A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies - two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb - joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets. The pregnancy of Halima Cisse (25), has fascinated the West African nation and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in March said Ms Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco, where she gave birth on Tuesday. Ms Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, according to ultrasounds conducted in Morocco and Mali that missed two of the siblings. Medical complications in multiple births of this kind often mean that some of the babies do not reach full term.
May 04, 2021 22:41 UTC
The Duke of Edinburgh died of ‘old age’, his death certificate reveals. Prince Philip died ‘peacefully’ aged 99 last month, Buckingham Palace announced at the time. It states that the cause of death was simply ‘old age’. Prince Philip died ‘peacefully’ aged 99 last month, Buckingham Palace announced at the time. His official death notice was revealed yesterday, stating the cause of death was simply 'old age'The Duke’s death was registered with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead by his private secretary, Brigadier Archie Miller-Bakewell, on April 13, four days after he passed away.
May 04, 2021 22:18 UTC
Goldman Sachs have informed employees they are expected to return to its New York City offices by next month as the bank's return to Wall Street gathers pace. Goldman is the latest Wall Street bank to announce a return to the office after JPMorgan told staff they should prepare to be back in early July on rotation. Solomon told a Credit Suisse virtual conference back then that he was looking to rectify the remote working situation as soon as possible. JP Morgan Chase told staff last month that their return was set for July. 'We would fully expect that by early July, all US-based employees will be in the office on a consistent rotational schedule,' the memo to staff read.
May 04, 2021 21:35 UTC
Areas in northern England including Manchester, Derbyshire and the Pennines, and parts of northern Wales, saw a brief scattering of snow in the afternoon. Snow fell as temperatures plummeted to lows of 2C - which is unusual for this time of year. Cold air moved south across the country and Brits enjoyed a brief May snowfall amid easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. He added that the snow fell due to a band of showery rain spreading across central England from Liverpool to East Anglia. Clear spells following from the north, allowing for a frost in places, whilst wintry showers affect northern Scotland.
May 04, 2021 21:18 UTC
Australian cricketer Michael Hussey has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 in India. Hussey's first test result comes after Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji and another team staff member tested positive. Cummins is currently in isolation with the rest of the Kolkata Knight Riders team after two of their teammates tested positive to Covid-19. 'Michael Slater can FO attacking the PM when HE went to India to make big cash but now it doesn’t suit him,' said another. Michael Slater is already in the island paradise of the Maldives (stock image) - and other Australian players could follow suit
May 04, 2021 20:41 UTC
As the war in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, hits the six-month mark, aid workers are warning that mass rapes are being used as a weapon to terrify civilians. “Many of the women and men I spoke to in Tigray last month have recounted witnessing mass rape, or women getting sexually exploited. “Rape is definitely being used as a weapon of war and scare tactics are being used across the conflict,” she said, adding that the numbers are likely underreported because of the stigma around it. Ethiopia’s government, led by Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister Abiy Ahmed, said Tigrayan fighters attacked their military bases first. Accounts from Tigray have identified most of the perpetrators of rape as Ethiopian or Eritrean troops.
Source:The Irish Times
May 04, 2021 20:26 UTC
A “bespoke route for young professionals will allow 18 to 30 year olds to work and live in the other country for up to 24 months”, the Home Office said. Indian foreign ministry official Sandeep Chakravorty said the move would boost employment chances for 3,000 young Indian professionals annually. But the Mobility and Migration Agreement also includes new measures to accelerate the removal of illegal migrants and tackle organised immigration crime. It also includes a commitment to an "enhanced trade partnership" paving the way for a much-prized trade deal. Ministers are keen to secure a trade agreement with New Delhi following Britain's withdrawal from the EU.
May 04, 2021 20:15 UTC
Facebook users have shared stories of receiving bans after jokingly calling their friend 'crazy', sharing a Smithsonian magazine story on tribal New Guinea and labelling someone 'sad'. In documents seen by The Wall Street Journal moderators are told the sentences that are and aren't allowed. Facebook said this removal was a mistake but Barksdale asked: 'If you use the term ‘crazy,’ does that automatically get you banned?' Artist Sunny Chapman, who has received bans, said: 'What I’m learning about Facebook is not to talk on Facebook.' In documents seen by The Wall Street Journal moderators are told the sentences that are and aren't allowed.
