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Unidentified gunmen attacked a police patrol overnight in northwest Pakistan, killing four before fleeing the scene, a police official said Wednesday. No group claimed responsibility for the attack in Lakki Marwat, a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan. Police official Umar Khan said a search operation for the culprits was still underway.
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India's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered an independent investigation into the alleged government use of Pegasus spyware on journalists, opposition politicians and activists with the chief justice calling the implications "Orwellian".
Climate change activists blockaded two busy routes into London, causing rush-hour chaos for motorists on Wednesday, as they defied a national injunction by continuing to protest in the run-up to the COP26 summit next week. They targeted the A40 in west London and a major roundabout in Dartford, Kent, east of the capital, on Wednesday. London's Metropolitan Police said 17 activists had been arrested on the A40, six of whom had glued themselves to the ground.
Upset at a van driver who had not stopped at the zebra crossing, a woman followed the driver into a carpark to confront him.
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Polish consumer watchdog UOKiK said it was investigating complaints against Glovo and Uber Eats after customers said they had problems with getting money back for cancelled orders or had been made to pay more than they had been initially told. Uber Eats and privately-owned Glovo did not immediately respond to e-mailed requests for comment. Uber Eats and Glovo are mobile applications used to order food or shopping from stores with delivery to a given address, whose popularity has risen significantly in recent months.
U.S. billionaires would pay tax on unrealized gains from their assets to help finance President Joe Biden's emerging social-policy and climate-change legislation, according to a proposal unveiled on Wednesday by the top Senate Democrat for tax policy. The so-called billionaires tax, announced by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, is part of a two-pronged legislative strategy that also includes a proposed 15% corporate minimum tax on the most profitable U.S. corporations, which was unveiled on Tuesday. Wyden and other lawmakers, including Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, say the legislation is intended to curtail tax avoidance by corporations and the wealthy and could generate hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for Biden's "Build Back Better" legislation, which is expected to cost between $1.5 trillion and $2 trillion.
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Pushing past skeptics, Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires’ tax proposal, an entirely new entry in the tax code designed to help pay for President Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic policy package and edge his party closer to an overall agreement. The proposed tax would hit the gains of those with more than $1 billion in assets or incomes of more than $100 million a year, and it could begin to shore up the big social services and climate change plan Biden is racing to finish before departing this week for global summits. The new billionaires' proposal, coupled with a new 15% corporate minimum tax, would provide alternative revenue sources that Biden needs to win over one key Democrat, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who had rejected the party's earlier idea of reversing the Trump-era tax breaks on corporations and the wealthy to raise revenue.
Twin “whirlpools” were spotted swirling in pooled water in Monticello, New York, on October 26, as a nor’easter storm brought heavy rain to parts of the state.Sullivan County Government posted this footage showing the twirling water in a part of the town they said is “prone to flooding”.The National Weather Service extended a flash flood warning that afternoon, urging the public to move immediately to higher ground.Road closures were ordered in response to the heavy downpours, according to local officials. Credit: Sullivan County Government via Storyful
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Ministers depart 10 Downing Street following a Cabinet meeting ahead of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget announcement.
SALES Caroline Stern’s Canoe Film has boarded international sales for feature documentary “I Get Knocked Down,” where Dunstan Bruce features alongside his former Chumbawamba band members to reveal the little known history of the anarchist punk band which suddenly found itself at the top of the charts globally in 1997. Chumbawumba’s “Tubthumping” reached number 1 […]
Variety can reveal the first look poster and trailer of the long awaited sequel to all-time British kids’ classic film “The Railway Children” from Studiocanal. Studiocanal is launching global sales on the film at the virtual AFM (Nov. 1-5). Based on a celebrated novel by E. Nesbit, the original 1970 film follows three children, who, […]
“Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer and Phyllis Logan, best known for portraying the beloved Mrs. Hughes (and later Mrs. Carson) in “Downton Abbey,” are set to star in plane crash thriller “No Way Up,” with Altitude Film Entertainment both producing and handling worldwide sales. The project, which will begin shooting in Malta in spring 2022, will […]
Singapore has selected Chinese-language thriller “Precious is the Night” as its contender in the best international feature film category at the Academy Awards. The movie was directed by Taiwan-born Wayne Peng, one of the world’s leading commercials directors, as his first full length feature. Told from the perspective of a novelist who stumbles across the […]
The U.S. state with the fewest daily COVID-19 cases per capita is the same one that recently had more than any other: Florida.
It benefited from a boom in mergers and acquisitions activity over the period, as well as a steep decline in provisions for bad loans related to the coronavirus pandemic.