Beirut, Jan. 29 (Reuters): At least 65 people, apparently shot in the head, were found dead with their hands bound in a district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo today, activists said.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll could rise as high as 80. It was not clear who had carried out the killings.
Beijing (Reuters): China appointed a new governor for remote and restive Tibet on Tuesday, naming a hardline ethnic Tibetan in a signal that the government has no plans to ease up on its tight control on the Himalayan region.
Kyzyl Tu, Kazakhstan (Reuters): A passenger plane crashed in thick fog near Kazakhstan’s commercial capital of Almaty on Tuesday, killing all 22 people on board. The plane was en route from the city of Kokshetau in northern Kazakhstan to Almaty.
London (Reuters): Rupert Murdoch apologised on Monday for a “grotesque” cartoon in the Sunday Times newspaper depicting Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu building a bloody wall trapping the bodies of Palestinians.