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EU to move evacuated migrants from Italy; 350 still at sea

The first steps to relocate migrants who were kept at sea by Italy for nearly three weeks began on Wednesday as a new crisis loomed with more than 350 rescued people still on board a rescue ship in high seas.

Italy’s Democrats seek to ward off early vote and Salvini

Lawmakers in Italy’s largest opposition party, the center-left Democrats, huddled Wednesday to see if they could gather enough support in parliament for a durable government and avoid an early election that could bring Matteo Salvini’s euroskeptic, nationalist League party to power.

Two victims of mysterious Russian missile blast died of radiation sickness, report says

The explosion occurred Aug. 8, on a sea-based platform off the village of Nyonoksa.

NATO force says 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

The NATO Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says two U.S. service members have been killed.

Uganda, Rwanda presidents agree to cease hostilities

The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that raised fears of armed hostilities.

Homeless children housed in shipping containers, English report finds

LONDON — Thousands of children in England are growing up in repurposed shipping containers, converted office blocks and cramped rooms in hostels, usually far away from their schools and family support networks, a new report by the children’s commissioner has found.

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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