The Daily Populous

Saturday April 9th, 2022 morning edition

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132 bodies of civilians who have been shot dead have been found in Makariv.

Forty percent of the settlement has been destroyed.

Source: Vadym Tokar, Makariv Village Head, on the 24/7 national joint newscast.

According to Tokar: "As of yesterday, we have found 132 civilians who have been shot dead by the Russian ‘orcs’.".

Details: Tokar added that 40% of the village of Makariv has been destroyed and that many of its buildings cannot be restored.

He said that the dead civilians were found in mass graves.

Tokar said that 15,000 people lived in Makariv before the beginning of the war, but less than 1,000 remained there during the active phase of the defence operation. »

Sun, sea and now smoke free: Barcelona bans cigarettes on the beach

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The decision comes after a pilot project las year saw smoking banned on four of the city's 10 local beaches.

"Beaches with no smoking allowed will offer healthier communal living areas, with less waste and will respect the defence of environment," the statement said.

The Canary Islands, Andalusia, Galicia and Valencia have followed suit with partial or total bans of smoking on their beaches. »

Missile kills at least 50 after hitting crowded Ukrainian train station

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Russia, in turn, blamed Ukraine, saying its forces don’t use the kind of missile that hit the station — a contention experts dismissed.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the regional governor of Donetsk, which lies in the Donbas, said that 50 people were killed, including five children, and many dozens more were wounded.

The train station hit in Friday’s missile strike is located in Ukrainian government-controlled territory, but Russia insisted it wasn’t behind the attack. »

Actor Will Smith banned from attending Oscars for 10 years

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The meeting, initially scheduled for April 18, was expedited after Smith announced his resignation from the Academy last week.

Smith issued a quick, concise statement on his ban from the Oscars for the next decade.

"I accept and respect the Academy's decision," the actor said in a statement to CNN. »