Michelle Obama tells miscarriage misery
Michelle Obama says she felt “lost and alone” after suffering a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent IVF to conceive their two daughters. “We were trying to get pregnant and it wasn’t going well,” Mrs Obama, 54, writes in her upcoming memoir.
“We had one pregnancy test come back positive, which caused us both to forget every worry and swoon with joy, but a couple of weeks later I had a miscarriage, which left me physically uncomfortable and cratered any optimism we felt.” In the memoir, called Becoming, she writes of being alone to administer shots to hasten the process. A knife-wielding man has stabbed three people, one fatally, in Melbourne in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rush hour brought the centre of Australia’s second largest city to a standstill. Hundreds of people watched from behind barricades as police tried to apprehend the attacker. Officers said the man got out of a pick-up truck, which then caught fire, and attacked three bystanders with a knife. He also attempted to attack police who arrived on the scene, before being shot in the chest by an officer. He died in hospital. Ryanair has paid 525,000 euros (£457,000) in subsidies back to French authorities to end a tarmac standoff that forced 149 passengers to disembark from an impounded plane. The
French civil aviation authority said it had seized the plane at BordeauxMerignac airport as a “last resort” after France repeatedly tried to get Ryanair to pay back regional funds to the airline in 2008/ 09. The European Commission later ruled those funds illegal, saying they gave Ryanair an unfair economic advantage.