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The Public Editor: Can Dads Parent While Mom Is Marching? Do You Really Have to Ask?

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 23:00
An article about fathers in Montclair, N.J., who watched their children while their wives attended protests in Washington and New York was ill-conceived.

Press Secretary turns amiable after angry start

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:47
It was an extraordinary turnaround. After a combative first meeting with the press on Saturday, Donald Trump's Press Secretary seemed to be offering an olive branch.

Can Astana talks be turning point to end Syria war?

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 22:14
Russia is throwing its weight behind a political solution by organising negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital.

Katie Rich of ‘S.N.L.’ Is Suspended for Tweet Mocking Barron Trump

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 21:30
The writer’s Twitter post on Friday drew widespread condemnation, and Ms. Rich subsequently apologized for it.

Constant snow for Japan

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 21:27
The current weather pattern over the Sea of Japan is bringing windy, cold and snowy weather to much of the country.

Accusations and Harsh Words Mar First Day of Syrian Peace Talks

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:57
The talks between rebels and the Syrian government, arranged by Turkey and Russia, were marked by tension and anger on both sides.

First day of Syria peace talks end without breakthrough

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:34
Government and rebel delegations trade barbs over details of shaky nationwide truce during first day of talks in Astana.

The TPP controversy explained

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:26
The TPP is a controversial trade deal by Pacific countries. Here is what supporters and opponents think of it.

Trump spokesman: Our intention is not to lie

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 20:12
Donald Trump's spokesman has said the White House's intention is not to lie after a row over audience numbers at his inauguration.

Don't announce any scheme for poll-bound states in Budget, EC tells govt

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:24
The Election Commission on Monday night cleared the presentation of Union Budget on February 1, but asked the government not to announce any schemes for the poll-bound states.
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Reflections from the Women's March on Washington

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:18
After hundreds of thousands marched against Trump, many were asking; how do we continue this movement?

Watch Live: White House Press Briefing

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:15
Sean Spicer, President Trump’s press secretary, is holding a news briefing at the White House.

Israel's Livni skips Belgium trip amid threat of arrest

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:10
Ex-foreign minister cancels Brussels visit after prosecutors said they would question her over war crimes allegations.

Senators Propose Giving States Option to Keep Affordable Care Act

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:05
Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine, both Republicans, say states could also choose to receive federal money for their own plans.

Trump Revives Reagan-Era Ban on Use of Foreign Aid for Abortion Counseling

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 19:02
Critics say reinstatement of the ban symbolizes the new administration’s defiance of the women’s reproductive rights movement.

Judge Blocks Aetna’s $37 Billion Deal for Humana

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:58
The court sided with a Justice Department argument that the merger would lessen competition for Medicare Advantage plans and health insurance sold on public exchanges.

Many Condemn a Comedian’s Tweet About Barron Trump

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:56
Chelsea Clinton urged people to leave Barron Trump alone, and online petition signers called on NBC to fire the “S.N.L.” writer who tweeted.

Poster Perfect: The Art of James McMullan

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:54
Mr. McMullan unearths some of his never-before-seen theater posters to demonstrate how he created each work, from early studies to final versions.

Trump withdraws US from trans-Pacific trade deal

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:33
US President Donald Trump began his first full work day at the White House on Monday by taking Washington out of the Trans-Pacific Parnership (TPP), a trade agreement among twelve of the Pacific Rim countries.
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Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 18:22
US president formally pulls US out of massive 12-nation trade deal that covers 40 percent of world's economy.

Trump Set to Abandon Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:57
The decision at the start of the new administration is a signal that the president plans to follow through on promises to be aggressive with foreign competitors.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Appeal From Texas on Voter ID Case

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:48
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. issued an unusual statement explaining that the court remains free to consider the case after further proceedings in the lower courts.

Trump takes US out of Pacific trade deal

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:47
President Trump has signed an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Film 'Mawlana' provokes outcry over religion and state

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:26
"The Preacher" tackles complex relationship between clerics and government, and some are calling for it to be banned.

Lens Blog: Peter Hujar’s Gay Lower East Side: Out of the Shadows

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:14
A traveling retrospective finally recognizes the work of Peter Hujar, whose photos of gay life were overshadowed by those by his contemporary, Robert Mapplethorpe.

Chief judge quits over 'begging for Gulf money'

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:08
Ahmad Hilayel delivered a sermon in which he chastised Arab Gulf leaders, demanding more financial aid.

