100649368 p062ygyr - Pope Francis baptises Italy's 'migrant hero' at Easter service
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Pope Francis baptises Italy's 'migrant hero' at Easter service

A Nigerian man dubbed Italy’s “migrant hero” has been baptised by Pope Francis during an Easter service at St. Peter’s Basilica. John Ogah, 31, was begging outside a supermarket in Rome last year when a masked thief armed with a cleaver tried to rob it. He held the man down until police arrived – and […]

100628768 mediaitem100628767 - Nigerian senator salary calculator: How do you compare?
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Nigerian senator salary calculator: How do you compare?

Many Nigerians were shocked after recent revelations from a prominent politician, Shehu Sani, that Nigerian senators are entitled to monthly expenses of 13.5m naira (£27,000; $37,500), in addition to their monthly salaries of more than $2,000. A Senate spokesperson confirmed the figure, but said the funds were for senators to run their offices and should […]

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The country where the British are blamed for everything

Image caption Auliya Atrafi Conspiracy theories flourish all over the world but in some countries they appear to be more popular than in others. And in Afghanistan, says the BBC’s Auliya Atrafi, they often feature sinister foreign powers – first and foremost, the British… I grew up with conspiracy theories. Some of them very bizarre. […]

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Skripal poisoning: Russian diplomats leave Washington

Expelled Russian diplomats have left their embassy in Washington to fly home. Two planes were due to pick them up from Washington DC’s Dulles International Airport. They were asked to leave by the US as part of an international response to Russia’s alleged nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in […]

100649212 woundedgirl - Syria war: 'Deal struck' to take critically injured out of Douma
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Syria war: 'Deal struck' to take critically injured out of Douma

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A deal has been reached to allow seriously injured people to leave the besieged Eastern Ghouta region A deal has been reached to evacuate critically injured people from Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta region, reports say. The agreement follows negotiations between the rebel group Jaish […]

100649204 timbuktu - Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court
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Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tombs at the Djingareyber mosque in Timbuktu were smashed by Islamist militants in 2012 The International Criminal Court in the Hague has taken into custody a man wanted for war crimes in Mali after the authorities there handed him over. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud headed […]

100649135 eggshunt - In pictures: Christians celebrate Easter around the world
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In pictures: Christians celebrate Easter around the world

This crowd is made up of priests on a pilgrimage in Bucharest, Romania, ahead of Orthodox Palm Sunday. Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, not the Gregorian calendar used by Western countries. This year, Orthodox Easter Sunday will fall on 8 April. Source link

100647039 mediaitem100647038 - French fairground ride hurls man to death
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French fairground ride hurls man to death

Image copyright Prefet de region Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes A spinning carousel has crashed to the ground at a fairground in south-eastern France killing a man, and injuring 12 other people. The 40-year-old man was riding in one of several pods on the attraction in Neuville-sur-Saone, north of Lyon. Deputy mayor Laurent Buffard blamed a technical fault for […]

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Mount Everest: Sherpa to attempt record 22nd climb

Image copyrightReuters Image caption Kami Rita Sherpa is hoping to make history by climbing Mount Everest 22 timesFor most people, preparing to climb the world’s highest mountain would be a daunting experience fraught with unknowns. But not for 48-year-old Nepali climber Kami Rita Sherpa. He will set off on Sunday aiming to break the record […]

100648586 sideview - Sri Lankan navy refloats WW2 ship
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Sri Lankan navy refloats WW2 ship

Image copyright Sri Lanka Navy Image caption Divers from Sri Lanka’s navy had to reinforce the vessel’s frame before raising it A British Royal Navy ship that sank after it was bombed in a Japanese air strike in World War Two has been raised off the Sri Lanka coast after 75 years. The SS Sagaing, […]

100647036 0b03a14c a531 4194 a23a 127bc1d50b56 - Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon
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Donald Trump steps up attacks on Amazon

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump (right) accuses Amazon, owned by Jeff Bezos, of not paying enough for deliveries President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Amazon, suggesting the online retail giant is ripping off the US Postal Service. The US Post Office would lose $1.50 (£1.07) “on average for each package […]