Afghan hospital guard kills 3 doctors

The US Embassy in Kabul confirmed that three American citizens were killed in the attack, but didn’t say if they were doctors.

Ukrainian special forces take position in eastern Ukraine on Thursday.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine leaves at least 2 dead

Both sides report that at least two pro-Russian fighters were killed.

Obama says Russia isn’t abiding by agreement on Ukraine

President Obama warned Moscow that the United States has another round of economic sanctions ‘‘teed up.’’

Airstrikes in Syria kill 27, activists say

The Syrian government airstrikes targeted a vegetable market in a rebel-held town, opposition activists said.

In India, ‘clone’ candidates creating confusion for voters

Five of the 35 candidates in Thursday’s vote are named Lakhan Sahu.

Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed, left, spoke with Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya in Gaza City.


Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

The decision appears to end a nine-month peace initiative by Secretary of State John Kerry.

President Obama (left) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared Friday at joint news conference in Tokyo.

Obama wants peaceful end to island dispute

President Obama said that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully.

Families frustrated as South Korea ferry death toll tops 170

Angry relatives surrounded officials, preventing them from leaving where families have been waiting for more than a week.


Thomas Gagen

// Mistakes in Watertown

Excessive gunfire by police could have endangered the public and may have led to Officer Donohue being hit by friendly fire.

Electing a new pope



After Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation, cardinals gathered in the Vatican to elect Pope Francis as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

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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