55 killed in bombing of mosque in Pakistan

Pakistani protesters condemned a deadly bombing of a Shi’ite mosque 300 miles north of Karachi on Friday.

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An explosion ripped through a Shi’ite mosque in Pakistan Friday, killing 55 people and wounding at least 59.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (right) with Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament.

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Berlin should heed Greek message on austerity

By electing the ardently left-wing Syriza party to power, voters have rejected the harsh measures demanded by Germany and other wealthy EU creditors.

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Helium balloon sets records with trip across Pacific

Two pilots in a helium balloon landed safely off Mexico after traveling from Japan in a journey that set new records.

Taliban claim killings of 3 Americans

The group asserted responsibility for a shooting at a military base attached to Kabul’s international airport that killed three Americans.

Londoners mark the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s passing

British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.

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opinion | Bruce A. Percelay

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If Boston is to provide adequate housing for the backbone of its population, several parties need to make concessions.

Crux

Crux

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Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress before his visit to Philadelphia in September.

Health & wellness

Gear Up

Body-weight training gear

Thousands of health fitness professionals predict we will all soon be doing squats, lunges, pull-ups, and other exercises that use body weight as resistance.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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