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Two Belgian Jihadists Escape Syrian Jail

Two Belgian jihadists have escaped from detention in northeast Syria since Turkey launched an offensive against Kurdish forces in the region, the head of the national anti-terrorist agency said Wednesday.

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Pakistan Says Talks with Riyadh, Tehran 'Encouraging'

Pakistan's foreign minister said Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's talks with Tehran and Riyadh had been "encouraging" after visits to try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.

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Sudan Peace Talks Stall as Rebel Group Halts Talks over Attack

Sudan peace talks stalled before they began in Juba on Wednesday as a key rebel grouping said it refused to negotiate with Khartoum, claiming government forces were still bombarding its territory.

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Top Writer Sinks TV Doctors Myth: 'They're Too Busy to Care'

Television medical dramas do not show how cynical and jaded doctors are in real life, doctor-turned-scriptwriting star Jed Mercurio said Wednesday. 

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Kate, William Visit Melting Glacier in Pakistan's North

Prince William and his wife Kate flew near the Afghan border to visit a remote Hindu Kush glacier Wednesday, after a morning spent trying on feathered traditional caps and luxurious shawls in Pakistan's mountainous north.

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PSG's Icardi Relieved Focus Back on Football after Inter Milan Circus

Argentina striker Mauro Icardi said Wednesday he was enjoying the focus being back on football and away from his private life at French club Paris Saint-Germain. 

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Spanish League Wants El Clasico Switched to Madrid over Catalan Protests

The Spanish football league said Wednesday it had asked the country's football federation to move the next 'El Clasico' between Real Madrid and Barcelona to Madrid following violent protests by separatists in Catalonia.

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Messi Wins Third Straight Golden Shoe as Top League-Goal Scorer

Barcelona captain Leo Messi received his sixth Golden Shoe as the top scorer in the European leagues on Wednesday. 

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Bulgaria Police Hold Six over Racist Abuse at England Match

Six Bulgarians have been detained over racist abuse at a Euro 2020 qualifier against England that sparked a storm of protest and led to the resignation of the country's football chief, police said Wednesday.

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Pope Warns Overeating is 'Avenue of Personal Destruction'

The pope on Wednesday contrasted the world's 820 million hungry people with those who turn food into "an avenue of personal destruction" through overeating, in comments to mark World Food Day.

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