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Samoa closes schools as measles epidemic kills at least 6

“This is very much out of control,” a vaccine specialist said, as the Pacific island country barred children from public gatherings and declared mandatory immunizations.

Hong Kong demonstrators trapped at polytechnic university as court overturns mask ban

Police offered protesters one way out of a besieged university campus, raining tear gas and rubber bullets on those who attempted to flee.

US says Israel’s West Bank settlements do not violate international law

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the reversal of decades of American policy that may doom any peace efforts.

Indonesia arrests 43 people following suicide attack

Indonesian police said Monday that they have arrested 43 suspected militants believed to have links to last week’s suicide attack at a busy police station in the country’s third-largest city.

North Korea says it won’t give Trump a summit for free

North Korea on Monday responded to a tweet by President Trump that hinted at another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it has no interest in giving Trump further meetings to brag about unless it gets something substantial in return.

Iran downplays, demonizes protests amid Internet shutdown

Ongoing protests across the country have killed at least five people and put renewed pressure on Iran’s government as it struggles to overcome US sanctions.

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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