Australia’s Melbourne enjoys the weekend with relaxed COVID curbs after a long lockdown

MELBOURNE, October 23 (Reuters) -Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, began its first weekend out of the world’s longest line of COVID-19 lockdowns with spontaneous street parties, live music and packed pubs, bars and restaurants. Home to around five million people, Melbourne endured 262 days or nearly nine months of restrictions under six lockdowns since March … Read more

Props shoot debate after the film photographer’s death on set

October 22 (Reuters) – An on-set shooting death has revived concerns over the use of prop weapons as gun actress Alec Baldwin, who was charged with the murder of film photographer Halyna Hutchins while filming a movie in New Mexico. Some prop cannons are non-firing fax weapons, but many are real cannons, filled with empty … Read more