For Israeli Arabs, torn loyalties amid fear

A Palestinian boy mourned next to the grave of his brother, who medics said was killed during the Israeli offensive.

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Tensions have risen since the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants began on July 8.

Stories in Russian publications on the Flight 17 crash bear headlines about “298 Victims of Someone Else’s War,” “Kick From Behind,” and an alleged assassination attempt against Putin.

opinion | Martha Bayles

Putin’s propaganda highlights need for public diplomacy

Public diplomacy emerges from a unique tradition of truth-based persuasion.

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Ban Ki-moon reinforces UN call for cease-fire in Gaza

The UN chief accused Israeli and Hamas leaders of being irresponsible and ‘‘morally wrong’’ for letting people get killed.

Ebola spreads in Africa while fears keep out help

An unprecedented Ebola epidemic has killed more than 660 people in four countries since it was first detected in March.

Ebola outbreak spurs new restrictions in Liberia

The disease has killed 129 people in the country and more than 670 across the region.

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Public diplomacy emerges from a unique tradition of truth-based persuasion.

Electing a new pope

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After Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation, cardinals gathered in the Vatican to elect Pope Francis as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

Health & wellness

Mike Jones, 31, of Brookline balances on a railing during an outdoor Parkour class in Somerville.

Parkour classes test strength

Parkour Generations Americas offers 10 classes a week for a range of ages, including options for either indoor or outdoor instruction.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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

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