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Jubilant crowds welcome the Pope to Mozambique

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Jubilant crowds have welcomed Pope Francis to Mozambique on the start of his three-nation African tour.

President Filipe Nyusi, dancers and a guard of honour greeted him at the airport in the capital, Maputo.

Pope Francis and Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi
Dancers welcoming Pope Francis to Mozamibque
Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi and Pope Francis walking past a guard of honour at the airport in Maputo, Mozambique

The streets were lined with people waving at the Popemobile as it passed by.

Crowds welcoming the Pope in Mozambique

On the first full day of his visit on Thursday, the pontiff is expected to meet President Nyusi and raise a recent peace agreement ending years of civil war, as well as the devastation caused by two cyclones earlier this year.

Correspondents say the visit will allow Pope Francis to focus again on two of the main themes of his pontificate – care for the planet and compassion for the poor.

On Friday he will celebrate mass at a stadium in Maputo before travelling on to Madagascar and Mauritius.

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Liverpool maintain perfect start after beating Chelsea

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Alexander Arnold’s 15th minutes thounderous strike and Firmino effort at Stamford bridge earn Liverpool five points lead over Manchester city.

Liverpool are the first team to win their opening six Premier League games in successive seasons.

After an intensed play, Chelsea have a goal rule out over Var decision, on 71th minutes Ngolo konte score a hard fought goal.

Liverpool fans has loud Adrian over his resilience performance after saving chances from Tammy Abraham, Michy Batshuayi and Mason Mount.

 

 

 

 

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Facebook suspends thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row

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Facebook Inc said, it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company’s ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.

The suspended apps are associated with about 400 developers, Facebook said, adding that it is not necessarily an indication that these apps were posing a threat to users.

Earlier this year, the company agreed to pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices.

The FTC privacy probe was triggered last year by allegations that Facebook violated a 2012 consent decree and inappropriately shared information of 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook has since agreed to boost safeguards on user data and has put curbs on the amount of information that third-party developers can request from platform users.

“… We’re making progress. We won’t catch everything, and some of what we do catch will be with help from others outside Facebook,” the company said in a blogpost.

Source: Reuters

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