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First of ‘Snowden refugees’ granted asylum in Canada

Vanessa Rodel, an asylum seeker from the Philippines, and her 7-year-old daughter are expected to arrive in Toronto Monday, then make their way Tuesday to Montreal, where a refugee organization has raised funds for their resettlement.

UN makes urgent appeal to help victims of Mozambique cyclone

The United Nations is making an emergency appeal for $282 million for the next three months to help the country recover from the devastation of Cyclone Idai.

Brits say they’re sick of Brexit, but clearly, they’re obsessed

It’s not an exaggeration to say that ordinary people hurry home to watch Parliament TV in the evening.

Rocket from Gaza hits Israeli house, prompting Netanyahu to curtail US trip

The strike prompted retaliatory attacks on Hamas’s offices in Gaza City.

‘Embarrassing’ bike safety ad in Germany draws anger

As he held up one of the new posters about the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling, the German transport minister said the safety campaign was intended to draw attention.

As Thai pro-military party celebrates election lead, so do its opponents

After molding Thailand’s democracy since its coup in 2014, the military appears poised to consolidate power after an election in which notable irregularities were reported.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg A bicycle safety measure that should be law

One of the most crucial fixes for bicycle safety is a device for trucks that should be mandatory.

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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