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August 22, 2017 12:18 pm

"He is just wasting American soldiers. We know how to defend our country. It will not change anything. For generations we have fought this war, we are not scared, we are fresh and we will continue this war until our last breath," a senior Taliban commander said.

August 22, 2017 12:15 pm

President Trump committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan on Monday night, reversing course from his campaign pledges.

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August 22, 2017 12:13 pm

Beijing is trying to contain overseas deals after some extravagant purchases in recent years, but acquisitions by Chinese companies in countries that are part of the Belt and Road initiative are soaring, totalling $33 billion.

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August 22, 2017 12:01 pm

Another shift in recent weeks has been a clampdown on smuggling of Bangladeshi and North African migrants through Tripoli's Mitiga airport, after a militia that controlled the trade was forced out by a GNA-aligned armed group at the start of July.

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August 22, 2017 11:54 am

Police on Monday shot dead 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, who they had identified as the driver of the van.

August 22, 2017 11:41 am

A North Korean Army spokesman repeated the threat of undisclosed retaliation against the United States for readying a preemptive strike and a war of aggression, using the drills as an excuse to mount such an attack.

August 22, 2017 11:39 am

The tremor hit the northwest of the island at 8:57 pm (1957 GMT), with a depth of some 10 kilometres. Italian authorities first put Monday's quake at 3.6, but subsequently revised it upward to 4.0 magnitude. The main earthquake was followed by 14 smaller aftershocks.

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August 22, 2017 11:50 am

A long-time stronghold of hardline Sunni Muslim insurgents, Tal Afar, 80 km (50 miles) west of Mosul in Iraq's far north, has experienced cycles of sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shi'ite Muslim

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August 22, 2017 10:59 am

A native of Trinidad, Maharaj began his journey at the paper as a summer intern in 1989 and worked as a reporter in Orange County, Los Angeles and East Africa. He had later served as assistant foreign editor, business editor and managing editor.

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August 22, 2017 10:36 am

"Donald Trump is just wasting American soldiers. We know how to defend our country. It will not change anything", said Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban.

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August 22, 2017 10:11 am

"Like America, Afghanistan also wants an honourable and enduring outcome" to this fight, for all the Afghan, US, and NATO soldiers who have served and sacrificed to advance the cause of peace, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the US Hamdullah Mohib said.

August 22, 2017 9:44 am

Speakers, some yelling and hurling profanities, then took turns addressing the council, some expressing frustration that leaders had granted a permit for the Aug. 12 rally that had turned violent. Others criticized the police response to the event, which drew hundreds of white nationalists and other counter-protesters.

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August 22, 2017 9:38 am

The proposed border wall, aimed at preventing illegal immigration to the United States, was one of Trump's major 2016 campaign promises.

August 22, 2017 9:48 am

"For its part, Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and terror. The threat is worse because Pakistan and India are two nuclear-armed states whose tense relations threaten to spiral into conflict", President Trump was quoted as saying.

August 22, 2017 9:23 am

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority said search efforts had continued through the night. Video footage and still pictures showed that a wide hole was ripped in the John S. McCain's aft port side. Five sailors were also injured in the accident, although the US Navy said none of those injuries was life-threatening.

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August 22, 2017 9:24 am

President Donald Trump on Monday outlined his strategy for "victory'' in a country that has historically snared great powers and defied easy solutions. America's longest-running war began well as US led forces quickly toppled the Taliban government.

August 22, 2017 9:11 am

Australian police charged Khaled Khayat and Mahmoud Khayat this month with two counts of planning a terrorist attack after conducting raids to disrupt what authorities described as an Islamic State-inspired plot to bomb an Etihad Airways flight.

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August 22, 2017 8:54 am

The North Korean rhetoric on Tuesday came as top US generals, including Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of US forces in the Pacific, visited South Korea.

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August 22, 2017 8:57 am

Donald Trump said after a "comprehensive review", it has been decided that the American strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia will change dramatically.

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August 22, 2017 10:01 am

Donald Trump unveils his Afghanistan policy to win a war that has stretched for over 16 years, calling out Pakistan for its continuous harbour to terrorist organisations while vowing stronger ties with India.

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August 22, 2017 6:01 am

President Trump will outline the policy in a televised speech - only the second of his time in office - from Fort Myers Base in Virginia to an audience of soldiers and their families.

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August 22, 2017 4:01 am

Most of the hospital had been evacuated and the injured were treated outside. Media reports said one woman was killed when she was hit by falling rubble from a church.

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August 22, 2017 7:10 pm

The lawsuit was brought by a California woman, Eva Echeverria, who alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about the potential cancer risks of talcum powder.

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August 22, 2017 1:29 am

Investigators didn't immediately release further information about the judge's condition or on the suspect. Republican Gov. John Kasich said he was told the judge would survive.

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August 22, 2017 1:08 am

The warship had been heading for a routine stop in Singapore after carrying out a "freedom of navigation operation" in the disputed South China Sea earlier in August around a reef in the Spratly Islands, sparking a furious response from Beijing.

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August 21, 2017 11:48 pm

The United Arab Emirates' national airline said it is working with Australian police in the ongoing investigation. But Etihad Airways, the smallest of three long-haul Gulf carriers that fly to Australia, refused to confirm if it had been targeted

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August 22, 2017 1:26 am

The blast was preceded by "incoming" announcements, often used by the American embassy to warn of imminent rocket attack.

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August 21, 2017 11:00 pm

During the voting, 347 lawmakers voted in favour of the bill while 206 lawmakers voted against it. Of the total 592 lawmakers, 553 lawmakers were present during the voting

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August 21, 2017 9:48 pm

A number of senior government leaders virtually attacked the chief justice over a recent verdict declaring void 16th constitutional amendment scrapping parliament’s authority in impeaching Supreme Court judges.

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August 21, 2017 9:47 pm

Regional police confirmed a man wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt had been killed in Subirats, a village about 60 kilometres (37 miles) away from Barcelona, without identifying the individual. Bomb disposal units have been dispatched to the site.

August 21, 2017 9:00 pm

The EC had been preparing to hold federal and provincial elections in 31 mountainous and hilly districts. Millions of Nepalese voted in first two phases of local-level polls held in almost two decades as Nepal takes key step towards cementing democracy.

August 21, 2017 8:21 pm

The landslide occurred last Wednesday in the northeast village of Tora on the banks of Lake Albert when part of a mountain engulfed a fishing camp after heavy rains. At the time, the government said 40 people had died.

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August 21, 2017 7:58 pm

Madhesi parties have long been demanding an amendment to the Constitution promulgated in 2015 to accommodate their main demands: more political representation for the inhabitants of the southern plains and redrawing the provincial boundaries.

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August 21, 2017 7:20 pm

Pyongyang's state media yesterday called this year's drills a "reckless" move that could trigger the "uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war." Despite the threat, US and South Korean militaries launched this year's 11-day training today morning as scheduled.

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August 21, 2017 6:18 pm

Weather predictions for Monday were iffy -- with clouds and scattered thunderstorms predicted through the hours when the eclipse is due, from the moment when the moon first obscures a small arc of the sun, to totality, and through the end of the whole cosmic viewing experience.

August 21, 2017 6:12 pm

The address from the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Virginia, will follow Defence Secretary Jim Mattis confirmation yesterday that the administration had decided on a new Afghan strategy after "rigorous" debate.