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    U.N.: Syria Deaths Hit 3,000

    Image #: 15591724    Kurdish mourners protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during the funeral of Kurdish opposition leader Meshaal al-Tammo in Amude city October 9, 2011.  Banner read,"All, Amude is Meshaal".  REUTERS/Handout (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST OBITUARY)       REUTERS /HO /LANDOV

    Reuters / Landov

    The protesters continue to march in Syria, and government forces continue to kill them. The United Nations says the death toll for the past seven months of protests against President Bashar al-Assad has now reached 3,000, including at least 187 children. Syria's "ruthless repression" threatened "full-blown civil war,” said the U.N.'s human-rights commissioner. China and Russia vetoed a U.N. resolution against Assad this month. Rights activists say 19 more people died Friday—10 when government troops attacked a northern town, and nine when armed men attacked a group of soldiers.

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