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In Pakistan, detainees are vanishing in covert jails

Dozens of detainees have died in military detention in Pakistan in the past year and a half, according to accounts.

UN moves to lift sanctions on Iran after nuclear deal

The unanimously-approved resolution incited a furious reaction in Israel.

Cameron pushes for Britain to attack Islamic State in Syria

“I want us to step up and do more,” the British prime minister said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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Christians in India face attacks by Hindu majority

India’s small Christian minority say things have become considerably worse since a political party called the BJP swept to power in May 2014.

Iran is hostile to US despite deal, ayatollah says

The supreme leader of Iran said the agreement did not signal an end to Iran’s hostility toward the US and its allies.

Saudi Arabia says it has blocked attacks

Saudi Arabia said it has broken up planned Islamic State attacks in the kingdom and arrested more than 400 suspects.

Opinion & Ideas

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// Pope Francis warns African youth of corruption’s dangers

Pope Francis spoke to 30,000 young people gathered in Nairobi’s Kasarani stadium Friday.

Health & wellness


Mass. earns a ‘B’ in preterm birth rate

Despite a steady decline in premature births since 2006, an estimated 1 in every 10 babies was born too early last year, according to March of Dimes.

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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