Baby boom for nine nurses working at the labor and delivery unit
31 March 2019 | 4:43 pm
Nine pregnant nurses who work at Maine Medical Center's labor and delivery unit are due around the same time. The baby boomers, dressed in scrubs, with visibly pregnant bellies have become local and national celebrities after a photo of eight of the nine posing with their baby bumps had gone viral.
14 Mar 2021
For years, France has been proud of its high fertility rate. The country has long been the baby-making champion of Europe. But France has been experiencing a kind of "baby blues" in recent years: the number of births is falling, a phenomenon that has been accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic. We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.
4 May 2021
The body of a pregnant woman was found in a lagoon on the US territory of Puerto Rico days after she went missing. The FBI has charged boxer Felix Verdejo with her murder.
5 May 2021
Polish scientists says they have discovered the world's first pregnant Egyptian mummy while carrying out scans on the 2,000-year-old remains kept at the National Museum in Warsaw. The mummy was brought to Poland in the 19th century and became part of the antiquities collection at the University of Warsaw. It has been kept at the National Museum since 1917, where it is on show to the public alongside the sarcophagus.
11 May 2021
A study of baby names in Germany has revealed that the most popular last year were Emilia for girls and Noah for boys. In compiling the list, researchers also noticed something of a trend with girls' names.
23 May 2021
Inside a Gaza hospital, Mohammad al-Hadidi cradled his baby boy Omar -- his only surviving child after Israeli air strikes killed his wife and four other sons in the night. After the strikes, rescue workers pulled the five-month-old from the arms of his dead mother early Saturday, one of his tiny legs fractured in three places.
6 Jun 2021
Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 22 civilians with knives and machetes in an overnight raid on villages near the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Wednesday.
31 May 2021
Amid the senseless bloody massacre going on in the Republic of Congo, one baby has survived an attack on a village northeast of the country. The four-month-old was found by villagers and security men on the back of one of the victims of the overnight raid.
6 Jun 2021
Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to her second child, a baby girl. The new baby has been named after Queen Elizabeth and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
8 Jun 2021
People outside Buckingham Palace react after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana -- named for Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his late mother.
28 Jun 2021
Halle Berry and ex-husband Olivier Martinez have struck a deal to share joint custody of their son Maceo.
7 Jul 2021
Usually a reliable big seller for cinema, this year's July 4 weekend box offices sales brought about an improvement on last year's dismal revenue, thanks in part to the release of three new films, Hollywood publication Variety reported on Monday.
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A renounced Al Jazeera journalist was killed last week during an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akhleh was wearing a flak jacket with the word "press" clearly marked. Israelis and Palestinians have traded blame over who fired the fatal shot, while Israel has opened an investigation into heavy-handed police tactics used during Abu Akleh's funeral procession, which almost caused her coffin to fall to the ground. We get analysis with Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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In a UN Security Council briefing, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said the streets in Iraq could "boil over" if political leaders were unable to end a political stalemate that has gripped the country for over seven months.
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Argentina is struggling to deal with spiraling food inflation, driven by soaring commodity prices worldwide, the war in Ukraine and the lingering effects of the pandemic. Millions in Argentina are relying on food aid.
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Tiger Woods says he is feeling “stronger” than he did at the Masters ahead of the PGA Championship. Woods is still recovering from injuries he sustained to his foot and leg in a car crash last February. Woods made his return at the Masters in April but found the hilly terrain of Augusta tough, and he faded after two rounds.