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Probe finds Russian missile downed plane over Ukraine

Investigators claim to have solid evidence that a jet was shot down in 2014 by a missile moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia.

Shimon Peres, a founder of Israel and Nobel laureate, dies at 93

Peres never left the public stage during Israel’s seven decades.

Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

With a failed cease-fire and the United States focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are waging an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo.

Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord

After a half-century of bloody combat and four years of tense negotiations, the hard work of peace begins.

More than 9 in 10 people breathe bad air, WHO study says

The World Health Organization said that 92 percent of people breathe what it classifies as unhealthy air.

International court issues war crime conviction for destruction of Timbuktu antiquities

An international court found an Islamist militant leader guilty of war crimes Tuesday for the destruction of historical sites in the ancient city of Timbuktu, marking the first such prosecution by the tribunal as it expands the definition of abuses during conflict.

Opinion & Ideas

John R. Bolton

// Donald Trump has a point about NATO

Trump is calling for a debate about improving and strengthening NATO. The debate is well worth having.

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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// Recent investigative reports

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