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    A 25-year-old Malian woman has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected during scans.

    Halima Cisse gave birth to the nonuplets in Morocco. Mali’s government flew her there for specialist care.

    “I’m very happy,” her husband told the BBC. “My wife and the babies [five girls and four boys] are doing well.”

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