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Pope meets French cardinal accused of paedophilia cover-up

Pope Francis met Thursday with French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who is awaiting trial over allegations he covered up for a paedophile priest in his diocese.

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President Buhari calls for APC unity before election

Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday called for his ruling party to set aside internal differences before elections next year, as it held its national convention under tight security.

Nigerian Army kills 20 armed bandits terrorising Zamfara

The Nigerian Army, 1 Division Kaduna, on Saturday said it killed 20 armed bandits and arrested three suspects at Jambrini Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara.
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Uruguay’s Jose Gimenez ruled out of World Cup group decider

Uruguay defender Jose Maria Gimenez is out of his country’s World Cup game against hosts Russia, which will determine who will top Group A, because of a thigh injury, officials said Saturday.

World Cup: Fan reportedly commits suicide after Argentina loss

There are insinuations that an Argentina fan, Dinu Alex, committed suicide after the humiliation of his country’s national team by Croatia at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.
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Top Ethiopia police officials arrested over Addis rally attack

The deputy commissioner of police in charge of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital city, has been arrested following Saturday’s grenade attack on Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at a rally, state media reports.