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By JULFIKAR ALI MANIK and JIM YARDLEY
The protests came as rescue teams spent a third day searching for survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed in a suburb of the capital, killing more than 300.
By PETER BAKER
The White House said it would seek further information about the use of chemical weapons in Syria before deciding whether President Obama's "red line" had been crossed.
By JACK EWING
The companies that provide most of the jobs on the Continent are having trouble winning customers and getting bank loans, a survey by the European Central Bank found.
By ALAN COWELL and HWAIDA SAAD
Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking on a BBC show, echoed the caution of the Obama administration and ruled out direct British military intervention.
By HWAIDA SAAD and ALAN COWELL
The government in Damascus claimed to have overrun a bitterly contested town east of Damascus, but rebels disputed these assertions.
By ELLEN BARRY and ANDREW E. KRAMER
Most of the victims were patients who died in their beds as firefighters made the hourlong journey from the nearest station, safety officials said.