UK to double Syria aid

Britain has vowed to double its aid to £50 million to help deal with the humanitarian disaster caused by the crisis in Syria. The UN Secretary General has talked of the "unrelenting horrors" in the country.

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Syrian pro-opposition group: 65 people found bound and shot dead

At least 65 people apparently shot in the head were found dead with their hands bound in an area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a pro-opposition monitoring group said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll could rise as high as 80 in what it called a "new massacre".

It was not clear who carried out the killings.

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