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Dutch prosecutors arrest third over deadly tram shooting

Dutch police say they have arrested a third person on suspicion of involvement in the tram shooting in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five injured.

Concern raised over South Korean treatment of Bloomberg reporter

Journalists’ organizations are criticizing South Korea after the country’s ruling party singled out a reporter over what it claimed was a “borderline traitorous” article.

New Zealand asks what it could have done differently as portrait of suspect emerges

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ordered an inquiry into what the government “could or should have known” about the man who attacked two mosques in Christchurch.

Whale found with 88 pounds of calcifying plastic trash in stomach

The 1,100-pound whale, measuring 15 feet long, was found in the town of Mabini with more than 40 pounds of plastic bags inside its stomach, along with a variety of other disposable plastic products.

A sexism storm over Italy’s courts, with female judges at its center

It was a demoralizing few days for women in Italian courts.

Colombia: 1,000 Venezuelan forces crossed border since Feb.

About 1,000 members of the Venezuelan security forces have fled to Colombia since last month, giving up weapons and uniforms as they abandoned the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Colombian authorities said Monday.

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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