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Iraqi forces close in on ISIS-held town west of Mosul

Iraq has retaken about 100 miles from the extremist group since the operation began early Sunday.

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation for the first time after more than three months of medical treatment in London.

Putin appoints new Russian ambassador to US

Anatoly Antonov gained the reputation of a hawk during his earlier tenure at the Defense Ministry.

Colombia offers asylum to ousted Venezuela prosecutor

Luisa Ortega went to Colombia with her husband after Venezuelan authorities ordered his arrest

Romania’s coast guard intercepts boat carrying 70 migrants

Border police working for the coast guard said they spotted the vessel near the Black Sea port of Constanta.

Police kill alleged van driver in Barcelona attack

Younes Abouyaaqoub was the last remaining fugitive from the cell that carried out the vehicle rampage.

Opinion & Ideas

Alex Beam

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Here is the dispiriting problem with President Trump’s disjointed rants: Sometimes he is right.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

Globe Investigations

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Read recent stories and ongoing investigations from the Globe’s journalists.