State media did not say the base had fallen, but said the army had inflicted heavy casualties on rebels in the area

Islamist rebels seize Syrian army base in Idlib

16.30 A coalition of Islamist rebels seized an army base in northwestern Syria at dawn after a suicide bomber from al-Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up.

Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran have been told their execution is imminent

Australia in bid to halt Indonesia executions

16.55 Australia has made a last-minute plea for a stay in the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia, saying that reports their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated.

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