The Daily Populous

Thursday November 18th, 2021 evening edition

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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) Sex offenders convicted of multiple rapes could face chemical castration in Pakistan after lawmakers on Wednesday passed new anti-rape legislation that aims to speed up convictions and impose tougher sentences.

It comes in response to a mass public outcry over a recent surge in rapes against women and children in the country, and growing demands to ensure justice for victims of sexual assault.

The bill states that Pakistan's government must establish special courts nationwide to expedite rape trials and ensure sexual abuse cases are decided "expeditiously, preferably within four months.".

Those found guilty of gang rape will be sentenced to death or life in prison.

Chemical castration is the use of drugs to reduce libido or sexual activity.

It is a legal form of punishment in countries including South Korea, Poland, the Czech Republic and in some US states. »

Cybersleuths Say Zelenskiy's Office Postponed Russian Mercenary Sting Operation After Cease-Fire Pact

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Several operatives told Bellingcat that Burba called them immediately after the meeting with Yermak.

In comments in June 2021, Zelenskiy suggested that Ukraine may have been drawn into a plot initiated by another country.

The Ukrainian operatives posted fake job ads seeking Russians with military backgrounds and requesting they send resumes with details of their prior experience. »

GTA Modders to Court: Our Game Fixes & Enhancements Are Fair Use, Not Piracy * TorrentFreak

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The projects allowed fans to enjoy these dated games with significant enhancements and were a hit with fans.

However, Take-Two and Rockstar Games took exception and responded with a DMCA takedown filed at Github to have the repositories removed.

The latter component was confirmed with the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, which includes remastered versions of GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas. »

Cops Thought Sand From Her Stress Ball Was Cocaine. She Spent Nearly 6 Months in Jail.

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Goldring spent nearly six months in the Fulton County jail because she couldn't afford bail and told local news outlet NBC 46 that she was occasionally put in solitary confinement.

What's more, she was left in jail for four months after a crime lab concluded that the mysterious powder was sand, not cocaine.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations concluded on November 17, 2015, that the powder in Goldring's stress ball wasn't cocaine. »

Let’s Stop Handing the Pentagon Blank Checks

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After all, without any such plan, the Pentagon budget actually did decrease by 30 percent between 1988 and 1997.

An ever wider range of not just progressive but conservative organizations now support substantial reductions in the Pentagon budget.

The challenge, however, is to translate such sentiments into a concerted, multifaceted campaign of public pressure that will move a majority of the members of Congress to stop giving the Pentagon a yearly blank check. »