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Messi Says Tax Problems Made Him Want to Leave Barcelona

Lionel Messi has admitted he wanted to leave Barcelona when he was under investigation from the Spanish tax authorities but insists now he intends to finish his career at the club. 

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Climate Protesters Try to 'Occupy' London City Airport

London police dragged away dozens of chanting and singing climate protesters on Thursday who tried to "occupy" an international airport serving the British capital's global financial hub.

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Hamilton Warns Ferrari Not to Snub Vettel to 'Ramp Up' Leclerc

Lewis Hamilton said Thursday that Sebastian Vettel was now "clearly not" number one at Ferrari but warned against the team "ramping up" support for rookie Charles Leclerc ahead of this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix.

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Yemen to Become World's Poorest Country if War Continues, Says UN

War-ravaged Yemen is on course to become the world's poorest country if the conflict persists, the United Nations said in a report.

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Erdogan Threatens EU with Refugee Influx if Criticizes Syria Operation

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the EU on Thursday that Ankara would allow millions of refugees to head to Europe if the bloc criticised Turkey's military offensive in Syria. 

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Ebola Virus Now Squeezed into 'Corner' of DR Congo, Says WHO

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

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Syria Kurds Say Prison Housing IS Fighters Hit by Turkey

Syria's Kurds said Thursday that Turkish bombardment had hit a prison they use to house captured Islamic State group fighters, despite Ankara's pledge to do nothing to undermine the campaign against the jihadists.

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France Summons Turkish Ambassador over Syria Offensive

France's foreign ministry on Thursday summoned the Turkish ambassador to Paris over Ankara's air and ground offensive into Kurdish-controlled areas of northern Syria, a diplomatic source said.

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15 Women Out of 116 Nobel Literature Prize Laureates

Women make up half of mankind, but only 15 of the 116 Nobel Literature Prize laureates.

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Ecuador Oil Output Hit as Protests Worsen

Protesters in Ecuador fought a running battle with security forces Wednesday in a second day of violent demonstrations over a fuel price hike that forced the government to suspend most of the country's deliveries of crude.

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