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Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq

All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say.

Leader promises ‘a new Gambia’ after upset win

Gambia’s newly elected president vowed to free all political prisoners and urged exiles who fled the 22-year reign of Yahya Jammeh to return and help him reform the tiny West African country.

Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in the eastern part of the city.

Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills

One of the chief concerns of President-elect Donald Trump’s detractors during the presidential campaign was that the brash and notoriously loose-lipped real estate mogul wouldn’t be able to handle the delicate balancing act that is diplomacy. It’s one thing to make wild claims domestically; it’s another to inflame a fellow world power with a careless word or two.

Amid global antiestablishment anger, Italy may be next in line for upheaval

ROME — Amid a global wave of antiestablishment anger, Italy may be the next in line for upheaval after a Sunday referendum that could topple Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and cast the nation into political crisis.

Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

The startup company was founded earlier this year by a mix of Germans and migrants, and operates with a volunteer staff.

Opinion & Ideas


// Two movies China desperately wants to hide

Two courageous Canadians — film director Leon Lee and beauty queen Anastasia Lin — want to shed light on China’s ghastliest atrocity.

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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