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Six Are Charged in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in England

LONDON — Decades after the deadliest stadium disaster in English soccer history, British prosecutors charged six people on Wednesday, including four former senior police officials, in the deaths of 96 people crushed and trampled to death at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield in 1989.

Vatican cardinal is charged with sex offenses in Australia

In a stunning decision certain to rock the Vatican, Australian police charged a top cardinal with multiple counts of sexual assault.

Police raise likely death toll in London high-rise blaze

The number of people killed or presumed dead in the London high-rise fire has inched up to 80, but the final death toll may not be known for months, British police said at a grim briefing Wednesday.

Kenya 1st in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

Kenya is the first country in Africa to introduce a generic version of the current drug of choice for people living with HIV, officials said Wednesday.

North Korea vows to execute former South Korean president

North Korea on Wednesday vowed to execute South Korea’s former president and her spy director, accusing them of planning to assassinate its supreme leadership.

Ransomware Attack Raises Concerns Over Future Assaults

Governments and organizations around the world grappled on Wednesday to contain a cyberattack that struck parts of Europe, the United States and Asia, the second time in two months that hackers have tried to shake down computer users, threatening to delete their data unless they paid up.

Opinion & Ideas


// Needed: An end to the GOP’s pointless health care saga

The prolonged uncertainty about health care — fanned by the Trump administration’s irresponsible talk about intentionally sabotaging the exchanges — is taking a toll.

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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