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Suspect in Kyoto fire had criminal record and trouble with neighbors

Moments after a lighter was put to a pool of gas at a renowned animé studio in Kyoto, Japan, igniting an explosive fire that killed 34 people, Shinji Aoba tried to run away from the scene.

Workers in Spain’s strawberry fields speak out about abuse claims

Ten women have filed lawsuits stemming from events at an Almonte farm, including accusations of sexual harassment and assault, rape, human trafficking, and labor violations.

UK warns Iran of ‘serious consequences’ for seizing oil tanker

Britain on Saturday threatened Iran with “serious consequences” for seizing a British-owned oil tanker the previous evening as the government warned ships to avoid the crucial shipping lanes of the Strait of Hormuz.

Morning coffee results in a $1,000 fine and expulsion from Venice

Two German backpackers, an unidentified man and a woman ages 32 and 35, were fined a total of 950 euros (or $1,000) for making coffee on a travel stove on the Rialto Bridge.

Britain warns Iran about ‘serious consequences’ for seizing oil tanker

Britain on Saturday warned UK shipping to stay out of the Strait of Hormuz and summoned the Iranian ambassador to register a protest.

Iran seizes British tanker in the Persian Gulf as tensions with the West escalate

The Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the world’s oil supply moves, has been the site of several incidents involving vessels in recent weeks, causing concern from US and UK officials.

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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