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Eight people have been killed across the Pacific coast of South America after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides.

Three people died in Peru when mudslides hit two towns in the southern Arequipa region.

A rescue operation is currently under way to find survivors who may be buried in their vehicles.

Two workers were killed 50km away when another mudslide hit a mine in the Rio Grande Municipality.

Due to the intense rain, a state of emergency has been declared in several municipalities in the southern regions of Moquegua and Tacna.

In Chile, three people were killed in the northern provinces of El Loa and Antofagasta after several days of thunderstorms submerged roads, damaged homes and destroyed bridges.

Chilean state miner Codelco said on Friday that heavy rains forced the suspension of operations at its northern copper mines of Chuquicamata and Ministro Hales.

The rain also brought a waterfall back to life. The 60-metre waterfall in Pica had been dry for the past 10 years, but the recent severe weather revived it.

This is the rainy season in the region so some torrential downpour is expected. This year, however, the rains have been heavier than usual due to the warmth in the Pacific Ocean.

The warmth is almost pronounced enough to be classified as El Nino, which is a natural phenomenon known to affect the weather around the world.

In a typical El Nino year, Indonesia would expect to see a drought, western Canada normally experiences a warm winter and South America is lashed by extreme rain.

The warmth of the ocean has already been blamed for the devastating flooding in northern Argentina as well as the deadly landslides in Rio de Janeiro and Bolivia, and it looks like severe weather will continue.


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Bride calls off wedding after discovering fiancé made ‘sexist’ demand to her dad

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A bride made the devastating decision to cancel her wedding to her partner of seven years after her dad revealed the ‘sexist’ demand his family had made behind her back.

The dad says his daughter got engaged recently and he had always been fond of her fiancé, who he thought of as “kind, humble and always respectful to our family”.

However, he says when he has met the man’s family for dinner on a couple of occasions, they made remarks towards his daughter which made him feel uncomfortable, including: ‘I don’t know why you’re working, isn’t that the husband’s job? It’s the mother’s job to be taking care of the children’.

As his daughter pair pressed ahead with their plans for the ceremony, the dad says her fiancé arranged a meeting with them both and his parents, adding that his daughter couldn’t be involved.

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Gordon Ramsay’s £20 ‘preselected’ cheese board labelled ‘insulting’ by furious customer

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Gordon Ramsay has sparked outrage once again as a customer complained that a cheese board he received at one of the celebrity chef’s restaurants was “insulting” and “preselected”.

Previously, Gordon was slammed for the size of his steak and chips, was told to “get a grip” for the price of his fry-up and criticised for the roast which was compared to a ‘child’s portion’.

But the latest customer to be disappointed by the TV chef’s food was Simon, who visited the three Michelin star restaurant with friends, Daily Star reports.

Simon was ‘insulted’ after receiving a “preselected” cheese board, and took to TripAdvisor to leave a two-star review.

Their review said: “I visited GR hospital road on a Friday night with friends for a special treat.

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Mum shares tip to fit three pizzas on one oven shelf to make family cooking easy

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Cooking pizzas for the whole family should be quick and easy dinner option – but it usually also throws up a headache.

With only one small oven to get the job done, we have to decide between either cooking one at a time and eating separately, or attempting to rotate them every few minutes to cook them evenly.

But one mum has revealed a painfully easy solution to get three frozen pizzas on one shelf, giving her room to put chips on a tray below – and you’ll wonder why your brain has never come up with the solution itself.

Posting on the Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas Facebook group, the mum demonstrated how she cuts the frozen pizzas in half before arranging them all on a single oven rack, making use of all available space.

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