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UN envoy: Syria crisis worsens

The crisis in Syria has deteriorated sharply, the international peace envoy for the country has said. Lakhdar Brahimi, though, said he believed a solution was still possible in 2013 under the terms of a peace plan agreed in Geneva in June.

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UN: Lost lives in Syrian crisis at 60,000 and rising

More than 60,000 people have now been killed during the uprising and civil war in Syria, the United Nations has estimated.

The figure is far higher than previously thought and already out of date, with a government air force attack on a petrol station in a rebel held area of Damascus reported to have killed dozens more since the UN announcement was made.

ITV News's Paul Davies has this report, which contains distressing pictures:

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