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Twitter said Wednesday its user base growth stalled at the end of last year, holding at 320 million, in a disappointing quarterly update for the struggling messaging platform. Twitter shares dropped some 2.4 percent in after-market trades that followed release of its latest earnings report. Twitter's monthly active user base, unchanged from the previous quarter, is being closely watched to see if it connecting with more people and keeping pace with other social networks.
Robert Lewandowski netted twice to seal Bayern Munich's 3-0 win at ten-man minnows VfL Bochum on Wednesday to reach the German Cup semi-finals. Bayern have drawn Werder Bremen at home, while Hertha Berlin will host Borussia Dortmund, in the semi-finals to be played on April 19-20. This is the seventh straight year Bayern have reached the last four having lifted the trophy a record 17 times.
Prior to embarking on his long-planned February 12-17 tour of Mexico, the 79-year-old pontiff will stop over in Havana for a historic meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill. The son of Italian emigrants to Argentina, Francis was not under any pressure to go to Mexico, which was graced by the presence of previous pontiffs six times between 1998 and 2012. "I want to come as a missionary of mercy and peace," Francis said in a pre-trip video message.