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Three Russians, one Ukrainian charged over MH17 crash

The international investigation team in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 charged three Russians and a Ukrainian separatist with the murder of 298 people on board the plane.

Polar bear spotted in Russian city, far from normal habitat

An emaciated polar bear has been sighted in a Russian industrial city in Siberia, far south of its normal hunting grounds.

UN expert eyes probe of Saudi prince role in Khashoggi death

An independent U.N. human rights expert investigating the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is recommending an investigation into the possible role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing "credible evidence."

Iraqi official: Rocket hits oil site, wounds 3 Iraqi workers

Iraqi officials say a rocket hit an oil-drilling site in southern Basra province, striking a camp housing energy giant Exxon Mobil and wounding three local workers, one seriously.

Pompeo: US forces in Persian Gulf just a deterrent

The secretary of state said the American military is ready to respond to any attack by Iran on US interests or Iranian disruption of international shipping lanes through which much of the world’s oil supplies flow.

Pakistani military rescues 6 mountain climbers trapped by avalanche

Pakistani military helicopter teams rescued six mountain climbers on Tuesday after an avalanche trapped them on a treacherous stretch of the Hindu Kush on the border with Afghanistan, officials said.

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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