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Insurgents kill 45 Hindu villagers in Myanmar

Officials said the bodies were found in three mass graves in the country’s conflict-torn northern Rakhine state.

Japan’s leader to call early election for Parliament

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he will dissolve the 475-seat chamber when it convenes after a three-month summer recess.

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

The attack took place in a major natural gas field the coalition forces recently captured from Islamic State militants.

Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

Hurricane Maria destroyed nearly every cellphone and fiber optic connection in the US territory.

Egypt court sentences opposition leader to 3 months

Khaled Ali didn’t attend the trial at which he was convicted for making an obscene finger gesture.

Passenger stops driverless bus from abyss plunge in Austria

The bus with 24 passengers aboard was hanging over an Alpine abyss after the driver lost consiousness.

Opinion & Ideas


// The power of Trump News

The country is talking about football players taking a knee — not about health care.

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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