Secretary of State John Kerry said the US would provide the Syrian opposition with $60 million (about £39 million) in new aid and added that they would work with the rebel fighters.
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Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Cliff Richard and the Prime Minister have been among those paying tribute to Cilla Black following news of her death.
TV favourite Cilla Black, who has died aged 72, gave viewers a "lorra, lorra laughs" during her long career.
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