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August 22, 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.
World Headlines
Trump rules out Afghan troops withdrawal The president indicates he'll send more US troops to a conflict he once called "a complete waste".
Indian court rules against instant divorce The ruling against the "triple talaq" is seen as a major victory for women's rights in India
Solar eclipse 2017: Americans gaze at sky spectacular Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.
Afghanistan: What?s the plan for the economy?
Bannon and his backers eye cable TV for Breitbart
Keeping jobs in the U.S. just doesn't make sense for Carrier's bottom line
James Briggs from the Indianapolis Star gives an update on the layoffs at the furnace and air conditioner factory.
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