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Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest.Glenfield Hospital in Leicester said Wednesday that baby Vanellope Hope was born in late November with her heart growing on the outside of her body. The unusual condition is called ectopia cordis.Dr. Nick Moore said the baby is in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit.He says "she has a long way to go but so far at least she now has a chance at a ...

How social media turned ‘lowly’ maid into a star in India

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A domestic help who took to Facebook to expose sadistic employers and shine a torch on her miserable existence, has become a media darling in Kolkata – capital of India’s West Bengal state and the country’s cultural hub where intellectuals love to lionize the underdog. The more Alpana Mondal writes, the more she is written about!Thanks to relentless coverage, the 29-year-old is a minor celebrity today exactly a year after she began chronicling her life experience on social ...

Video shows awkward moment Russian soldier stops Assad from following Putin

Monday, 11 December 2017

Footage emerged on Monday showing a Russian military personnel preventing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from following Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia.The video shows Assad hurryingly walking behind Putin trying to catch up but is stopped by a Russian soldier who placed his hand to slow down the Syrian president. Assad can be seen extending his arm thinking the Russian was attempting to shake his hand.The awkward moment was ...

Sudan drops ‘indecency charges’ against women for ‘wearing trousers’

Monday, 11 December 2017

A Sudanese court has acquitted 24 women after they were charged for “being indecent” after wearing trousers at an all-female party in the capital Khartoum.The court of public order in Khartoum has released all 24 women after the judge only fined the party’s organizer with $1,500 (10,000 Sudanese pounds) for providing false information to the concerned authorities regarding the parties’ licensing.Details of the court’s ruling stated that the host of the party issued ...

Five elephants killed by train in India

Monday, 11 December 2017

A train has struck and killed five elephants as they crossed over tracks at a tea plantation in northeast India, an official said Monday. The elephants, including a pregnant female, were part of a larger herd wandering through the plantation early Sunday in Assam state, home to India’s biggest wild elephant population, when they were mowed down by the train. “All five elephants died on the spot. A stillborn calf was later removed from the pregnant female,” said Vikas Brahma, ...

Emirati dies of heroin overdose, friends accused of hiding his body

Monday, 11 December 2017

Three students have been accused of abandoning their Emirati friend’s body in his car in a remote sandy area after he died of a heroin overdose, according to a court hearing on Sunday. One of the students, an 18-year-old Emirati, had been consuming the heroin with the now deceased young man at the time of his death in August, Gulf News reported. The student then called two other friends, both aged 19, to help him hide the body, according to records. The trio are believed to have drove the ...

This is how cinemas in Saudi Arabia looked 40 years ago

Monday, 11 December 2017

Little do people know that more than 30 cinemas were open in major cities in Saudi Arabia around 40 years ago. Author Khaled Rabee al-Sayyid, whose book “The Magical Lantern: Readings in Cinema” was recently published, told Al-Arabiya.net that in the past, Saudi cinemas played documentaries produced by oil companies in the eastern province as well as short movies by Saudi director Abdullah El-Muheisen. ALSO READ: In landmark move, Saudi Arabia to issue cinema licenses in early ...

Photo of King Salman giving candy to two-year-old child goes viral

Monday, 11 December 2017

A photo of Saudi King Salman giving two-year-old child Khaled bin Bandar bin Faisal bin Bandar, who is a relative of the royal family, candy was circulated by social media users and admired by many for its spontaneous moment of affection.  

More than a thousand Santas run through streets of German town

Monday, 11 December 2017

More than a thousand people kitted out in red Santa suits trimmed with white fur and pointed hats ran through the streets of the small town of Michendorf near Berlin on Sunday in an annual Christmas-themed event. Around 1,100 adults and children, some wearing long white beards, braved the cold to take part in races that ranged from one to ten kilometres in length. Benedikt Statt, who won the 10 kilometre men’s race, said: “It’s a really good feeling - ...

Snow shuts runways, disrupts flights across UK

Monday, 11 December 2017

The heaviest snowfall to hit Britain in four years caused widespread disruption on Sunday, with roads becoming hazardous and flights grounded following runway closures.Birmingham Airport, serving the country’s second biggest city, suspended flights for all of Sunday morning, as staff worked to clear the runway amid heavy snow.A spokeswoman told AFP they expected it to reopen early afternoon.The airport, which typically handles around 30,000 passengers and 200 flights a day in December, ...

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