As Susan Rice withdraws her name, the way is now open for Senator John Kerry to "report for duty" as America's next Secretary of State.
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A former Royal Marine who has recently been engaged has been killed in a climbing accident in the French Alps.
Through the day we'll see plenty of sunny spells but there will be a risk of showers too as they filter down from the northwest.
Pilots say they are rostered in 'illegally' and feel fatigued from working too many hours.