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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions.
  • Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from...

    Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

    Islamic State militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists
    Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday. The...

    Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels in Yemen

    The Saudi-led coalition on Friday launched heavy airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen, targeting camps and weapons depots in the rebel-held capital, as a U.N. agency said some 234 children were killed in violence over the past two months....

    UN agency passes new standards on prisoner treatment

    The U.N. crime prevention agency has revised international standards on treatment of prisoners to focus on greater respect for human rights. The revisions were passed Friday by the Vienna-based U.N. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice....