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Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.

Suspect in Istanbul Nightclub Attack Confesses, Officials Say

The Uzbek man who was taken into custody Monday and is believed to be the gunman who carried out an attack at an upscale Istanbul nightclub, killing 39 people early on New Year’s Day, has confessed, Turkish authorities said Tuesday.

Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, a Borno state official said.

Archaeologists uncovered a pendant at a Nazi death camp - with possible ties to Anne Frank

Researchers say a recent Nazi death camp excavation has turned up personal mementos from victims, including a teenager’s triangular pendant that closely resembles one that belonged to Anne Frank.

Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Is Called Off

Gerry Mullany reported from Hong Kong and Michelle Innis from Sydney, Australia. Kiki Zhao contributed research from Beijing.

European court orders Russia to pay US families whose adoptions it blocked

Russia said it would appeal the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights within the next three months, but it could ignore the decision outright.

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Wealth is good, and the more people who can create and earn it, the better.

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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