Latest World headlines

Thousands threatened by volcanoes in two Pacific nations

Authorities in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines are removing thousands of people threatened by eruptions.

Indonesia Stock Exchange balcony collapses, injuring scores

A large number of Indonesian university students were said to be on the balcony when it suddenly fell.

Gun battle in Libya’s capital kills 20, closes airport

The Health Ministry said another 63 people were wounded in the fighting between two militias.

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets

The RAF said two Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack bombers from Russia approached Britain.

Spain warns Catalan leader against swearing-in from Brussels

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the government will keep control of Catalonia if the former regional leader resumes his post.

Rising Great Lakes water levels keep Michigan companies busy

Water levels for the two lakes averaged 580 feet in December, nearly 2 feet higher than the long-term average.

Opinion & Ideas


// Tony Blair is right: Vote again on Brexit

The UK needs a do-over debate on leaving the European Union.

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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