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Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified “challenges.”

Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan’s Unity area, says UN

Brutal sexual violence committed with “pervasive impunity” and a level of “premeditation” persists in South Sudan’s northern region, the United Nations said on Friday.

Vatican’s envoy to Paris facing ‘sexual aggression’ probe

The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating Luigi Ventura, according to French officials.

Spain’s leader calls for early elections in April amid crisis

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was forced to make the move after Catalan separatists withdrew their support for his minority government.

India blames Pakistan for attack in Kashmir, promising a response

India on Friday accused Pakistan of orchestrating a suicide bombing that killed dozens of soldiers in Kashmir, the worst attack there in decades, promising an appropriate response and calling on world leaders to isolate its neighbor.

US military aircraft to deliver more aid to Venezuela border

At the behest of opposition leader Juan Guaido, another shipment of USAID humanitarian aid is set to be shipped to Venezuela, but Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will likely not let the aid past the Colombian border.

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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