The Daily Populous

Saturday October 21st, 2023 evening edition

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The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) says it has killed a senior engineer from the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas who was developing weapons, including drones.

Details: Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip continued to fire missiles into southern Israel, and the Israeli Air Force attacked Hamas targets on Friday evening.

The Israel Defence Forces said it attacked numerous Hamas command centres and underground infrastructure during the day, and killed Mahmoud Sabih, a senior Hamas engineer.

He led a unit that developed weapons for Hamas, drones, and "exchanged knowledge with other terror groups throughout the Middle East.".

Tens of thousands of military personnel are gathered near the border with the Gaza Strip and are waiting for an Israeli ground offensive on the Gaza Strip.

At the same time, missiles launched from the Gaza Strip on the southern coastal city of Ashkelon caused damage, local authorities said.

The missile attack occurred when Hamas released two hostages captured during the 7 October invasion and mass killings in Israeli communities. »

Kristine Sims saves husband's life with defibrillator she had installed at River Murray ferry stop

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Key points: Kristine Sims saved her husband's life with an automatic external defibrillator she installed.

Kristine Sims saved her husband's life with an automatic external defibrillator she installed Andrew Sims was 55 with no history of heart issues when he had three cardiac arrests.

The couple was waiting for the ferry to cross the River Murray from Caurnamont to Purnong in South Australia's Mid Murray region. »

Juveniles charged with dousing acid on playground slides that injured 4 children

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(AP) — Two juveniles have been charged after several slides at a Massachusetts park were doused with acid in this summer and four children were injured, the Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni said.

In June, police and firefighters responded to Bliss Park in Longmeadow for a report of a suspicious substance on the playground equipment.

The acid, which can be used for cleaning or for maintaining a pool’s pH balance, was then poured on three slides, authorities said. »

GOP congressman claims the Bible has been banned in America for 60 years

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“As a matter of fact, some people probably think this is totally unconstitutional that I can even hold it up,” he claimed.

“Due to the banning of this book, generations of Americans today have no knowledge of the tenets upon which this country has been founded.

Tenets based on the belief that with God and time we can truly become a more perfect union.”. »