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Car bombs driven by foreigners hit Iraq-Jordan border post

Three suicide car bombs driven by foreigners targeted the remote desert border crossing between Iraq and Jordan Saturday killing at least four Iraqi soldiers, said Iraqi officials.

Gunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan

Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women’s rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country’s restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.

Relief agencies, governments prepare response after earthquake

World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid Saturday.

17 dead in Mount Everest avalanche triggered by quake

Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the 10 killed.

At least 1,805 confirmed dead in massive Nepal earthquake

Officials also said that at least 4,700 people have been injured in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

Eurozone ministers scold Greece

Some eurozone finance ministers criticized the Greek government Friday for moving too slowly on steps to overhaul the country’s economy.


opinion | Michael A. Cohen

// Where’s the Wikileaks outrage?

The website has done far more damage to privacy than the NSA.


All Things Catholic | John L. Allen Jr.

// Aid groups help victims of anti-Christian violence

Two-thirds of the world’s Christians live in the developing world, where they’re often convenient targets for anti-Western rage.

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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