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Bollywood Actor Sridevi Dies At 54 In Dubai, India In Shock

The veteran actor married film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters. She was in Dubai to attend nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. She had a cardiac arrest. Veteran actor Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday after a cardiac arrest. She was 54. Popularly hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, the actor was in Dubai with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi to attend nephew and actor Mohit Marwah’s wedding. The actor had married film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters. Her sudden death shocked Bollywood and legions of her followers who reached...

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Bureau predicts heavy rain will continue across region

HEAVY rain was expected for the Sunshine Coast again today with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing a severe weather warning for the region and predicting falls to 35mm and higher.  A flood watch was issued for all Sunshine Coast rivers and streams on Friday afternoon with forecaster Sean Fitzgerald saying it was likely they would be updated throughout today. It was a day of chaos for emergency services, with several roads underwater, traffic crashes and reports of people falling into floodwater. Queensland Fire and Emergency Service had extra crews stationed at Maroochydore and Gympie to prepare for the extreme...

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India Kerala mob takes selfies while lynching man

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested two people after a video of a mob lynching a man accused of theft went viral.  Footage of the incident horrified Indians, along with images of people taking selfies while watching the man, who was tied up, being killed. The victim was identified as a tribesman who lived in the area. Police told the BBC that they were actively searching for other people involved in the murder. Senior police official Prateesh Kumar said a team had rushed to the spot in the state’s Palakkad district after receiving information that a man was being attacked.  They managed to halt the attack and rushed the man, named Madhu, to hospital. However, he died before he could receive any medical attention, Mr Kumar added. There was widespread horror in Kerala when graphic footage of the incident emerged, and some of it was broadcast on TV.  Popular Kerala actor Mammooty made an impassioned statement on Facebook about the incident. “Madhu’s death is because our system is responsible… a system which has ordered mob justice and a person who attacks another is no human. How can we declare ourselves modern and progressive?” his post read. State chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that “strict action” would be takenagainst the attackers and that the incident was a “blot” on Kerala’s progressive society. “The worst thing that...

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India Chennai clinic to offer free breast reconstruction

A government hospital in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has launched a clinic that offers free breast reconstruction surgery, officials told the BBC.  The Stanley Hospital, which was already performing free breast reconstruction for cancer survivors, will now also offer free breast alteration surgery. The procedures will be largely free for patients on low incomes. Tamil Nadu has one of India’s best healthcare delivery systems. Breast reconstruction surgery can cost upwards of 80,000 rupees ($1,233; £880) in private hospitals. The clinic will offer three types of procedures: reconstruction for cancer patients, breast augmentation for those with small...

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