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FILE.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to Peru FILE. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to Peru's Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo during their official talks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)   

UN not united on next steps for Syria

The United Nations mission in Syria reported Wednesday the discovery of 13 bodies with their hands tied behind their backs and evidence that some were shot at close range.

The latest sign of unchecked violence comes hours after U.N. and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan left Damascus after calling the massacre of 108 people in Houla last Friday a tipping point in the Syrian crisis.

“This is what the international community is asking for now – action, not words,” said Annan.

But the question remains what the brutal slaying of so many people – including many women and children – will be a tipping point toward.

Full story: Syria bodies pile up as U.N. consensus for action remains elusive