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US open to Syrian rebel talks

President Obama has said he was "encouraged to see the Syrian opposition created an umbrella group" but has warned he was not prepared to recognise the group as a "government in exile."

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Water cannons curb Turkish interest in border bombing

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon to keep people on the Turkish side away from the border fence while a Syrian warplane - supported by helicopters - attacked just over the border.

In neighbouring Ceylanpinar, anxious residents crowded outside a teahouse to watch the bombing.

One unnamed Turk said:

I thought the Turkish government said it wouldn't allow these helicopters to come so close to the border. Look, they're coming inside our border.

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