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Agence France-Presse at the United Nations
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Five thousand people a month are dying in Syria’s war, which has now generated the worst refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwandan genocide, UN officials said on Tuesday.

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The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first UN treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade yesterday, a goal sought for over a decade to try to keep illicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organised crime.

The UN Security Council condemned Syria “in the strongest terms” for its deadly shelling of Turkey, while UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged restraint along the neighbours’ tinder-box border.