The UN gains access to a Syrian village that saw fighting earlier this week. The BBC reports:
The smell of burnt flesh and evidence of bloodshed have greeted a BBC correspondent entering the village of Qubair in Syria, scene of a massacre.
Paul Danahar, who is travelling with UN monitors, found buildings gutted and burnt in the deserted tiny village near the western city of Hama.
Violence continues across Syria, with reports that the central city of Homs came under heavy shelling.
Elsewhere, state TV reported two deadly car bomb attacks.
Condemning the Qubair massacre earlier, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned of an imminent danger of civil war and the international peace envoy, Kofi Annan, said his six-point peace plan was not being implemented.
As many as 78 people are said to have been killed in the Qubair attack. State media gave a figure of nine.