The Pentagon has said that the decision to end the ban on women in the military serving in combat roles is to ensure unit readiness, cohesion, morale and to promote the best and most qualified people.
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Travel industry chiefs have called for universal safety standards to be introduced across Europe, to help prevent future tragedies.
The tragic deaths of two children on a Thomas Cook Corfu holiday in 2006 could lead to a crisis of confidence for the travel industry.
Sunny spells for tomorrow, although the further we go into the weekend then we will see outbreaks of rain moving south eastwards