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High-ranking Syrian officials to face reckoning in Spanish court

A judge in Spain’s national court agreed Monday to hear criminal proceedings against members of Syria’s security services.

Japan avalanche kills 8 teenage mountaineers on school trip

The students were training about 100 miles north of Tokyo, in an area where an avalanche warning was issued.

Hong Kong police arrest more 2014 democracy protest leaders

Nine activists targeted by police were defiant as they turned themselves in at police headquarters.

Cyclone barrels toward Queensland in Australia

The storm forced thousands of residents to leave their homes, halted ferry and train service, and closed a local airport.

Gold coin worth $4.5 million is stolen from Berlin museum

A 221-pound Canadian monster called the Big Maple Leaf was stolen overnight from the Bode Museum.

Canada expected to legalize marijuana by July 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will introduce legislation in April to legalize recreational marijuana.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/03/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/656984878.jpg Staring down Putin with John McCain

McCain sees “a world in tumult” and “a growing tribalism in the West” that “evokes the toxic past.”

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/04/29/BostonGlobe.com/HealthScience/Advance/Images/29nursing--90x90.jpg 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.

Globe Investigations

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