An Arab and Western-backed resolution condemning the violent crackdown in Syria has been vetoed at the UN Security Council by Russia and China.
They rejected the draft as "unbalanced" hours after activists accused troops of killing at least 55 people at Homs.
Western countries said the move would encourage Syria's government to continue its violent clampdown.
A BBC correspondent who entered Homs with rebels after the vote says gun and shell fire can be heard in the city.
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