea producer, and employs around 80 million people as farmers, pickers and sales people.

First woman infantry officer leads UK Changing of the Guard ceremony

Megan Couto led her unit — the Second Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, in the ceremony

Dali’s bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

The surrealist artist, who died in 1989, is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres.

Garbage piles mount in Athens as heat wave looms

The government failed to persuade striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg Charlie Baker could lead on health care debate

Baker hasn’t been silent. But it has been classic Charlie, which means cautious, clinical, and circumspect.

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.

Globe Investigations

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// Recent investigative reports

Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.