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Alec Baldwin: American actor fatally shoots cinematographer on film set, injures director with prop gun

American actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a film set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, according to authorities. Police said the incident occurred on Thursday on the set of independent feature film Rust at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a production location south of Santa Fe, the capital of New […]

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New Zealand and the United Kingdom reach free trade deal after 16 months of negotiations

The United Kingdom and New Zealand have struck a free trade agreement that will reduce tariffs on bulldozers, wine, buses and clothing. The draft deal, which follows 16 months of negotiations, is the latest to be brokered by the United Kingdom after its departure from the European Union. “This is a great trade deal for […]

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‘Deliberate and coordinated’ drone attacks target US troops at base in Syria

A “deliberate and coordinated” attack utilizing drones and indirect fire targeted US troops at the US base at At-Tanf in Syria, close to the border with Jordan, on Wednesday, according to US Central Command, which oversees operations in the Middle East. The initial assessment is that there were no injuries as a result of the […]

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At least 16 civilians killed, several missing in eastern DRC village attacks

Attackers killed at least 16 civilians in three villages, according to a monitoring group, in the latest attacks to hit the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the Kivu Security Tracker, who maps violence in the region, said on Thursday the killings occurred overnight in the villages of Mayele, […]

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‘Road To Republic’: Barbados elects first-ever president, replacing British monarchy

Barbados has elected its first-ever president to replace the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth as head of state in a decisive step towards shedding the Caribbean island’s colonial past. Sandra Mason was elected late on Wednesday by a two-thirds vote of a joint session of the country’s House of Assembly and Senate, a milestone, the government […]

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Haiti: Gang leader threatens to kill American missionary hostages if he doesn’t get $17 million

The leader of the gang that kidnapped 17 US and Canadian missionaries in Haiti has threatened to kill them if he doesn’t get what he wants, according to a video released on Thursday. The video appears to show Wilson Joseph, who goes by the alias Lanmò Sanjou, or Death Without Days speaking at a funeral […]

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10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school in Hawaii over drawing that upset a parent

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is demanding policy changes after a 10-year-old Black girl was arrested at school over a drawing linked to a dispute among children. In response to the incident, the ACLU sent a letter on Monday to the Honolulu Police Department, the state Department of Education and the state attorney […]

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Covid-19 may have killed between 80k to 180k healthcare staff worldwide

Covid-19 has severely affected healthcare staff and may have killed between 80,000 and 180,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Healthcare workers must be prioritised for vaccines, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, and he criticised unfairness in the distribution of jabs. The deaths occurred between January 2020 and May of this year. Earlier, another […]

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Gabby Petito Case: Fiancé Brian Laundrie’s remains found

The human remains found in a Florida park on Wednesday have been confirmed to belong to the missing fiancé of a murdered blogger, officials said.The body of Brian Laundrie, who had been missing for over a month, was identified using dental records.Laundrie, who was a person of interest in Gabby Petito’s death, returned to Florida […]

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Scientist retires one of the world’s last two northern white rhinos from breeding program

Scientists have retired one of the world’s last two northern white rhinos from a breeding programme trying to save the species from extinction. The decision to stop harvesting 32-year-old Najin’s eggs followed an “ethical risk assessment” that considered her age and other factors. Neither Najin nor her daughter Fatu are able to carry a rhino […]

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Queen Elizabeth II spends a night in hospital before returning back at Windsor Castle

The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace has said. The 95-year-old monarch returned from hospital at lunchtime on Thursday and is “in good spirits”, the palace added. The Queen was said to be “disappointed” after cancelling a visit to Northern Ireland on […]

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David Amess: UK lawmaker’s murder accused felt ‘affiliated to ISIL’

Ali Harbi Ali, the man charged with murdering British Member of Parliament David Amess, considered himself affiliated with the Islamic State group (ISIL) and had settled on a plan to kill a lawmaker years ago, a prosecutor said on Thursday. “Ali considered himself affiliated to Islamic State,” James Cable told a hearing at Westminster Magistrates […]