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Alfie Evans’ parents to meet doctors in bid to take him home

The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he plans to meet doctors to discuss taking his son home from a British hospital.

Kim says N.Korea, S. Korea are on starting line of new Korean history

It was all smiles Friday as South Korean President Moon Jae-in grasped the North Korean leader’s hand and led him along an blindingly red carpet into South Korean territory.

Bus driver in India is distracted by music, and 13 children die

NEW DELHI — Thirteen children were killed after their school bus was hit by a train in northern India on Thursday. The accident’s cause may have been infuriatingly simple: The bus driver was wearing earphones.

Chinese vice-dean accused of ‘inappropriate’ behavior

A vice-dean at a prestigious Chinese university has been stripped of his title because of “inappropriate” behavior toward female students, according to a member of the faculty.

Warmbier’s parents sue North Korea for having ‘brutally tortured and murdered’ their son

Warmbier’s parents sue North Korea for having ‘brutally tortured and murdered’ their son

Iran orders providers to stop hosting Telegram app

Iran has ordered network providers to stop hosting the popular social messaging app Telegram, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Thursday.

Opinion & Ideas


// The way to prevent more Mount Idas

The sudden closure of Mount Ida College should be seen as the proverbial canary in the coal mine.

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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