The Daily Populous

Thursday August 26th, 2021 morning edition

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The Defence Force immediately relocated the witness and her family after the incident because of fears for their safety.

The witness — Captain Louise* — is a former special operations intelligence officer who deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013.

Captain Louise said that in November last year, she and her family were woken at 3:15am by several large blasts or crashes.

Three windows at the front of the house were shattered, each containing two panes of glass.

It had gouged the wooden floors underneath, it was embedded in the ceiling, over two-and-a-half metres [away].

Australian and Afghan sources have told ABC Investigations that at least 10 civilians were killed in the SAS operation.

I'll say that, you know, I live in fear now that if it was related, what might be coming next?". »

Man who plotted to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sentenced to over 6 years

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A Michigan man who admitted taking part in an extremist group's plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in retaliation for Covid restrictions was sentenced Wednesday to over six years in prison.

During the sentencing hearing, Garbin apologized to Whitmer, who was not present.

"First, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her family," he told the court. »

South Dakota Covid cases quintuple after Sturgis motorcycle rally

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In an email Tuesday, a South Dakota Department of Health spokesperson, Daniel Bucheli, said the spikes in Covid cases in the state "are following a national trend being experienced in every state.".

"Regarding cases surrounding the Sturgis Rally, our Department has only been able to link 16 cases directly to this event," Bucheli said.

A post-mortem of the 2020 Sturgis rally showed it led to “widespread transmission” and Covid-19 cases in at least 25 other states. »

Anti-parasite drug used on Arkansas jail's inmates for COVID

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-- Inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail have been prescribed ivermectin to combat COVID-19, despite warnings from federal health officials that the antiparasitic drug should not be used to treat the coronavirus.

It's not clear what information inmates who were prescribed the drug have been given about it, including warnings that it isn't approved to treat COVID.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas criticized the drug being prescribed to inmates, citing the FDA's warnings about the drug. »

China Swoops Into Bangladesh With a Vaccine Deal

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Not only will it help Bangladesh address its vaccine shortage but also with this, China has made deeper inroads into the South Asian country.

It kept a low profile and bided its time, and when opportunity opened up, it acted swiftly to strike the vaccine deal with the Bangladesh government.

Since March, Bangladesh has received 9 million Sinopharm doses from China, with an additional 1.1 million doses as a gift. »