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Syrian opposition plans new government in August

DOHA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition plans to set up an interim government in August to run areas under rebel control, an opposition official said on Wednesday.Full story

UN chief says over 100,000 people killed in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday raised the death toll in Syria's civil war to more than 100,000, up from nearly 93,000 just over a month ago. Full story

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