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Day: September 6, 2019

World’s oldest mum gives birth to twins
Asia, Featured

World’s oldest mum gives birth to twins

    A 74-year-old is thought to have become the world's oldest mother after giving birth to twins through IVF. Erramatti Mangayamma, from India, gave birth to two healthy baby girls this morning with her husband of 57 years, Raja Rao, 78, by her side. The pensioner, of Andhra Pradesh state, revealed she was inspired to try for a baby after her 55-year-old neighbour conceived. While her age has not yet been verified, if Mangayamma is as old as she claims, it will make her eight years older than the current record holder, Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara. It is believed the Ahalya IVF clinic in Guntur city paid for most of the procedure as medics knew it would be an historic achievement. Mangayamma has no other children and went through the menopause 30 years ago. She...
Johnson won’t rule out resigning
Featured, United Kingdom

Johnson won’t rule out resigning

    Downing Street has declined to rule out the possibility of Boris Johnson resigning as prime minister if he fails to secure a general election or a Brexit deal. And pressed on whether he would quit if he was unable to take the UK out of the EU on 31 October, the prime minister himself said only: “That is not a hypothesis I am willing to contemplate.” Speculation over a possible resignation was fuelled when Mr Johnson said on Thursday that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than go to Brussels to ask for an extension to Brexit negotiations. Legislation due to complete its passage through parliament on Monday will require him to do this unless he has first secured a Brexit deal or parliamentary approval for no-deal. Mr Johnson is expected to fail on Monday in a sec...