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More sanctions against Syria

The European Union has announced further sanctions against Syria - freezing the assets and imposing travel bans on more people it blames for the bloody government crackdown on dissent.

Russia has also added its voice to international condemnation saying the use of force against peaceful residents must be stopped.

Violence was reported in several cities around Syria over the weekend with human rights activists claiming dozens were killed in the opposition controlled Hama.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.