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Counterterrorism police killed nine alleged militants in a shootout during a raid in southwest Pakistan early Saturday, they said, and two soldiers and a militant were killed in a raid in the northwest overnight. A raid was conducted in the Mastung area of Baluchistan province, the provincial counterterrorism department said in a statement. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the bombing earlier in the week was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.
At a stadium full of recent bad memories, Australia experienced moments of anxiety before beating Japan 32-23 Saturday to start its annual rugby tour to the northern hemisphere. The Showa Denko Dome which hosted Saturday’s match was the venue where the Wallabies lost to England in the quarterfinals of the 2019 World Cup. Flyhalves Quade Cooper for Australia and Rikaya Matsuda for Japan were influential figures as the teams struggled through an error-ridden match, deprived of continuity mainly by a high number of breakdown penalties.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — The number of people infected by Sars-CoV-2 in Malaysia could soon reach the 2.5 million mark as daily positive cases continue to stay in the thousands, with 5,828 more added...
Lava continued to spew from the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the island of La Palma on Friday, October 22; the molten rock had flowed across more than 886 hectares (about 3.3 square miles), according to Copernicus Emergency Management Service.Lava flows that had prompted evacuations near the town of La Laguna had slowed on October 22, according to the local emergency service 1-1-2 Canarias.This footage shows molten rock erupting from one of several chimneys on the volcano late Friday night. Credit: Idafe.com via Storyful
Jamie Laing has credited his determination and that he wasn't just chasing fame with helping him make the most of his time on Made In Chelsea.
Her marriage to commoner Kei Komuro on Tuesday will mean she becomes a commoner in keeping with laws saying female members of the imperial family cannot keep their royal status after marriage.Photos of Mako taking a walk on the imperial grounds with her younger sister were released by the Imperial Household Agency, but no comment was given by the princess to mark her birthday.The three-year engagement between Princess Mako and Komuro was marked with scandal and controversy, which started when a tabloid reported that Komuro was embroiled in a money scandal.The Imperial Household Agency said in a news conference held in early October that Princess Mako had developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from the intense media scrutiny her engagement came under.
Apple has updated its App Store rules to allow developers to contact users directly about payments, a concession in a legal settlement with companies challenging its tightly controlled marketplace.
The region’s golden light and natural beauty first attracted the Hudson River School — Thomas Cole, Frederic Church and Albert Bierstadt — whose luminous paintings captured the local landscape. While the region has long attracted filmmakers, Hollywood on the Hudson has never quite arrived. Until now. As Manhattanites throng the area approximately 90 miles north […]
Bangladesh plans to present its “climate prosperity plan” aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development at the forthcoming U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, a Bangladeshi climate official says. The plan envisions boosting renewable energy, making agriculture more resistant to climate shocks and finding solutions in nature to challenges posed by global warming, such as restoring mangroves to protect coasts from cyclones. The South Asian nation says it will encourage other similarly vulnerable countries to draft their own plans.
Australia warmed up for their rugby tour of Europe with a nervy 32-23 victory over Japan in Oita on Saturday, the Wallabies' fifth successive Test win.
“We had a disagreement about something that was on the floor. We’re both very passionate about winning. We didn’t want to lose this game,” Howard said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 — DAP’s Lim Guan Eng today denounced the idea of a high-speed rail (HSR) project linking Kuala Lumpur with Johor Baru only, saying that the venture would not be financially...
China's Communist Party is once again extending a paternal hand over Chinese society.On Saturday, Beijing passed an education law that seeks to cut the 'twin pressures' of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects.Details of the law's passing were reported in Chinese state media.It says the legislation makes local governments responsible for ensuring that pressure on children is reduced.The law asks parents to arrange their children's time to account for reasonable rest and exercise, and to avoid them overusing the internet.China's parliament is also considering legislation that would punish parents if their children exhibit what it regards as "very bad behaviour" or commit crimes.The new law is just the latest example of Beijing’s increasing influence over the lives of its citizens - from tackling online gaming addiction to clamping down on the "blind" worship of internet celebrities.In recent months, the education ministry has limited gaming hours for minors, allowing them to play online for one hour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.
Heavy rain flooded streets in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 22, with more rain forecast for the weekend.This footage filmed by Holly Buechler Schieffer shows vehicles driving through floodwaters along a busy road, as more rain falls on the area.The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a weather statement for Fort Lauderdale, warning of heavy rainfall and strong winds.Storms are expected to linger in South Florida throughout the weekend, according to the NWS. Credit: Holly Buechler Schieffer via Storyful
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Alec Baldwin was handed what was described as a safe "cold gun" on the set of his movie "Rust", but the prop gun contained live rounds when it was fired, according to details of the police investigation into the fatal shooting released on Friday.The shot hit Hutchins in the chest, and director Joel Souza who was sitting behind her, in the shoulder, according to a county sheriff's affidavit filed in Santa Fe magistrates court."It's absolutely shocking. I think when I first found out yesterday, I... My response was just like: 'Well, no, that's not possible'," director Cate Devaney, who worked with Hutchins on "The Mad Hatter", told Reuters in an interview."It'll be interesting to see what exactly happened and where things just were neglected," she added.While the exact type of weapon used in the shooting on the set of "Rust" remained unclear, an affidavit filed by New Mexico authorities on Friday said the film's assistant director grabbed one of three guns placed on a table by the armorer.The assistant director took the gun to Baldwin, handed it to the actor and yelled, "cold gun," in an indication that "the prop-gun did not have any live rounds," the affidavit said.Prop guns have long been used on sets for the realistic visual effect of the flash and recoil after an actor pulls the trigger. Guns with blank cartridges, which lack a bullet but use gunpowder, can be fatal at close range. But Hutchins' death has reignited concern about their use.
COMMENTARY — Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will face off on November 20 as both set out to prove their party is the most popular among Malay voters. Barring any last-minute...
The U.S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have been sent to an American base in the Balkan nation of Kosovo. Human rights advocates have raised concerns about the Afghans diverted to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo over the past six weeks, citing a lack of transparency about their status, the reasons for holding them back and the question of what might become of any who can't be cleared to come to the U.S. “We are obviously concerned,” said Jelena Sesar, a researcher for Amnesty International who specializes in the Balkans.