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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's plea for calm in Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Syria to halt the bloodshed and "stop killing people".

It comes as Syrian state television announced President Bashar al-Assad's cousin, Rami Makhlouf, was to give up his widespread business interests.

Meanwhile protests against the government are continuing in Syria.

Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 17 Jun 2011
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