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‘The greatest gift’: How I became a surrogate

Image copyright Laura Mott Image caption Laura Mott, pictured right, says the experience of carrying Melissa’s baby was completely different from carrying her own Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West have announced the birth of their third child – a baby girl delivered by a ...

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Koreas to march under single ‘united’ flag in Olympic Games

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “reunited” flag symbolises aspirations in both the North and South to end the nearly seven decades of division North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. They also agreed ...

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Health service ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses, figures reveal

Image copyright alvarez The NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses with one in 10 leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospital wards and community services. The figures – provided to the BBC by NHS Digital – represent a ...

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Pope Francis meets sex abuse victims in Chile

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Pope said he was sorry for the “irreparable damage” caused by abuse committed by clergy Pope Francis has met a group of victims of sexual abuse by priests in Chile. The meeting at the Vatican’s mission in Santiago was “strictly private”, his office said, ...

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SEE IT: Man barred from flight for layering clothing

British Airways may appreciate your patronage, but you better check your antics at the gate. Ryan Carney Williams, known on Twitter as Ryan Hawaii, drew eyes from every corner of the internet after sharing a harrowing airline experience during which he claims he was held at Iceland Keflavik ...

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Pulse fishing: MEPs vote for ban on controversial method

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The Netherlands is the biggest user of pulse fishing in the EU Members of the European Parliament have voted to ban commercial fishing using an electric current in EU waters, so-called pulse fishing. Opponents say the method is equivalent to putting a Taser in the ...

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Letter from Africa: Inside the gated communities of WhatsApp

Image copyright AFP In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are. I’ve just been promoted to become the administrator of a WhatsApp group aimed at mobilising support for development projects for my home village in ...

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