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Syrian security forces 'open fire on mourners'

Syrian troops have fired on mourners during a funeral that turned into a demonstration in Damascus, killing at least one person, activists say.

The shooting occurred at a funeral for people killed during a protest against President Bashar al-Assad on Friday.

The violence comes during a visit by a Chinese envoy, who urged dialogue in a bid to defuse the 11-month crisis.

Jim Muir reports from Beirut.

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