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Posted: January 23, 2013 at 3:42 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Our shared assessment is that we are still a long way from getting the Syrians together.” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, after talks with special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi Article, 1A Remains of king taken back to Serbia BELGRADE, Serbia — The remains of Yugoslavia’s last king — Peter II Karadjordjevic, who died in the U.S. in 1970 — were flown back to Serbia in a solemn ceremony on Tuesday despite protests by some Serb royalists in America.

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