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Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize in literature

Alexievich, 67, used the skills of a journalist to create literature chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its collapse.

Cambodia to increase garment industry minimum wage

Cambodia announced Thursday it will raise the minimum wage for clothing workers, with the hopes of easing tensions in the country’s main export industry.

Russia and Syria intensify effort to banish rebels

Russia and Syria unleashed a coordinated assault by land, air and sea on Wednesday, seeking to reverse recent gains by rebel group.

Obama apologizes to aid group over botched Afghan strike

President Obama called the head of Doctors Without Borders to apologize for the airstrike that killed 12 aid workers in Afghanistan.

Three share Nobel Prize for chemistry work

The three scientists shared the prize for their work deciphering how cells repair damaged DNA.

Israeli fears rise amid wave of stabbings

Palestinian assailants carried out a series of stabbings across Israel on Wednesday.

Opinion & Ideas

Farah Stockman | Boston after busing

// In schools, can separate be equal?

Integration alone doesn’t produce a quality education, and it can’t be our only strategy for academic success.


Crux | Analysis

// On day one of Synod 2015, conservatives strike first

The traditionalist camp isn’t going to just counter-punch this time around.

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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