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Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Mr. Annan, the first black African secretary general, redefined the United Nations over his two terms.

More than 300 killed as Kerala, India, hit by worst floods in decades

Nearly 220,000 people have been displaced since heavy rains began battering the southern Indian state last week.

Elected Pakistan prime minister, Khan offers little conciliation to foes

Imran Khan secured 176 votes in the Ntional Assembly, defeating opposition candidate, Shahbaz Sharif, who got 96 votes.

Afghan president visits key city, week after Taliban raid

The Taliban managed to infiltrate deep into the provincial capital and capture several areas of it before being driven out.

North Korea presses demand for formal end of war

The secretary of state has been struggling to follow up on the agreement reached between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Turkish court bars release of American pastor

Andrew Brunson has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States.

Opinion & Ideas


// Keeping every option on opioid treatment

A pilot program using methadone or buprenorphine for addiction treatment deserves support from state law enforcement.

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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