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August 21, 2017
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The eclipse goes global, Trump's Afghan plan and dockless bike sharing President Donald Trump's new US plan for Afghanistan is expected to including some extra US troops deployed there. We take a look at what else we might expect to hear rom the president. Also, Seattle follow's China's lead and tries dockless bike sharing. Plus, the BBC has a new Pidgin English service for West Africa.
Bannon is out, Barcelona rallies and eclipse plans Steve Bannon is out as White House chief strategist ? we start there today. Also, what President Trump got wrong about General Pershing and terrorism. Plus, how East Germany fell in love with Frank Zappa.
Terror in Barcelona, how other countries deal with problematic monuments, Reagan's infamous joke A van was used to carry out a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday. Also, we look at how South Africa has dealt with monuments that honor apartheid-era leaders. And we remember how a joke uttered by President Ronald Reagan caused a lot of anxiety in the Soviet Union.
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Trump vows 'fight to win' in Afghanistan A hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists, the president said.
Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.
Barcelona attack: Van driver shot dead by police Younes Abouyaaqoub, wearing a fake explosive belt, was cornered west of Barcelona after a tip off.
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James Briggs from the Indianapolis Star gives an update on the layoffs at the furnace and air conditioner factory.
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