The Neediest Cases: ‘To Hell and Back’ as a Cancer Survivor, Storm Victim and Caregiver

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:00
DeBraan Varvaro, 61, provides care for her younger sister, who is a paranoid schizophrenic. Their financial and health problems worsened after Hurricane Sandy.

Jallikattu protests ease across TN, uneasy calm at Marina Beach

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:59
The scene at the Marina resembled that of a curfew zone with the roads leading to the protest venue blocked off by the police from all sides. The police lathicharged with vengeance whenever they ran into a rioter.
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Iraq army 'takes' east Mosul from ISIL

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:54
Months after massive ground operation to retake northern city began, army announces major victory in battle for Mosul.

Outbreak of H5N1 bird flu at poultry farm in Dhaka

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 16:31
More than 700 Sonali breed birds die after highly contagious H5N1 virus is discovered at Dhaka farm.

Maryam Safdar named in Panama Papers as beneficiary

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:49
German daily publishes leaked documents to support claim that Maryam Safdar is beneficiary of an offshore company.

Dhoni's gift to Kohli: Series winning match ball

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:45
MS Dhoni decided to pass on his legacy of collecting memorabilia to the current captain Virat Kohli as he gifted the series winning match ball, something which turned out to be an emotional moment for the current skipper.
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Yemen army claims control of port city of Mokha

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:35
Army forces enter southwestern port city of Mokha, as dozens of families flee ongoing clashes and bombardments.

China cracks down in 'clean-up' of web services

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:16
The Chinese government is clamping down on internet services which get around strict controls - in a 14-month-long "clean-up" of the industry.

Palestinians bring anti-settlements rally to Knesset

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:14
Palestinian citizens of Israel rally against demolition of Palestinian homes as 566 settler permits are issued.

In the US, we need a Muslim-Jewish alliance ...

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:12
... but one that does not silence discussions on justice for Palestine.

TN assembly passes jallikattu amendment bill

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:08
A much-awaited bill to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 to make jallikattu a permanent sport in rural Tamil Nadu was passed by the state assembly unanimously in a special session on Monday evening. The bill replaces the ordinance promulgated on January 21.
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Demographic Shift: Peak Millennial? Cities Can’t Assume a Continued Boost From the Young

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 15:00
Over the next few years, demographic research shows, the growth in demand for urban living could stall.

Trump is likely to inherit Obama's war legacy

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:31
Experience tells us it matters little whether a liberal democrat or an autocratic republican sits in the White House.

California Today: California Today: A Seemingly Endless Barrage of Rain and Snow

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 14:02
Monday: Yet another dousing of rain, San Francisco’s shrinking share of children, and images from the women’s marches.

Madonna defends blow up White House 'metaphor'

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:28
Madonna has defended her angry anti-Trump speech at Saturday's Women's March on Washington, saying she was speaking in metaphors.

Will the American embassy move to Jerusalem?

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:19
The United States is 'discussing' moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Iraqi Christians return to ISIL's wreckage

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:18
Iraqi forces retook Qaraqosh from ISIL late last year, but for residents finally returning home, the ordeal continues.

Kejriwal to EC: Let me repeat my bribery remarks

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:13
On Saturday, Kejriwal was censured by the EC for his comment asking voters in Goa to take money from political parties, but vote only for AAP. The commission had also warned of strong action, including derecognition of AAP, if the Delhi chief minister repeated his comments.
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Union Budget 2017: Top 5 expectations from FM

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:05
As countdown to the Union Budget 2017 has already begun with the Supreme Court on Monday dismissing the plea to reschedule the date in view of the upcoming assembly elections. This time budget will be announced one-month in advance, instead of the traditional practice of declaring it on last day of February. The whole idea of advancing annual financial plan is to complete the spending and tax proposals before beginning of next fiscal. Here are the five major expectations from the NDA's fourth budget:
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End protest immediately, appeals Rajinikanth

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:41
Expressing deep anguish over the ‘ongoing incidents’ of violence during the pro-jallikattu struggle across Tamil Nadu, superstar Rajinikanth appealed to the protesters to call off the agitation immediately.
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Syria's war: East Ghouta 'refuses any evacuation deal'

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:24
Residents of Syria's East Ghouta say they will refuse any government efforts to forge a truce deal or evacuation plans.

New York Today: New York Today: A Nor’easter Nears

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:20
Monday: A severe storm, tobacco in New York, and the state of our streets.

