The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 24th, 2023 evening edition

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South Africa will join Russia in pushing for a “redesigned global order” in which a greater role is played by non-Western organizations such as the BRICS partnership, South Africa’s foreign minister says.

Russia and South Africa are two of the five members of BRICS, along with China, India and Brazil.

Russia more isolated than ever at G20 as Lavrov attempts to stave off declaration criticizing the war in Ukraine.

“BRICS should play a pro-active role in emerging processes to ensure it is part of a redesigned global order,” Ms. Pandor said.

She said her talks with Mr. Lavrov were “wonderful” and she described South Africa as a friend of Russia with a strengthening relationship.

Mr. Lavrov, for his part, had only praise for South Africa and its stand on global issues.

The South African defence force said the naval drills will bolster “the already flourishing relations” among Russia, China and South Africa. »

Justice Department report says police aren't fully reporting hate crimes to the federal government: "An incomplete picture"

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But many police forces are not reporting hate crimes to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS).

"The problem is especially acute for hate crimes because many agencies that are NIBRS-compliant are not submitting hate crime data.

This software uses an incident-based report instead of a summary, allowing police to fully record details around violent crimes, including hate crimes. »

Gavin Newsom after Monterey Park shooting: "Second Amendment is becoming a suicide pact"

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Everything about this is infuriating," he told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell on Monday.

Newsom clarified that he has "no ideological opposition" against people who "responsibly" own guns and get background checks and training on how to use them.

Newsom mentioned the role of mental health in mass shootings, but he singled out gun access as a factor exacerbating the problem. »

Eight people shot, one person killed in another shooting in California

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Eight people have been shot and one person has died in California's third major shooting incident in three days.

Police said there was "a shooting between several individuals" It followed the killing of 11 people at a Monterey Bay dance hall on Saturday.

Those incidents took place at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm, just 66 kilometres away from Oakland. »

Indian university reports power cut ahead of Modi documentary screening

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Modi was chief minister of the western state during the violence in which more than 2,000 people were killed, most of them Muslims.

The students' union of the JNU, long seen as a bastion of left-wing politics, was to screen the documentary, "India: The Modi Question", at 9 p.m. (1530 GMT).

A person present with students inside campus said the documentary was now being watched on mobile phones through links shared over Telegram and Vimeo (VMEO.O) after the power went out. »