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19 dead, 25 missing as migrant boat capsizes north of Cyprus

Nineteen people drowned when a boat loaded with as many as 150 people who were thought to be migrants capsized off the northern coast of Cyprus, a Turkish Cypriot official said Wednesday.

Iran nuclear chief says uranium stockpile reaches 950 tons

Iran continues to acquire uranium and is close to finishing a factory where it can build more centrifuges to enrich it, the country’s nuclear chief said Wednesday, adding also that uranium stockpiles have nearly doubled in the last few years.

Taliban say they have halted suicide bombings of Afghan civilians

Taliban insurgents are refraining from attacking Afghan civilians for the first time in many years, according to Afghan officials and the insurgents themselves.

Syrian forces’ bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

Syrian forces unleashed an intense bombing campaign, killing at least a dozen people and wounding over 100 in a densely populated town.

Turkish court rejects appeals to release jailed American pastor

A Turkish court on Wednesday rejected appeals to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor being tried on terrorism-related charges.

Free deodorants distributed after Vienna subway temperatures breach cattle transport guidelines

Defying the temptation of air-conditioning, the publicly owned transport company decided to hand out 14,000 deodorants instead.

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Yvonne Abraham

// GOP candidates from Mass. miss chance to stand up to Trump

The Massachusetts Republicans running for the US Senate will fit right in with the dutiful doormats in the caucus they hope to join.

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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