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Woman gives birth to 9 babies after having nonuplets as doctors missed 2 in scan

A woman has become a mum-of-nine by giving birth to nonuplets after doctors missed two of her babies in a scan. Halima Cisse, 25, from Mali, captured the attention of the West African nation when she delivered her nine babies via C-section on Tuesday. Doctors originally thought she would give birth to seven babies after […]

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‘We planned our wedding in 36 hours after my husband was told he had cancer’

A couple managed to arrange their lockdown wedding in just over a day after the groom was diagnosed with a deadly brain tumour. Loved up pair Stuart and Esther Bathers booked the registry office, got marriage papers drawn up, invited guests and even ordered flowers and rings in time to tie the knot – 36 […]

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Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge

Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And another. And four more. In maybe a third of a square foot of dirt, the University of Maryland entomologists find at least seven cicadas — a rate just shy […]

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Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough

A Detroit pizzeria owner who was upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself. “People come to Detroit, try to support our city and walk away with a $150 ticket, and they feel like they were tricked into it […]

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Mom who gave birth on flight didn’t know she was pregnant

Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week. “I just didn’t know I was pregnant, and then this guy just came out of nowhere,” Mounga said during a video interview with Hawaii Pacific Health. The baby […]

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Play it again, Sam: Polish city recruits new bugle players

Ready to welcome tourists back, Polish’s southern city of Krakow has recruited two more trumpeters to play the city’s trademark bugle call every hour from the tower in St. Mary’s Basilica. They joint a contingent traditionally composed of retired firefighters who are physically fit and good musicians. A spokesman for Krakow firefighters, Bartlomiej Rosiek, said […]

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Goats return to Reagan Library to eat and create a firebreak

More than 350 goats are using their mouths to help protect The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum from wildfire danger. The herd returned this week to eat brush around the institution’s campus in the Southern California community of Simi Valley. The goats create a firebreak between the natural vegetation and the facility, library spokeswoman […]