The Daily Populous

Friday November 23rd, 2018 night edition

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More European governments have imposed an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia in response to the country’s on-going killing of civilians in Yemen.

The Danish, German, Dutch and Finnish governments have now joined other countries in halting the sale of weapons to the autocracy, as the UN warns of “the worst famine in the world in 100 years”.

Saudi Arabia is intervening on the side of the Yemeni government against Houthi rebels, who control a large part of the country.

The country’s internationally-recognised leadership no longer holds the capital and its opponents are backed by Saudi’s regional rival, Iran.

The conflict’s death toll is thought to be at least 10,000, with the famine’s far outnumbering that.

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: “These arms sales should never have been allowed in the first place.

It is time for all governments to push for a ceasefire and to stop prioritising arms sales over the rights and lives of Yemeni people. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hits Back at Fox News: ‘The Same Folks Who Bow to Trump Are Clutching Their Pearls’

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Journalist Charles Payne, normally seen on Fox Business Network, suggested freshman Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez “just want to create havoc” in Congress.

Payne was discussing how the newly-blue House of Representatives might put pressure on President Donald Trump with Washington Examiner’s Phil Wegmann.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the Fox News broadcast on Twitter, criticizing “the same folks who bow to Trump.” »

Couple finds $1.8 million lottery ticket while cleaning before Thanksgiving

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A couple made their house and their bank account look like a million bucks while cleaning up ahead of having family over for Thanksgiving.

Tina and Harold Ehrenberg were prepping their home in Mandeville, Louisiana, for Thanksgiving festivities when they found some old lottery tickets on the nightstand — including a winner worth $1.8 million.

The couple found the winning Louisiana Lottery ticket just in time, too, as it was set to expire in two weeks. »

10 Larger-Than-Life Facts About André the Giant

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In the 1950s, playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett took up residence in Ussy-sur-Marne in France and commissioned local laborers to construct a cottage.

Still, the unlikely pairing has inspired several plays, including the recent Sam & Dede, Or My Dinner with André the Giant.

At 19, he visited his parents for the first time, having already broken into the professional wrestling business. »

These guys nailed it : StarWars

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A long time ago, in a sub reddit far, far, away....

There was an epic battle between good and evil.

The Jedi fight for justice and peace and the Sith for power and chaos. »