Issues

ZF-12082: Zend_Feed_Rss::description() sometimes returns an array and not text

Description

Now then, on a feed which the W3C validator tells me is a valid feed and which upon visual inspection has no quirks (for example http://dailymail.co.uk/home/search.rss/… ) I am getting unexpected results from Zend_Feed_Rss::description().

Yes, I am using brackets [->description() and not ->description] so I would expect to get the text of the returned, BUT what I actually get for this particular feed is this:

array ( 0 => DOMElement::__set_state(array( )), 1 => DOMElement::__set_state(array( )), )

And I wondered if I'm doing something wrong or if the feed is dodgy or if it is something in the framework? Low priority but any advice appreciated. Thank you dudes.

Comments

I've just realised that the given feed will be in a constant state of flux, so here I include a snapshot of it where - for me - the mentioned bug is happening:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" version="2.0"> syria | Search Results | Mail Onlinehttp://dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html/… syria Searchen-gb

<copyright>Copyright 2012 Associated Newspapers Ltd</copyright>
<pubDate>Fri, 02 Mar 2012 11:25:36 GMT</pubDate>
<managingEditor>editorial@dailymailonline.co.uk (Editor)</managingEditor>
<category>Search</category>
<category domain="dmoz">Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/News_and_Media/Newspapers</category>
<image>

  <title>syria | Search Results | Mail Online</title>
  <url><a rel="nofollow" href="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/furniture/mastHead_1_rss.gif">http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/furniture/&hellip;</a></url>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html?searchPhrase=syria">http://dailymail.co.uk/home/search.html/&hellip;</a></link>
</image>
<item>
  <title>Syrian troops take Homs rebel stronghold as fears grow of reprisal killings</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109113/Syrian-troops-Homs-rebel-stronghold-fears-grow-reprisal-killings.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109113/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>Citing unbearable humanitarian conditions and a shortage of weapons, rebels yesterday made what they called a 'tactical retreat' from the Baba Amr suburb.</description>
  <pubDate>Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:47:16 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109113/Syrian-troops-Homs-rebel-stronghold-fears-grow-reprisal-killings.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2109113/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">Citing unbearable humanitarian conditions and a shortage of weapons, rebels yesterday made what they called a 'tactical retreat' from the Baba Amr suburb.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/02/article-2109113-11E71106000005DC-607_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/02/article-2109113-11E71106000005DC-607_87x84.jpg" />
</item>

<item>
  <title>Harrowing film 'shows body of slain American war journalist Marie Colvin as she is buried by Syrian activists' (WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO)</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108902/Harrowing-film-shows-body-slain-American-war-journalist-Marie-Colvin-buried-Syrian-activists-WARNING-EXTREMELY-GRAPHIC-VIDEO.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108902/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>In the video, a man says he is in a cemetery in the neighborhood of Baba Amr, in the central Syrian city of Homs where Colvin was killed last week.</description>
  <pubDate>Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:08:43 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108902/Harrowing-film-shows-body-slain-American-war-journalist-Marie-Colvin-buried-Syrian-activists-WARNING-EXTREMELY-GRAPHIC-VIDEO.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108902/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">In the video, a man says he is in a cemetery in the neighborhood of Baba Amr, in the central Syrian city of Homs where Colvin was killed last week.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108902-11FE2DE4000005DC-332_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108902-11FE2DE4000005DC-332_87x84.jpg" />
</item>
<item>
  <title>Parties unite against secret injustice: Horrified MPs and peers condemn Clarke's plan for court cases behind closed doors</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108453/Parties-unite-secret-injustice-Horrified-MPs-peers-condemn-Clarkes-plan-court-cases-closed-doors.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108453/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>Senior figures in all three main parties expressed horror over proposals by Kenneth Clarke (pictured) to allow controversial court cases and inquests to be held behind closed doors.</description>
  <pubDate>Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:02:49 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108453/Parties-unite-secret-injustice-Horrified-MPs-peers-condemn-Clarkes-plan-court-cases-closed-doors.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108453/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">Senior figures in all three main parties expressed horror over proposals by Kenneth Clarke (pictured) to allow controversial court cases and inquests to be held behind closed doors.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108453-0C26EF6C00000578-559_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108453-0C26EF6C00000578-559_87x84.jpg" />
</item>

