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British Parliament’s bid to break its Brexit deadlock is delayed. Again.

Time is not on Britain’s side as the clock ticks down to its scheduled March 29 exit from the European Union, and its politicians remain paralyzed over how the country should leave.

African bloc backs off demand for recount in Congo election

A statement by a major grouping of African states given Thursday placed Congo’s sovereignty and stability over the necessity of a recount of the constitutionally challenged results of Congo’s recent election.

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Police say an investigative journalist whose work exposing corruption in African soccer led to the downfall of a member of the high-powered FIFA Council was killed by gunment on a motorbike.

Four Americans killed in suicide attack in Syria amid plans for withdrawal

Four Americans killed in suicide attack in Syria amid plans for withdrawal

Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were arrested.

Iran State Television Says U.S. Is Holding One of Its Journalists

TEHRAN, Iran — A prominent U.S.-born journalist working for an Iranian state-run satellite television channel has been arrested in the United States, the broadcaster said Wednesday.

Opinion & Ideas


//[1].jpg A bicycle safety measure that should be law

One of the most crucial fixes for bicycle safety is a device for trucks that should be mandatory.

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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