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BIG bundle of joy: woman gives birth to 7 kg baby

A Vietnamese mother had the shock of her life when her newborn son weighed in at a whopping 7.1 kilograms (15.7 pounds), one of the heaviest births ever reported in the Southeast Asian nation.

Woman granted sick pay to care for ill dog

An Italian woman has won her battle to be granted sick pay for days she took off to look after her poorly dog, in a first for the pet-loving country.

From yoga to movies: Lisbon embraces rooftop living

Standing with their arms outstretched under the endless blue sky, the sun on their faces, a small group of women take a yoga class, looking out at Lisbon’s tightly-packed skyline from the rooftop of a city centre hostel.
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