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Criminal charges against Alec Baldwin not ruled out, prosecutor on prop gun shooting

Criminal charges may still be filed over last week’s fatal shooting on a film set in New Mexico, US police say. Actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot dead cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded a director on the set of the Western film Rust. “All options are on the table,” District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said of any […]

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Hong Kong passes new film censorship law to protect national security

Hong Kong’s legislature has passed a new law banning films deemed to violate China’s national security interests, the latest blow to freedom of expression in the territory. Punishment for violating the law includes up to three years imprisonment and $130,000 in fines. Critics say the legislation will stifle the vibrant local film industry. Last year, […]

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EU court orders Poland to pay €1 million a day in row over judicial reforms

The European Union’s top court told Poland to pay a daily fine of €1 million in a row over judicial reforms. Earlier this year, Poland was ordered to suspend a controversial disciplinary chamber, but has not yet done so. It is the latest development in a bitter feud with the EU over changes that are […]

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TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube distance themselves from Facebook

TikTok, Snapchat, and YouTube are the latest technology giants to have been quizzed by US senators over concerns about their youngest users’ safety. During nearly four hours of questioning they tried to differentiate themselves from Facebook, which has faced increasing scrutiny from politicians in recent months. But they were told: “Being different from Facebook is […]

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ISIS attack on Iraqi village kills at least 11 ‘defenceless civilians’ and wounds several others

At least 11 people died and several others were wounded in an ISIS attack on a village in Diyala province in eastern Iraq, the country’s security forces said. The attack on Tuesday targeted “defenceless civilians” in the village of al-Hawasha, near the town of Muqdadiya, the Joint Operations Command said in a statement. Police said […]

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Spain: La Palma island braces for bigger shallow earthquakes as volcano continues to roar

Residents on Spain’s La Palma island brace for the possibility of bigger earthquakes that could compound the damage from a volcano spilling lava more than five weeks since it erupted. Seismologists said a 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook the island a day after they recorded a 4.9 magnitude quake that was the strongest so far of […]

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Queen Elizabeth II to skip COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow

The Queen will not attend the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow following medical advice to rest. The 95-year-old monarch underwent preliminary medical checks in hospital last Wednesday after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland. She resumed public engagements on Tuesday by meeting ambassadors via video link from Windsor Castle. Buckingham Palace said she “regretfully” […]

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Police are using ‘secret technology and tactics’ to find missing Cleo: PM Scott Morrison reveals

The Prime Minister has assured Cleo Smith’s devastated family that the Australian Federal Police are using secret technology and tactics to help find the missing four-year-old girl.Cleo vanished from her family’s tent at the Blowholes Campground in Macleod, near Carnarvon in Western Australia’s north, on October 16 and Scott Morrison described the situation as “heart […]

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Spain: Inner cone of La Palma volcano collapses on itself

The main cone on the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma has collapsed, triggering lava to overflow the main vent on the erupting volcano.A strong 4.8 magnitude earthquake was also recorded, with it being felt in Tenerife, El Hierro and also La Gomera.Located at a depth of 34 kilometres and with its […]

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Cleo Smith: Police search missing four-year-old girl’s home for second time

Police conducted a second search of the family home of missing Western Australian girl Cleo Smith, leaving with what appeared to be at least one brown bag of evidence. The eight-hour forensic search, which included a heavy focus on the backyard, was a routine part of the investigation which has now entered its 12th day, […]

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Woman throws hot coffee in Tim Hortons employee’s face

Vancouver Police are investigating after someone allegedly threw a hot coffee in a Tim Hortons employee’s face last week. Authorities said surveillance video showed the worker handing the coffee to a customer only to have the hot beverage tossed back at her. “This employee was just trying to do her job,” Const. Tania Visintin said […]

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Investigators confused Brian Laundrie’s mother for him while monitoring family’s Florida home

Investigators in Florida confused Brian Laundrie’s mother with her son while they were monitoring the family’s home in the days after Laundrie’s fiancée, Gabby Petito, was reported missing, a police spokesperson said. “They are built kind of similarly,” North Port Police Department spokesperson Josh Taylor told WINK on Monday. “No case is perfect.” The revelation […]