Saudi doctors separate conjoined twins

A medical team in Saudi Arabia has successfully separated a pair of Polish conjoined infant girls who shared a spine and intestines.

    Daria and Olga shared a spine and intestines

    The twins, 14-month-old Daria and Olga Kolacz, underwent a complex 15-hour separation operation at the King Abd al-Aziz Medical City in the capital Riyadh on Monday.

    Dr Abd Allah al-Rabia, who headed the surgical team, said there were no complications, but "our expectation is that they will do well but there will be many days to come which are critical".

    Al-Rabia said doctors were still performing reconstructive surgery on the twins, which should be completed within a couple of hours.

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abd Allah paid for the surgery. A Saudi Arabian doctor brought the case to Prince Abd Allah's attention after he learned about the twins from an internet chatroom.

    The procedure was the sixth of its kind to be performed at the Riyadh hospital and the ninth in the kingdom.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.