Arab leaders agree to form joint military force

The airstrikes in Yemen, such as this one that destroyed a house in Sana on Sunday, will continue, the Arab League says.


Many analysts attributed the gesture to their drive for more independence from Washington.

Workers inspected remains of a Germanwings Airbus A320 Sunday at the site of last week’s crash in the French Alps. DNA from 78 people found at the site has been isolated.

Crash investigators gather physical, psychological clues

Investigators must not only piece together the strands of Andreas Lubitz’s life, but also determine what was going on inside his head.

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Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

Olmert was found guilty of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges.

Earthquake generates tsunami off Papua New Guinea

The magnitude-7.7 earthquake was recorded on Monday, but there are no reports of damage or injuries.

Tunisia raid kills presumed mastermind of museum attack

Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli said Khaled Ben Hamadi Chaieb, an Algerian, directed the operational end of the March 18 attack.

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// Boston police response to shooting of officer could serve as a model

City and police officials, politicians, and civic leaders took steps designed to assure a measured response and methodical investigation.


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// On pontiffs and popularity

The pope’s poll numbers remain sky-high, with the most recent Pew Forum study putting his approval rating among American Catholics at 90 percent.

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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