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Photos: Women’s March around the world

Protesters took to the streets in more than 600 places around the globe Saturday.

Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul’s west

The progress of Iraqi forces, which sped up this month, is unlikely to be sustained.

As US pulls back on climate change, others at Davos step up

DAVOS, Switzerland — When the chief executive of Saudi Arabia’s national oil and gas company mapped out a glowing future for fossil fuels at a discussion in Davos this past week, dissent came from an unexpected corner of the room.

New Gambia leader to set up truth commission

Adama Barrow said there will be a probe into alleged human rights abuses under former ruler Yahya Jammeh.

A colonial-era wound opens in Namibia

Namibian officials are pushing for removal of a statue erected in 1908 after Germany crushed a rebellion against colonial rule.


Blast in camp for displaced Syrians near Jordan kills 6

A large explosion rocked a camp for displaced Syrians along the Syrian-Jordanian border Saturday, killing at least six, and wounding many others, opposition activists said.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

// How Boston fought the empire

When the United States turned to foreign conquest, the cradle of liberty rebelled.

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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// Recent investigative reports

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