The Daily Populous

Sunday October 17th, 2021 evening edition

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Israeli human rights group, B'Tselem, revealed harrowing details of the Palestinian teenager who was kidnapped and tortured with fire by a group of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank two months ago, in a report released last week.

However, a large group of Israeli settlers from the nearby Homesh Israeli settlement later arrived in cars in the area, carrying stones and sticks.

The Palestinian boys quickly fled the scene, as one of the settlers began throwing stones at them and managed to escape back to their village.

He told the rights group, "The settlers drove towards me and hit me with their car, and I fell to the ground.

As they continued to assault him, the Israeli settlers carried and hung him from a tree to "burn his feet".

According to B'Tselem, Israeli soldiers arrived shortly after in a military jeep and the settlers accused Tareq of throwing stones at them.

Israeli and Palestinian estimates indicate that there are about 650,000 settlers in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, residing in 164 settlements and 116 outposts. »

Wake up and smell the 'sustainable' coffee produced in Finnish lab

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Finnish scientists say they have produced coffee from cell cultures with an aroma and taste resembling the real thing.

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland may have come up with a more sustainable alternative to growing coffee beans by floating cell cultures in bio-reactors filled with a nutrient medium used to make various animal- and plant-based products.

An illustration picture shows a coffee cup and roasted coffee beans in Brussels, Belgium May 1, 2017. »

Biologists Rescue Unborn Baby Sharks at Fish Markets

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If there’s one thing that Pablo García Salinas and Jaime Penadés Suay have learned from raising sharks, it’s this: don’t throw the babies.

The two Spanish marine biologists have found that unhatched sharks, nestled within their protective egg cases, are incredibly hardy.

(The scientists tried giving the fishermen that collect egg cases for them buckets of ice for the eggs, but they just used it for beer.). »

A record number of Americans are quitting their jobs

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The number of workers who quit rose by 242,000 from July as more Americans demanded higher pay, better working conditions and more flexible arrangements.

Those number of people who quit rose in accommodation and food services, wholesale trade and state and local government education.

The number of job openings in July was revised higher to 11.1 million, a record high since this report began in 2000. »

37 members of Congress have violated a law designed to root out insider trading and prevent conflicts-of-interest

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Insider and several other news organizations have this year identified 37 members of Congress who've failed to properly report their financial trades as mandated by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, also known as the STOCK Act.

But many members of Congress have not fully complied with the law.

Here are the lawmakers who have this year violated the STOCK Act — to one extent or another — during 2021:. »