Arabs, U.N. push Syria on peace plan as 22 more die

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Arab leaders dropped a demand that Bashar al-Assad give up the presidency of Syria but urged him to act quickly on a U.N.-backed peace plan he has accepted as fighting between Syrian troops and rebels killed at least 22 people on Thursday. "The solution for the crisis is still in the hands of the Syrians as a government and opposition," Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby told Arab heads of state at a summit meeting in Baghdad. Syria's opposition groups continue to demand that Assad must go and have not agreed to peace talks. ...