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12 photos show the extreme drought wrecking havoc in Chennai, India, where one of the biggest cities is almost out of water

Chennai, India, is suffering from acute water shortage after an extreme drought. Here are 12 photos showing how bad it is.
Indian youths walk on the dry bed of a lake covered with dead fish, on the outskirts of Chennai on June 9, 2019.

This popular tourist destination in India is experiencing a massive water shortage

Four main reservoirs in the city of Chennai have run completely dry, according to the BBC, forcing residents to line up for government supplied water.
In this photo taken on June 16, 2019 Indian stuntman Chanchal Lahiri, known by his stage name "Jadugar Mandrake", is lowered into the Ganges river, while tied up with steel chains and ropes, in Kolkata.

A magician drowned after being tied up with ropes and chains and dropped into a river in a Houdini-inspired trick

Chanchal Lahiri, 42, was found dead on the banks of a Kolkata river on Monday. His limbs were still wrapped in steel chains.
In this photo taken on June 10, 2019, an Indian rescue team launches an operation to recover the body of Fatehveer Singh, 2, who fell in a 33-meter (110-feet) deep well on June 6, in Sunam in the Punjab district of Sangrur.

An Indian 2-year-old trapped in an disused well died after rescuers took more than 4 days to get to him

Fatehveer Singh was flown to a hospital, but doctors found him dead on arrival. Villagers broke out in protests over delays in his rescue mission.
Chand became India's first openly gay athlete last month after she announced she was gay.

‘She should stick to running’: Champion Indian sprinter was disowned by her village after coming out as gay

Dutee Chand announced she was in a relationship with a woman last month, becoming India's first openly gay athlete. Her family has condemned it.

Morgan Stanley: America could go into recession before next spring if the US-China trade war escalates

If Trump slaps 25% tariffs on Chinese goods and Beijing retaliates, there may be a US recession within nine months, says Morgan Stanley.
Finalists of the 2019 Femina Miss India pageant.

A photo of the 2019 Miss India pageant is sparking outrage because the finalists all appear to have fair skin

Many people accused the pageant organization of being racist for failing to include a more diverse group of women.
The Burj Al Arab is a $1 billion hotel shaped like the sail of an Arabian dhow ship.

11 mind-blowing facts that show just how over-the-top the world’s most luxurious hotel, a $1 billion hotel on a man-made island in Dubai, really...

Consistently ranked as the most luxurious hotel in the world, the $1 billion Burj Al Arab spares no expense when it comes to amenities.
A man takes photos as cyclone Fani hits the coast, on May 3, 2019 in Puri, India.

9 photos show the destruction from Cyclone Fani, the massive storm that hit India with torrential rain and winds — and is headed for Bangladesh ...

Cyclone Fani struck India's coast at the equivalent of a Category 5 and with winds of more than 120 miles per hour, creating a path of destruction.
An Indian candy vendor walks along a closed beach in Puri in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on May 2, 2019, as cyclone Fani approaches the Indian coastline.

Everything you need to know about Cyclone Fani, the storm that just made landfall on the eastern coast of India with millions of people in its path

India is bracing for the near record-breaking Cyclone Fani, which has just made landfall in Odisha at nearly 100 miles per hour.