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15 April 2014 Last updated at 20:12 ET

Syria 'torture' photos shown to UN(L-R) UN representative from France Gerard Araud, and forensic pathologist Dr Stuart Hamilton give a report on the allegations of torture in Syria at the United Nations on 15 April 2014 in New York City.

Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.

Clashes in West Bank city of Hebron. 15 April 2014Bid to extend Mid-East peace talks

Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are due to meet to try to extend faltering peace talks beyond a 29 April deadline, the US says.

A man walks past Abu Ghraib prison (2009)Iraq shuts notorious Abu Ghraib jail

Iraq's government closes the notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of what it says are security concerns.

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