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Syria has become ‘torture chamber’: UN rights chief

GENEVA: The UN rights chief warned Tuesday that a "tidal wave of bloodshed" over more than six years of war in Syria had effectively turned the country into a "torture chamber". "As the conflict enters its seventh year, this is the worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II," said Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. More than 320,000 people have been killed and millions forced to flee their homes since the conflict erupted in March 2011, as protests against President…