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Divided Aleppo Plunges Back Into War as Hospital Is Destroyed

BEIRUT — Syria’s divided city of Aleppo plunged back into the kind of all-out war not seen in months Thursday, witnesses and health workers said as they reeled from government airstrikes that demolished a hospital in the insurgent-held side and from retaliatory mortar assaults by rebels on the government-held side.

Military disciplines about 16 over Afghan hospital attack

According to officials, no criminal charges were filed and the service members received administrative punishments in connection with the US airstrike in the northern city of Kunduz.

Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked controversy by declaring that the Golan Heights is and should remain sovereign Israeli territory.

Denmark says you are ‘ethically obligated’ to eat less beef

The meat industry contributes more to greenhouse gas emissions than the combined exhaust from every form of transportation on Earth — a whopping fifth of the total.

Brazil’s anti-impeachment protesters block highways at rush hour

NITEROI, Brazil — Demonstrators protesting the impeachment process threatening Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff occupied dozens of highways in major cities during rush hour Thursday morning, causing long backups. Organizers claimed that 30 highways in nine Brazilian states were blocked.

South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail

North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.

Opinion & Ideas


// Encouraging news on animal welfare

Just a decade or two ago, this country seemed mired in a Medieval Age mentality when it came to the treatment of animals

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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