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Pussy Riot Jailed For Six More Months

Unknown In Jail

A Moscow judge has ordered three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot to spend the next six months in jail, prolonging a case that has highlighted the crackdown on freedom of expression in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

Syrian armed rebels take fight to government troops in Damascus


Syrian government troops backed by helicopter gunships fought armed rebels across Damascus on Tuesday in some of the fiercest fighting since the start of the uprising, as Russia made clear it would veto a new western-backed UN resolution calling for punitive action against the Assad regime.