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US nuclear chief would resist 'illegal' presidential strike order

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Air Force Gen John Hyten, said as head of the US Strategic Command he provided advice to a president and expected that a legal alternative would be found His comments come just days after US senators discussed a president's authority to launch a nuclear attack Some of them expressed concern that President Donald Trump might irresponsibly order such a strike Others though said a president must...

Defiant Hun Sen tells U.S. to cut all aid to Cambodia

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“Samdech Techo Hun Sen confirmed that cutting US aid won’t kill the government but will only kill a group of people who serve American policies,” Fresh News reported, using Hun Sen’s official title It did not identify the people suspected of serving US policies but added: The US embassy in Phnom Penh did not respond to a request for comment The US State Department said on its website that US...

Women's Ashes: England beat Australia in T20 dead rubber

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Women's Ashes: Second Twenty20, Manuka Oval England 152-6 (20 overs): Sciver 40, Schutt 2-16 Australia 112 (18 overs): Healy 24, Gunn 4-13, Brunt 2-10England won by 40 runs; Australia lead multi-format series 8-6 Scorecard Katherine Brunt starred with bat and ball as England's women won the second Twenty20 international against Australia by 40 runs in Canberra Brunt hit an unbeaten 32 as she and...

General: I'd push back against 'illegal' nuclear strike order

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Retired Air Force Gen Robert Kehler, who previously served as the commander of US Strategic Command under President Barack Obama, explained at the hearing that there are layers of safeguards within the current system designed to ensure any order is both legal and proportionally appropriate "This is a system controlled by human beings nothing happens automatically," he said, adding that the US...

Argentina: Missing sub tried contacting bases

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One attempt lasted four seconds; the longest was 36 seconds Sub with 44 in crew was last seen Wednesday; US assets will assist search and ranged from four to 36 seconds long, the ministry said in a statement to CNN en Español The ARA San Juan submarine and the 44 crew members were traveling through the Atlantic Ocean from a base in far southern Argentina's Tierra del Fuego archipelago to its home...

Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

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Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on Wednesday The governing Zanu-PF party is also meeting to discuss whether to dismiss their founder and long-term leader The army intervened after Mr Mugabe, 93, fired his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa Mr Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980 Image copyrightAFPImage caption A cross-section of society...

Gaia Pope: Body found near Swanage in search for missing woman

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Officers made the discovery at 15:00 GMT on Saturday near a coastal path and field where items of her clothing were found on Thursday In a statement Gaia's sister, Clara Pope, described her as the "light of my life" Addressing those people who had searched for Gaia, she added: "I just want to tell everybody that every minute of your hard work has been absolutely worth it" Gaia's cousin, Marienna...

Distress calls detected 'from missing sub'

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Argentina's defence ministry said seven failed "satellite calls" were picked up in a hopeful sign the crew of 44 was trying to re-establish contact Submarines which are stricken underwater can float a location beacon, known as an EPIRB, to the surface that can then emit emergency signals via satellite Image:The vessel may be suffering from a communications error It is thought the vessel, which...

Newspaper headlines: Budget boost for driverless cars and NHS

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Image caption This week's Budget is the focus on many of Sunday's papers The Express on Sunday says it will include a pledge to spend millions on making UK roads "fit for the future" It says driverless cars will be on the UK's roads within three years as part of "a multimillion-pound plan" It says Chancellor Philip Hammond will offer a pay rise to nurses following pressure from cabinet colleagues...

Carl Frampton beats Horacio Garcia on points on return to ring

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Carl Frampton secured a hard-fought points win over Mexican Horacio Garcia at the SSE Arena on his return to the ring after 10 months out of action The Belfast boxer was made to battle all the way but was awarded a unanimous decision on the judges' scorecards The two-weight world champion was fighting for the first time since his split from Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions during the summer It...

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