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Death toll not known after fire at India army ammo depot

The fire at the Pulgaon ammunitions depot started before dawn, said an official at the local police station.

With deadline looming, few expect aid to reach besieged Syrians

An international plan aims to deliver aid to hundreds of thousands of people living in besieged areas of Syria.

French jihadi network that groomed Paris killer goes on trial

Not among the defendants was a jihadist killed in a Paris concert hall on a night of bloodshed that left 130 people dead.

Ex-president of Chad convicted of war crimes

Hissène Habré was sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of crimes against humanity, torture, and sex crimes.

Iraqi forces enter Fallajah to oust Islamic State

The troops encountered rockets and sniper fire from Islamic State fighters determined to hold the strategic city.

Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef’s north

Researchers conducted months of aerial and underwater surveys of the 1,400-mile reef off Australia’s east coast

Opinion & Ideas


// It’s time for Mayor Walsh to come clean

Mayor Walsh should hold his staff accountable and level with the voters about who at City Hall knew what, and when.

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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