The Daily Populous

Friday April 22nd, 2022 evening edition

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As Russian soldiers surrounded Bucha in early March, Yershova hid in an apartment with two other friends.

Her mother left a message on Facebook begging anyone who knew what had happened to her to get in touch.

Dereko also believes Yershova was sexually abused by Russian troops.

The Dereko family's agonizing wait for answers reflects the rising anxiety amid reports of wartime rape in the country.

Human rights groups and Ukrainian psychologists who CNN spoke to say they have been working around the clock to deal with a growing number of sexual abuse cases allegedly involving Russian soldiers.

"Rape is an instrument of war against the civilian population -- an instrument of destruction of the Ukrainian nation," she said.

Human Rights Watch reported at the time that Russian soldiers had raped Chechen women in Russian-held areas. »

More than one million African children protected by first malaria vaccine

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Geneva (AFP) – More than a million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have now received at least one dose of the first anti-malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

More than $155 million (143 million euros) have been secured by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance for the delivery of the vaccines, the statement added.

Around 90 percent of the world's malaria cases are recorded in Africa, where 260,000 children die from the disease each year. »

The Return of Statecraft

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In the previous era, the United States was strong enough to get away with less-than-perfect implementation of its big ideas.

Others have proposed “retrenchment,” a realpolitik-driven acceptance of decline and a diminished role for the United States on the world stage.

He was relentlessly curious about the world in which he operated, reading in foreign languages and traveling widely. »

Guns now leading cause of death among children and teenagers in US, data suggests

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Firearms are now the leading cause of death among children and teenagers in the United States, figures suggest.

There were 3,900 fatalities among children and teenagers due to motor vehicle crashes, which researchers said had "drastically decreased over the last 20 years".

Drug poisoning deaths increased by more than 83% to more than 1,700 - to become the third-leading cause of death in that same age group. »

Pro-Kremlin outlet deletes post reporting 13,000 Russian soldiers dead in Ukraine

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A pro-Kremlin media outlet published and then deleted a post on social media Thursday that reported over 13,000 Russian soldiers had been killed in Ukraine, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Additionally, the post claimed that the sinking of the Moskva warship had left 116 dead and more than 100 missing.

In March, NATO estimated that between 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers had died in Ukraine since the Feb. 24 invasion. »