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Reversing course, Trump commits to open-ended Afghan war

WASHINGTON Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win." | Video

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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong back in dock days after being jailed

HONG KONG Less than a week after being jailed for unlawful assembly, Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong was summoned again to court on Tuesday for an ongoing contempt of court charge related to the 2014 "Occupy" pro-democracy protests.

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Quake collapses buildings on Italian tourist island, killing at least one

ROME An earthquake hit the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, collapsing buildings, killing at least one person and injuring more than 25, officials said.

China begins trial of prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

BEIJING Chinese authorities on Tuesday began the trial of a prominent rights lawyer on charges of subverting state power in a case that drew the attention of the United Nations.

United Nations Aug 21 2017

Brazil's Lula on the road, eyes comeback despite graft conviction

LAGARTO, Brazil Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday accused Brazil's government of undoing social progress made during his years in office and vowed to restore it if he was allowed to run again next year.

Brazil Aug 21 2017

Lebanon monitored Australia bomb plot suspects: minister

BEIRUT Lebanon monitored the brothers accused of plotting to blow up a flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi for more than a year and coordinated with the Australian government on it for a long time, the Lebanese interior minister said on Monday.

Australia, Lebanon Aug 21 2017

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