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US Octomom files for bankruptcy

"Octomom" Nadya Suleman is filing for bankruptcy, telling a federal court she has as much as one million US dollars (£616,000) in debt.

The Orange County Register reports that Suleman wants a fresh start and says filing for bankruptcy is what is best for her 14 children.

Suleman has reports up to 50,000 US dollars in assets in federal court filings.

Suleman will file Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means a court-appointed trustee would liquidate her assets to pay off creditors before she is discharged from most of her debts.

Among others, Suleman owes money to her father, the city's water department, DirecTV and Whittier Christian School, which at least some of her children attend.

Suleman became known as Octomom after she gave birth to eight babies in January 2009. They are the world's longest-living octuplets.

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