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India orders ‘staggering’ eviction of 1 million indigenous people

The ruling, issued Wednesday, was a startling conclusion to a decade-long case that has pitted the rights of some of India’s most vulnerable citizens against the preservation of its forests.

China’s new policy against gender bias meets fans, skeptics

China has announced new measures against gender discrimination in Chinese workplaces that forbid employers from asking potential female hires questions such as if they are married or have children.

Japan battles worst measles outbreak in years

Many infections are clustered among attendees of a Valentine’s Day gift fair and a religious group that avoids vaccinations.

Catholic leaders at sex abuse summit hear plan for removing bishops

The proposal is the most significant acknowledgment yet from the Vatican’s inner sanctum that the existing system for holding its own leaders accountable needs to be improved.

Woman killed, a dozen injured in clash with Venezuelan security forces on border with Brazil, officials say

Officials in Venezuela say a woman has been killed and a dozen more injured in a clash with security forces on the border with Brazil.

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Watch: Cardinal O’Malley participates in abuse summit panel at the Vatican

Cardinal O’Malley is speaking as part of a panel on clergy abuse in the Vatican.

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//[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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