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No decision yet on size of U.S. troop increase in Afghanistan: Mattis

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON The Pentagon has yet to decide how many more U.S. troops to send to Afghanistan as it is still drawing up a plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump committed the United States to an open-ended war there. | Video

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Venezuela's top prosecutor has left Colombia for Brazil

BOGOTA Venezuela's top prosecutor Luisa Ortega, who fled the socialist country last week, has left Colombia for Brazil, Colombia's migration agency said on Tuesday.

1:31pm EDT

Headless torso could belong to submarine journalist: Danish police

COPENHAGEN Danish police said on Tuesday the size of a headless female torso found on the sea's edge in Copenhagen suggested it could be that of a Swedish journalist who died after taking a submarine ride with the vessel's Danish inventor.

12:08pm EDT

Exclusive: Rohingya villagers blockaded amid fresh tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine - residents

YANGON Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims have been blockaded inside their area by their Buddhist neighbors in a western Myanmar village, residents say, as religious tensions in troubled Rakhine state spread to a more ethnically mixed part of the region.

Myanmar, 11:29am EDT

Quake kills two on Italian holiday island, young brothers saved

CASAMICCIOLA, Italy An earthquake struck the tourist-packed Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday night, killing two people, injuring dozens and trapping three young brothers who survived for up to 16 hours before being rescued. | Video

Scottish, Welsh government heads unite to stop 'unashamed' power grab after Brexit

EDINBURGH The heads of devolved governments in Scotland and Wales agreed on Tuesday to work together to try to set a common strategy to thwart the threat of an "unashamed" grab of parliamentary power by London after Britain leaves the European Union.

1:45pm EDT

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