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Militants linked to Islamic State launch major assault in Egypt’s Sinai

Militants linked to the Islamic State unleashed a wave of attacks on the military in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, briefly seizing key checkpoints and signaling a bold new campaign by insurgents in one of the region’s most stable countries.

UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef

The UN’s heritage body expressed concern Wednesday about the state of the Great Barrier Reef.

Saudi prince pledges to give away $32 billion fortune

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced his plan to give away his entire fortune in the coming years.

Gazprom Halts Natural Gas Deliveries to Ukraine

MOSCOW - The Russian energy giant Gazprom announced Wednesday that it had halted deliveries of natural gas to Ukraine because of a pricing dispute amid heightened political tensions.

Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments

Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement.

Crowds sparse in Hong Kong as democracy movement struggles

Hong Kong’s annual march against Chinese rule attracted a fraction of last year’s turnout.



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Chief Justice Roberts isn’t the first “umpire” who decided to pinch hit.


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// If ‘Laudato Si’ is an earthquake, it had plenty of early tremors

Official Catholic teaching on the environment has evolved over the last half-century.

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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