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Navy aircraft with 11 aboard crashes into waters off Japan

A US Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed Wednesday southeast of Okinawa, Japan, the fifth accident this year for the Seventh Fleet, the Navy’s largest overseas fleet.

Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners’ exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday.

Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country’s main airport and a vital Red Sea port to some humanitarian aid shipments, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this month.

US declares attacks on Myanmar Rohingya Muslims as ‘ethnic cleansing’

US declares attacks on Myanmar Rohingya Muslims as ‘ethnic cleansing’

French fair shuts stand after Amnesty finds ‘torture tool’

A military and police trade fair outside Paris shut down a contentious stand Wednesday after human rights group Amnesty International said its staff has found torture equipment for sale in violation of European Union laws.

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President Trump’s claim that he saved three UCLA players from years in prison seems bizarrely funny to the Chinese.

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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