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Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Monday, 25 October 2021, 07:09 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor...

Texas drag race driver slams into spectators, killing 2 kids

Monday, 25 October 2021, 07:07 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

A driver lost control during a Texas drag racing event on an airport runway and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people, authorities said. A...

Salvini on trial in Italy over 2019 migrant ship

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 15:42 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Italy’s right-wing former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, went on trial Saturday charged with kidnapping for refusing in 2019 to allow a Spanish migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily, keeping...

Scientists urge UK to prepare rapid return of COVID measures

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 06:59 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The British government’s scientific advisers urged the government on Friday to ensure coronavirus restrictions can be introduced rapidly, as the rate of new infections continues to...

Covid-19 virus surge in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 06:57 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The Covid-19 virus continues to rear its head again in Eastern Europe, with new records of infections and deaths reached. The following are stories from some countries that are experiencing...

Alec Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round - warrant

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 06:44 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday...

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 18:22 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was awarded the European Union's top human rights prize Wednesday in a clear slap at President Vladimir Putin for his actions against his biggest...

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