The Daily Populous

Monday June 13rd, 2022 day edition

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An elephant in eastern India killed a 70-year-old woman and then returned to her funeral to trample her corpse.

Maya Murmu was at a tube well drawing water in Mayurbhanj district’s Raipal village when the wild elephant appeared out of nowhere.

Authorities said it had strayed from the Dalma wildlife sanctuary, nearly 200km from Mayurbhanj.

The family were only able to go ahead with the ceremony after the elephant left.

At least 42 elephant deaths were recorded in the state in just seven months from April to October last year.

In March this year, a woman was killed in an attack by a wild elephant at a forest in central Chhattisgarh state’s Bilaspur district.

In May, a 40-year-old woman was trampled to death by an elephant outside her house near Gudalur, in southern Tamil Nadu state’s Nilgiris district. »

Sheriff’s Office releases names of 31 Patriot Front members arrested in Saturday bust

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The Patriot Front members were discovered packed inside of the back of a U-Haul moving truck after a concerned citizen tipped police off about what looked like “a little army.”.

The Sheriff’s Office said the men were from all across the country, including Michigan, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, Washington, Oregon, Illinois and Arkansas.

The Sheriff’s Office said it is unknown when their next court appearance would be. »

Torture in Russia Becoming 'Government Policy,' Warns Disbanding NGO

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Torture in Russia is becoming part of the government's policy, the head of a disbanded anti-torture organization warned Sunday.

Sergei Babinets, the head of the Russian Committee for the Prevention of Torture, announced that his organization is disbanding after the government labeled it a "foreign agent."

"The authorities are sending a signal that torture is becoming [or has already become] a part of government policy.". »

'We Are Out of Ammo': Ukraine Awaits Aid as Russian Artillery Bears Down

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He also indicated that, at least in his region of Ukraine, forces are running low on ammunition.

For now, this is a war of artillery... and we are out of ammo," Kim said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has, in the past, justified the invasion of Ukraine, stating that his aim is to help supposedly embattled Russian speakers in Donbas. »

Alleged Proud Boys storm Bay Area Drag Queen Story Hour event

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It is not clear whether they are members of the national Proud Boys organization or were simply representing themselves as such.

The sheriff's office said an "active hate crime investigation is underway, as is an investigation into the annoying and harassing of children.".

Dulce was one of the first drag performers to lead a Drag Queen Story Hour when author Michelle Tea spearheaded the program in San Francisco in 2015. »