Award-winning *Sunday Times* journalist Marie Colvin was one of two western reporters killed by shellfire in the Syrian city of Homs, according to a Reuters report.
French photographer Remi Ochlik was also reported to have been killed when shells hit the house in which they were staying and a rocket hit them when they were escaping, it was reported.
The news comes as the US appeared to ease its stance on arming the Syrian opposition....
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