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Giant swastika unearthed in Germany

Construction workers in Germany have unearthed a giant concrete swastika on a sports field in the northern city of Hamburg.

Turkish court convicts opposition editor over tweet

Opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet says a court has convicted its online editor Oguz Guven on charges of engaging in “terrorist propaganda” and sentenced him to three years and one month in prison.

Sasha Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis

Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat.

Nations decide to increase quota for Atlantic Bluefin tuna

Countries fishing the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean agreed Tuesday to expand the annual quota for prized Bluefin tuna to reflect an improvement in their stocks. Environmentalists insisted the increase was excessive.

Deadly suicide bombing pounds mosque in Nigeria

DAKAR, Senegal — A suicide bomber set off explosives Tuesday during morning prayers in a small, crowded mosque in northeastern Nigeria in a deadly attack that comes amid a raft of similar assaults on rural communities in the region.

Russia confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals

The Russian Meteorological Service said in a statement Tuesday that it recorded the release of Ruthenium-106 in the southern Urals in late September and classified it as ‘‘extremely high contamination.’’

Opinion & Ideas


// In Billerica, a cell block for young men holds promise

Early next year, the Middlesex Jail and House of Correction will become one of the first in the nation to create a dedicated, service-rich cell block for young men.

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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