The Daily Populous

Sunday January 5th, 2020 evening edition

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"This is a war crime," Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat from New York, tweeted in response to the president's warning.

"Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women, and children—which is what you're doing by targeting cultural sites—does not make you a 'tough guy.'

Threatening to target and kill innocent families, women and children - which is what you’re doing by targeting cultural sites - does not make you a “tough guy.”

Intentionally targeting cultural and non-military sites is a war crime under international law, as observers hastened to point out in response to the president's threat.

Trump's tweet came hours after the White House formally notified Congress Saturday of the strike on Soleimani, as required by the War Powers Act of 1973.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement that the classified document delivered by the Trump administration "raises more questions than it answers."

"This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner, and justification of the administration's decision to engage in hostilities against Iran," said Pelosi. »

Japanese woman turns 117 years old, extends record as world's oldest person

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FILE PHOTO: 116-year-old Japanese woman Kane Tanaka celebrates during a ceremony to recognise her as the world's oldest person living and world's oldest woman living by the Guinness World Records in Fukuoka, Japan March 9, 2019.

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kane Tanaka has extended her record as the world’s oldest person by celebrating her 117th birthday at a nursing home in Fukuoka in southern Japan.

Tanaka was last year confirmed as the oldest living person, aged 116 years 66 days old as of March 9, according to Guinness World Records. »

Finnish PM calls for a 4-day-week and 6-hour-day

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Finland’s new prime minister caused enthusiasm in the country: Sanna Marin (34) is the youngest female head of government worldwide.

For Sanna Marin, the fact that she is young and female doesn’t play a big role:.

She demands much shorter working hours on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Turku. »

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Expel All American Troops and Submit UN Complaint Against US for Violation of Sovereignty

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"Iraq called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn the bombing and assassinations," Iraq's foreign ministry said in a statement following the vote.

"Parliament also called on the government to ban the use of Iraqi airspace by any foreign power," according to The National.

The prime minister's remarks came before Iraqi lawmakers are set to vote on a resolution to end permission for American troops to remain in Iraq. »

A Lot of the Sound Effects in Ad Astra Were Just Tommy Lee Jones's Voice

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Ad Astra, James Gray’s striking spacefaring epic about lost fathers and lost hope, was a rich, well-made film.

In perhaps the most interesting example, many sound effects in the film were created using dialogue from other parts of the film.

It was his idea to take dialogue from Tommy Lee Jones from later in the movie, and loop it, and play it as sound effects,” Rydstrom explained. »