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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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Quake hits Italian island, one dead, 25 injured

ROME An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed, 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

Body found as Danish submarine man says missing woman died on board

COPENHAGEN A headless female torso was found on Monday in the water's edge in Copenhagen, hours after a Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his home-made submarine told a court she died on board, police said.

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