The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 11st, 2023 night edition

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The Dutch government last week announced that it will return 478 objects of cultural significance to Indonesia and to Sri Lanka.

It said the objects were wrongfully brought to the Netherlands during the colonial period, acquired under duress or by looting.

Under the plan, Sri Lanka is to receive six artifacts, including the cannon and guns currently in the collection of the National Museum of World Cultures and the Rijksmuseum.

The transfer of ownership to Sri Lanka will take place later this year.

Foreign Minister Ali Sabry said Sri Lanka is “very grateful” for the items’ return.

The cannon has been in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national museum of art and history, since 1800.

The museum’s director, Taco Dibbits, called the decision to return the cannon and five other pieces “a positive step in cooperation with Sri Lanka.”. »

Giant Python Capable of Eating Alligators Killed With Her 60 Eggs

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A snake trapper in Florida's Everglades recently caught a 16-foot-long female loaded with over 60 eggs.

From left, Kimmel and Otto next to the 16-foot-python and the 16-foot-python and her 60 eggs after she was captured in the Everglades.

"Python eggs are the largest eggs found in Florida, about twice the size of an alligator egg," Kimmel said. »

Former US gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar stabbed in prison: Source

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Larry Nassar, a former USA gymnastics team doctor, has been stabbed in prison, a source told ABC News.

Nassar was stabbed six times in the back and neck on Sunday afternoon, according to a source.

In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Paul Sancya/AP, FILE. »

Police Taking Selfies With Donald Trump Sparks Outrage: 'Disgraceful'

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A video showing police officers angling for selfies with Donald Trump has sparked a backlash on social media.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump attends UFC 290 at T-Mobile Arena on July 08, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada Steve Marcus/Getty Images.

Newsweek reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol, and Los Angeles Airport Police for comment via email. »