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2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars Tuesday outside the office of the U.N.’s mine-clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.

Rarity of Mass Killings in Japan Only Heightens the Shock

HONG KONG — Violent crime in Japan, like the deadly knife attack at a center for the disabled in a Tokyo suburb Tuesday, is all the more shocking because of its rarity. The country is one of the safest in the world, where the murder rate, for example, has declined steadily for half a century.

Knife Attacker Wanted to Rid Japan of the Disabled, Authorities Say

SAGAMIHARA, Japan — A mass stabbing at a center for people with disabilities outside Tokyo Tuesday shocked Japan, where violent crimes are extremely rare.

Malawi man arrested after describing sex with young girls

Malawi police on Tuesday arrested a man who said he was hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, including children, in what was described as ritual cleansing.

Bulgaria insists Russian flights violate international rules

Bulgaria on Tuesday insisted that Russian aircraft had violated international rules while flying over the Black Sea.

Syrian troops tighten Aleppo siege, urge gunmen to give up

Syrian government forces on Tuesday called on opposition fighters in Aleppo to drop their weapons and surrender to authorities as they captured new ground on the northwestern edge of the city, tightening the siege on rebel-held parts of the metropolis where some 300,000 people live, activists said.

Opinion & Ideas


// Don’t let the earned income tax deal die on Beacon Hill

The earned income tax deal is a reasonable tool in the fight against income inequality, and should be approved.

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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