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Pope risks joke about Trump’s size

It could have caused a diplomatic incident but a culinary quip from Pope Francis seemed to have gone down well with Donald Trump and his wife Melania.

Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence

Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro ($2.25 million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

At least 30 migrants drown in new Med disaster

At least 30 migrants including young children drowned Wednesday when they fell off an overloaded vessel in the Mediterranean, where tensions are rising between aid ships and the Libyan coast guard.

Four climbers found dead on Everest

The bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world’s highest peak this spring season to 10.

Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage Wednesday, a landmark decision that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same sex unions.

Moody’s cuts China’s rating on debt concerns

Moody’s ratings agency downgraded China’s credit score on Wednesday, warning that economy-wide debt is expected to rise as potential economic growth slows over the coming years.

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