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Famine declared in South Sudan


iStock/Thinkstock(UNITY STATE, South Sudan) — Parts of South Sudan are experiencing a famine as the United Nations says some 100,000 people are facing starvation, according to a BBC News report. The famine affects part of Unity State in the northern region of the country. It marks the first time in six years a famine has been announced in any part of the world.BBC News reports a combination of civil war and economic collapse are to blame. Humanitarian groups warn the crisis could spread if

64-year old gives birth to twins


iStock(BURGOS, Spain) -- A 64-year old woman in northern Spain has given birth to healthy fraternal twins.The mother had undergone fertility treatments in the United States. Both babies are in good health. The boy and girl weigh 5.3 lbs. and 4.8 lbs. respectively.She delivered the babies by Caesarean section at The Recoleatas Hospital, the BBC reports.The unnamed-woman gave birth to a girl in 2012. The child was later taken away from her care amid welfare concerns. No decision has been made rega

Grandma on bed rest delights social media with her stunning paintings


Courtesy of Jill Sobocinski(NEW YORK) -- This grandma is delighting the internet with her stunning, colorful paintings.Joan Holland, 83, has been on bed rest in her assisted living facility in Cranford, New Jersey, for one year, and admitted she gets bored. But recently, she rediscovered her love for Paint by Numbers, a painting kit for adults.“I’ve been busy,” she proudly told ABC News of her handiwork. “I’ve been confined to bed rest only for a year. And you get t

Woman suffering diabetic shock airlifted by Coast Guard from Royal Caribbean cru


USCG(NEW YORK) --  A 75-year-old woman experiencing diabetic shock was airlifted by the U.S. Coast Guard Saturday morning from a cruise ship located approximately 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.The Coast Guard said its 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, was notified at about 9:55 a.m. that a passenger in distress was on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas.  Coast Guard Lt. Courtney Wolf, the command duty officer for the case, said

Couple reveals pregnancy by pretending to take photos of family to capture 'auth


Barry Page(ATLANTA) -- One Atlanta couple had a novel way to reveal that they were expecting their first child.Erika and Kareem Hall pretended to take photographs of their family, and instead of yelling, "Cheese!" they yelled, "New baby girl due in March!"While some family members immediately understood what the couple was trying to say, for others it took a while for the news to sink in.In the heartwarming video shared Friday on Facebook, one family member asks, "You hear that? Did you hear tha

China battling bird flu surge


Image Source/Thinkstock(BEIJING) -- China is experiencing a surge in H7N9 "bird flu" infections.According to the New York Times, on Friday, officials have confirmed eight deaths and 77 new diagnoses in February.  Authorities have closed live poultry markets across the  country in an attempt to slow down the spread of the deadly virus. The ban was implemented after a woman in her twneties and her young daughter both died after coming in contact with live poultry, the New York Times repo

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