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Massacre in Syria, discrimination in drugs prosecutions, and disgraced Chinese politician stands trial – our pick of the morning’s headlines

By Prospect Team  

The Syrian opposition has claimed that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are responsible for a gas attack which yesterday claimed between 500 and 1,300 lives in rebel-held suburbs of Damascus. If the allegations are correct, this was the most lethal use of chemical weapons since the 1980s, says Reuters. The U.N. Security Council called an emergency meeting in New York, with U.N. chief Ban Ki Moon renewing calls for…

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