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Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin reported killed in Syria

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marie-colvin-230TWO journalists died in the Syrian city of Homs when shells hit the building they were staying in, opposition activists say.

They have been named unofficially as Marie Colvin, an American Sunday Times reporter, and Remi Ochlik, a French photographer.

Many other people were reportedly killed when the shell hit the makeshift media centre in the Baba Amr area.

Opposition-held districts have been under siege by security forces for more than two weeks, leaving hundreds dead.

Activists said more than 40 died on Tuesday, including Rami al-Sayed, a man who broadcast a live video stream from Homs used by world media.

Mr Sayed was fatally wounded by shrapnel during the shelling of Baba Amr. His brother posted a video of his body in a makeshift hospital.

The Red Cross has called on the government and rebels to agree to a daily ceasefire, to allow medical supplies to reach the worst affected areas and get civilians out, but there is no sign yet of this being agreed.

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