Following the suspension of the United Nations monitoring of Syria, the White House has urged Syria to abide by Kofi Annan's plan and says it is consulting partners on "next steps".
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Detectives in Westminster are investigating after the man was discovered on the Route 189 bus in Marylebone shortly after midnight.
The murderer was shaking and appeared to be gasping for air for around 13 minutes before dying.