Woman pregnant with Fibroids begs for freedom
By Guardian Exclusive
18 December 2019 | 4:05 pm
For how long can one endure the pains of carrying what looks like a baby but is not? For Adesola Adenji, she has been living with fibroids since 2005 and she needs your help.
9 Jan 2021
In today's show we hear from Vanessa Kirby who won the best actress prize at the Venice Film festival for her portrayal of grief in Kornél Mundruczó's "Pieces of a Woman". The film is out on Netflix this week. We also take a trip to Chantilly Castle just outside Paris to see how they are coping with Covid-19 restrictions. Plus we look back at Mick Jagger's career as we focus on all that's Great in Great Britain during this period of Brexit and new lockdowns.
15 Jan 2021
Irish papers react to a much-awaited report on systemic abuse in the country's Catholic homes for unwed mothers. The Irish Examiner's front page lists the names and birthdays of some of the 9,000 children who died in the institutions between 1922 and 1998. We also look at reactions in India to the Supreme Court's suspension of controversial farming laws. Plus: "Sex and the City" fans struggle to imagine a reboot without Samantha and a woman in France struggles to convince authorities she's still alive!
2 Feb 2021
Wearing miniature face masks and clutching tiny bottles of hand sanitizer, dolls representing the baby Jesus are being given a Covid-19 theme in a pandemic-era twist to a Mexican tradition.
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.
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.
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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Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
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Mali's military junta has announced it will be exiting a multi-national military force tackling an insurgency in West Africa's Sahel region.
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People in Germany consume an average eleven kilos of chocolate each per year. But few think about the conditions under which cocoa beans are farmed. Child labor has been a problem for decades. But why? And what can be done about it?
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World number one Novak Djokovic claimed his first title in over six months after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0 7-6(5) to win the Italian Open on Sunday. Djokovic did not drop a set en route to the final in Rome, having picked up his 1,000th tour-level victory by beating Casper Ruud in the semi-final to book a clash with Tsitsipas - a repeat of last year's French Open final, which the Serb won.
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New data shows China's economy cooled sharply in April, as many cities including Shanghai suffered Covid-19 lockdowns. Industrial output dropped nearly 3 percent compared to a year before, while retail sales slumped 11 percent. Meanwhile, global wheat prices jump after India announces a ban on exporting the grain due to damage from a heatwave. Finally, we see how tourists are returning to Barcelona. The development is good news for local businesses but could revive tensions over mass tourism.
A Russian war journalist's coverage borders on disinformation, and a video reveals abuse by the Koglweogo
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