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A car passes American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.<br>Rahmat Gul/AP

Militants strike at American University in Kabul

Gunmen have stormed the campus of the American University in Kabul as part of a complex attack Wednesday night, local media reports said.

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Turkish army tanks are stationed near the border with Syria, in Karkamis, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.<br>DHA via AP

US aircraft, advisers aid Turkey's push into Syria

After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkish tanks and special forces pushed into Syria on Wednesday in a U.S.-backed assault aiming to retake a border town from Islamic State militants and contain Kurdish expansion. It marked the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.

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A helicopter flies over the earthquake devastation in the historical part of the town of Amatrice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. <br>Gregorio Borgia/AP

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Italy earthquake described as 'Dante's Inferno' kills dozens

A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.

09:23 August 24, 2016
Pro-government fighters take a break before returning to the frontline against the Islamic State in Sirte.<br>Lorenzo Tugnoli/The Washington Post

Inside the Islamic State's brutal bureaucratic world in Libya

Residents in the fractured coastal city of Sirte described the militants' ambitions, offering a portrait of the Islamic State's efforts to extend its self-proclaimed caliphate into Libya.

09:50 August 24, 2016
North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile that flew about 300 miles before landing in the sea early Wednesday, officials said.<br>NDN Video still image

N. Korea fires missile from sub, showing progress in nuke arms

North Korea fired a submarine-launched missile that flew at least 300 miles before landing in the sea early Wednesday, officials said. The distance was a personal best for the North, showing it is making serious progress in its nuclear weapons program.

09:51 August 24, 2016
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, foreground, and some of his attorneys arrive the courthouse Monday, Aug 22, 2016, at Fort Bragg, N.C.<br>Raul R. Rubiera/The Fayetteville Observer via AP

Prosecution: Bergdahl charges can't be dropped over McCain comments

Army Maj. Justin C. Oshana, the lead prosecutor in the court-martial, argued the defense attorney’s motion is irrelevant because McCain is not part of the chain of command and no judge has ever thrown out a case because of congressional meddling.

13:39 August 23, 2016
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