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After horrific rape in India, police kill 4 suspects

Four men who had been accused of raping and killing a young woman near the southern Indian city of Hyderabad were taken under a bridge by police officers and shot dead in the early hours of the morning.

Russian court bans politically active student from blogging

In a highly publicized case, a Russian court gave a political science student a three-year suspended sentence Friday and barred him from managing websites for two years, for publishing videos in which he criticized the government of President Vladimir Putin.

Germany’s Merkel voices ‘shame’ during 1st Auschwitz visit

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany voiced a feeling of “deep shame” during her first-ever visit on Friday to the hallowed grounds of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where Adolf Hitler’s regime murdered more than a million people.

London fire commissioner steps down after Grenfell criticism

The London fire chief, who has come under intense criticism for her agency’s response to the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, announced Friday that she would resign at the end of the year.

France braces for second day of pension strikes as unions dig in

Angry railway employees, teachers, and other workers showed no signs of backing down from a nationwide strike, having brought public transportation to a standstill in a protest over President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the nation’s pension system.

Five arrested in India after woman is set on fire on her way to court hearing in rape case

Five arrested in India after woman is set on fire on her way to court hearing in rape case

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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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