The Daily Populous

Sunday January 5th, 2020 morning edition

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A red flag has been raised during a ceremony to honour Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani in a declaration they are ready for war.

Iranian state television aired the image from a mosque in the Shiite holy city of Qom, showing the flag flying above the minarets.

It is the first time in history that the red flag has been hoisted on top of the Jamkaran mosque in the Iranian city and comes after warnings of harsh retaliation against the US.

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Mourners have been chanting at the funeral today in Baghdad of Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force (Picture: Reuters).

Today thousands of mourners chanted ‘death to America’ and ‘America is the great Satan’ during the funeral procession for Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq.

He is also blamed for attacks on US troops and American allies going back to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. »

Leaked GPU Specs Suggest Xbox Series X Substantially More Powerful Than PS5

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If this rumor proves true — always something to keep in mind — the Xbox Series X will launch packing the equivalent of a high-end PC GPU.

That would give the Xbox Series X 3,584 GPU cores compared to 5,120 for Navi 20, or about 70 percent as many.

On the other hand, if this points to an upper-end Xbox Series X, it means that version of the console is going to pack high-end* PC-equivalent performance. »

14-Year-Old Fake Cop Pleads Not Guilty

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A 14-year-old boy accused of impersonating a police officer and going on patrol for five hours has pleaded not guilty.

The teenager appeared in a Chicago juvenile courtroom on Monday in a purple sweater with his hands cuffed behind his back.

A judge ordered that he be held at the juvenile center because he could pose a danger to himself. »

Trump Told Mar-a-Lago Guests About Iran Strike: Report

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However, that was not the case for several random members of the president’s private south Florida golf resort, Mar-a-Lago.

“What was sitting before us was his travels throughout the region and his efforts to make a significant strike against Americans.

In the aftermath of the attack, the Iraqi parliament will convene Sunday to discuss ordering the U.S. to leave the country. »

Meth use up sixfold, fentanyl use quadrupled in U.S. in last 6 years

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Jan. 3 -- A study of over 1 million urine drug tests from across the United States shows soaring rates of use of methamphetamines and fentanyl, often used together in potentially lethal ways.

The drug test results came primarily from clinics dealing with primary care, pain management or substance abuse disorders.

Similarly, the percentage of drug urine tests coming back positive for the highly potent -- and sometimes fatal -- opioid fentanyl have more than quadrupled since 2013, the study found. »