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Chechen women allegedly bilk Islamic State recruiters

Police in Chechnya have opened a probe against three local women who have allegedly cheated the Islamic State group out of money.

Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital, official says

A presidential spokesman says a former Burundi intelligence chief has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura.

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit

The United States and Egypt on Sunday resumed formal security talks that were suspended six years ago.

Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29

An Egyptian court has postponed announcing the verdict in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists to Aug. 29.

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdistan party

Iraq’s Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker’s Party to withdraw from Iraq’s Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths.

US-style megachurches now worldwide phenomenon

Often located in stadium-like venues, such churches attract at least 2,000 believers each week, and can grow to attract tens of thousands of people.


Farah Stockman | Boston after busing

// Naming this era of racial contradictions

The thing is we don’t agree any more on what race means.


John L. Allen Jr. | Crux

// Vatican sex abuse trial a pivotal moment for Pope Francis

The trial of former papal diplomat Josef Wesolowski is the first major test of the criminal justice system under Francis.

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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