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‘Miracle’ boy wakes moments before doctors pull plug

Alabama: A 13-year-old boy in the US state of Alabama regained consciousness just after his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs. Trenton McKinley suffered severe brain trauma when a car trailer he was riding on flipped over and fell on his head. The teenager suffered seven skull fractures in the accident in Mobile, Alabama, in March. Doctors told his parents he would not recover and that his organs were a match for five children who needed transplants. According to his mother, Jennifer Reindl,…

‘Time to declare independence’: 450,000 protest in Barcelona

BARCELONA: Led by Catalonia's separatist president Carles Puigdemont, hundreds of thousands of independence supporters protested in Barcelona on Saturday, shouting "freedom" and "independence" after Madrid announced drastic measures to stop the region from breaking away. "It's time to declare independence," said Jordi Balta, a 28-year-old stationery shop employee, adding there was no longer any room for dialogue. The protest in the centre of the Catalan capital had initially been called to push for the release of the…