The Daily Populous

Friday December 10th, 2021 evening edition

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A woman in Thailand allegedly blew up the oil warehouse where she worked because she was angry with her boss.

The fire, which caused more than 40 million Thai baht (about £900,000) worth of damage, quickly spread through the building, used to store thousands of litres of oil tanks.

Images shared on social media showed a fireball and thick black smoke billowing into the air above the single-storey warehouse in Nakhon Pathom province.

Flames can then be seen coming from a two locations behind the containers before the person reappears, still carrying the paper.

CCTV footage allegedly shows an employee setting fire to a fuel container at a Prapakorn Oil warehouse in Thailand (Sourced).

It was the second time a fire had started at the factory in recent months, according to Major General Chomchawin Purthananon.

“The woman has been working for Prapakorn Oil for nine years,” the MailOnline reported him as saying. »

French minister says no diplomatic boycott for Beijing Olympics

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PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters) - France will not follow the lead of some other Western governments and launch a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing although human rights abuses in China must be condemned, the education minister said on Thursday.

"As for a diplomatic boycott...France will not do it," Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on BFM TV.

Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu would attend the Beijing Olympics, he said. »

'Pool of blood': US drone strike hits Syria family

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Nine-year-old Mahmud Qassoum remains in intensive care with a serious head injury after being hit by a US drone strike targeting a suspected Al-Qaeda-linked militant in Syria.

Al-Rami (Syria) (AFP) – Ahmad Qassum was driving home with his family when a US drone targeting an Al-Qaeda-linked militant in Syria struck and left all six of them wounded.

They include a drone strike on Friday that the Pentagon said killed a "senior leader" of the Al-Qaeda-linked Hurras al-Deen faction. »

Xi Jinping’s New World Order

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It claimed that Xi had brought China “closer to the center of the world stage than it has ever been.

At the People’s Congress, Xi exuded the self-confidence of a leader convinced that the world is there for China’s taking.

No map of China would be acceptable to Xi, however, if it did not reflect mainland Chinese control over Taiwan. »

Psilocybin trial finds psychedelic is effective in treating depression

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Eagerly awaited results of the largest-ever study of psilocybin were announced Tuesday, with Compass Pathways revealing the psychedelic drug was highly efficacious as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.

The Phase 2b study is the largest randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms.

There were three suicides in studies of esketamine, the only psychedelic currently approved for treatment-resistant depression, he pointed out. »