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Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. refugee agency.

Court extends house arrest for Russian theater director

A court in Russia’s capital ruled Tuesday to extend the house arrest of a widely revered theater and film director.

Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has suspended protests intended to press for reforms to the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential elections on Oct. 26.

Israel says no talks if Hamas in Palestinian government

Israel said Tuesday it would not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian government that includes a role for the militant Hamas group, laying down a significant potential roadblock to already complicated Palestinian reconciliation efforts.

Iraqi troops retake all oil fields held by Kurds since 2014

BAGHDAD — Iraqi troops completed their takeover of all oil fields held by Kurdish separatists on Tuesday, in a push by the Baghdad government to secure control of all disputed areas claimed by Kurds and suppress their independence movement.

Raqqa, ISIS ‘capital,’ is captured, US-backed forces say

US Central Command stopped short of declaring victory, but said “more than 90 percent” of the city is under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

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Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


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Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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