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Sri Lankan leader takes reinstated prime minister to task

Sri Lanka’s president on Sunday launched a scathing verbal attack at his reappointed prime minister, casting doubt on any immediate end to the country’s restive politics.

Strike, lockdown shut Kashmir amid anger over killings

A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut most of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, a day after chaotic protests and fighting killed seven civilians and four combatants in the disputed region.

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

A bomb blast in a northwestern Syrian town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces killed at least eight people and wounded two dozen Sunday, activists and local security said, the latest in a series of attacks along the border where Turkey has troops.

Hungary sees another day of antigovernment protests

Several thousand protesters marched through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws promoted by the government that critics say restrict workers’ rights and already have undermined democracy.

Hard-line US tactics will ‘block’ path to denuclearization, North Korea warns

Washington is holding fast to its policy of exerting “maximum” economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea, even though President Trump has claimed progress in denuclearizing the North.

Trump says he will review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan man

The case has become a cause among some conservatives who believe that the Army should not charge one of its own soldiers for killing someone believed to be an enemy.

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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