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Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, Leads in Voting Returns

JAKARTA, Indonesia — President Joko Widodo of Indonesia led by a comfortable margin in unofficial returns in his reelection bid Wednesday, as he appeared to fend off a challenge by a four-time presidential candidate supported by hard-line Islamists.

Ex-President Alan García of Peru Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

LIMA, Peru — A former president of Peru died Wednesday after shooting himself in the head when authorities tried to arrest him in connection with one of the biggest corruption scandals in Latin American history.

‘His eyes were so sad’: Oil rig crew rescues a dog swimming 135 miles off Thailand

‘His eyes were so sad’: Oil rig crew rescues a dog swimming 135 miles off Thailand

North Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

The Korean Central News Agency says Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the firing of the weapon Wednesday by the Academy of Defense Science.

Hundreds of millions in Notre Dame donations pour in as France focuses on rebuilding

PARIS — Days after a fire tore through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France on Wednesday started to focus on reconstruction, with President Emmanuel Macron having set the ambitious goal of rebuilding the Gothic landmark within five years and donations pouring in from around the world.

Myanmar leader pardons 9,500 prisoners but not 2 reporters

More than 9,500 prisoners were ordered released Wednesday in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they did not include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters.

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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