Two massive explosions went off around Aleppo today, as Amnesty International accused the Syrian government of carrying out indiscriminate bombings and artillery strikes on residential areas aimed at punishing civilians seen as sympathetic to rebel forces.
Video posted by anti-Assad group Sham News Network, that cannot be independently verified, shows the aftermath of a bomb on a market near Aleppo. Activists say at least 23,000 people have died in the 18-month conflict.
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Whilst the weather may be a lot quieter here in the UK, it's a very different story for the the Mediterranean this weekend.
The RSPCA has outlined in detail its policy on the shooting of seals that attack salmon stocks "as an absolute last resort".
We started the week warm, wet and windy but it will end much cooler and brighter.