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Doors closing for displaced Sunnis in Iraq

With new waves of civilians fleeing violence, there are now nearly 3 million internally displaced Iraqis.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill at least 45 preparing to fight in Yemen, rebels say

Saudi-led airstrikes struck a headquarters for police commandos in Yemen’s capital Wednesday, killing at least 45 people.

Cameron sets course for Britain amid pageantry of queen’s speech

Prime Minister David Cameron began work on delivering election promises that few, including himself, expected to be implemented in full.

Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community’s Mideast envoy.

UN reports about 200 million fewer hungry people than in 1990

The number of hungry people globally has declined from about 1 billion 25 years ago to about 795 million.

EU asks member countries to accept quotas of migrants

The proposal is a response to concerns that southern coastal states could become overwhelmed by migrants making the dangerous crossing.


opinion | Martha Minow and Michael McConnell

// Respectfully resolving tensions between religion, law is possible

The key is our ability to agree to disagree, both by accepting legal resolutions and by preserving avenues for dissent.


John L. Allen Jr. | All things Catholic

// Francis’s defense of migrants, poor reflects his roots

While any pope would embrace those groups because of Catholic social teachings, Francis seems to feel a special biographical tug.

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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