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Bombing of student center in Kabul highlights threat to minority Shi’ite youth

Bombing of student center in Kabul highlights threat to minority Shiite youth

Melting ice uncovers 1946 wreckage of US plane in Swiss glacier

Relics of a harrowing adventure and the successful rescue of all those onboard, including an 11-year-old girl, resurfaced after 70 years when scorching temperatures caused the glacial ice to recede.

Bans on full-face Muslim veils are spreading across Europe

Earlier this month, Denmark became the fifth country in Europe to introduce a ban on face coverings in public places.

Australian sex abuse victim settles with Catholic order

A 74-year-old man with terminal cancer said on Thursday he could die happy after reaching a 1 million Australian dollar ($727,000) landmark settlement against a Catholic religious order for sexual abuse he suffered in Australia more than 50 years ago.

Italy says Genoa bridge collapse death toll likely to rise

The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed at least 38 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said Thursday.

Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” Thursday about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children.

Opinion & Ideas

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Journalists are not the enemy

A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.”

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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