<item>
  <title>The World Today In Pictures</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/gallery-1006856/The-World-Today-In-Pictures.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/gallery-1006856/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>See our amazing pictures from around the globe...</description>
  <pubDate>Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:53:56 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/gallery-1006856/The-World-Today-In-Pictures.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/gallery-1006856/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">See our amazing pictures from around the globe...</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03_01/flags_94x104.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03_01/flags_94x104.jpg" />
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<item>
  <title>Countdown to a massacre: Syria vows to 'cleanse' rebel district of Homs as thousands of terrified civilians stay trapped inside</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108685/Countdown-massacre-Syria-vows-cleanse-rebel-district-Homs-thousands-terrified-civilians-stay-trapped-inside.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108685/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>Government troops today amassed outside the embattled district of Baba Amr, raising fears among activists of an imminent ground invasion that could endanger thousands of residents.</description>
  <pubDate>Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:04:24 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108685/Countdown-massacre-Syria-vows-cleanse-rebel-district-Homs-thousands-terrified-civilians-stay-trapped-inside.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108685/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">Government troops today amassed outside the embattled district of Baba Amr, raising fears among activists of an imminent ground invasion that could endanger thousands of residents.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108685-11F91D7D000005DC-783_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/03/01/article-2108685-11F91D7D000005DC-783_87x84.jpg" />
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  <title>You might expect it from North Korea. NOT Britain</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108412/You-expect-North-Korea-NOT-Britain.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108412/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>Former Tory Shadow Home Secretary DAVID DAVIS: In a move which should appall all those who value our traditional civil liberties, the Government recently published plans to extend the system of secret courts and Special Advocates</description>
  <pubDate>Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:35:53 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108412/You-expect-North-Korea-NOT-Britain.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108412/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">Former Tory Shadow Home Secretary DAVID DAVIS: In a move which should appall all those who value our traditional civil liberties, the Government recently published plans to extend the system of secret courts and Special Advocates</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-0-02D9D30E0000044D-403_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-0-02D9D30E0000044D-403_87x84.jpg" />
</item>
<item>
  <title>Helicopter gunships open fire on civilians in Syria as brutal crackdown on Homs rebels continues for 25th day</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108150/Syria-violence-Helicopter-gunships-open-civilians-crackdown-Homs-rebels-continues.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108150/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>Heavy fighting raged in the Syrian city of Homs today as elite government troops attacked the rebel-held bastion for a 25th day.</description>
  <pubDate>Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:07:02 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108150/Syria-violence-Helicopter-gunships-open-civilians-crackdown-Homs-rebels-continues.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108150/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">Heavy fighting raged in the Syrian city of Homs today as elite government troops attacked the rebel-held bastion for a 25th day.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108150-11F82C9B000005DC-956_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108150-11F82C9B000005DC-956_87x84.jpg" />
</item>

<item>
  <title>Make some noise for DJ Lucky Lucan</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108309/Make-noise-DJ-Lucky-Lucan.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108309/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>CRAIG BROWN: This year is proving to be a prime time for Lord Lucan watchers. Here are the Top 30 places where no one would ever think of looking for him...</description>
  <pubDate>Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:50:34 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108309/Make-noise-DJ-Lucky-Lucan.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2108309/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">CRAIG BROWN: This year is proving to be a prime time for Lord Lucan watchers. Here are the Top 30 places where no one would ever think of looking for him...</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108309-03D5138D000005DC-866_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108309-03D5138D000005DC-866_87x84.jpg" />
</item>
<item>
  <title>Dawn of the original Instagram: Stunning first colour photos of the world's people from a century ago</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108089/Dawn-Instagram-app-Stunning-colour-photos-worlds-people-century-ago.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108089/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>The success of the iPhone photo app is down to the ability to tinkle with images so they look like they were taken decades ago - just like the autochrome project launched by Albert Kahn in 1909.</description>
  <pubDate>Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:23:39 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108089/Dawn-Instagram-app-Stunning-colour-photos-worlds-people-century-ago.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2108089/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">The success of the iPhone photo app is down to the ability to tinkle with images so they look like they were taken decades ago - just like the autochrome project launched by Albert Kahn in 1909.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108089-11F7CC95000005DC-989_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/29/article-2108089-11F7CC95000005DC-989_87x84.jpg" />
</item>

