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Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he leaves following a visit to Piazza Armerina, central Sicily, on September 15, 2018. Pope Francis pays a one-day pastoral visit on September 15 to the Dioceses of Piazza Armerina and Palermo in Sicily, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the killing by the mafia of Sicilian priest Pino Puglisi. Tiziana FABI / AFP

Pope in Sicily to honour ‘martyr’ priest killed by mafia

Pope Francis arrived in Sicily on Saturday to pay homage to a priest murdered by the mafia 25 years ago while trying to save youngsters in poor neighbourhoods from falling into their hands.

Queen Elizabeth II signs bill for parents to be given paid leave over child’s...

Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday signed the first ever government law that would allow paid leave from work for parents who suffer the death of a child.

Referee Martin Atkinson begins 1,700-mike bike ride to Russia

Martin Atkinson will ensure there is at least one British referee at the World Cup - although he is having to cycle 1,700 miles to be there.

Australian premier asks states, churches to pay child sex abuse victims

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday asked states and territories, as well as churches, charities and other institutions to compensate victims of child sexual abuse.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.