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Russian approval led to attack on US troops in Syria

A Russian oligarch believed to control the mercenaries who attacked US troops and their allies this month was in close touch with Kremlin and Syrian officials before and after the assault.

African asylum seekers facing expulsion have embraced Israel

Tens of thousands of Africans fear their stay in the Holy Land is coming to an abrupt end. Israel has given many of them until April 1 to leave for an unnamed African in exchange for $3,500 and a plane ticket. Otherwise, they face open-ended incarceration.

European art scene began with Neanderthals

Two studies of objects from the murky depths of Spanish caves appear to confirm that Homo sapiens’ evolutionary cousins had the brainpower to make artistic works and use symbols.

Seychelles swaps debt for groundbreaking marine protection

With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors.

Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition

With two months to go before Venezuela’s presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of business ventures.

Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack

More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago.

Opinion & Ideas

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By accepting the endorsement of Teamsters Local 25, Charlie Baker has effectively ended the union’s political ostracization.

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.