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Bodies of 95 migrants wash ashore in Libya

The bodies of at least 95 migrants have been found washed ashore in Libya over the past five days, a spokesman for Libya’s Red Crescent said Sunday.

Portugal’s coalition government reelected

Portugal’s center-right coalition government has won another four-year term, winning a general election behind an economic recovery that has included austerity measures contested across Europe.

Iraq opens Green Zone to all citizens

Iraq’s prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all of his citizens for the first time in 12 years Sunday.

Hope dims for finding survivors of deadly Guatemala mudslide

Hope faded Sunday for finding any survivors of a mudslide that killed at least 96 people as rescuers reported that the buried dwellings they reached were filled with water, suggesting anyone trapped inside would have drowned.

Assad says Russia campaign vital to defeating terrorists

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday that the air campaign by Russia against “terrorists” in his country must succeed or the whole region will be destroyed.

Doctors Without Borders says it is leaving Kunduz after strike on hospital; death toll hits 22 in apparent US strike

Doctors Without Borders said Sunday that it was withdrawing from Kunduz, a day after its hospital there was hit by what appeared to be a US airstrik.

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// ‘Jordan,’ a film by Katie Russell

A boy with autism comes home for the weekend.


JOHN L. ALLEN JR. | All Things Catholic

// As synod approaches, Francis is a man in the middle

The Oct. 4 to 25 summit of prelates from around the world is a critically important moment for the pontiff.

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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