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Singer Shakira and footballer Pique welcome their second son

By Staff Reporter

Colombian pop singer Shakira has given birth to a boy, her second child with her footballer partner Gerard Pique.

In a statement on her Twitter account, the 37-year-old said Sasha Pique Mebarak was born on Thursday at 9.54pm.

The online posting said the name Sasha was of Greek and Russian descent and meant "defender of mankind" and "warrior".

The statement said mother and baby were in excellent health.

The couple's first child Milan. a boy, was born in January 2013 in Barcelona.

Shakira and 27-year-old Pique, the Barcelona defender, have been a couple for the past four years.

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