The Daily Populous

Monday October 7th, 2019 night edition

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A Thai judge shot himself in a courtroom after delivering a rare speech railing against the country's justice system.

Kanakorn Pianchana acquitted five Muslim men of murder on Friday before calling for a fairer judiciary.

He then recited a legal oath, pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the chest.

But the judge survived and was rushed to hospital where he is recovering from his injuries.

After acquitting the five men of murder and firearms offences, he addressed the court with an impassioned speech that he broadcast live on Facebook.

But local media reported that the judge could have been referring to the case he had just ruled on.

Rights groups have alleged that security forces trump up charges against Muslim suspects in the Malay-Muslim majority region. »

Man loudly cheering on-screen murders in 'Joker' NY screening sends many to exit

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A young man who was loudly cheering and applauding on-screen murders sent some people heading toward exits in a crowded theater in Manhattan's Times Square on Friday night.

Other patrons yelled at the man, who spit on them as they left early, said Nathanael Hood, who was in the theater.

The man started clapping and cheering again "really loudly" during a climatic gunfight, he said, and got "belligerent" when people told him to quit. »

Hayao Miyazaki has turned down multiple offers from Hollywood to make live-action Nausicaa movie

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There’s a huge exception coming up soon, though, in the form of the kabuki adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s landmark anime movie Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

According to Suzuki, there have been multiple offers from Hollywood studios to make a live-action Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, but “[Miyazaki] turned them all down, and I thought he wouldn’t like the idea of a kabuki play either, but he was willing.”.

Suzuki said that Miyazaki agreed to give Nausicaa the kabuki green light on two conditions:. »

2nd whistleblower comes forward after speaking with IG: Attorney

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@ABC EXCLUSIVE: Attorney representing whistleblower who sounded the alarm on Pres.

Trump’s dealings with Ukraine tells @ABC News he is now representing a second whistleblower who has first-hand knowledge of events.

Zaid says he does not know if the second whistleblower he represents is the person identified in the Times report. »

Trump impeachment: Second whistleblower comes forward ‘with first-hand knowledge’ of corruption allegations

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A second whistleblower has come forward “with first-hand knowledge” of explosive allegations against Donald Trump that triggered an impeachment inquiry.

He said the latest whistleblower had not yet spoken to congressional committees investigating the alleged offences.

As lawyers & others have stated, as President, I have an OBLIGATION to look into possible, or probable, CORRUPTION!”. »