The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 24th, 2022 day edition

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Hundreds of millions of people are "marching to starvation" after Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine unleashed the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War, the head of the UN’s World Food Programme has warned.

David Beasley condemned Russia for “a declaration of war on global food security” after it blocked Ukrainian grain exports, and said that 325m people are at risk of going hungry as a result.

Around 43m most in danger are already "knocking on starvation's door", he said.

Mr Putin has prevented shipments from leaving Ukrainian ports, while Western officials say his army has deliberately destroyed agricultural equipment and harvest stores.

Speaking to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Beasley described the impending disaster as “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War Two”, with a massive wave of migration into Europe likely to follow as hunger rises.

Meanwhile David Nabarro, the World Health Organisation’s special envoy, said 1.7bn people across 94 countries are at risk of severe hunger as food prices surge.

He said: “This cost-of-living crisis could lead to the worst set of economic and social challenges we’ve seen in four or five decades. »

Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusers

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First-time attendee Woodson spoke through tears as she described being abused sexually by a Southern Baptist minister.

Among the Guidepost report’s findings was that the Executive Committee kept a secret list of hundreds of SBC-affiliated clergy and other personnel identified as sex abusers. »

House Ethics Committee investigating cryptocurrency and sex allegations against Madison Cawthorn

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The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into claims that North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn committed insider trading and engaged in a sexual relationship with a male staff member in violation of House ethics rules.

Delaware Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, a Democrat, and Republican Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota will also serve on the subcommittee.

A spokesperson for Mr Cawthorn did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Independent. »

The GOP Is Panicking About a Domestic Terror Bill That Calls Out White Supremacy

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He was referring to the House passing a bill that would expand the DOJ’s toolbox for investigating and prosecuting domestic terrorism, including white supremacist violence.

Some proponents of that conspiracy have even pointed to Democrats’ efforts to expedite the domestic terror bill as “evidence” of some nefarious plot.

He railed against the fact that the bill doesn’t specifically mention “BLM or antifa” and incorrectly claimed that the bill redefines domestic terror to include hate crimes, “whatever those are.” »

Fans launch petition to replace Amber Heard with Blake Lively in ‘Aquaman 2’

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Entertainment Fans launch petition to replace Amber Heard with Blake Lively in ‘Aquaman 2’ By Malavika Pradeep COPY URL.

As the petition to dismiss Heard surpassed 4.3 million signatures last week, Johnny Depp fans are now searching for the next Queen Mera to replace the actress in question.

A top comment under the petition reads, “Amber Heard is a vile person, and should not be privileged to portray a beloved female hero. »