URGENT ¥¥¥ US 'evaluating' next steps in Syria conflict: Kerry

The United States is "evaluating" what steps to take next to try and end the killing in Syria, new Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

"We are evaluating now, we are taking a look at what steps, if any, diplomatic particularly, might be able to be taken in an effort to reduce that violence and deal with that situation," Kerry told his first press conference since becoming America's top diplomat.