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2.5 million Syrians 'need aid'

United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said 2.5 million people were in need of aid in Syria. She urged government forces and rebels to do more to protect civilians.

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Wen Jiabao: World leaders must use peaceful means to deal with Syria

China's premier Wen Jiabao, June 2011 Credit: Carl Court/PA

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has urged the international community to step up support for Kofi Annan's peace efforts in Syria, adding that the world should stick to peaceful means to resolve the crisis, state television reported.

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