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AFP World News Agenda

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What's happening around the world on Sunday:

-- TOP STORIES --

+ Cyprus bailout stirs anger as parliament votes

+ Pope Francis delivers first Sunday prayers

+ China's new leaders in spotlight as Congress ends

NICOSIA: Cyprus lawmakers are to vote on a 10-billion-euro bailout agreed with the European Union and the IMF that calls for a tax on account holders that has sparked strong public anger. Session begins at 0930 GMT. (CYPRUS-EU-FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT) Picture.

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis delivers his first address to the world in Sunday prayers from a window over St Peter's Square at 1100 GMT. (VATICAN-RELIGION-POPE). Picture. Video. Graphic. Live report.

BEIJING: China concludes its annual National People's Congress parliament session with a speech by new president Xi Jinping and press conference by premier Li Keqiang (CHINA-POLITICS-CONGRESS-NPC)

----- OTHER AGENDA ITEMS -----

HARARE: The official count gets under way for Zimbabwe's constitutional referendum, with voters expected to have backed laws that would curb presidential powers and pave the way for fresh elections. Picture. Video. (ZIMBABWE-VOTE)

DAMASCUS: The Syrian president urges the BRICS emerging powers to intervene to end the conflict in his country which has entered its third year, as European leaders prepare to hold talks next week on whether to arm anti-regime rebels. Picture. Graphic (SYRIA-CONFLICT)

KINSHASA/KIGALI: Hundreds of Congolese rebels have fled to Rwanda, including leader Jean-Marie Runiga, during fresh fighting in the eastern DR Congo between rival factions. M23 rebels said they were trying to capture ex-rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by the war crimes court. (DRCONGO-RWANDA-UNREST)

BUDAPEST: Hungarian civil society groups call for a protest from 1400 GMT against Prime Minister Viktor Orban following his controversial push for changes to the constitution. Picture. Video. (HUNGARY-POLITICS)

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