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The Twin Sisters Who Share A Body | BORN [Video]

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The Twin Sisters Who Share A Body | BORN DIFFERENT

SISTERS Valentina and Heloá are literally ‘joined at the hip’.

The 18-month-old conjoined twins, from Goiânia, Brazil, were born sharing hips, an abdomen, liver and intestines.

The twins are due to be separated using a pioneering technique that involves producing a 3D map of their anatomy.

But before that, surgeon Dr Zacharias Calil and his team will have to insert inflatable silicone bags under their skin, which can be gradually inflated over time to create new skin, ready for when they are separated.

And despite the risks of surgery, the twins’ parents are adamant that it is the right step for their daughters since it will enable them to live independent lives.

To donate to the twins’ life-changing separation surgery, visit:http://vaka.me/1354302

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Politics in Brazil is a risky business | Talk to Al Jazeera [Video]

Brazil is in the midst of a political crisis.Many have taken to the streets to demand that right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro step down. Meanwhile, left-wing, former President Lula Da Silva seems to be making a comeback. Could he be looking at a third term in power?One man who may shed some light on what the future might hold is former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso. At 90, he has experienced much of Brazil’s modern history and has lived through its ups and downs. Cardoso talks to Al Jazeera.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/