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Netball Superleague: Wasps beat Lightning to begin title defence – round-up

England centre Jade Clarke of Wasps during the match against Loughborough Lightning Wasps began the defence of their Superleague title by outclassing last year’s losing finalists Loughborough Lightning at Arena Birmingham. They stunned a youthful, new-look Lightning side in the second half and put down an early marker for any team wanting to take their crown. It was the second game of Super 10 on Saturday, which saw all 10 Superleague sides play at the same venue. More than 5,400 fans enjoyed 300 minutes of netball at the 2019 season…

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Trump names acting defence secretary

Deputy Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been appointed acting Pentagon chief, President Donald Trump has announced. It follows the resignation of James Mattis, who hinted at policy differences with Mr Trump in his resignation letter. Mr Shanahan will take over the role on 1 January. “Patrick has a long list of accomplishments,” Mr Trump tweeted. “He will be great!” This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or…

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News Daily: Gatwick drone latest and US defence secretary quits

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Some flights to resume’ Image copyright PA Gatwick has been closed for a second night after a drone was seen over the airfield. The runway reopened at about 06:00 GMT and Gatwick says it’s working with airlines and air traffic controllers to introduce a limited number of flights over the coming hours. Even once things are back up and running though, it’ll take a long time to clear the backlog. More than 120,000 passengers have been unable to…

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US Defence Secretary Mattis to quit

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis to retire at the end of February, President Donald Trump says This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Source link

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys defence bring New Orleans Saints winning streak to an end

Watch the best moments from the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive masterclass as they restrict the New Orleans Saints to just 10 points and 176 yards of offense to break their 10-game winning streak. WATCH MORE: Juju turns on the jets in NFL plays of the week Watch NFL This Week on BBC iPlayer. Available to UK users only. Source link

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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies to begin title defence on Friday

The inside story of West Indies’ Women’s World T20 win in 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Venues: Guyana, St Lucia, Antigua Dates: 9-24 November Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary and in-play video highlights on all games on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website & app; live text commentary on all England & Ireland games, plus selected other matches Hosts West Indies will begin the defence of their Women’s World Twenty20 title on Friday when they face outsiders Bangladesh in Guyana. Earlier at the…

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Storm Callum: Flood defence review after Wales battered

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSome of the most striking images from the Storm Callum floods Communities will want new flood defences after many Welsh rivers burst their banks during Storm Callum, Wales’ environment agency has warned. Parts of Wales saw the worst flooding for 30 years with towns and villages hit along the rivers Towy, Teifi, Taff, Cynon, Neath and Usk. Natural Resources Wales confirmed it would review the “flooding issues”. Some roads and rail services are still affected on Monday morning and there are flood…

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Nato states to up defence spending – Trump

US President Donald Trump says Nato countries have agreed to increase their military spending. Speaking after a two-day summit in Brussels, he said allies had committed to spending more than 2% of their annual output (GDP) on defence budgets. The president has been highly critical of the alliance, complaining the US pays more than others. After the meeting, he said he believed in Nato and it was “presently unnecessary” to consider quitting it. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the…

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News Daily: MPs urge more defence spending, and heatwave to last to weekend

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Image copyright MOD Raise defence spending, MPs urge MPs have warned that unless government spending on defence rises, the UK risks losing influence with the US and other Nato allies. The Commons Defence Committee says an increase in the Ministry of Defence’s budget from 2% of GDP to 3% (or £60bn a year) is needed. This should go towards improving the readiness of the armed forces and bolstering anti-submarine warfare, it adds. It’s been reported that Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Prime Minister Theresa May…

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Defence spending rise needed to keep influence, say MPs

Image copyright MOD The UK will have to significantly increase defence spending if it is to maintain influence with Washington and Nato allies, MPs have warned. A House of Commons Defence Committee report says the defence budget should rise from 2% of GDP to 3% (£60bn). Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has reportedly demanded an extra £20bn for his department. A government spokesman said: “We have been clear we will continue to exceed Nato’s 2% spending target.” The committee said the extra money for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) could be…

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