n security forces move in on al-Shabaab militants in Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall (Reuters)
Four Britons have been confirmed dead in the Islamic militant attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall.
Ross Langdon, who held joint British and Australian citizenship, died alongside his partner, Harvard-educated Elif Yavuz who was two weeks away from giving birth.
Malaria specialist Yavuz, who was born in the Netherlands, was working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Kenya.
The pair were among 69 victims who have been killed in the attack launched by Somali militant group al-Shabaab.
UK defence secretary Philip Hammond said Britain "stood ready" to provide more assistance to Kenya as security forces tried to win back control of the Westgate shopping centre and free the remaining hostages.