The Daily Populous

Thursday September 22nd, 2022 evening edition

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Iranian government has pledged inquiry into her death.

The warning was a clear indication that the elite force is prepared to step up its crackdown on demonstrations.

Protesters in Tehran and other Iranian cities torched police stations and vehicles earlier on Thursday as public outrage over the death showed no signs of abating, with reports of security forces coming under attack.

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Iran's morality police, accusing them of abuse and violence against Iranian women and of violating the rights of peaceful Iranian protesters, the U.S. Treasury said.

On Twitter, WhatsApp said it is working to keep Iranian users connected, adding that it is not blocking Iranian numbers.

In the northeast, protesters shouted "We will die, we will die but we'll get Iran back" near a police station which was set on fire, a video posted on Twitter account 1500tasvir showed.

Iranian officials have denied that security forces have killed protesters, suggesting they may have been shot by armed dissidents. »

Police find cocaine worth £1.2m hidden in wheelchair at Milan airport

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A sniffer dog helped police at a Malpensa Airport in Milan make the discovery.

The user of the wheelchair was pretending to be disabled, and Financial Guard police found the drugs stuffed in the upholstery of the wheelchair.

When the dog drew the officers' attention to the wheelchair, police checked the luggage but found nothing. »

Xi's views on Russia have not soured | Brian Wong

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Contrary to popular opinion, argues Brian Wong, the China-Russia alliance has not soured after Xi’s meeting with Putin at the SCO summit in Samarkand last week.

The Sino-Russian relationship has taken on added importance in the aftermath of Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine in February 2022.

Indeed, when taking into consideration the two countries’ precise regional and security interests, the alignment between the two states remains strained by fundamental incompatibilities. »

Stadler unveils first hydrogen train for U.S., announces order for up to 29 more

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Stadler built the train at its factory in Bussnang, Switzerland, which has produced hundreds of previous EMU versions of the Flirt train design.

SBCTA bought the hydrogen-powered train with financial support from California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

California aims to make all its passenger rail 100% emissions free by 2035 and this order and option will be a key part of that effort. »

FBI investigate hacker allegedly behind Rockstar GTA 6 leak

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The hacker who claimed responsibility for this weekend's enormous leak of Grand Theft Auto 6 material is now being investigated by the FBI.

"There are also reports over the weekend that this same actor breached video game maker Rockstar Games," Uber wrote in a newly-updated blog.

"We are in close coordination with the FBI and US Department of Justice on this matter and will continue to support their efforts.". »