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Death amid jostling crowds at Everest’s summit: ‘it’s like a zoo’

Ed Dohring, a doctor from Arizona, had dreamed his whole life of reaching the top of Mount Everest. But when he summited a few days ago, he was shocked by what he saw.

Europewide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

Europe’s longtime political center appeared to shrink Sunday as exit polls and early results from the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades showed both the anti-immigrant far right and the pro-environment Greens gaining ground.

Ireland votes overwhelmingly to ease divorce restrictions

With the change approved by 82 percent of voters, the country is taking another step toward liberalizing a constitution dominated by the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Amid rising anti-Semitism, German official advises Jews against wearing skullcaps in public

Many were dismayed by Felix Klein’s comment that he couldn’t recommend that Jews wear their skullcaps everywhere in Germany.

Explosions in Nepal’s capital leave 3 dead, 8 wounded

Three explosions killed three people and wounded at least eight in different parts of Nepal’s capital on Sunday, with police suspecting that an outlawed communist group was responsible.

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings, knocking out power to some areas, and causing one reported death.

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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