<item>
  <title>'We'll attack Iran without telling U.S.': Israel to keep America in dark if it decides to launch strike on nuclear facilities</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107694/Well-attack-Iran-telling-U-S--Israel-America-dark-decides-launch-strike-nuclear-facilities.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107694/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) said his country will not warn the U.S. if it decides to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, American intelligence has revealed.</description>
  <pubDate>Wed, 29 Feb 2012 01:25:58 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107694/Well-attack-Iran-telling-U-S--Israel-America-dark-decides-launch-strike-nuclear-facilities.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107694/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (pictured) said his country will not warn the U.S. if it decides to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, American intelligence has revealed.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/28/article-2107694-11CCA3C8000005DC-702_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/28/article-2107694-11CCA3C8000005DC-702_87x84.jpg" />
</item>
<item>
  <title>Putin and his cronies have plundered Russia for a decade, but though he'll win Sunday's sham election, his days are numbered</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107371/Russian-elections-Vladimir-Putin-cronies-plundered-Russia-decade.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107371/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>EDWARD LUCAS: The bleak truth is that the Putin regime has run out of ideas. His lavish and meaningless promises during the election campaign don&amp;#8217;t offer a programme for social reform.</description>
  <pubDate>Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:08:28 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107371/Russian-elections-Vladimir-Putin-cronies-plundered-Russia-decade.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107371/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">EDWARD LUCAS: The bleak truth is that the Putin regime has run out of ideas. His lavish and meaningless promises during the election campaign don&amp;#8217;t offer a programme for social reform.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/27/article-2107371-0F1A101100000578-19_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/27/article-2107371-0F1A101100000578-19_87x84.jpg" />

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  <title>Government says no to army chief's Israel visit</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2107936/Government-says-army-chiefs-Israel-visit.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>Sources said the defence ministry denied him permission to visit Israel on March 16 and 17 following an advice from the foreign ministry.</description>
  <pubDate>Tue, 28 Feb 2012 23:50:19 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2107936/Government-says-army-chiefs-Israel-visit.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">Sources said the defence ministry denied him permission to visit Israel on March 16 and 17 following an advice from the foreign ministry.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/28/article-2107936-11F61965000005DC-797_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/28/article-2107936-11F61965000005DC-797_87x84.jpg" />
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  <title>Photographer wounded in blast that killed Marie Colvin escapes from Homs in operation that cost lives of 12 Syrian volunteers</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107478/Paul-Conroy-Photographer-wounded-blast-killed-Marie-Colvin-escapes-Homs-Syria.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107478/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>The extraordinary escape of wounded Sunday Times cameraman and film-maker Paul Conroy into Lebanon along a 20-mile smuggling route came despite the continued withering bombardment of Homs.</description>
  <pubDate>Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:36:43 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107478/Paul-Conroy-Photographer-wounded-blast-killed-Marie-Colvin-escapes-Homs-Syria.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107478/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">The extraordinary escape of wounded Sunday Times cameraman and film-maker Paul Conroy into Lebanon along a 20-mile smuggling route came despite the continued withering bombardment of Homs.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/28/article-0-11E45D7D000005DC-794_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/28/article-0-11E45D7D000005DC-794_87x84.jpg" />
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  <title>Bill Gates, Bradley Manning and Bill Clinton 'among Nobel Peace Prize nominees' (but will panel focus on Arab Spring instead?)</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107343/Nobel-Peace-Prize-2012-nominees-include-Bill-Gates-Bradley-Manning-Bill-Clinton.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107343/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>Microsoft founder Bill Gates, pictured, 'WikiLeaks whistleblower' Bradley Manning and former U.S. President Bill Clinton are believed to be among more than 230 nominees for the prize.</description>
  <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:48:01 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107343/Nobel-Peace-Prize-2012-nominees-include-Bill-Gates-Bradley-Manning-Bill-Clinton.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107343/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">Microsoft founder Bill Gates, pictured, 'WikiLeaks whistleblower' Bradley Manning and former U.S. President Bill Clinton are believed to be among more than 230 nominees for the prize.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/27/article-2107343-11E0A218000005DC-445_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/27/article-2107343-11E0A218000005DC-445_87x84.jpg" />
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  <title>What does Russia stand for under Putin?</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2107114/Russian-elections-What-does-Russia-stand-Vladimir-Putin.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2107114/&hellip;</a></link>

