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Permanent cease-fire taking effect in Colombia under accord

The action is a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of combat between the government and a rebel group.

Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

He also called on leaders to protect and promote human rights in the South Asian nation.

Abu Sayyaf rebels kill 15 Philippine troops

It was the government’s largest single-day combat loss under President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered the militants to be crushed.

European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

It was the latest example of desperate attempts to flee to Europe driven by war, poverty, and human traffickers.

Attack on Belgium’s crime lab more likely a criminal act than terrorism

Belgium has been on high alert since the March attacks in its capital left more than 30 people dead.

Turkey-backed rebels expel Kurdish forces from Syrian towns

The offensive was part of a determined campaign by Ankara to push the militants east of the Euphrates River.

Opinion & Ideas

Opinion | Ward Sutton

// I’m with her and against him

Does Hillary Clinton solemnly swear that you are not Donald Trump?

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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