The Daily Populous

Saturday October 6th, 2018 night edition

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A baby girl from Lewisville, Texas, has been "born" twice after she was taken out of her mother's womb for 20 minutes for life-saving surgery.

At 16 weeks pregnant, Margaret Hawkins Boemer discovered her daughter, Lynlee Hope, had a tumour on her spine.

The mass, known as a sacrococcygeal teratoma, was diverting blood from the foetus - raising the risk of fatal heart failure.

Baby Lynlee weighed just 1lb 3oz (0.53kg) when surgeons opened the womb.

Mrs Boemer had originally been expecting twins, but lost one of her babies before the second trimester.

She was initially advised to terminate her pregnancy entirely before doctors at Texas Children's Fetal Center suggested the risky surgery.

The tumour and the unborn baby were almost the same size by the time the operation was performed. »

24 Arrested For Duping Microsoft Customers From Fake Call Centres: Police

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Twenty-four people were arrested for allegedly duping customers of Microsoft by impersonating as the company's tech support experts, police said Friday.

Subsequently, 24 people, including the owners and team leaders, were arrested, Anyesh Roy, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Cyber Crime), said.

They created fake websites and designed advertisements to confuse customers into believing they will reach the official support service, he added. »

$1.3M Banksy Artwork “Self-Destructs” at Auction

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A Banksy artwork “self-destructed” at a Friday night Sotheby’s auction in London.

Maybe people should’ve suspected something was suspicious when the artwork sold for the exact same figure as the artist’s previous auction record in 2008.

Anny Shaw of the Art Newspaper spoke to Alex Branczik, the auction house’s head of contemporary art for Europe, who seemed as surprised as anyone. »

A female James Bond? Never, confirms executive producer

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Speaking to the Guardian, 007’s executive producer Barbara Broccoli ruled out any Doctor Who-style gender reinvention for Ian Fleming’s super-spy.

Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters.”.

Such leverage makes her perhaps the most powerful female producer the film industry has ever seen. »