Cinematographer killed, director injured as actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fires prop gun on movie set

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer and wounded a director when he discharged a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico on Thursday, authorities said. Baldwin shot Halyna Hutchins, the photography director of “Rust”, and Joel Souza, the film’s director, at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a production location south of Santa… Read More Cinematographer killed, director injured as actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fires prop gun on movie set

Sixteen dead following explosion at chemicals plant in western Russia

Sixteen people were killed in an explosion and fire at a gunpowder and chemicals plant in Russia’s western Ryazan province on Friday, Russian state TV said, and one man was taken to hospital with serious burns. The disaster wiped out practically the entire shift of 17 workers who were on site at the time, according… Read More Sixteen dead following explosion at chemicals plant in western Russia

Benin parliament approves legalisation of abortion

Benin’s parliament has voted to legalise abortion in most circumstances, the health ministry said on Thursday, becoming one of only a handful of African countries to do so. Abortion was previously legal only in cases of rape or incest, if the mother’s life was at risk, or if the unborn child had a particularly serious… Read More Benin parliament approves legalisation of abortion

Russian President Vladimir Putin approves week-long workplace shutdown following surge in coronavirus cases

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday approved a government proposal for a week-long workplace shutdown at the start of November to combat a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Coronavirus-related deaths across Russia in the past 24 hours hit yet another daily record at 1,028, with 34,073 new infections. Speaking at a televised meeting… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin approves week-long workplace shutdown following surge in coronavirus cases

Four dead, dozens injured following explosion at BBQ restaurant in China

Four people were killed and 47 were hurt in a gas explosion at a BBQ restaurant in China on Thursday, the local government said. The explosion in northeastern Shenyang city shattered the windows of nearby buildings and halted traffic, state media said. Nothing was left of the restaurant except exposed structural beams, according to videos… Read More Four dead, dozens injured following explosion at BBQ restaurant in China

Spanish court approves U.S. extradition request of former Venezuelan intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal

Spain’s High Court on Wednesday agreed to extradite former Venezuelan spymaster Hugo Carvajal to the United States, where he faces drug trafficking charges, after he was denied asylum in Spain, the court said in a statement. His lawyer Nielson Vilela said he did not expect an immediate extradition as Carvajal was a witness in other… Read More Spanish court approves U.S. extradition request of former Venezuelan intelligence chief Hugo Carvajal

Kuwait lifts coronavirus restrictions for vaccinated people

Kuwait has lifted all COVID-19 restrictions for vaccinated people, its prime minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, told a news conference on Wednesday. He did not give further details during the televised event. Kuwait airport will resume operating at full capacity from October 24, the cabinet spokesman told the same news conference. The Gulf country… Read More Kuwait lifts coronavirus restrictions for vaccinated people