Footage from inside a maternity unit shows the incredible birth of nine babies from one mum. Halima Cisse, 25, from Mali, captured the attention of the West African nation when she delivered her nine babies via C-section on Tuesday. Doctors originally thought she would give birth to seven babies after she had an ultrasound- but missed two of them in a scan. Halima, flown in to Morocco for specialist care, went on to give birth to five girl and four boys - with doctors saying all children and mum are doing well. Footage taken shortly after the birth shows a team of medics dealing with the babies as they are swaddled and checked over. Should all nine babies survive, the birth would break the current world record set by 'Octomum' Nadya Suleman in 2009, who gave birth to eight babies that survived. Nonuplets are extremely rare and medical complications associated with multiple births often mean that some of the babies do not reach full term. Halima spent two weeks in … [Read more...] about Inside maternity unit where mum gave birth to nine babies after two missed in scan
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VIRGIN Media broadband was down for thousands of customers this morning as households struggled to get online. More than 2,200 people reported issues with their broadband at around 8am, according to outage complaints tracker DownDetector . Virgin Media told The Sun that only customers in the South West were affected by the issue, adding that the issue had been fixed before 10am. It comes as millions of Brits still continue to work from home due to Covid restrictions. Virgin Media has around 6.1million broadband customers signed up to its service. Around 76% of the complaints were down to cable internet issues, 18% were about mobile internet problems, and 4% were about TV issues. Many customers took to social media to complain. One said her internet, TV and "every other device" in her house wasn't working due to the crash. "Paying £150 a month to have this happen regularly isn’t acceptable!", they said. Another tweeted they were suffering "constant outages" … [Read more...] about Virgin Media outage hit thousands of broadband customers
Dozens of armed groups have operated for years in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu and Ituri provinces, and civilians have been subjected to horrifying massacres. Armed militias and inter-communal violence have killed more than 300 people so far in 2021. Presidential spokesman Tharsice Kasongo Mwema said on Tuesday that the two provinces would be declared under siege for 30 days starting on Thursday May 6. "To respond to the situation during the state of siege, the provincial governments of Ituri and North Kivu ... will be replaced by offices of the armed forces of the DRC or the national police," he said. Security and judicial vacuum It was the first time since the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence that a president used the exceptional "state of siege" or state of emergency. President Felix Tshisekedi said he wanted to eliminate insecurity in the two provinces, where the Congolese government has failed to enforce the rule of law. "There is a … [Read more...] about DRC: Is President Tshisekedi’s ‘state of siege’ a cover-up?
Birthday boy Archie is set to get some face time with the Queen, Prince William and Kate Middleton on his special day, an insider claims. Senior royals are expected to put aside their rift with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for at least a few hours mark their son's special milestone. The couple are living with Archie in a multimillion-pound luxury mansion in Montecito, California, where he will turn two today more than 5,000 miles away from his royal relatives in Britain. The Sussexes are expected to celebrate the toddler's birthday with a Zoom call to his grandmother, the Queen, and a call with his aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. While fans eagerly wait to see whether they Sussexes will release any special new photos of rarely seen Archie on his big day, his loved ones have already wished the youngster a happy birthday publicly. The Queen, in a message on the official royal family Twitter account, accompanied by a photograph of her … [Read more...] about Inside Archie’s birthday celebrations with Meghan, Harry and royal Zoom calls
LITTLE Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock revealed she's relieved to finally be able to embrace her baby bump after sharing her happy news. The pop star is expecting her first child with footballer boyfriend Andre Gray. Speaking alongside Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards on today's BBC Breakfast, she said: "It's such sensitive information and I wanted to be the one to tell the world. This felt like the right time to bring it out and say it. "It's scary. I wanted to enjoy the moment and I was scared that it was going to come out and I wasn't going to be able to control that. You want to own it yourself. I'm happy I got to release that imagery." The couple announced the pregnancy with a series of stunning professional snaps. Leigh-Anne showed off her bump in a glamorous green silk dress which exposed her tum. In one, Andre held Leigh-Anne from behind as they both smiled. The girls have faced numerous questions in recent weeks on how they are finding life as a three-piece … [Read more...] about Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock reveals she’s relieved she to finally embrace her baby bump