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Anti-immigrant protests turn violent in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma appealed for calm and condemned the latest wave of violence to grip the nation.

In Kim Jong Nam’s death, North Korea lets loose a weapon of mass destruction

The brother of the North Korean leader was assassinated with VX nerve agent, investigators said.

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike ISIS inside Syria

As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country’s air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants.

US forward air controllers moving closer to combat in Mosul

The move, which puts US service members in greater danger, will allow coalition troops to more quickly launch airstrikes against Islamic State forces.

Hundreds of thousands of Yemeni children are nearing starvation

The United Nations and other humanitarian groups are describing alarming scenes in the Middle East’s poorest country as a humanitarian crisis and conflict deepen after nearly two years of war.

Banned chemical weapon VX is potent killer that lingers

With a substance so potent, how is it possible that the two women who allegedly attacked Kim Jong Nam with it could have survived?

Opinion & Ideas

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Over the next few years, states will play a critical role in pushing back against Trumpism. But they will have to wage a smart resistance, lest it backfire.

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.

Globe Investigations

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