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Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Twitter said it has already had seen results, ‘‘including an increase in account suspensions and this type of activity shifting off of Twitter.’’

North Korea moves up rocket launch window

The launch would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology.

Syrian forces press Aleppo, sending thousands fleeing

Syrian government and allied forces pressed their most dramatic advance in months Friday.

Wife crashes her own funeral, surprising husband who had paid to have her killed

Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home, watching as the last few mourners filed out of her funeral.

At least 11 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

Rescuers pulled 249 survivors from the rubble in the worst-hit city of Tainan, and about eight people remained unaccounted for.

There are 91 men left in the prison at Guantanamo Bay

After 14 years, the U.S. detention center appears to be winding down despite opposition in Congress.

Opinion & Ideas

opinion | Catalina Martínez Coral

// Zika is a reproductive rights issue

Putting the burden on women to curb the effects of the virus is not a solution. It’s discriminatory and unsustainable.



// Pope Francis meets Iranian leader to discuss Middle East

The meeting marked the first time ranian President Hassan Rouhani has visited the West since a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran last year.

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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