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Australia’s same-sex penguin couple become parents


Two male penguins entrusted with the care of a fostered egg have welcomed a tiny sub-Antarctic Gentoo chick into the world, Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium said on Friday.

The pair, Magic and Sphen, made headlines around the world this month when aquarium staff gave them the egg, following a successful trial with a dummy egg.

The yet-to-be-named chick, weighing 91 grams, was born on the evening of Oct. 19 and is the first sub-Antarctic penguin born at the aquarium.

The couple, which formed a bond before the 2018 breeding season, doted on the adopted chick, said Tish Hannan, an aquarium official.

“The first 20 days of a penguin chick’s life are the most vulnerable, so it is extra-important the chick is very happy, healthy and well fed by his parents,” she added.

Magic and…

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Devastated British couple stranded in Dominican Republic after losing their newborn baby… and now face £17k bill …


A GRIEVING couple whose baby died after an emergency caesarean at a Dominican Republic hospital were left stranded over a whopping £17,000 medical bill.

But hundreds of kind-hearted Brits have rushed to help bring them home, by donating the entire amount in just one day.

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Greiving mum Chloe kisses her baby after it died following an emergency caesarean at a Dominican Republic hospital

That means that mum Chloe Sullivan, her four-year-old daughter and fiancé Michael Parrott can now return to Snodland in Kent.

Their nightmare began late last Saturday when Sullivan “noticed something unusual down below and spoke with a midwife who advised her to go straight to hospital”, according to a fundraising page set up to help the stricken family.

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African-American Couple Makes History With 2018 Emmy Award Nominations


On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. They are the first African-American married couple to both earn Emmy Award nominations in the same year.

Jenrette and Jackson talk about their Emmy nominations and acting careers, how the industry is changing, the importance of staying focused, and juggling two careers. 

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Texas couple accused of keeping African girl as a slave for 16 years


  • Mohamed Toure and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, both 57, have been accused of keeping a girl from the West African country of Guinea as a slave for more than 16 years.
  • According to the indictment, the couple arranged to have the girl come to the US in 2000. She fled with the help of former neighbors in 2016, and accused the couple of forcing her to do domestic work.
  • The couple’s attorney has denied the claims, saying the young woman, now in her 20s or 30s, made up the story as a way to stay in the country.

A Fort Worth, Texas, couple has been accused of keeping an African girl as a slave for more than 16 years.

On Wednesday, Mohamed Toure and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, both 57, were hit with several charges including forced labor, alien-harboring for financial gain, and…

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Couple accused of enslaving African girl for 16 years indicted on federal charges



A wealthy Texas couple accused of keeping an African girl as a slave for 16 years were indicted on federal charges Wednesday. Mohamed Toure and …
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Texas Couple Accused of Keeping West African Girl as Slave for 16 Years Indicted


A Texas couple accused of keeping a child from Africa as a slave for 16 years were indicted on multiple federal charges Wednesday. The wealthy couple was arrested five months ago after the girl managed to escape their home.

Mohamed Toure and Denise Florence Cros-Toure, both 57, were arrested on April 26 after being charged by criminal complaint. They were charged with forced labor, harboring an alien for financial gain, conspiracy to commit forced labor and conspiracy to harbor an alien for financial gain.

The indictment revealed that Mohamed Toure was also charged with making false statements to federal agents when he said he tried to adopt the girl.

Denise Florence Cros-Toure and Mohamed Toure, both 57, were charged with multiple federal charges on September 19 for allegedly keeping a West…

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