US Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice
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UN resolution on Syria is vetoed by China and Russia

China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Nine countries backed the European-drafted resolution in the 15-member council, while four more abstained.

US envoy to the United Nations, Susan Rice, expressed Washington's ''outrage'' at the move.

The BBC's Daniel Griffiths reports.

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