The Daily Populous

Saturday January 7th, 2023 day edition

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Six journalists have been detained by South Sudan security forces over viral footage of the country’s president apparently urinating on himself, a press freedom watchdog has reported.

The camera abruptly turns away after Kiir and his entourage appear to notice what is happening.

On Friday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that six journalists for the state-run South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) had been detained by the country’s National Security Service under suspicion of an unauthorised release of the footage.

The Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS) – which had initially denied reports that journalists had been arrested over the video – called for a “speedy conclusion” to the investigation.

An SSBC official told independent outlet Radio Tamazuj the broadcaster did not air the footage.

But it also sparked fierce debate over the ethics of posting such footage on social media and allegations of lack of empathy towards an elder.

No elections have been held in the country since Kiir took power, though a vote is scheduled for 2024. »

Resident Evil 4 Remake Devs Confirm There Is No Cut Content In The Game

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The developers of Capcom’s forthcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake have confirmed that no content will be cut from the original.

Speaking during an interview with Edge magazine, the developers working on the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake have confirmed that the game will not cut any content, and will, therefore, be faithful to the original.

He asked fan to look forward to what Capcom has in store for them, including new entries in the Resident Evil series. »

Russia preparing to mobilise extra 500,000 conscripts, claims Ukraine

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Ukraine’s warning of a new mobilisation comes as Russia claims to have adhered to its unilateral ceasefire on Orthodox Christmas.

If the estimate proves correct, Russia will have almost doubled its prewar force in the space of a few months.

Much will also depend, he said, on the continued supply of western ammunition and weaponry to Ukraine in order to equip the new reserve units Ukraine is preparing. »

Pigeon wearing crystal meth 'like a backpack' caught inside B.C. prison yard

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"This is kind of a curveball," said John Randle, Pacific regional president of the Union for Canadian Correctional Officers.

Second, an inmate could spend months training the bird from the inside to recognize the prison as its home.

Then, yeah, the pigeon would come back," said Givo Hassko, director of the Vancouver Poultry & Fancy Pigeon Association. »

Hidden Chinese tracking device ‘found in UK Government car’ sparks national security fears

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A hidden Chinese tracking device was found in a UK Government car after intelligence officials stripped back vehicles in response to growing concerns over spyware, i has been told.

The discovery raises serious national security concerns amid heightened demands from senior politicians for an urgent review into the “systemic threat” posed by Chinese intelligence.

The searches were carried out amid growing fears that Chinese and Russian intelligence services have been targeting British ministers. »