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Russia, China veto referring Syria to court

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 3:53 a.m.

Syria U.N. ambassador Bashar Ja'afari listens after a U.N. Security Council vote on referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes, Thursday, May 22, 2014. The resolution was vetoed with Russia and China, two of the council's permanent members, voting against the resolution. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

UNITED NATIONS -- Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution referring the Syrian crisis to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible war crimes, prompting angry responses from the proposal's supporters, who said the two countries should be ashamed.

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