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Eleven Newborn Babies Die in Blaze at Baghdad Hospital

Civil defense units evacuated seven other babies and 29 women to other hospitals in Iraq's capital

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    Eleven Newborn Babies Die in Blaze at Baghdad Hospital
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    Iraqi security forces take security measures in front of the Yarmouk hospital, in which 11 newborn babies lost their lives due to a fire at maternity department in Baghdad, Iraq on August 10, 2016.

    Eleven newborn babies died after a fire erupted overnight in a Baghdad hospital, NBC News reports.

    The Ministry of Health said Wednesday that the blaze at Yarmouk Hospital appeared to have been caused by an electrical fault.

    Civil defense units evacuated seven other babies and 29 women to other hospitals in Iraq's capital, the ministry added. Further details were not immediately available.

    Hussein Omar, a 30-year-old construction worker, told The Associated Press he lost his newborn twins in the blaze.

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    [NATL] Dog Delivers Basket of Water on Baseball Field

    A viral video of minor league baseball dog delivering water at a Fort Wayne TinCaps game has surfaced on Twitter.

    Video of 'Jake the Diamond Dog' was posted as the golden retriever carried a basket filled with bottled water out to the umpire between innings taken at a recent game.

    The video was posted by Indiana news station WPTA's sports anchor Zach Groth.

    Jake delivers water to umpires on the field in a basket and reportedly makes an appearance at a variety of minor league baseball games and has done so for several years.

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    "I only found charred pieces of flesh," he said, crying. "I want my baby boy and girl back. The government must give them back to me."