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Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores

Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday hitting a women’s prison and a clinic, killing and wounding scores of people, amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence the country has witnessed in weeks, opposition activists said Saturday.

EU signs unity pledge on 60th anniversary

EU leaders were able to walk away from a summit without acrimony.

US command: Mosul airstrikes were at the request of Iraq

An initial review of airstrikes over the past days indicates that the U.S.-led coalition has struck fighters and equipment of the Islamic State group west of the northern city of Mosul at the request of Iraqi security forces, where there were allegations of civilian casualties, the Pentagon said Saturday.

North Korea’s ambition seen in attempt to breach global banks

Alan Wong contributed reporting. When hackers associated with North Korea tried to break into Polish banks late last year, they left a trail of information about their apparent intentions to steal money from more than 100 organizations around the world, according to security researchers.

Sexual violence reaches ‘epic proportions’ in South Sudan’s civil war

Reported incidents of sexual or gender-based violence rose 60 percent last year.

Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police, officials say

The police were ambushed in an increasingly violent region where the UN is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, a local official said.

Opinion & Ideas

Renée Graham

// Let’s speak truth of the dead

A good man who sometimes fell short of glory in life didn’t become a saint in death.

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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