NBA veteran Wade and wife welcome baby daughter

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union announced the arrival of their daughter Thursday. (AP)
Updated 09 November 2018
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NBA veteran Wade and wife welcome baby daughter

  • Wade posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. “Welcome to the party sweet girl.”
  • The baby is Wade’s fourth child and Union’s first

MIAMI: Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union, announced the arrival of their daughter Thursday, a day after she was born via a surrogate.
“We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days,” Wade posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. “Welcome to the party sweet girl.”
The baby is Wade’s fourth child and Union’s first. The three-time NBA champion had missed the Heat’s victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night for unspecified personal reasons.
His status for Friday’s home game against the Indiana Pacers is unknown.
The 36-year-old is averaging 14.3 points on 45 percent shooting, four rebounds and 2.9 assists in nine games this season, which he has said will be his last.
In September he discussed his decision to return to the Heat in a video, saying family concerns were a big consideration.
At that time he and Union hadn’t revealed publicly that they were expecting their first child together.


Iraqi police arrest man selling Saddam Hussein watches in Baghdad

Updated 22 April 2019
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Iraqi police arrest man selling Saddam Hussein watches in Baghdad

  • Since the fall of Hussein, promotion of the former leader, the regime or the Ba’ath party is prohibited
  • Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging on Dec, 30 2006

LONDON: Police in Iraq have arrested a man selling watches in central Baghdad with images of the country’s former dictator Saddam Hussein on their faces.
Since the fall of Hussein, promotion of the former leader, the regime or the Ba’ath party is prohibited.
Baghdad police department said in a statement that they acted after they had received a tip from a member of the public that someone was selling wristwatches with pictures of Saddam Hussein on them.
The statement did not give further details about the arrest.
Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging on Dec, 30 2006 after being convicted of crimes against humanity.
Iraq’s judiciary recently said no decision or law had been implemented to punish Saddam Hussein’s supporters and pointed out that any step in this regard should be first initiated by the Iraqi Parliament, despite the country’s constitution prohibiting the existence of the former Ba’ath party.
This statement came after a popular poet appeared in the southern province of Dhi Qar, delivering a poem that many saw as a tribute to Saddam Hussein, who ruled Iraq for decades, from 1979 until his fall in 2003.