human rights office says the reports recount Syria's pro-government forces entering homes and killing civilians, including women and children, "on the spot." 3. UNDER ISLAMIC STATE GROUP, MOSUL'S PEOPLE FACED DARKNESS, DREAD, BRUTALITY Paychecks stopped, food supplies dwindled, and a life of poverty for those who refused to join the extremist group, AP finds. Lashings, stonings and beheadings were commonplace. 4. WHAT GORBACHEV SAYS ABOUT SOVIET COLLAPSE The former Russian president tells AP the U.S. and its allies wasted a chance to build a safer world by gloating rather than offering aid

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