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Top aide to Netanyahu turns state witness as graft cases multiply

The former adviser’s apparent decision to incriminate the prime minister is the latest twist in a series of scandals that threaten Netanyahu.

50 girls missing from Nigerian town after Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram attacked a village that is home to a boarding school for girls, provoking fears they may have met the same fate as those kidnapped nearly four years ago.

Bahrain activist gets 5-year sentence for ‘insulting’ tweets

A court in Bahrain sentenced a prominent democracy advocate Wednesday to five years in prison for tweets about abuses in prisons and the Saudi-led war in Yemen, continuing the crackdown that crushed the Arab Spring uprising there seven years ago.

US lawmakers say it’s time to restore staff at Cuba embassy

U.S. lawmakers visiting Cuba urged the State Department on Wednesday to restore embassy staff pulled from the country last year in response to mysterious ailments among diplomats and their families.

Ireland tells state-run schools to stop steering pupils to religion class

Ireland directed state-run schools to offer alternative classes to religion.

Bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs overwhelms hospitals

One facility, with just 17 beds, received 82 patients on Tuesday night alone, a doctor at the hospital said.

Opinion & Ideas


// The trolls are unleashed. What are social media companies doing about it?

The Russia probe shows social media platforms need to rein in their rampaging platforms.

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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