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From exile, female former Afghan leader keeps fighting

22 October 2021 at 04:04
Two months after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, one of the country's once-prominent female leaders a former parliament member, candidate for president and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize is visiting the United Nations, not as a representative of her government but as a woman in exile.

Liz Cheney is a β€˜smug fool’: Trump

22 October 2021 at 04:00
Donald Trump has lashed out at Republican foe Liz Cheney as the feud between them deepens. Former President Trump has called Ms Cheney a β€œsmug fool” after she supported a move for a criminal contempt vote in the House against former White House aide Stephen Bannon.

What America’s Supply-Chain Backlog Looks Like Up Close

22 October 2021 at 04:00
California’s Port of Los Angeles is struggling to keep up with the crush of cargo containers arriving at its terminals, creating one of the biggest choke points in the global supply-chain crisis. This exclusive aerial video illustrates the scope of the problem and the complexities of this process. Photo: Thomas C. Miller

β€˜What am I doing here’: Biden stumbles again during CNN Town Hall event

22 October 2021 at 04:00
US President Joe Biden has endured another torrid public appearance, stumbling through a CNN Town Hall event in Baltimore on Thursday, local time. The event was an opportunity to reset his presidency, which is beset by domestic scandals and a plummeting approval rating. Despite the relatively softball questions, the President struggled to answer some of the queries put to him by host Anderson Cooper.

Film Set After Alec Baldwin Shoots Two People With Prop Gun, Authorities Say

22 October 2021 at 04:00
Alec Baldwin shot two crew members with a prop gun on the set of the Western film β€œRust,” on Thursday, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Queen Elizabeth hospitalised after suddenly cancelling tour

22 October 2021 at 04:00
Queen Elizabeth has spent the night in hospital in London after suddenly cancelling an official tour to Northern Ireland.

Alec Baldwin’s Hollywood sagas

22 October 2021 at 04:00
Equally adept at comedy and drama, Alec Baldwin has been one of Hollywood’s most reliable actors for more than 40 years.

Tributes pour in for cinematographer who died in an firearm accident involving Alec Baldwin

22 October 2021 at 04:00
Tributes have poured in for β€œrockstar cinematographer” Halyna Hutchins who died in an accidental shooting on the film set of the upcoming movie, Rust. Authorities have confirmed the firearm was discharged by Hollywood actor Alec Baldin while production was taking place in New Mexico on Thursday, local time. Rust director Joel Souza was also injured in the shooting and is being treated in hospital. A spokesman for Mr Baldwin, who is producing and starring in the film, said there was an accident involving the misfire of a prop gun with blanks. Ms Hutchins, 42, was named a "rising star" by American Cinematographer magazine in 2019 and was director of photography on the 2020 action film Archenemy, starring Joe Manganiello. "I'm so sad about losing Halyna," said Archenemy director Adam Egypt Mortimer on Twitter. "And so infuriated that this could happen on a set.

Alec Baldwin shoots two people during prop gun mishap on movie set

22 October 2021 at 04:00
A crew member has been killed and a second injured after Alec Baldwin misfired a gun on the set of his latest film.

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman on film set

22 October 2021 at 04:00
Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin has shot dead a woman while filming in New Mexico. Local police say he fired a prop firearm, killing director of photography Halyna Hutchins. The incident occurred during the production of the film β€œRust” near Santa Fe.

Biden’s seven words set to enrage China

22 October 2021 at 04:00
In just seven words, President Joe Biden has risked the wrath of China by reversing decades of deliberately ambiguous language designed specifically not to anger Beijing.

Good Weekend Superquiz and Saturday Target Time, October 23

22 October 2021 at 04:00
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.

Putin to Bennett: We have a lot of problems to discuss - watch

22 October 2021 at 03:56

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has arrived at Russian President Vladimir Putin's residence in the resort town of Sochi.

Trump Critic Alec Baldwin Kills 1, Injures Another After Firing "Prop Gun" On Movie Set

22 October 2021 at 03:54
Trump Critic Alec Baldwin Kills 1, Injures Another After Firing "Prop Gun" On Movie Set

Actor Alec Baldwin, the prominent critic of President Trump who infamously portrayed the former president on sketch comedy show SNL, has found himself in a bit of hot water after a staggering tragedy on the set of a movie he was filming.

Baldwin, who is notorious for angry outbursts directed at fellow airplane passengers and violent confrontations with strangers vying with him for the same parking spot, apparently shot and killed the director of photography, and wounded the director, of the movie "Rust", a western which Baldwin was filming in New Mexico, according to the New York Times and the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office. The killing occurred Thursday when Baldwin fired a "prop firearm" on the set of the film.

The cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, 42, was killed, and the director, Joel Souza, 48, was injured around 1:50 p.m. on the set of β€œRust,” which is being filmed in Santa Fe County, said Juan Rios, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.

The Santa Fe Sheriff told reporters that the shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch happened in the middle of a scene that was either being rehearsed or filmed. He said the Sheriff’s Office was interviewing people on the set to determine how the two had been shot. No charges have been filed against anyone involved with the shooting, including Baldwin.

Law enforcement says they're still trying to nail down the details of exactly what happened.

"We’re trying to determine right now how and what type of projectile was used in the firearm," he said.

Hutchins, the director of photography, was flown to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she later died. Souza, the director, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. His condition was β€œnot immediately available,” per the NYT.

The movie’s production company, Rust Movie Productions LLC, said in a statement that "[t]he entire cast and crew has been absolutely devastated by today’s tragedy, and we send our deepest condolences to Halyna’s family and loved ones. We have halted production on the film for an undetermined period of time and are fully cooperating with the Santa Fe Police Department’s investigation. We will be providing counseling services to everyone connected to the film as we work to process this awful event."

When approached by the NYT (and other media outlets), the film’s producers didn't immediately respond to emails or phone calls on Thursday night, nor did Baldwin or any of his representatives.

The actor, who has starred or participated in many classic movies and television shows, has long been known for his liberal views, including his opposition to gun control.

Baldwin hasn't posted on his social media accounts since the incident. However, back in 2017, Baldwin tweeted about a police shooting, saying "I wonder how it feels to wrongly kill someone?"

I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone...

β€” AlecBaldwin (@AlecBaldwln____) September 23, 2017

What a way to find out.

Tyler Durden Fri, 10/22/2021 - 06:54

David Amess: MPs to be offered β€˜trained and accredited’ guards at constituency surgeries

22 October 2021 at 03:52

β€˜Choice of whether or not to hold a physical surgery is an entirely personal one based on our individual situations,’ letter to MPs says