The Daily Populous

Saturday February 29th, 2020 morning edition

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The National General Secretary of India’s ruling right-wing BJP Party warned Wednesday that Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders was “compelling” India to interfere in the U.S. presidential election against him.

The statement came in a response to a tweet from Sanders who condemned President Donald Trump for failing to speak out against anti-Muslim mob violence that rocked India’s capital earlier this week while Trump was visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Widespread anti-Muslim mob violence has killed at least 27 and injured many more.

Trump responds by saying, ‘That’s up to India.’ This is a failure of leadership on human rights,” Sanders said.

Men marching on top of a mosque, vandalising it and placing a saffron flag over it. — Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) February 25, 2020.

In New Delhi on Monday, armed Hindu mobs attacked protesters, torched mosques, and terrorized Muslim communities in the worst sectarian violence India has seen in decades.

The carnage left at least 27 people dead, though the identities of those killed have not yet been confirmed. »

Cincinnati church wipes out $46.5 million in medical debt for 45,000 families

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A megachurch in Cincinnati announced Sunday that it is paying off $46.5 million in medical debt for more than 45,000 families.

Crossroads Church partnered with RIP Medical Debt, a medical debt relief nonprofit, to wipe out debts for people in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana.

For every $100 donated to RIP Medical Debt, $10,000 in medical debt is wiped out, according to the New York-based organization. »

Baby boomers jazz up their funerals with Monty Python and fancy dress

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Hits by Queen also proved popular choices of funeral music, with nine songs by the band - including Who Wants to Live Forever and Don’t Stop Me Now - among the most commonly chosen.

Among the bizarre funeral themes requested was an Abba theme, a Beach Boys-style surf theme and a Blues Brother theme.

David Collingwood, Operations Director at The Co-operative Funeralcare, said: “We will accommodate any individual request, no matter how unusual, providing it is legal and decent. »

A Chinese Citizen Journalist Covering Coronavirus Just Live-Streamed His Own Arrest

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In recent days, China has been hailing the success of its efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus as infection numbers and the death rate begins to decline.

But China’s security officials are showing no signs of slowing down in their efforts to silence dissenting voices critical of the regime and its response to the coronavirus.

Cover: Citizen journalist Li Zehua narrating with Chinese agents outside his door. »

Trump says the coronavirus is the Democrats' 'new hoax'

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President Donald Trump said Friday that Democrats are using the virulent coronavirus as a "hoax" to damage him and his administration.

"The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus," he said from a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina.

In the U.S., the Santa Clara Public Health Department announced a third case of coronavirus in the county Friday evening. »