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Engulfed in battle, Mosul’s civilians run for their lives

The war to drive the Islamic State from its last strongholds in western Mosul has come to this: With every advance by Iraqi forces, every missile rained down by coalition aircraft, a flood of Iraqi civilians hits the streets.

Police killing exposes anger, fear of Chinese in France

Chinese immigrants and China’s government are protesting a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France’s large Asian community.

Australian Vote on Extradition Treaty With China Is Canceled

Javier C. Hernández contributed reporting from Beijing.

Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, have been found in Congo’s Central Kasai province, the government said Tuesday, and are suspected to be those of U.N. experts who disappeared there two weeks ago with colleagues.

Cyclone Debbie strikes Australia’s coastline as thousands flee

The storm, with wind gusts as high as 160 m.p.h., left at least 48,000 homes without power.

As China looms, India set to pledge billions to Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh — India is likely to give Bangladesh a credit line of at least $3.5 billion for infrastructure projects during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit in April, as Beijing and New Delhi jostle for geopolitical influence in South Asia.

Opinion & Ideas

Michael A. Cohen

// For GOP, allegiance to party trumps allegiance to country

Representative Devin Nunes is the most spectacular example of this phenomenon

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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