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Donald Trump backs off Afghanistan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan for providing 'safe havens' for terror groups

The US President cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to end the war, while pillorying ally Pakistan.

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People remove debris after an earthquake hit Ischia island, near Naples, Southern Italy, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (Photo | ANSA via AP)
One dead, one missing after 4.0 earthquake hits Italy's holiday island Ischia

A woman was killed in Casamicciola, in the north of the small tourist island, hit by debris that fell from a church, with around 25 people injured in the quake, for the most part lightly.

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This photo shows solar flare as the sun emerges from a total eclipse by the moon Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, near Redmond, Oregon. (Photo | AP)
Historic total solar eclipse turns day into night across the United States

Millions of Americans witnessed on Monday the first fullblown solar eclipse to sweep the US from coast to coast in nearly a century.

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Russia said Monday it has intensified its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, a major stronghold for the group, killing an estimated 800 militants across the country this month alone. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Russia boosts air campaign to help recapture key Syrian city 

Russia has intensified its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive Islamic State militants from Deir el-Zour, a major stronghold for the group.

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The USS John S. McCain is seen docked at Changi naval base after its accident. | (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
US Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions

An early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.

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Nepal Parliament fails to endorse Constitution amendment bill

Nepal's parliament failed to address the issues of Madhesis as the ruling coalition could not garner a two-thirds majority required for its passage.

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A Barcelona fan holds a sign against terrorism and in support of the victims of the van attacks before a La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. Words at bottom in Catalan, Spanish and English read 'Barcelona is not afraid'. Security was stepped up for the match after a terror attack that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in Barcelona. | AP
UK to tighten van hiring rules to prevent terror attacks

Britain's police and vehicle rental industry have been discussing ways to deter similar attacks using vans to cause mass casualties.

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Serbia pulls staff from Macedonia embassy, citing 'offensive' activities

Belgrade has abruptly withdrawn all staff from its embassy in Macedonia for consultations regarding "offensive intelligence activities" against Serbia.

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New book to teach UK primary students how to cope with terror

A new story book will be used to educate primary school pupils in the UK about coping with a terror attack by telling them a story of a cat attacking a school of mice.

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New York courts spokesman fired after saying he 'barely' worked

The 58-year-old had been planning to retire in October from his communications director job. Instead, he was terminated, chief court spokesman Lucian Chalfen said.

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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba (File \ PTI)
Nepal to hold general, provincial elections on Nov 26

The announcement for holding the polls came nearly two months after Nepal conducted the second round of local-level polls across the country.

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Benazir Bhutto went on to become the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and the leader of the centre-left Pakistan Peoples Party. She was the first woman in the world to be elected to head a Muslim majority nation. (File photo)
Anti-terror court to hear Bhutto murder case on daily basis

Nobody has been convicted or jailed for the assassination of Pakistan People's Party leader Bhutto, who was killed in 2007 in Rawalpindi during a campaign rally.

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'Saudi man divorces wife for walking ahead'

The man, who was not identified, gave his wife repeated warnings to keep a step behind him, but she kept walking ahead of him after which he divorced her.

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Teacher forced us to drink sewer water, Bangladeshi pupils say

Parents lodged a complaint against Shahnaz Parvin, a teacher from Jajira south of Dhaka after several students fell ill.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Vladimir Korolev, right, and Commander of Western military district Andrei Kartapolov arrive to attend the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia.|AP
Vladimir Putin appoints Anatoly Antonov new ambassador to US: Kremlin

Relations between Moscow and Washington have fallen to a post-Cold War low, driven by accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections.

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Police officers walk past candles and flowers placed on the ground. (AP Photo)
Death toll in Spain attacks rises to 15: Catalan government

Catalonia's regional minister Joaquim Forn said that the death toll in Spain's terror attacks has risen to 15.

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4,500-year-old trading network uncovered in Vietnam

A team of archaeologists has uncovered a vast trading network which operated in Vietnam from around 4,500 years ago up until around 3,000 years ago.

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US to pause issuing non-immigrant visas in Russia: US Embassy

The embassy statement said that Russia's decision to reduce the United States' diplomatic presence here calls into question Russia's seriousness about pursuing better relations

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Two-thirds of the Pangong Lake is controlled by China while one-third of it is controlled by India. (AP)
China blames Indian troops for standoff in Ladakh's Pangong Lake

Indian border guards had foiled an attempt by the Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, resulting in stone pelting that caused minor injuries to troops on both the sides.

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Nine killed in Philippines militant attack: Police

The incident came a day after the military rescued a Vietnamese hostage of the Abu Sayyaf also on Basilan island after nine months in captivity.

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Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. (Photo: AP)
Bangladesh Supreme Court clears way for Zia's trial in 2007 graft case

The two-time former prime minister has said that all the cases against her were politically motivated.

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