The Daily Populous

Monday April 4th, 2022 night edition

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Around lunchtime on 12 March, Oleh Baturin, a Ukrainian journalist in the occupied region of Kherson, received a phone call from an unknown number.

As he turned to go home, he heard a van door slam and the clatter of feet heading towards him.

Over the next eight days, he said, he was held captive with little water, food or medicine.

Speaking to the Observer, he described how he was interrogated, tortured, threatened with mutilation and death, and told that his family would suffer.

Hitting him below the knees and on the back with gun butts and kicks, they yelled: “What is your name?

Then he heard Tsygipa’s voice and realised that he, too, had been kidnapped and forced to call him by the Russians.

When he got home, he was glad to take a walk, breathe clean air, look at the Ukrainian flags and be reunited with his family. »

New PlayStation Plus To Feature “Really Strong Lineup”

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They recently gave a glimpse of the new Playstation Plus, and if rumours are to be believed, more information is on the way.

During episode 427 of the Official Playstation Podcast, Jim Ryan was asked about the games library on the new service.

We have over 200 partners working with us to put their content into PlayStation Plus, so the lineup is going to be really strong.“ »

Sri Lanka declares emergency after violent protests over economic crisis

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COLOMBO, April 2 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a nationwide public emergency late on Friday following violent protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police and military on Thursday outside Rajapaksa's residence in a suburb of the capital, Colombo.

"The main issue Sri Lanka is facing is a forex shortage, and protests of this nature will hurt tourism and have economic consequences," Ranatunge said. »

North Korea Warns of 'Full-Blown War' if More 'Reckless' Remarks From South

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North Korea recently began running missile tests again, including its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in around four years.

"South Korea may face a serious threat owing to the reckless remarks made by its defense minister...South Korea should discipline itself if it wants to stave off disaster.".

Should South Korea make good on its talk about preemptive strikes, Pak said North Korea will "mercilessly direct military force into destroying major targets in Seoul and the South Korean army" in return. »