Kate Middleton’s sister is pregnant with first child

The file photo shows Pippa Middleton (L), sibling of Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, sits with her husband James Matthews ( R) (Glyn Kirk/AFP)
Updated 22 April 2018
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Kate Middleton’s sister is pregnant with first child

  • The revelation of Pippa Middleton's pregnancy comes just weeks before Kate is dues to have her third
  • This is Pippa Middleton's first child, which is due in October

LONDON: Britain’s Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her first child, The Sun on Sunday newspaper reported.
Middleton, 34, gained global fame when she acted as maid of honor at the 2011 wedding of her sister Kate to Prince William, who is second in line to the British throne.
The baby is due in October, the newspaper said citing an unnamed friend.
Middleton and her financier husband James Matthews married last year.
The Duchess of Cambridge is herself expected to give birth this month to her third child.


Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 17, 2018. (REUTERS)
Updated 19 August 2018
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Woman refuses flood rescue unless her 25 dogs go too

  • Dozens of military and coast guard helicopters took troops to high risk areas seeking people trapped on the roofs of submerged buildings
  • One a heavily pregnant woman Sajita Jabeel, 25, gave birth just after her rescue

KOCHI, India: A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise.
The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived for a last-gasp rescue, said Sally Varma of Humane Society International.
The woman, who uses only one name Sunitha, was found by rescuers in Thrissur, one of the districts worst hit by floods in Kerala that have left at least 324 dead.
But she refused to leave her house unless her dogs, all strays or abandoned pets, were taken too, Varma told AFP.
“She sent back volunteers and rescue officials because they said they could not evacuate her dogs.
“She was just not willing to leave her dogs behind. She then managed to get in touch with us,” Varma added.
“When the rescue team reached her house, it was completely flooded and the dogs were huddled on beds.”
Sunitha, her husband and the dogs are now staying at a special shelter as the relief camps set up for the disaster refused animals.
Varma said she has started a fundraiser for Sunitha and her pets so a kennel could be built at her home after the floods recede.