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Hoax? Maybe Not: 'Cyclops' Baby Born In Egypt

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:43:09 Z)

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A baby was born near Cairo, Egypt, with just one eye in the middle, a rare birth defect known as cyclopia, according to a Saudi Arabian newspaper.

The infant is not expected to survive, according to a doctor quoted by Echo newspaper. The mother and child were being treated at a private hospital in Egypt's Dakahlia Governorate, northeast of Cairo, according to the report. The governor of the region reportedly witnessed the birth, it said.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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