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Syria uprising deaths top 5,000

More than 5,000 people are thought to have died since the start of the uprising in Syria, the UN's top human rights official has said.

Navi Pillay added that another 14,000 people are believed to have been arrested and 12,400 are thought to have fled to neighbouring countries.

She says the country's government should be referred to the International Criminal Court for its actions in cracking down on protesters, saying they amount to crimes against humanity.

Jane O'Brien reports from Washington.

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