President Obama has outlined that he will work with Congress to ramp up US support for Syrian opposition groups, which he says is the best alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.
Speaking to the US Military Academy at West Point, Obama told the crowd how the United States will confront terrorism in Middle Eastern regions.
He said: "We will step up our efforts to support Syria's neighbours - Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq - as they host refugees, and confront terrorists working across Syrian borders."
More top news
Kim Wall, whose body had been cut apart, is believed to have died while on a privately built submarine belonging to a Danish inventor.
Parts of Scotland and northern England will start the day with outbreaks of thundery rain before it slowly clears through the day.