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Legendary Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passes away at 53 in Mumbai
The famous Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan has died.
He had been admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital with a colon infection.
The Piku star battled a tumour for several months and returned to Mumbai some months ago after being treated in London.
Khan was known for his nuanced and understated performances, with many calling him one of India’s most talented actors.
Bollywood stars and politicians have rushed to pay tribute to him on social media.
His body of work and dedication to the craft was in a league of its own. The world of cinema lost a gem today, but his work will continue to inspire generations.
Rest in peace #IrrfanKhan 🙏 pic.twitter.com/0SEcv0TT91 pic.twitter.com/0sMTFkWDQi
— Sonu Sharma Shivsena Hindustan Pradesh Sachiv (@SonuSha74135562) April 29, 2020
France mandates masks for schools and transport
France’s prime minister has revealed plans to ease lockdown measures in the country, with children returning to school and many shops allowed to reopen.
Edouard Philippe promised enough masks will be available for all people in the country from 11th May.
Everyone using public transport and pupils aged 11-15 will be expected to wear face masks.
The French government is calling on every company to provide workers with masks and will help small firms obtain them if needed.
US news reporter forgets trousers in live WFH fail
A US news reporter caused hilarity on Tuesday when he accidentally appeared on air without any trousers.
Journalist Will Reeve appeared live on Good Morning America while working from home because of COVID-19 .
He was there to report on the fact that some pharmacies in the US have started using drones to deliver prescriptions to patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, viewers were quick to notice that he appeared to have forgotten to put on any trousers.
The journalist blamed the mistake on a badly framed camera shot and joked that he would not be getting hired as a camera operator anytime soon.
When WFH goes wrong (or, your self-framed live shot goes too wide).
Hope everyone got a much needed laugh 😂 pic.twitter.com/GbyLBhL7Be
— Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) April 28, 2020
Australia marks Cook anniversary under lockdown
Celebrations in Australia for the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s voyage have been a muted affair.
The government has been forced to shelve its A$48.7m (£25.5m) commemorations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is mainly down to the coronavirus lockdown but there is also significant unease over marking the “discovery” of a land already inhabited for millennia.
Captain Cook is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest explorers but his legacy has been questioned by many.
The date is still seen by many as the “founding” of modern Australia – but this is a highly controversial claim given the lack of reconciliation with indigenous people, and the inequality that has arisen from two centuries of discrimination.Embed from Getty Images