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‘Outdated’ UN Security Council ‘undemocratic’: South African President Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma criticised the United Nations Security Council as ‘outdated’ and ‘undemocratic’ ahead of a world leaders’ meeting in New York, according to a report Tuesday. The current Security Council “might have by now outlived its usefulness”, Zuma was quoted as saying in South Africa’s Business Day…

Army attacks Syria’s Homs, 200 killed: activists

The Syrian army unleashed a massive attack on the city of Homs early Saturday, bombing the protest hub and killing at least 260 people in a bloody “massacre”, activists and witnesses said. The Syrian government denied involvement in the violence, blaming “armed gunmen”, as television stations showed images of bodies…