The Daily Populous

Friday July 8th, 2022 day edition

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NARA, Japan - Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died Friday after being shot while delivering a stump speech in the western city of Nara two days ahead of a national election.

Tetsuya Yamagami, a resident of Nara, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, the police said.

"It's not a grudge against the political beliefs of former Prime Minister Abe," the Nara prefectural police quoted Yamagami as saying.

A Kyodo News reporter at the scene saw the attacker silently approach Abe, who had been speaking for several minutes, before shooting him.

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Sacha Baron Cohen defeats $95 million defamation suit filed by Roy Moore

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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen on Thursday defeated a $95 million defamation lawsuit filed by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who said he was tricked into a television appearance that lampooned sexual misconduct accusations against him.

Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, upholding a lower court’s ruling in favor of Baron Cohen, said Moore signed a disclosure agreement that prohibited any legal claims over the appearance.

The three judges also found it was “clearly comedy” when Baron Cohen demonstrated a so-called pedophile detector that beeped when it got near Moore and no viewer would think the comedian was making factual allegations against Moore. »

PAX organiser ReedPop is officially taking over E3: ‘We’ll reshape what didn’t work’

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ReedPop, the events company behind PAX, EGX, Star Wars Celebration and New York Comic Con, will officially take over the running of E3 in 2023.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege for ReedPop to take on the responsibility of bringing E3 back in 2023,” said Lance Fensterman, president of ReedPop.

E3 is more than an expo, it’s an idea, and one that’s bigger than ReedPop and the ESA. »

Shinzo Abe, Japan's former prime minister, assassinated at a campaign stop

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Doctors were unable to revive Abe, who was taken to hospital in cardiopulmonary arrest and showing no vital signs.

NHK quoted the suspect, identified as Tetsuya Yamagami, as telling police he was dissatisfied with Abe and wanted to kill him.

Abe hailed from a wealthy political family that included a foreign minister father and a grandfather who served as premier. »