  <description>MICHAEL BURLEIGH: Yesterday an old friend asked me what I thought Russia stood for, and hence what Russians believed in. This is a very good question.</description>
  <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:33:34 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2107114/Russian-elections-What-does-Russia-stand-Vladimir-Putin.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2107114/&hellip;</a></guid>
  <media:description type="html">MICHAEL BURLEIGH: Yesterday an old friend asked me what I thought Russia stood for, and hence what Russians believed in. This is a very good question.</media:description>
  <media:thumbnail url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/27/article-2107114-11DF90DD000005DC-580_87x84.jpg" width="87" height="84" />
  <media:content type="image/jpeg" url="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/27/article-2107114-11DF90DD000005DC-580_87x84.jpg" />
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  <title>French politician Jean Marie Le Pen compares Syrian slaughter to RAF raids on Germany</title>
  <link><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107309/French-politician-Jean-Marie-Le-Pen-compares-Syrian-slaughter-RAF-raids-Germany.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107309/&hellip;</a></link>
  <description>Jean Marie Le Pen, pictured, said Royal Air Force raids on German cities were no different to the rocket attacks on Homs which last week killed British journalist Marie Colvin.</description>
  <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:04:41 GMT</pubDate>
  <guid><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107309/French-politician-Jean-Marie-Le-Pen-compares-Syrian-slaughter-RAF-raids-Germany.html?ITO=1490">http://dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2107309/&hellip;</a></guid>

  <media:description type="html">Jean Marie Le Pen, pictured, said Royal Air Force raids on German cities were no different to the rocket attacks on Homs which last week killed British journalist Marie Colvin.</media:description>
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  <title>Bombs rain down on Syrian rebels as government approves new constitution</title>
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  <description>Shells and rockets crashed into Sunni Muslim districts of Homs that have already endured weeks of bombardment as Assad's forces, led by officers from his minority Alawite sect, try to stamp out an almost year-long revolt against his 11- year rule.</description>
  <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:53:17 GMT</pubDate>
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  <media:description type="html">Shells and rockets crashed into Sunni Muslim districts of Homs that have already endured weeks of bombardment as Assad's forces, led by officers from his minority Alawite sect, try to stamp out an almost year-long revolt against his 11- year rule.</media:description>
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  <title>Mrs Assad of Acton returns to public eye as 45 people are killed in another day of Syrian bloodshed</title>
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  <description>Looking glamorous in a dark grey coat and dress, Asma al-Assad shook hands and joked with supporters as she accompanied her husband into a voting booth.</description>
  <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:16:49 GMT</pubDate>
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  <media:description type="html">Looking glamorous in a dark grey coat and dress, Asma al-Assad shook hands and joked with supporters as she accompanied her husband into a voting booth.</media:description>
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  <title>PETER HITCHENS: If not Putin, who? It's because I love my own country that I can see the point of this sinister tyrant who so ruthlessly stands up for Russia</title>
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  <description>For months Western commentators have been predicting the fall of Vladimir Putin and lauding pro-democracy demonstrators. But here PETER HITCHENS returns to the country where he spent two years as a foreign correspondent - and offers a very different and provocative view of next week&amp;#8217;s vital election.</description>
  <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:17:22 GMT</pubDate>
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  <media:description type="html">For months Western commentators have been predicting the fall of Vladimir Putin and lauding pro-democracy demonstrators. But here PETER HITCHENS returns to the country where he spent two years as a foreign correspondent - and offers a very different and provocative view of next week&amp;#8217;s vital election.</media:description>
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  <title>War reporter Marie Colvin was killed trying to grab her shoes to run from bombardment in Syria</title>
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  <description>War correspondent Marie Colvin died trying to retrieve her shoes so she could escape an army bombardment in Syria, it has been revealed. Details of her last hours have emerged as efforts went on to rescue journalists wounded alongside her in the Baba Amr district of Homs.</description>
  <pubDate>Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:43:09 GMT</pubDate>
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  <media:description type="html">War correspondent Marie Colvin died trying to retrieve her shoes so she could escape an army bombardment in Syria, it has been revealed. Details of her last hours have emerged as efforts went on to rescue journalists wounded alongside her in the Baba Amr district of Homs.</media:description>
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Ho hum. No interest in this? Never mind, it's probably to do with the:

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Isn't it?