The Daily Populous

Monday October 14th, 2019 morning edition

image for Disaster is unfolding in Syria as videos emerge of US allies being slaughtered and hundreds of ISIS prisoners escape during airstrikes

The Turkish invasion began shortly after President Donald Trump announced US troops would be repositioning away from Kurdish forces, who have been US allies in the fight against ISIS.

A Turkish MP from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party condemned the execution of unarmed war prisoners on Twitter in response.

It is the dominant force of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has partnered with the US to dismantle ISIS' hold in Syria.

Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria has been hit by Turkish airstrikes, freeing some ISIS prisoners in the process.

Other reports and videos have emerged, suggesting that more ISIS prisoners may have escaped among airstrikes in northern Syria, including potentially dangerous combatants, in addition to the women and children.

Kurdish forces guarded ISIS prisoners in the region, but the ability to do so has been greatly impeded by the Turkish invasion.

US forces currently stationed in northern Syria could be caught in the crosshairs, prompting the supposed withdrawal. »

Bill Barr's meeting with Fox News chairman should be investigated

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(CNN) There was an interesting development about Fox News in recent days, and it wasn't just about the sudden departure of anchor Shephard Smith.

Why did Attorney General Bill Barr meet Wednesday night with Fox News chairman Rupert Murdoch , and (as the New York Times reported) do so at the media mogul's home?.

Rouda added he believes it's within the purview of the House Oversight committee to investigate this meeting. »

Man Walked 351 Miles To Have Sex With Teen Who Turned Out To Be An Undercover Cop • The Hollywood Unlocked

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An Indiana man who is listed as a convicted pedophile walked 351 miles to have sex with a 14-year-old.

According to the New York Post, 32-year-old Tommy Lee Jenkins began to have sexually explicit conversations with a teen named “Kylee” who was actually an undercover cop in Wisconsin.

Jenkins asked the teen to send him nude photographs and begged her to come to his home in Whitestown, Indiana for sex. »

Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time

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This is the first-ever quarter where renewables outpaced fossil fuels since the UK’s first public electricity generating station opened in 1882.

Gas now contributes the vast majority of that shrinking total, as coal plants close down ahead of a planned phaseout in 2025.

This summer, National Grid predicted that zero-carbon sources of electricity – wind, nuclear, solar and hydro, but not biomass – would generate more electricity than fossil fuels during 2019. »

Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Make Fuel and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, Says Study

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"A massive reduction in CO 2 emissions from fossil fuel burning is required to limit the extent of global warming.

We propose a combination of largely existing technologies to use solar energy to recycle atmospheric CO 2 into a liquid fuel," the study authors wrote in PNAS.

They estimate that output from 3.2 million floating islands would exceed the total global emissions from fossil fuels. »