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Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

Itsunori Odonera said the North’s nuclear and missile capabilities have grown to an “unprecedented, critical, and imminent” level.

Well-known Moscow journalist stabbed by attacker

It was the latest in a string of attacks on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow.

Kenya president says vote must be this week

The country’s chief electoral officer has said that he cannot guarantee that the polls would be credible.

Donors pledge $228m in new funds for Rohingya

It will help the 600,000 people who have fled violence in Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh over the last two months.

Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in Marawi

The attack left more than 1,100 people dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.

Catalan Parliament to respond to Spain’s planned takeover

Catalonia’s Parliament plans to hold a debate this week on the Spanish prime minister’s plan to take direct control of the region.

Opinion & Ideas


// A second term for Mayor Walsh

Mayor Martin Walsh of Boston deserves election to a second term on Nov. 7.

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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