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Wife of Benjamin Netanyahu charged with fraud, breach of trust

Israeli prosecutors have charged Sara Netanyahu, the prime minister’s wife, with a series of crimes including fraud and breach of trust.

South Sudan’s warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years on Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.

Taliban kill dozens of Afghan soldiers, as cease-fires give way to violence

KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 30 Afghan soldiers were killed in a single Taliban attack in the northwest of the country early Wednesday, officials said, indicating an end to a brief lull in violence after both sides agreed to unilateral cease-fires.

UK panel finds lives shortened by hospital’s opioid use

As many as 650 people had their lives shortened by a British hospital’s institutionalized practice of administering opioids without medical justification between 1989 and 2000, an independent panel concluded Wednesday after years of pressure from family members who demanded answers about the deaths of their loved ones.

Allies unhappy with US walkout from UN body

The UN’s Human Rights Council resumed work Wednesday after a U.S. pullout that one Western diplomat called a “Big Bang” for the Geneva body, as Russia blasted the move by the Trump administration and key allies expressed disappointment.

No easy path: Complex mass migration, politics reshape globe

Lined up before dawn, dozens of migrants outside a government office in Italy jostled to be one of the handful allowed inside to request asylum Wednesday.

Opinion & Ideas


// Baker bill brings much-needed reform to sex-offender law

The law would bring long-overdue changes to the state laws dealing with sexually dangerous people.

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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