The Daily Populous

Friday July 15th, 2022 night edition

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(CNN) Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has tendered his resignation in a letter sent by email to parliamentary speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardenena, according to an announcement from the speaker's office Thursday.

Rajapaksa landed in Singapore on a flight from Maldives earlier after fleeing his country in the wake of anti-government protests.

Abeywardenena has received an email with Rajapaksa's resignation, the speaker's office confirmed to CNN Thursday, but added that "we cannot accept such an email at face value.".

According to a high-ranking government source the letter was emailed after ​Rajapaksa arrived in Singapore​.

Singapore generally does not grant requests for asylum," the Singapore Foreign Ministry statement read.

A Saudia airline Boeing 787 Dreamliner believed to be carrying Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives at Singapore's Changi Airport on July 14.

The Sri Lankan police force said one police officer had been seriously injured during the protests and was receiving treatment in hospital. »

Child of refugees becomes Germany’s first black female cabinet minister

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A woman who spent her childhood years living in German refugee quarters, haunted by uncertainty over how long her family would be allowed to stay in the country, has now become its first black female cabinet minister.

Touré has said she will use her new political post to tackle deep-seated racism, which she has said is rife in German society, as well as growing social inequality.

In fact, for years I thought about nothing else other than ‘Will we be allowed to stay in Germany?’” she said. »

An open-world Final Fantasy 16 ‘would’ve taken 15 years to make’, claims producer

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Once a Chocobo or Moogle was included, I thought it was already a Final Fantasy experience.

Further reading 9 Final Fantasy 16 ditched turn-based combat to appeal to younger generations, producer says "I thought about the expected sales of Final Fantasy XVI and the impact that we have to deliver," Naoki Yoshida says.

Last month a new trailer for Final Fantasy 16 confirmed a Summer 2023 release window. »

Amazon's Ring has provided doorbell footage to police without owners' consent 11 times so far this year

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Washington (CNN Business) Amazon's smart-doorbell company, Ring, has provided surveillance footage to law enforcement without a warrant or the consent of doorbell-owners 11 times this year alone, according to a letter Amazon (AMZN (AMZN)) sent to Congress earlier this month.

The disclosure highlights the degree of Amazon's control over data generated by the doorbells' cameras and microphones, as well as its deepening relationships with thousands of police departments across the country.

In each of the 11 cases this year, Amazon's VP of Public Policy Brian Huseman wrote, Ring determined that the police requests met the imminent-danger threshold and provided the information "without delay.". »