The Daily Populous

Tuesday April 11st, 2023 night edition

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But evidence presented during the trial refuted Perry’s claims, and included private messages and social media posts where he seemingly fantasized about having the opportunity to kill people.

The case was reminiscent of the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two protesters later that year during an uprising in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Unlike Rittenhouse, however, Perry was actually found guilty of murder Friday following a week of deliberations.

Rittenhouse himself, and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, immediately began lobbying Abbott to pardon Perry.

“This is a legal atrocity,” Carlson said during his show Friday night, imploring Abbott to pardon Perry.

But Abbott did not grant that pardon, and the following year, the same board recommended against a pardon unanimously.

“In our legal system, a jury gets to decide whether a defendant is guilty or innocent—not the Governor. »

Dalai Lama apologises after video circulates online of Tibetan spiritual leader kissing a young boy and asking him to 'suck my tongue'

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The Dalai Lama has apologised to a young boy and his family after a video of the Tibetan spiritual leader kissing the child and asking him to "suck my tongue" went viral.

Key points: A statement released on the Dalai Lama's website says he "wishes to apologise to the boy and his family".

After kissing the boy the video shows the Dalai Lama asking him to "suck my tongue" and poking his tongue out at the boy. »

Half of unmarried people under 30 in Japan do not want kids: survey

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KYODO NEWS - Apr 8, 2023 - 10:39 | Feature, All, Japan.

Around half of unmarried people under 30 in Japan have no interest in having children, a recent survey by a pharmaceutical firm showed, with respondents citing economic concerns and the burden of childbirth and parenting as their reasoning.

FEATURE: Israeli sociologist wants societal rethink on ideals of motherhood. »

Leaked U.S. Documents Reveal Wiretapping of Korea

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A leaked cache of top-secret U.S. documents suggests that Washington wiretapped Korea's Office of National Security.

The leaked documents involve U.S. assessments of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and arms supplies to Kiev, and some of them seem to contain information gathered by wiretapping Korea, Israel and other U.S. allies.

Some are pointing the finger at Russia for leaking the classified documents in an attempt to drive a rift between the U.S. and its allies. »

Official: Kidnapped Ukrainian children punished for refusing to sing Russian national anthem

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Daria Herasymchuk, Ukrainian presidential advisor for children’s rights, said on April 9 that after returning to Ukraine from Russia, children complain of beatings and other punishments for refusing to sing the Russian anthem and for mentioning that they are Ukrainians.

As punishment, Ukrainian children were not allowed to go for walks and were forced to rewrite Russian texts, she added.

According to a Ukrainian national database, over 19,000 children have been abducted to Russia since Russia’a all-out invasion on Feb. 24, 2022. »