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Earthquake in Greece kills two, sends island tourists into panic

A building crashed down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos and struck panic on the nearby shores of Turkey early Friday.

Cecil the Lion’s son, Xanda, killed by a trophy hunter

Two years after Cecil the Lion was killed in a national park in Zimbabwe, sparking international outrage, his son Xanda was killed in a trophy hunt.

Parents of US reporter missing in Syria believe he is alive

The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for the past five years said on Thursday that they believe he is still alive — and that the U.S. and Syrian governments have assured them they are doing all they can to secure his safe release.

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy site escalated further.

Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission, expels some diplomats

Kuwait said on Thursday it is shutting the Iranian cultural mission and calling for a reduction in the number of Iranian diplomats stationed in the country, deepening a rift between the Gulf Arab states and Tehran.

Court convicts more than 40 in Rome corruption trial

A Rome court on Thursday convicted dozens of defendants in a wide-ranging corruption trial that revealed a system of kickbacks and intimidation to gain control of city contracts, but acquitted all of the defendants on key charges of mafia-style association.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | John Shattuck and Kathryn Sikkink

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Rwanda.jpg The US turns its back on human rights

Shuttering the Office of Global Criminal Justice would signal that we are no longer concerned about deterring atrocities.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/HealthScience/Advance/Images/29nursing--90x90.jpg 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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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.