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Police say 8 killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau

Eight people were killed in shootingsin and outsidetwo hookah lounges in a southwestern German city late Wednesday, and authorities were searching for the perpetrators.

Sri Lanka says it will withdraw from UN rights resolution

Sri Lanka’s prime minister said Wednesday that the government has decided to withdraw from co-sponsorship of a 2015 U.N. Human Rights Council resolution calling for the investigation of allegations of war crimes committed during the island nation’s long civil war.

Abbott says top Malaysian leaders suspected pilot of MH370

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the “top levels” of the Malaysian government long suspected that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 almost six years ago was a mass murder-suicide by the pilot.

Poisoning probable cause of 14 deaths

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Authorities are trying to determine the cause of 14 deaths in the southern port city of Karachi, with officials giving conflicting explanations.

UK patient plays violin during unusual brain surgery

Surgeons at King’s College Hospital in London removed a brain tumor from a woman who played the violin during the procedure.

China’s virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall

The city of Wuhan, where the new form of coronavirus emerged, was in the final day of a campaign to root out anyone with symptoms whom authorities may have missed so far.

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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