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'Neurotoxic' attack in Syria

Medecins Sans Frontieres says doctors have treated about 3,600 patients in Syria with 'neurotoxic symptoms' and that 355 of them died. It suggests there are strong indications that chemical weapons have been used.

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Obama: Alleged use of chemical weapons 'a big event'

US President Barack Obama has described allegations of a chemical attack in Syria as a "big event of grave concern" and said that it would be "very troublesome" if they were verified.

He told CNN's 'New Day' programme that he does no expect the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad to cooperate, based on previous experience.

Asked about the so-called "red line" that he previously said a chemical attack would represent, he admitted he still had to look at the latest event in detail.

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