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The Walking Dead: What we learned from the season 8 trailer

Rick Grimes is back! Fans of The Walking Dead have been eagerly waiting for news of what’s to happen to Rick and the Alexandria community when season eight of the zombie drama returns to screens in October. That patience was rewarded with a five-minute trailer which was presented by the cast and creators at Friday’s Comic-Con panel. Ahead of the clip, the team began with an emotional tribute to stuntman John Bernecker, who died last week after falling 30ft (9m) onto a concrete floor during a fight scene on the…

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Woman, 61, shot dead in Venezuela voting queue

Media playback is unsupported on your device A nurse aged 61 has been shot dead while waiting to vote in an unofficial, opposition-organised referendum in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. Men on motorbikes fired at a queue, killing her and wounding three others. The opposition blamed a “paramilitary” gang. Video from the scene showed people rushing away from the gunshots. Many fled to a church. Venezuela is in crisis, and more than 100 people have died in political clashes since April. Opposition spokesman Carlos Ocariz said of the shooting: “We lament this…

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Living Dead director George A Romero dies at 77

The American-born filmmaker George A Romero, who created the genre-defining Living Dead movie franchise, has died at the age of 77, his family have said. Romero died in his sleep on Sunday after a ” brief but aggressive battle” with lung cancer, his manager told Variety. Romero co-wrote and directed the film that started the zombie series – Night of the Living Dead – in 1968. It led to a number of sequels – and a slew of imitators. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Entertainment & Arts

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Walking Dead filming stops after stuntman injury

Production on hit TV series The Walking Dead has been stopped after a stuntman was seriously injured on set. AMC Networks said they were “saddened” after John Bernecker was injured while filming for the show’s eighth season. “John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for The Walking Dead and numerous other television shows and films, suffered serious injuries from a tragic accident on set,” they told USA Today. He is in hospital in Atlanta. AMC said production was “temporarily” shut down. Bernecker’s film credits include Black Panther, Logan and Fantastic Four, according…

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Mississippi crash: Sixteen dead in Marines Corps plane incident

At least 16 people have died after a US military plane crashed in the southern state of Mississippi at around 16:00 local time (21:00 GMT) on Monday. The crash happened in LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160km) north of Jackson, the state capital. All 16 victims were on the Marine Corps aircraft and there were no survivors, Leflore County emergency management director Fred Randle said. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said the incident was a “tragedy”. “Our men and women in uniform risk themselves every day to secure our freedom,” he…

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Manchester attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt in suicide bombing

Media playback is unsupported on your device Twenty-two people have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. A lone attacker set off a homemade bomb in the foyer at 22:33 BST on Monday in what Theresa May called an “appalling, sickening” terrorist act. Armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack. The first victim has been named as 18-year-old student Georgina Callander. She was studying health…

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Policeman and suspected gunman shot dead in Paris 'terror attack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device One policeman has been shot dead and two others wounded in central Paris, French police say, with their suspected attacker killed by security forces. A lone gunman opened fire before being killed as he fled the scene, police say. The Champs-Elysees was sealed off. President Francois Hollande said that he was convinced the attack was “terrorist-related”. So-called Islamic State (IS) said that one of its “fighters” had carried out the attack. Islamist militancy is a major issue in the polls after recent mass…

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