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Main News of July 19

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A roundup of what has happened over the past 24 hours.


*Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution on Syria over fears that it could lead to foreign military intervention in the violence-wracked Middle East country

*The UN system is outdated, several of the organization’s rules do not reflect the needs of present times, Syrian National Council chief Abdel Basset Sayda said following talks in Rome with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi

* Syrian TV aired footage of President Bashar al-Assad, the first images broadcast of him since a brazen attack on top officials a day earlier, Al Arabiya reported.


* Russia's embassy in London has issued a warning to parents who send their kids to summer language courses in the UK, saying some had been "coarsely" treated, denied food or put up with "homosexual families"


*Former England coach Fabio Capello has “de facto” taken charge of the Russian national team despite not having signed a contract, the Russian Football Union said

*Wimbledon will be moved back a week from 2015 to allow players extra rest after the French Open, organizers said

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