President Trump, Yahya Jammeh, Southeast Storms: Your Monday Briefing

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:18
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Nicola Sturgeon: The new champion of liberalism

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:16
Scotland's social democrat leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has reinvented herself as a defender of establishment liberalism.

How will Guantanamo be remembered?

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:09
It is 2046 and Clive Stafford Smith has returned to Guantanamo, where his clients were once imprisoned and tortured.

Duterte's 'never-ending' Miss Universe hopes

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:06
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Miss Universe contestants he hoped "this day will never end" as he welcomed them to his palace in Manila.

Shanghai Dwellings Vanish, and With Them, a Way of Life

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:01
Shikumen, traditional alleyway complexes, saw the birth of a uniquely Chinese version of Communism. A tour reveals what their erosion means.

Enter a Shikumen Home in Shanghai

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:01
Shikumen complexes are part of the city’s historic architecture that is disappearing because of rapid development. Walk through one of these multifamily, low-slung dwellings.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:45
Company says efforts to increase phone's battery life caused device to catch fire prompting an estimated $5.3bn recall.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Crisis Signals Problems at Korea Inc.

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:42
A countrywide, top-down corporate culture stifles South Korean innovation and may have contributed to the company’s problems, critics say.

Personal Health: Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:30
An exercise regimen, while not a cure, can alleviate Parkinson’s symptoms and slow progression of the disease.

Jallikattu: Two gored to death in bull-taming festival

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:29
The incident took place a day after a ban on the controversial sport, known as Jallikattu, was overturned.

South Korea warns of 'real' threat from North

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:23
North Korea is developing its nuclear and missile capabilities at an "unprecedented" pace in a "real and obvious threat", the South has warned.

First 100 Days Briefing: Sean Spicer’s War With the Media Goes Back to His College Days

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:00
The White House press secretary made waves this weekend with falsehoods given to the White House press corps, but his jousting with the media goes way back.

Sidebar: Why Obama Struggled at Court, and Trump May Strain to Do Better

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:00
Mr. Obama’s record, of winning about half his cases, is an outlier. But since the Reagan administration, each succeeding president has done worse than the last.

Barely Two R’s Are Taught at School That Led Tribe to Sue U.S.

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:00
Students at Havasupai Elementary in Arizona say they learn mostly reading and math, but poorly. Their tribe says the United States has reneged on its legal duty to educate them.

SC dismisses plea to postpone Union Budget

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:57
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition which sought postponement of the Union Budget from February 1 on the grounds of upcoming Assembly elections in five states.
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'If needed, China would assume world leadership'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:34
Last week in Davos, President Xi Jinping portrayed China as the leader of a globalised world where only international cooperation could solve the big problems
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Pakistan's Moenjodaro is crumbling away

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:16
Falling tourist numbers, lack of facilities and neglect means the archaeological site in Pakistan is taking a hit.

Egypt: Attackers kill five soldiers in Sinai Peninsula

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:15
Egyptian army blames 'disloyal fundamentalist elements' for carrying out latest attack in volatile peninsula.

Syrian peace talks begin in Kazakhstan

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:57
Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria have begun with rebels and the government meeting face-to-face for the first time.

SC orders probe against ex-CBI boss Ranjit Sinha

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 09:55
The Supreme Court today ordered a CBI probe against former chief of the investigation agency Ranjit Sinha in connection to the coal block allocation scam case. A special bench headed by Justice M B Lokur gave its verdict based on the report by a special judicial panel.
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Jallikattu protest: Violence breaks out in Chennai, other parts of TN

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 08:41
A group of 50 miscreants set on fire Ice House police station on fire. Around 15 bikes parked in front of the police station went up in flames. The protesters hurled stones at the station, and at least 22 policemen were injured.
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Actor shot dead while filming music video

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 08:37
An actor has been shot dead in a bar in Brisbane while shooting a music video for Australian hip hop duo Bliss n Eso.

Syria's war: Peace talks enter first day in Astana

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 07:56
New round of discussions aimed at ending the Syrian conflict is set to kick off in Kazakhstan's capital.

Snapchat Discover Takes a Hard Line on Misleading and Explicit Images

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 07:00
The social network has updated its guidelines for publishers, aiming to raise the bar on the quality of its news service — a move that may bode well for its planned I.P.O.

