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Funding Boost For Homelessness Among Veterans And Wreck Of WWII Aircraft Carrier Found

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Funding Boost For Vulnerable Veterans

Plans have been announced to invest an extra £1 million in services to help reduce the risk of homelessness among veterans.

The government says the fund will be shared among nine combined authorities who will be able to use the funding to provide veterans with the bespoke support they need as they navigate civilian life.

Communities Secretary, James Brokenshire said: "For those who fall on hard times and end up on the street, it is only right that we give them all the support they need to put a roof over their head."

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Fighting Continues For Last IS Stronghold

Kurdish-led forces in Syria say they are not yet declaring victory over the Islamic State group even though they have driven the jihadists out of their last stronghold.

The Syrian Democratic Forces say they've captured hundreds of people since gaining control of the village of Baghouz.

Fighting has been continuing on the banks of the Euphrates river.


Wreck Of Second World War Aircraft Carrier Found

The remains of a US Navy aircraft carrier have been rediscovered by a remote-controlled research vessel. 

The USS Wasp was sunk by Japanese forces in the South Pacific in 1942. 

The sighting comes a month after the Research Vessel Petrel discovered another wartime shipwreck, the USS Hornet, which sank off the Solomon Islands.