Oz cancer sufferer first to use assisted dying law

Sydney: A 61-year-old cancer patient has become the first person in over two decades to die under controversial assisted dying laws in Australia, a charity said. Kerry Robertson died in July, three months after the mother-of-two ceased treatment for metastatic breast cancer, the support group Go Gentle Australia said Sunday. The state of Victoria passed a law in 2017 to legalise the practice, which went into effect this June. Other states are now expected to follow suit. Robertson, who ended her life in the southeastern town of Bendigo, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 — which then spread into her bones, lung, brain, and liver. afp

‘The Rock’ announces retirement from WWE 

New Delhi: Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as ‘The Rock’, has officially announced his retirement from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The wrestler-turned-Hollywood star said he ‘quietly retired’ from WWE, but at the same time did not rule out the possibility of a comeback in future. This is the first time that he admitted to retiring from the sport. Speaking on a chat show, ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan in the States’, Johnson said: “I miss wrestling. I love wrestling. I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have a wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish. But there’s nothing like a live crowd, live audience, live microphone.” Last week, the he was named the highest-paid actor for 2019 by Forbes.  IANS