Doctors in Pakistan are fighting to save the life of a baby boy born with six legs because of a rare genetic condition, hospital officials said Monday.
The infant was born to the wife of an X-ray technician a week ago, Jamal Raza, the director of National Institute of the Child Health in Karachi, told reporters.
"It is not one baby actually. They are two, one of them is premature," he said.
A doctor at the institute who did not wish to be named said the extra limbs were the result of a genetic disease which would affect only one in a million or more babies.
"The doctors are examining the infant to plan for necessary treatment to save the baby's life and ensure he lives a normal life," said a statement from the provincial health department.
Imran Shaikh, the baby's father who lives in Sukkur, around 450 kilometres (280 miles) north of Karachi, said he was grateful his son was being treated.
"We are a poor family. I am thankful to the government for helping us treating my baby," he told the media.
Teenager rapes 55 minor boys
A teenager in Egypt has been arrested for allegedly raping about 55 minor boys aged betwen 6 and 10.
According to 'Al Wafd' newspaper, Mustafa Jamil, a 19-year-old tuk-tuk driver, lured kids from Al Barasheen area south of Giza governorate in Egypt to drive with him. He took them to deserted places and molested them until they bled and left them there.
The arrest came after repeated complaints from parents of missing children.
He has confessed to the crime and the case transferred to Public Prosecution.
Newborn's body missing from grave
Parents of a newborn have claimed that their five-day-old girl's body was dug up and stolen from her grave.
The Indian couple from Bapunagar in Gujarat lost their infant from a premature delivery. They buried their child at the crematorim and returned a day later to conduct rituals when they were shocked to find the grave dug up. The body as well as flowers offered to her were also missing, reported 'Times of India'.
Baby-making man sires 82 kids; sleeps with 15 women a month
A Dutchman into 'baby-making' service has so far fathered 82 children. The 42-year-old sleeps with about 15 women a month, reported MailOnline.
Ed Houben, who has sired 45 girls and 35 boys in nine years but doesn't know the sex of two, calls the process legal. Initially he donated sperm to local clinics, but soon started doing it 'naturally'.
His only demand of childless women desperate to conceive is they produce proof they are disease and drug-free. And he makes them sign documents waiving legal claims to child support.
Houben also travels to women around the world provided they bear his travel expense and accommodation. His 'family' lives in Berlin, Holland, Spain, Belgium, France and New Zealand. The eldest of his children is 9 years old and the youngest two months.
His girlfriend has no complaints. However, he has not being able to impregnate her yet.
Lickable elevators lined with cakes to offer mood lift
An office firm has come up with an innovative solution to uplift mood of their employees.
The company has installed 'lickable elevators' lined with thousands of Jaffa cakes, which staff can lick to boost themselves up while taking the lift, reported 'Mail Online'.
However, not much was thought has been given about hygiene and how long the cakes will remain fresh is to be seen.
Couple embrace daily at bustling railway station
An ordinary couple is so much in love that they cannot bear being separated for a few hours when they have to go to their respective workplaces.
And so David Walker and Laura O'Meara share a passionate embrace atthe bustling London Bridge railway station each morning, much to the amusement of commuters rushing past them, reported 'Mail Online'.
Walker, 39, a theatre technician and 37-year-old software consultant O'Meara, who will marry next month, say the affectionate moments set them up for the day.
Meanwhile, regulars at the station have begun tweeting about the amorous farewells.