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Pope says Trump ‘not Christian’, Trump calls comment ‘disgraceful’

Pope Francis assailed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s views on US immigration as “not Christian” on Thursday, prompting the billionaire businessman to reprimand the religious leader as “disgraceful” for questioning his faith.

No stranger to controversy, Trump, the longtime party front-runner in national opinion polls, has vowed if elected president to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to keep out immigrants who enter illegally.

The Pope’s remarks and Trump’s response lit up social media with many Twitter users speculating on how Trump would move on from the Pope’s withering comment.


Image of migrant baby at barbed wire fence wins World Press Photo

A haunting black-and-white image of a refugee passing a baby under a barbed wire fence won the prestigious World Press Photo Award on Thursday, highlighting Europe's worst migrant crisis since World War II.

Snapped by Australian freelance photographer Warren Richardson, the picture entitled Hope For A New Life captured the drama of a border crossing between Serbia and Hungary as more than a million people made their way to Europe's shores in 2015 - nearly half of them fleeing Syria's brutal civil war.

"I am humbled by being awarded this prize. I never would have thought I'd be chosen," said Richardson, 47, who originally hails from Melbourne but now lives in Budapest with his partner and three-year-old son. "This picture continuously make me think: 'What if this was me? What if this was my own son?'"


One in 3 Americans gets too little sleep: Study

One in three Americans does not get enough sleep on a regular basis, raising their risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, US health authorities said on Thursday.

Healthy sleep is defined as at least seven hours per day for adults aged 18-60, according to the report by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Whites were most likely to get enough sleep - with 67 per cent of non-Hispanic whites reporting "healthy sleep duration," compared to just 54 per cent of African-Americans. Sixty-six per cent of Hispanics and 63 per cent of Asians reported getting enough sleep per night.


Football: Manchester United slump again in Europa League, holders Sevilla win

Manchester United's hopes of salvaging their season in the Europa League suffered a stinging setback when they lost 2-1 at Danish side Midtjylland in the first leg of their last-32 clash on Thursday.

With the triple European Cup winners already immersed in a pall of gloom after a hugely underwhelming campaign, their best hope of returning to the Champions League next season is now in peril.

Borussia Dortmund and holders Sevilla were among the high-profile clubs to secure comfortable wins as the Europa League's knockout stages got under way, but United were undone in the 77th minute by a goal from Paul Onuachu.


Adele 'cried all day' after shaky Grammys performance

British superstar Adele said she cried all day after what was supposed to be a triumphant return to the Grammys stage turned into a shaky live performance in which she sang off-key.

"I was so embarrassed," the Someone Like You singer told US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres in an interview recorded on Wednesday and to be broadcast on Thursday. Monday's Grammy Awards marked the biggest appearance for the 27-year-old singer in four years.

"I cried pretty much all day yesterday," said Adele, a six-time Grammy winner in 2012.