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Actor Alec Baldwin has accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer in New Mexico, on the set of his upcoming film Rust. The 63-year-old fired a prop gun, unexpectedly launching a “projectile” that hit Halyna Hutchins, 42, in the stomach. She was flown to hospital in an air ambulance, but died shortly after. The Queen is “in good spirits”, having spent Wednesday night in hospital, says Buckingham Palace. Booster jabs of the Pfizer vaccine offer “near-total protection” from Covid, says The Times, after a study showed a third shot raises protection by “a further 95%”. The PM has “piled pressure” on vaccine chiefs to let people have boosters less than six months after their second doses.