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All Eyes On Rafah’: Dua Lipa, Bollywood stars call for end to Israeli genocide in Gaza

All Eyes On Rafah’: Dua Lipa, Bollywood stars call for end to Israeli genocide in Gaza

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All Eyes On Rafah': Dua Lipa, Bollywood stars call for end to Israeli genocide in Gaza

English and Albanian singer and songwriter Dua Lipa has expressed her support for ‘All Eyes On Rafah’, a campaign aimed at ending Israel’s ongoing genocide in Gaza Strip.

Bollywood stars including Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, and Varun Dhawan, Rohit Sharma’s wife and others come forward to show support for Palestine.

Alia Bhatt and Kareena shared messages on Instagram Stories calling for peace and condemning the violence.

Madhuri Dixit, Triptii Dimri, Sania Mirza, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Samantha Prabhu, Dia Mirza, and Swara Bhasker also extended support for Palestine.

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In an Instagram story, Lipa shared a graphic from Artists4CeaseFire and wrote “Burning children alive can never be justified.”

“The whole world is mobilising to stop the Israeli genocide. Please show your solidarity with Gaza” along with the #AllEyesOn Rafah.

On Sunday, May 26, at least 45 Palestinian civilians were killed and others were injured, mostly children and women, in the Israeli attack on the tents of displaced people northwest of the city of Rafah.

The attack sparked global outrage against Israel, prompting numerous individuals to express their disapproval on social media.

‘ALL EYES ON RAFAH’: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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Since Tuesday morning, May 28, the phrase ‘All Eyes on Rafah’ flooded Instagram in support for Palestinians in southern Gaza.

‘All eyes on Rafah’ is an artificial intelligence (AI)-generated image highlighting the situation in Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip near Egypt’s border.

The image depicts a camp with rows of tents, snowy peaks, and lighter-colored tents spelled “All eyes on Rafah” against a clear blue sky with cotton-ball clouds.

The phrase originated from a statement by Rik Peeperkorn, director of the World Health Organisation’s Office of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. “All eyes are on Rafah,” he said in February, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered an evacuation plan for the city in anticipation of potential attacks on Hamas’ last strongholds.

Since it was first uploaded on Tuesday, it has been shared by more than 40 million Instagram users.

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Actress, former Miss Teen Esta TerBlanche dies

Actress, former Miss Teen Esta TerBlanche dies

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Actress, former Miss Teen Esta TerBlanche dies

‘All My Children’ star Esta TerBlanche has died, her manager confirmed to PEOPLE on Sunday. She was 51.

“We are deeply saddened by this news,” her manager Annie Spoliansky said in a statement to PEOPLE. “As for a personal statement, I’d like to say that Esta was such a kind, loving, giving, and caring person.”

“She cared so deeply for all people and animals,” she added. “She had squirrels she fed and looked after daily, her two cats and recent kittens that she cared for as her own children.”

“Esta was never anything but generous and lovely to me, and I’m grateful to have known her for the time that I did, and devastated to learn of her passing,” her statement concluded.

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The cause of the South African actress’ death is unknown. Deadline reported that authorities believe TerBlanche had been dead for about a day when her body was found.

TerBlanche was best known for playing Gillian Andrassy Lavery on All My Children from 1997 to 2001. The character was a Hungarian princess whose love interest and eventual husband on the show was Cameron Mathison’s character Ryan Lavery.

“RIP my Sweet Princess,” Mathison, 54, wrote in tribute over a photo of the pair in character on his Instagram Stories on Sunday.

He also posted another photo of the TV couple posing together with broken heart emojis over it.

“Esta helped me last year when Red was sick and paralyzed and I was struggling,” he wrote over another photo of the pair, a recent selfie. “One of the sweetest people ever.”

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Mathison grinned in the photo as TerBlanche made a kissing face near his cheek.

TerBlanche held the title of Miss Teen South Africa in 1991 before she began pursuing a career in acting, Deadline reported.

The former soap opera star was born in South Africa on Jan. 7, 1973 and starred as Bienkie Naudé Hartman on Egoli: Place of Gold, a popular drama in the country, before landing her role on All My Children. 

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Police arrest suspects involved in kidnap of playwright Khalilur Rehman

Police arrest suspects involved in kidnap of playwright Khalilur Rehman

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The Lahore police claim to have arrested the culprits involved in the kidnapping of famed playwright Khalilur Rehman Qamar.  

A day earlier, the writer had lodged a complaint against his kidnappers and requested the law-enforcement officials for help. 

Police took immediate action and traced the suspects within hours. 

Among those arrested were Amina Urooj, Mamnoon Haider, Zeeshan Qayyum, Javed Iqbal, Tanveer Ahmed, Falaksher, Qaiser Abbas, Rashid Ahmed, Mian Khan, Babar Ali, Shumaila Bibi and Maryam Shahzadi. 

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“The main suspect, Amina, is a repeat criminal and has a history of committing similar crimes. Her modus operandi involves deceiving her victims by presenting herself as a British citizen, thereby gaining their trust before carrying out the robbery along with her associates,” say police.   

In this regard, Organized Crime Unit DIG Imran Kishwar, along with the writer, held an important press conference to inform the public about the details. 

WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE CELEBRITY? 

The Lahore police on Sunday registered a case on the complaint of eminent writer Khalilur Rehman Qamar that he was kidnapped and tortured. 

Qamar is a famous writer and has given the industry some major hits. He is also known to have some controversial views on a variety of subjects. 

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A woman named Amina had called Qamar to her house, saying she wanted to make a drama and when he reached the woman’s house, armed men kidnapped him. 

The Payare Afzal writer had to give a huge sum of money to the kidnappers for his release. 

Later, the Sundar police registered a case on his statement. 

In the FIR, it is mentioned that the accused kept on torturing Qamar and kept moving him to different places. They also threatened to kill him and asked him to request for more money from his relatives. 

Rehman alleged that the men confiscated Rs60,000, an iPhone 11, an ATM card as well as his national identity card. 

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The FIR added that more than Rs200,000 were also drawn from a separate bank account belonging to the complainant.

The kidnappers, the FIR states, told Rehman that they had been given the orders to kill him, before demanding a ransom payment of Rs10 million, to which Rehman told them that he did not have that kind of funds available.

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan takes exception to news about his arrest in Dubai

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan takes exception to news about his arrest in Dubai

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Rahat Fateh Ali Khan takes exception to news about his arrest in Dubai

 Famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has cleared the air of his arrest at the Dubai Airport.

The iconic singer said he was merely questioned in a routine manner and that he was not investigated much less arrested.

He mentioned that the Dubai officials received request for questioning only and that the matter was noting of any serious nature.

Earlier, some media outlets reported that the famous singer had been arrested at the Dubai Airport.

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As per the details, the singer was apprehended due to the complaints filed by his former manager Salman Ahmed to the Dubai authorities.

The musician had ended the contract of his former manager after developing differences over vital issues.

The ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ singer had reached Dubai for his concert.
 

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