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UK’s main opposition party says it might back new Brexit vote

Delegates at a Labour Party conference stopped short of saying the vote should include an option not to leave the European Union at all.

Hundreds arrested in Ethiopia after violence around capital

An Ethiopian security official has confirmed the arrests of hundreds of youths in the capital, Addis Ababa, following violence within the city and in nearby towns last week.

Suspected rebels kill 18 in Congo’s east amid Ebola

A Congolese civil society group says the attacks in the eastern city of Beni are an added threat to the city and region battling an Ebola outbreak.

Pope praises Latvians for keeping faith during occupation

On the third day of his Baltic pilgrimage, Francis placed flowers at the monument to Latvian independence and acknowledged the many trials Latvians endured during two Soviet occupations and the World War II-era occupation by Nazi Germany.

For the first time ever, a woman anchored the nightly news in Saudi Arabia

Weam Al Dakheel appeared alongside a male cohost on the state-run television channel.

Catching fish and keeping faith: How one Indonesian teen survived 49 days at sea

Aldi Novel Adilang was stuck drifting at sea for nearly two months, with little besides a Bible and his own ingenuity to aid him.

Opinion & Ideas


// Kavanaugh chaos must be putting a smile on Bill Clinton’s face

Two decades after Brett Kavanaugh drafted salacious questions for Bill Clinton, the spotlight is now on Kavanaugh.

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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