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South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplanes

South Korean jets fired warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea’s airspace on Tuesday, Seoul officials said, in the first such incident between the countries.

Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout

The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation’s hydroelectric power system.

Iran says it has arrested and sentenced to death US spies

Tehran often makes similar unverified assertions, but the latest announcement comes at a time of rare peril in relations with Washington.

Mob attack at Hong Kong train station heightens seething tensions in city

A group of club-wielding attackers apparently targeted people, including a prodemocracy lawmaker, who had participated in antigovernment protests, leaving dozens injured.

Syrian activists say airstrikes killed 27 in rebel-held town

The strike is the latest violence in escalating fighting between rebel groups and the Syrian government, which is backed by Russian forces. The death toll is expected to rise.

Voting for new UK prime minister ends amid Brexit foreboding

Voting closed Monday in the two-man contest to become Britain’s next prime minister, as critics of likely winner Boris Johnson condemned his vow to take the U.K. out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal.

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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