Syria: over 200 dead after ‘massacre’ in Homs


Observers claim deaths came after shelling by security forces on eve of UN vote on removal of Bashar al-Assad Houses apparently damaged during a military crackdown on protesters near Homs. This picture has been provided by unverified sources and distributed by Reuters More than 200 people were reported to have been killed yesterday in the Syrian city of Homs as security forces continued their efforts to take back opposition-held areas on the eve of a vote by the UN security council on a much-disputed resolution on the country….

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Actor Ben Gazzara dead at 81

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actor Ben Gazzara, known for his brooding tough-guy presence in dozens of films, television shows and stage productions over his long career, died of pancreatic cancer on Friday at a Manhattan hospital, his lawyer said. He was 81. The New York-born performer died Friday afternoon at […]