May 04, 2021 20:04 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeHome Office staff have made 215 bullying complaints since Priti Patel became Home Secretary, we can reveal. Bullying has been under the spotlight since Ms Patel was found to have broken the Ministerial Code by shouting and swearing at officials. Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds wrote to the Home Office asking how many cases related to bullying in the department had been opened by the Home Office since July 2019 – when Ms Patel took up her Cabinet post. The role had been vacant since Sir Alex Allan quit after the Prime Minister overruled his findings from the investigation into Ms Patel, and let her keep her job. “The Home Office has almost 40,000 staff and the number of allegations by any Home Office employees against other employees, contractors or stakeholders represents a very small fraction of the workforce.”
May 04, 2021 20:00 UTC
These would all be good contenders were it not for the announcement this afternoon that Meghan Markle has written a book called 'The Bench' about the very special bond between father and child. Meghan Markle has written a book called 'The Bench' about the very special bond between father and child. Yet when it comes to flogging her book, what author name does Meghan Markle use? 'What Meghan wants, Meghan gets,' was Harry's famous refrain in the build-up to their wedding. This new book about father-children relationships is just another example of Meghan Markle's never-ending penchant for preaching what she never practices.
May 04, 2021 19:52 UTC
The European Commission has parked efforts to ratify its highly controversial free trade deal with China just four months after the agreement was brokered with huge fanfare. EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis told French newswire AFP yesterday the bloc had effectively “suspended” its efforts to get the deal through Parliament. “We now in a sense have suspended… political outreach activities from the European Commission side,” Mr Dombrovskis said. Mr Dombrovskis told the AFP that ratification “will depend really on how broader EU-China relations will evolve”. The US also believes China has failed to protect American intellectual property, a key commitment in its Trump-era ‘Phase 1’ deal with China.
May 04, 2021 19:41 UTC
A British woman of Pakistani origin has been found dead after being shot at a home in the eastern city of Lahore, police said. According to local media reports, police suspect the woman was killed after she refused to marry a man. Ms Zulfiquar arrived in Pakistan two months ago to attend a wedding and was staying at a rented home with her friend. Pakistan’s English-language newspaper Dawn reported that Ms Zulifquar had bullet wounds and signs of torture on her body. Police registered a case on a complaint from Ms Zulifquar’s friend Mohammad Nazeer, who alleged a man wanted to marry her and threatened her with “dire consequences”.
May 04, 2021 19:41 UTC
Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeCarers for a man with a form of autism and a genetic disorder can help him pay for sex, a court has ruled. However the judgment states: "In August 2018, C told his Care Act advocate and litigation friend, AB, that though he wanted to have a girlfriend, he considered his prospects of finding one to be very limited. "He said that he wanted to be able to have sex and wished to know whether he could have contact with a sex worker. The judge was asked to rule whether any attempt to help C have sex would mean an offence had been committed under the Sexual Offences Act (SOA) 2003. In the UK the act of paying for sex is not a crime, but encouraging or facilitating sex work, for example running a brothel, could result in prosecution.
May 04, 2021 19:33 UTC
The video will auto-play soon 8 CancelGet email updates with the day's biggest stories Invalid Email Something went wrong, please try again later. Sign up Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy noticeA London shopping centre has been evacuated after a 21-year-old man was stabbed to death inside the complex. Police arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the victim died at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in Hendon, north London. Another man, also believed to be 18-years-old, was arrested on suspicion of affray. A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 6:43pm this evening (04 May) to Brent Cross shopping centre, NW4, to reports of an incident.
May 04, 2021 19:07 UTC
Subway cars dangle at an angle from a collapsed elevated section of the metro (Fernando Llano/AP)The death toll from the collapse of an overpass on the Mexico City metro rose to 24 on Tuesday as crews untangled train carriages from the steel and concrete wreckage that fell onto a road beneath. “The cause of the collapse of the beam must be established through an expert investigation,” Ms Sheinbaum said. The Mexico City Metro — which is among the world’s cheapest with tickets costing about 25 cents — has had at least three serious accidents since its inauguration half a century ago. Despite the fact that the coronavirus situation remains serious in Mexico City, they crowded together waiting for news. Allegations of poor design and construction on the subway line emerged soon after Mr Ebrard left office as mayor.
May 04, 2021 19:07 UTC