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Published: Sunday 15 April 2012

>> The Internet contributes to 8.3 per cent of the UK economy, a bigger share than for any other G20 major countries, a study by Boston Consultancy Group suggests. The Internet economy was worth £121 billion (about US$ 165 billion) in 2010, said the research organisation.

>> Pope Benedict has sent one of his top advisers to attend a send-off ceremony for a Cuban crocodile at Rome zoo. The endangered animal had been smuggled into Italy from Cuba and was known as the “Pope’s croc” after zoo officials took it along to a papal audience. The Catholic Church has had difficult relations with Cuba. Analysts say the symbolism of Pope's gesture ahead of his trip to Cuba will not go unnoticed.

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