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Suspect confessed to Utrecht tram shooting, prosecutors say

The main suspect in a deadly shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht has confessed to the attack and said he acted alone, prosecutors announced Friday.

North Korea abruptly withdraws staff from liaison office

The North abruptly withdrew its staff from a liaison office with South Korea on Friday, a development that is likely to put a damper on ties between the countries.

2 American service members killed during operation in Afghanistan

Two American service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan, the United States and NATO forces said without providing any other details on the combat deaths.

Dozens killed in chemical plant blast in eastern China

At least 44 people are dead and at least 90 people are seriously injured, the local government reported.

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido says government doesn’t ‘dare’ arrest him

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Thursday said the government was too dysfunctional to arrest him, in what amounted to a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro after a key opposition figure was detained in an overnight raid.

83 in Iraq killed as ferry packed with revelers capsizes in Tigris River

The boat was overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother’s Day.

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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