"While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific Congressional authorisation, I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective," President Obama said.
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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