The Daily Populous

Saturday October 8th, 2022 night edition

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Ukrainian leader Volodomyr Zelensky has said that he believed Moscow was laying the groundwork for a possible nuclear attack.

"They begin to prepare their society.

That's very dangerous," he told the BBC.

"They are not ready to do it, to use it.

He urged the world to act now as Russia’s threats were a “risk for the whole planet”.

"All Putin is afraid of is not a nuclear strike.

"Because only this people can replace him, strip him of his power and give it to another person. »

Uvalde school district suspends entire police force, superintendent to retire amid fallout from shooting

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The Uvalde, Texas, school district -- still facing withering criticism over its police department's failings both during the May 24 elementary school massacre and since -- announced the suspension of the entire district police force on Friday.

Family members of Robb Elementary School victims and their supporters demonstrate at the Uvalde school district offices, Sept. 29, 2022.

Crimson Elizondo, a former Uvalde School District Police Officer and former Texas State Trooper, is pictured in an undated official portrait. »

Dead Space remake will be 'native' on Steam, no Origin client required

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Another exception will be the Steam version of the Dead Space remake (opens in new tab), which releases in January.

Nevertheless, Dead Space is apparently a regular Steam game with no extraneous client.

Isaac was voiced in Dead Space 2 and 3, so remake developer Motive hasn't exactly taken a drastic departure from the overall source material. »

Fox News segment attacking Biden cannabis pardons backfires as doctor praises move

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A segment on Fox News which largely criticised president Joe Biden’s decision to pardon people for “simple possession” of marijuana charges was awkwardly undermined by a doctor speaking in favour of the move.

He also hit out at the US government’s past treatment of cannabis laws as a “failed approach”.

“But I do want to say that president Biden and his pardoning of the marijuana users, I agree with that. »

A Disgruntled Tourist Smashed Two 2,000-Year-Old Statues in the Vatican Because He Was Denied a Meeting With Pope Francis

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Around noon in Rome today, an American tourist requested an audience with Pope Francis while visiting the Vatican’s Chiaramonti Museum.

“The person who knocked down the statues was stopped by the Vatican police and has been handed over to the Italian authorities,” an official statement from the Vatican read.

No one knows what the tourist wanted to talk to the Pope about, but various outlets have questioned his mental health. »