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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty for five suspects in journalist’s slaying

The country’s top prosecutor says the highest-level official behind the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi is former deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri.

Brexit withdrawal deal: Theresa May gets cabinet approval for her draft agreement

Brexit withdrawal deal: Theresa May gets cabinet approval for her draft agreement

Long hidden, Marie Antoinette’s jewels go up for auction

Diamond and pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, a giant pearl pendant and other jewelry once belonging to ill-fated French queen Marie Antoinette are set to go on auction in Geneva, showcasing perhaps the quintessential emblems of pre-Revolutionary royal opulence in France.

Another Twist in Sri Lanka: Parliament Votes Out Rajapaksa

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A majority of Sri Lankan lawmakers voted Wednesday morning to remove Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister, saying that his appointment last month was illegal.

French president requests respect following Trump’s tweets

French President Emmanuel Macron said France and the United States must respect each other, in a response to a flurry of critical tweets by Donald Trump.

Prince Charles turns 70 with party, new family photos

Britain’s Prince Charles is turning 70 with a family birthday party, and a firm commitment to his environmentalist views.

Opinion & Ideas


// Ending abuse of the disabled

When it comes to protections for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Massachusetts still has a long way to go.

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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