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Pope Francis in silent Good Friday prayer

Pope Francis sat in silent prayer during this year's Good Friday procession, which was re-enacting Christ's crucifixion, and recalled the wars and "violent fundamentalism" that are devastating the Middle East today.

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N Korea readies missiles after US flights

North Korea put its missile units on standby to attack US military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the US flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force.

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Plea offer of man accused of Batman killings is rejected

Prosecutors have rejected the plea offer of the man accused of gunning down 12 people in a Colorado movie theatre last July, saying his defence team's offer of a guilty plea in exchange for avoiding the death penalty was not legitimate.

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