A Syrian man on crutches walks down a street as smoke billows in the rebel-held town of Douma, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, following air strikes by regime forces on the area on Friday. Photo: AFP

UN Security Council moves vote on Syrian ceasefire to Saturday as body count rises to more than 460

Pro-ceasefire countries had trouble coming to an agreement with Russia, which threatened to use its veto, saying a 30-day immediate ceasefire was ‘unrealistic’

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A Syrian man on crutches walks down a street as smoke billows in the rebel-held town of Douma, in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, following air strikes by regime forces on the area on Friday. Photo: AFP
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