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Syria death toll tops 100,000: UN

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks next to US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting of the UN Security Council on July 25, 2013 in New York. More than 100,000 people have now been killed in the Syrian civil war, Ban said Thursday as he appealed More than 100,000 people have now been killed in the Syrian civil war, UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Thursday as he appealed for new efforts to convene a peace conference. On the ground, violence raged in the flashpoint city of Homs and a car bombing in Damascus killed 17 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.