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Pope Francis flies out on Wednesday for a week-long tour visiting three Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster.

Pope Francis takes anti-nuclear weapon push to Japan

Pope Francis takes his mission to ban nuclear weapons this week to the only places where they were used in war, visiting the World War Two ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of a tour of Japan and Thailand.

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FIFA suspends Trinidad and Tobago

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Cobbler bags eight months imprisonment for stealing iPhone

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Friday sentenced a 21- year-old cobbler, Jude Musaya, to eight months imprisonment for stealing an iPhone worth N120,000.
Farmers on a tractor shout slogans as they block the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border during a protest against farm bills passed by India’s parliament, in Noida, India [Danish Siddiqui-Reuters]

Indian farmers block roads, railways over farm bills

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