First child of an infant nation

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The first child born in the newly created South Sudan has been named Independence.

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First the birth of a nation and then the arrival of its first citizen.

The weekend saw South Sudan usher in independence after decades of civil war.

As revellers were marking the newborn country’s secession from the north, Josephine Alphanes gave birthto her son, who she named Independence.

Nurses and midwives joined in the celebrations.

Transcrição em Português

Primeiro, o nascimento de uma nação, e então a chegada de seu primeiro cidadão.

O fim de semana viu o Sudão do Sul acolher a independência após décadas de guerra civil.

Enquanto aqueles que festejavam marcavam a secessão do país recém-nascido do norte, Josephine Alphanes deu à luz seu filho, que se chama Independence.

Enfermeiras e parteiras se uniram às comemorações.

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usher in: acolher

revellers: aqueles que festejavam

secession: secessão

gave birth to: deu à luz

midwives: parteiras

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2.
The Democratic League of Kosovo and the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo boycotted February's vote. They cited Mr Pacolli's history of ties to Russia, which opposed Kosovo's 2008 ______________ from Serbia.

3.
A hospital maternity unit in County Durham is to temporarily shut because of a shortage of ______________.

4.
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5.
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1.
Beyonce and Coldplay are among the acts taking to the stage at day two of Scotland's largest music festival. Organisers expect about 85,000 revellers a day at T in the Park at Balado, near Kinross.

Source:Clique T in the Park: Revellers enjoy day two at Balado

2.
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Source: Clique Election of Kosovo's president ruled illegal

3.
A hospital maternity unit in County Durham is to temporarily shut because of a shortage of midwives.

Source: Clique Staff shortage shuts Bishop Auckland maternity unit

4.
It may take protesters and reformers years to achieve their aims, and even when free and fair elections do take place, there is no guarantee they will automatically usher in better government.

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5.
Kate Hudson has given birth to a boy with fiancé and Muse frontman Matt Bellamy.

Source: Clique Kate Hudson gives birth to a boy with Matt Bellamy

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