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Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said.

South Sudan rebels: Clashes continue after cease-fire

Government troops on Sunday reportedly attacked a village in South Sudan’s volatile Unity state on the first day of a cease-fire.

Malaysian prime minister pours scorn on huge rally demanding he quit

Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak denounced a huge two-day rally of protesters demanding his resignation.

Iran sentences 2 people to jail for spying for US, Israel

Iran’s official IRNA news agency says two people have been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of spying for the United States and Israel.

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death

Officials in Sierra Leone confirmed an Ebola death less than a week after the country’s last known patient was discharged from a hospital.

Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU’s field of dreams

For migrants and refugees at the border of Serbia and Hungary, the choice whether to register with police or attempt to flee across the border into the night is anguishing.

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Renée Graham

// Another grieving parent steps forward, while politicians cower

The men and women elected to serve our country can only offer empty empathy so long as they fear the wrath of the NRA.


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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