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Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder

A 25-year-old who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held as authorities investigated one of the deadliest mass murders in the country’s modern history.

China is furious as a kangaroo at a zoo dies after being pelted with rocks

Visitors to a zoo in southeast China threw rocks at kangaroos, ultimately killing one, injuring another, and setting off a wave of public disgust and anger.

Syrian troops look to isolate ISIS in Damascus battle

They are trying to force the extremists to surrender or evacuate the district, state media reported.

Macron will urge Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, while not as close personally to Trump, will follow Friday to reinforce the message.

Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, police in Afghanistan

The assaults occurred as Kabul residents prepared to bury relatives killed in a bombing the day before.

36 dead, mostly Chinese, in North Korea traffic accident

A traffic accident in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday.

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// Elegy for a newspaper reader

They don’t make newspaper readers like Bill anymore.

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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