Robot jockeys race camels


Camels equipped with robot jockeys race down the track on Dec. 3 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Twelve years after the much-maligned practice of using child jockeys was officially banned, the sport of camel racing has adapted, spawning a...

Tears mark 10th anniversary of tsunami that killed more than 200,000

A packed train in Sri Lanka was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore was hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia were turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.

New Russian military doctrine calls NATO top threat

Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday.

UPDATED: AirAsia plane with 161 aboard missing in Indonesia

In the third air incident connected to Malaysia this year, an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from Indonesia's second-largest city for Singapore.

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SSKP announces annual appeal

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries annual appeal is under way.

Church opens immigration center with a noble goal

Church of the City's new immigration center officially opened Wednesday night with the mission of assisting low-income immigrants and their families to improve their legal status and serving as community support for all immigrants in eastern...

A Thyme To Cook named Caterer of the Year

A Thyme to Cook has been named the 2014 Connecticut Caterer of the Year by the CT Restaurant Association.

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Faces of the missing in Mexico

The relatives of 43 missing college students hold posters of their loved ones during a protest Thursday outside Germany's embassy in Mexico City. Demonstrators say German arms manufacturers exported rifles to a corrupt local police department...

Father to Islamic State: Free my son

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking the group to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural...

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Unions seek legislative wins in Malloy's second term

Organized labor in Connecticut is taking credit for helping Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win a second term and is now looking for legislative victories in 2015 with an agenda to expand union representation and broaden pension coverage.

Court: Private facilities serving the state must abide by local laws

The state's highest court on Friday sided with the town of Rocky Hill in a legal dispute, ruling a privately operated nursing facility for state prisoners, parolees and mental health clients should not be considered an arm of the state.