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The world’s oldest person dies at 117

At 117, Nabi Tajima was older than modern-day Australia, and everyone else known to live on the planet.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills at least 57 in Afghan capital

The attack targeted a voter registration center in Kabul.

17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said.

Irish leader launches bid to ease abortion restrictions

Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Ireland’s May 25 referendum on abortion is a vote about compassion.

Drone base in Niger widens a murky US war

A half-finished military base in Niger represents the newest front line in the United States’ global shadow war.

Suspicious factory underscores challenge of verifying North Korea’s nuclear promises

A construction site near the Chinese border might suggest that the regime has no intention to end its nuclear program.

Opinion & Ideas

OPINION | Chuck Collins

// Time to tax the ‘swanktuaries’

Luxury buildings drive up housing costs, suck up energy, and help rich people warehouse wealth. In exchange, they should pay a lot more than property taxes.

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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// Recent investigative reports

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