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Alec Baldwin turns in mobile phone over to investigators probing fatal film set shooting

Alec Baldwin has turned over his mobile phone to police investigating a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot as Mr Baldwin, 63, rehearsed drawing a prop gun on the set of the movie Rust in October last year. Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office confirmed the actor had turned over […]

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United States: At least 19 killed in fire at New York apartment building block

At least 19 people, including nine children, have died after a fire in a New York apartment building. Another 32 people were sent to hospital, several of whom are in a critical condition, according to New York Mayor Eric Adams. Fire department Commissioner Daniel Nigro said they had found victims on every floor of the […]

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Prince Andrew asked to provide documents to prove his alleged ‘medical inability to sweat’

Prince Andrew has been asked to provide documents proving his “alleged medical inability to sweat” in a court filing by attorneys for Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused the royal of sexual assault in a US civil lawsuit. In the court document filed Thursday, Giuffre’s attorneys also ask for any documents relating to anyone Andrew […]

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12-person jury finds Ghislaine Maxwell guilty of helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse girls

Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of recruiting and trafficking young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein. The 60-year-old was found guilty on five of the six counts she faced. The verdict was reached after five full days of deliberation by a 12-person jury in New York. It means […]

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South Africa urges to halt New York auction of Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell key

South Africa demanded a halt to an auction of the key to the prison cell on Robben Island once occupied by former President Nelson Mandela. The sale is due in January in New York by Guernsey’s auction house. The seller is Christo Brand, Mandela’s former prison guard in the notorious jail. But Nathi Mthethwa, South […]

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Donald Trump sues New York State attorney for pursuing investigation into his company

Donald Trump has sued New York state Attorney General Letitia James, seeking to block her from continuing to investigate his company. The former US president argues she has violated his constitutional rights by pursuing a politically motivated probe. Ms James says the investigation “will continue undeterred”. She opened a civil inquiry in 2019 into claims […]

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Rapper Kangol Kid dies at 55 after battle with cancer

Kangol Kid, a member of the legendary hip-hop group UTFO, has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 55. The family of Kangol Kid whose real name is Shaun Shiller Fequiere said in a statement that he died peacefully around 3:00am on Saturday at a hospital in Manhasset, New York. He was diagnosed […]

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Woman pulled out from car submerged near brink of Niagara Falls dies

A woman who was pulled from a car submerged in rushing water near the brink of Niagara Falls has died, New York State Park Police said. The unnamed local woman in her 60s was pulled from the car by a rescue swimmer dangling from a US Coast Guard helicopter about 50 yards from the American […]

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CNN fires Chris Cuomo over help he gave his brother, ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo

CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo for the help he gave his brother, ex-New York governor Andrew Cuomo, while he was battling harassment allegations. The decision came after additional information emerged over the extent of Chris Cuomo’s involvement in his older brother’s defence. Andrew Cuomo resigned in August after prosecutors said he had harassed staff. Chris […]

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Grab: Singapore-based ride-hailing and payments app falls in $40 billion market debut

Singapore-based ride-hailing and payments app, Grab made its stock market debut on New York’s Nasdaq trading platform. Shares initially rose before falling sharply. The share sale valued Grab at more than $40 billion making it the largest ever US listing by a South East Asian firm. Instead of a conventional share sale, Grab went public […]

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CNN star Chris Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely for helping his ex-New York governor brother

CNN star Chris Cuomo has been suspended indefinitely over help he gave his ex-New York governor brother while he was battling sex abuse allegations. The decision came after the New York attorney general released new documents that showed the extent of his work for his older sibling, Andrew Cuomo. CNN said the documents show “a […]

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Malikah Shabazz: Daughter of Malcolm X found dead at her Brooklyn home

A daughter of slain Black civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malikah Shabazz, died on Monday, the New York Police Department said. Shabazz, 56, was found unconscious by her daughter at her home in Brooklyn, according to the NYPD. Police said the death appears to be due to natural causes at this time. Bernice King, a […]