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Extra! King Abdullah Of Saudi Arabia Dies

"The Good King leaves, Salman becomes Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques," Asharq Al-Awsat writes on its front page after King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died early Friday at age 90, three weeks after being hospitalized for pneumonia.

One of the many sons of Ibn Saud, the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, Abdullah ascended to the throne on Aug. 1, 2005. A "cautious reformer who succeeded in securing broader freedoms in the conservative kingdom but fell short in gaining greater independence for women," is how CNN remembered Abdullah.

Abdullah is succeeded by his 79-year-old half-brother Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, whose 2012 nomination as Crown Prince was described by Reuters as a sign that Abdullah's cautious reforms were likely to continue.

ABOUT THE SOURCE: Launched in London in 1978, and owned by a member of the Saudi royal family, Asharq Al-Awsat is one of the leading pan-Arab daily newspapers, printed in 14 locations internationally.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

red tinted photo of feet on a bed

Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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