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By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday its MPs could vote according to their consciences on air strikes against militants in Syria, a move that may give Prime Minister David Cameron the parliamentary majority he needs. Cameron believes it is time to join other Western powers in bombing Islamic State, saying Britain could not subcontract its security to other countries after the militant group claimed responsibility for killing 130 people in Paris this month. By allowing the so-called 'free vote' - breaking with a tradition for party leaders to instruct MPs on how to vote on major decisions, Corbyn has moved to quell a rebellion in Labour, which had threatened to engulf his two-month leadership.
By Keith Coffman COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The gunman accused of killing three people and wounding nine at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs was due to appear in court by video link from jail on Monday. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was expected to face multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Planned Parenthood says reports he told investigators "no more baby parts" after his arrest showed he had an anti-abortion agenda.
By Bruce Wallace and Alister Doyle PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. In a series of opening addresses to the U.N. talks, heads of state and government exhorted each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining to steer the global economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels. French President Francois Hollande said the world was at a "breaking point".