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Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffin

Indonesian killed by his mother's falling funeral coffin

The casket fell as the group hoisted it onto a lakkian, an ornately carved tower where the deceased is placed.

French mother who killed 5 newborns jailed for eight years

French mother who killed 5 newborns jailed for eight years

A frail Romana Canete, 37, tearfully asked the court in Bordeaux for "forgiveness" at the end of her trial this week, saying it had "reopened terrible and cruel memories."

Taiwan court orders dentist to pay mother for raising him

Taiwan court orders dentist to pay mother for raising him

Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around Tw$22.33 million (US$744,000) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him.

Mother gives birth to 15th child, breaks Vietnam national record

Mother gives birth to 15th child, breaks Vietnam national record

A 45-year-old Vietnamese woman has broken a national record by giving birth to her 14th and 15th child, a health care official said Tuesday.

Japanese teenager confesses to killing his mother

Japanese teenager confesses to killing his mother

A 16-year-old boy in Japan was arrested on Saturday after he confessed to killing his mother by repeatedly striking her head with a hammer and stabbing her several times, police said.

South African mum sentenced for trying to sell baby on Internet

South African mum sentenced for trying to sell baby on Internet

A South African mother who tried to sell her 19-month-old baby boy on the Internet for $340 was given a five-year suspended sentence, a justice official said.

Australian mother, TV crew freed in Lebanon

Australian mother, TV crew freed in Lebanon

An Australian woman and four journalists accused of kidnapping her children

Erdogan says 'women are above all mothers'

Erdogan says 'women are above all mothers'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he believed that "a woman is above all else a mother", in a speech marking International Women's Day.

Newspaper clippings from my mother

Newspaper clippings from my mother

I am a newspaper junkie. I read local newspapers wherever we travel, and friends often send me links to essays they think I might enjoy.