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Surrogate trade exposed as pandemic leaves 51 babies stranded in Kiev hotel

Surrogate trade exposed as pandemic leaves 51 babies stranded in Kiev hotel

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Dozens of babies are stranded in Ukraine because of the coronavirus pandemic.The babies were born to surrogate mothers in Ukraine and are due to be collected by parents from the US, UK, Europe and elsewhere. But Ukraine, like many countries around the world, has closed its borders to foreigners in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 300,000 people globally. Image: The babies are shown to their parents only through pictures and video calls Ukraine's borders have been closed to foreigners since March, leaving most of the parents to make do with seeing their babies in pictures and during video calls.The 51 babies lying in rows of cots in a small hotel on the outskirts of Kiev are likely to be wait...
Stranded ship awaits Panama passage, faces doubts in Florida

Stranded ship awaits Panama passage, faces doubts in Florida

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More than 1,800 passengers and crew stranded off Panama are getting mixed signals about the chance for finally reaching port in FloridaByThe Associated PressMarch 29, 2020, 9:11 PM3 min read3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePANAMA CITY -- More than 1,800 passengers and crew — some infected with COVID-19 — stranded off Panama were receiving mixed signals on Sunday about the chance for finally reaching port in Florida. While Panamanian officials said they would let the two ships transit for Panama Canal, the cruise company said it had not been given permission and Fort Lauderdale's mayor said he didn't want it to dock near his city as planned, at least without extensive precautions. Panama's Health Ministry announced Saturday that it would allow the Zaandam, which
Stranded whales: Numbers on the rise around UK shores

Stranded whales: Numbers on the rise around UK shores

Science
The number of whales and dolphins washed up around the UK coastline has risen, according to new figures.In 2017 alone, 1,000 animals were stranded - more than in any year since records began.Scientists found a number of causes for the deaths, including infectious diseases, fishing and plastic. A total of 4,896 whales, dolphins and porpoises were reported between 2011 and 2017 - up 15% on the previous seven years.Rob Deaville of ZSL (Zoological Society of London), who led the report, said: "It's difficult to say conclusively what's driven this rise, but it's potentially associated with multiple causes, including increases in local reporting effort and seasonal variation in the population density of some species."Although in some r...
Loose Women’s Nadia brands EasyJet a ‘disgrace’ as she’s left stranded for two days

Loose Women’s Nadia brands EasyJet a ‘disgrace’ as she’s left stranded for two days

Entertainment
The TV star, who is thought to be worth around £2 million, took to Twitter to share a furious video from the check-in desk.Stood in a long queue, the make-up free ITV host appeared at her wit's end as she vented to camera.Nadia said: "I am never, ever going to fly EasyJet again."Do you remember the documentary about EasyJet and we used to wonder why are they so irate?"Why don't they calm down? Well we properly found out tonight."Not stopping there, Nadia continued: "EasyJet shame on you – people with children here for two days."[We've] been left with no information, not even any water brought to them... never again."Captioning the post, she fumed: "It’s so unbelievable what’s going on here!"A man with two children is having to sleep in the airport because your ground staff have said it’s t