MSY is no show, but Akhilesh posts FB pic with him

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:46
Yesterday, Mulayam was conspicuous by his absence at a key event to release the party's election manifesto. But then last night, his son and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, posted a photograph on Facebook that seemed to indicate there is no rift.
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Trump: FBI director 'more famous than me'

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:34
Donald Trump has praised the work of FBI chief James Comey - the man who Hillary Clinton blames for her election defeat.

On Soccer: Referee Mike Dean’s Disputed Soccer Calls Drag Him Into the Spotlight

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:02
A penalty awarded in a Championship League game between Barnsley and Leeds was the latest in a series of errant calls by Dean that have damaged his reputation, perhaps unfairly.

Cervical Cancer Taking Deadlier Toll in U.S. Than Had Been Thought

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 06:01
A new study, which excluded women with hysterectomies, also showed the disparity in death rates between blacks and whites was significantly wider.

US: Deadly tornadoes hit Georgia and Mississippi

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 05:37
President Donald Trump pledges help as state of emergency is declared in some areas due to severe weather.

Police evict pro-jallkattu protesters in Chennai, other parts of TN

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 05:29
The Chennai police requested the protesters on Marina Beach to disperse in a peaceful manner as “that their purpose has been fully achieved” since the state government promulgated an ordinance on Saturday.
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The Gambia: Ex-ruler Yahya Jammeh 'plundered coffers'

AL JAZEERA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 05:17
Exiled former leader accused of 'stealing' state funds as regional troops prepare to secure arrival of President Barrow.

Trump mocks protesters: 'Why didn't they vote?'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 04:53
US President Donald Trump appears to have forgotten he didn't win the popular vote in the US elections. He tweeted asking why the hundreds of thousands who protested him on Saturday in the US "didn't vote". Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by as many as three million votes.
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Patriots 36, Steelers 17: Tom Brady and Patriots Overwhelm Steelers and Advance to Super Bowl LI

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 04:38
Brady threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns to vanquish visiting Pittsburgh and lead New England to the Super Bowl for the seventh time.

Samsung Blames Battery and Design Flaws for Galaxy Note 7 Fires

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 04:15
The company said it would form an outside advisory group and focus on quality assurance but offered little insight into the breakdowns that caused it to fail to identify the phone’s problems.

Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:50
To the extent that there was a plan to take advantage of the first days of his administration, when a president is usually at his maximum leverage, President Trump threw it aside.

Just 1 minister in Delhi as AAP eyes polls in Punjab & Goa

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:48
When poll dates were announced earlier this month, AAP had said that in the coming days, both states would be flooded with volunteers and workers, not only to intensify campaigning but also to increase the party’s visibility on the ground.
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United Airlines Flights Are Delayed by Computer Problem

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:37
The airline did not describe the source of the problem, which forced the grounding of domestic flights for two and a half hours, but said it was not the result of a hack.

Trump Speaks With Netanyahu, Seeking to Thaw U.S. Relations

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:33
The president invited the Israeli prime minister to the White House next month. Israel is keen on seeing the Trump administration fulfill a promise to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem.

Atlanta Falcons Thrash Packers to Reach Second Super Bowl

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:14
Atlanta led by 24-0 at halftime, and quarterback Matt Ryan shredded the Green Bay defense for 392 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Trump Presidency Is Already Altering Israeli-Palestinian Politics

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:07
The transition, and questions surrounding it, rippled through issues including the location of the American Embassy and whether Palestinians are on the edge of a renewed revolt.

Samsung reveals cause of fire-prone phone

SKY NEWS - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:07
Samsung has blamed faulty batteries for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its Galaxy Note 7 device.

To Secular Bangladeshis, Textbook Changes Are a Harbinger

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 03:05
Revisions sought by Islamic scholars were barely noticeable to the public, but intellectuals see them as government accommodation of a larger shift toward radical Islam.

Chennai police evicting pro-jallikattu protesters on Marina Beach

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 02:54
The police, who issued a press release in the early hours of Monday, said the protest had been staged in a disciplined and peaceful manner without causing inconvenience to the general public and hindrance to the traffic.
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Mediator: ‘Alternative Facts’ and the Costs of Trump-Branded Reality

NEW YORK TIMES - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 02:48
The falsehoods put forth by members of the Trump team imperil one of the country’s most valuable assets: its credibility.

Baby born with 4 legs, 2 male sex organs

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 02:32
A woman delivered a baby with four legs and two male sex organs at the Dhadeasugure Primary Health Centre in Raichur. The infant is born to Lalitamma, 23, and Chennabasava, 26, residents of Puladinni village.
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