Mom, 65, gives birth to quadruplets
A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said. Annegret Raunigk gave birth to a girl and three boys by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital Tuesday. The newborns weighed between 1 lb., 7 ounces and 2 lbs., 2 ounces each. A spokeswoman for RTL said the babies stood a strong chance of survival but possible complications couldn't yet be ruled out because they were born in the 26th week of pregnancy. Their mother was doing well, the spokeswoman said. Raunigk has 13 other children ranging in age from 9 to 44.
Flights grounded amid fuel shortage
Nigerian airlines grounded flights and radio stations were silenced as a monthslong fuel shortage aggravated by striking oil tanker drivers worsened in Africa's biggest oil producer. Normally bustling roads in Lagos, a metropolis of 20 million, were half-empty and gas stations were closed. One station owner said he had fuel but strikers were threatening to set fire to any stations selling it. Police were arresting black marketers selling fuel at roadsides at four times the regulated 40 cents a liter. Radio stations went dead Saturday night, hit by frequent power outages and running out of diesel fuel for generators.
Mosque suicide bomber identified
Saudi Arabian authorities said Saturday that a suicide bomber who killed 21 worshipers in a Shiite mosque the day before was a Saudi linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry identified the bomber as Saleh bin Abdel-Rahman, wanted by security agencies for being a member of a Saudi terrorist group loyal to ISIL. The Saudi state news agency SPA quoted the official as saying that 26 members of the Saudi group have been arrested. On Friday, an ISIL-linked group calling itself the Province of Najd claimed responsibility for the bombing of the mosque in the eastern Saudi town of Qudayh.
Man exonerated after 28 years in prison
A Superior Court judge has exonerated a Washington man who spent 28 years in prison for murder, the fifth District of Columbia man to be cleared since 2009 after being convicted in connection with flawed FBI forensic testimony. Judge Laura Cordero declared Cleveland Wright, 56, innocent of murdering William Horn, a floral shop worker, in an early morning robbery in July 1978. Wright, then 20, and Santae Tribble, then 17, were childhood friends who were accused of teaming to rob and kill two men using the same gun, two weeks apart, in the same neighborhood. Both defendants were charged in both killings. Tribble was convicted of the slaying of a cabdriver, and Wright of the slaying of the flower shop worker. Wright was released from prison in 2007 and placed on lifetime parole.