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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it was authorising armed and unarmed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria "very shortly" in order to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS) militants. Britain announced the deployment after Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border. Michael Fallon, Britain's defence minister, said both Reaper and Rivet Joint drones would fly over Syria as part of "efforts to protect our national security from the terrorist threat emanating from there. ...
Pretoria (AFP) - 10:08 GMT - Appeal question - "Speculation about Pistorius being out in 10 months is just that, he could just as easily be found guilty of murder on appeal," tweets AFP's @AndrewBeatty.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader says his government won't let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there's room to discuss how to form a key committee that would pick candidates.