The Daily Populous

Thursday February 25th, 2021 day edition

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An investigative journalist who exposed cronyism within Malta's political and business elite, Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed when her car was blown up in 2017.

Two men have been charged in Malta with providing the bomb that killed anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Described as a "one-woman WikiLeaks" who exposed cronyism and sleaze within Malta's political and business elite, Caruana Galizia was killed when her car was blown up on October 16, 2017.

The murder sparked international outrage and protests that forced prime minister Joseph Muscat to resign.

It was this dramatic turn of events that led to Agius and Vella being arrested later the same day.

Police commissioner Angelo Gafa said investigators believed they had now arrested and charged everyone involved in the murder.

Agius and Vella, along with two others, were also charged Wednesday with involvement in the 2015 assassination of lawyer Carmel Chircop. »

GameStop shares surge more than 100%

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New York (CNN Business) GameStop shares climbed rapidly and were halted twice for volatility ahead of the closing bell Wednesday.

Shares were halted once around 3:40pm ET after climbing nearly 74%, and again just over 10 minutes later after gaining 104%.

The late January surge was fueled by individual retail investors, many from the Reddit page WallStreetBets , some of whom believed the GameStop was undervalued and others who wanted to squeeze hedge funds that had shorted the stock. »

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Franchise To Expand With Launch Of Nickelodeon’s Avatar Studios, Animated Theatrical Film In The Works

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Nickelodeon is launching Avatar Studios, a division designed to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the franchise’s world.

Avatar Studios will produce content for platforms including Paramount+ and Nickelodeon as well as third-party platforms and theatrical releases.

The first project is an animated theatrical film that is set to start production later this year. »

Lawyers have found the parents of 105 separated migrant children in past month

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WASHINGTON — The lawyers working to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump administration reported Wednesday that they have found the parents of 105 children in the past month.

The lawyers said the parents of about 322 of the 506 children are believed to have been deported, making it more difficult to find them.

The lawyers are not required by the judge to say how many of the parents and children have been reunited. »