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Australian prime minister abandons climate targets

Malcolm Turnbull of Australia bowing to pressure from conservatives who considered toppling the government.

Read Pope Francis’s new letter on sexual abuse by priests

The Press Office of the Holy See released the message on Monday. It was titled: “Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the People of God.”

Pope Francis, in lengthy letter, addresses latest sex abuse scandal

The pontiff criticized the “crime” of covering up abuse and said that the church had failed “the little ones.”

Afghan troops rescue dozens taken captive by the Taliban

The Taliban took the hostages earlier Monday when the insurgents ambushed a convoy of buses in northern Afghanistan.

She spent 10 hours in the water after falling off a cruise ship — and she survived

The unidentified British woman was taking a cruise on the Adriatic Sea when she fell into the water.

Shots fired at US Embassy in Turkey

No one was hurt in Monday’s incident.

Opinion & Ideas


// After shocking Pennsylvania abuse report, Pope Francis must lead

The latest revelations of sexual abuse threaten to undermine much of what Francis has built.

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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