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Newborns freezing to death in hospital incubators, patients opting to be knocked out with metal bars for lack of anesthesia, surging cases of polio.
A new report published by charity Save the Children paints a dire picture of Syria's collapsing healthcare system.
The report, issued by charity Save the Children, said some 60 percent of Syria's hospitals have been damaged or destroyed since the start of the three-year-old conflict and nearly half of its doctors have fled the country.
In Aleppo, one of the worst-hit cities, only 36 of its 2,500 doctors remain.
The report says increasing numbers of children are suffering and dying from diseases that would have been previously treated or prevented.
Up to 80,000 children across the Syria have contracted polio, even though the illness was eradicated across Syria in 1995.
Over 140,000 people have died in the war, which started as a peaceful protest movement against President Bashar al-Assad and degenerated into civil conflict.
After a beautiful, sunny and warm day for most, things will change in the next 24 hours.
Tonight rain across northern regions will gradually ease. Behind the wet weather Scotland and Northern Ireland will turn colder with frost and possibly some icy spots.
Into tomorrow morning, a slow start for some with low cloud keeping it misty and murky in places first thing.
By the afternoon, a reverse of fortunes compared to today. It'll be the turn of the north to have the best of the brighter skies with plenty of springtime sunshine and just a light breeze.
Further south more cloud than today and temperatures will be a few degrees lower than of late.
Speaking in Hanover at the CeBIT 2014 trade fair, David Cameron announced that German and British Universities would be collaborating on research towards 5G mobile internet.
He told the conference:
– David Cameron
With 4G, an 800 megabyte movie takes around 40 seconds to download; with 5G that would be cut to one second.
This is a prize that researchers all over the world are going for and so I am delighted to announce a new collaboration, between the University of Dresden, King’s College University in London and the University of Surrey.
Three world-leading universities working on 5G hand in hand – that is something to be truly excited about.
An unfortunate intern at a tech conference in Texas collapsed to ground after being shot with a 80,000 volt stun gun mounted to a drone.
In a presentation at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Chaotic Moon Studios showcased their new Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone.
Designed to incapacitate potential intruders before police arrives, "CUPID" is equipped with a powerful stun gun.
The intern remained motionless on the floor after being struck down by the 80,000 volt gun.
In comparison, tasers used by the police in the UK generate a highest peak voltage of 50,000.
According to the company, he has recovered after the demonstration.
William Hurley, one of the Chaotic Moon Studios founders later tweeted a picture of the intern, who appeared intact while "enjoying his celebratory steak."
As part of their discussions, David Cameron said that Britain and Germany had agreed to work together for the abolition of mobile roaming charges across the European Union.
– David Cameron
We welcome the long-term ambition of the European Commission but we want to take steps that deliver benefits for businesses and consumers including complete elimination of mobile roaming charges.
Combining British ingenuity with German engineering would put the two countries at the forefront of a new technology-based "industrial revolution", he suggested.
– David Cameron
This is a world on fast forward. A world of permanent technological revolution.
And in this world, countries like the UK and Germany will only succeed if we have a relentless drive for new ideas and innovations.
Research funding to use the internet to improve everyday devices - such as fridges which can order more milk when it runs low - is to be doubled in a drive to make the UK a world leader in digital technology, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister announced an extra £45 million to develop the so-called "internet of things" as he arrived in Germany for the CeBIT 2014 trade fair.
He is attending the event in Hanover - where he is holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel - as Britain is the official "partner country" of the event.
ITV News crew in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk filmed an elderly lady with a Ukrainian flag being attacked by pro-Russian protesters after challenging their views.
She was rescued by the police, only to be attacked again when the pro-Russian protesters threw fireworks at her.