UN chief says over 100,000 people killed in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday raised the death toll in Syria's civil war to more than 100,000, up from nearly 93,000 just over a month ago.


Ban called on the Syrian government and opposition to halt the violence in the two and a half years long civil war, saying it is "imperative to have a peace conference in Geneva as soon as possible." (AP)