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40,000 Kenyans Accuse Britain of Abuse and Torture in Second Mau Mau Law Suit
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, UK )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - rt.com
Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule.
Unexpected Ways to Wake Up Your Brain
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brains, research )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Tea or coffee is often the favoured brew for those who are tired and in need of a caffeine boost. But is this really the best way to make ourselves more alert? Michael Mosley tested caffeine against some unlikely alternatives
Small Town Sends Armored Vehicle, 24 Officers to Collect Debt From 75-Year-Old
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Military, Police, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - rt.com
An armored military vehicle and 24 armed police officers: That's what the sheriff's department in a small Wisconsin town used to collect a civil judgement from a 75-year-old man, who has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against the town over the incident.
Whales Butchered in Bloody Seas: Faroe Islanders Say It's Tradition, Others Protest
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Health, Iceland, Scandal )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - rt.com
The waters on the shores of Denmark's Faroe Islands turn red in summer. The islanders are keen on preserving a centuries-old bloody practice of whale hunting, which turns small bays in slaughterhouses despite the efforts of activists to stop them.
Gargantuan Manta Ray Dwarfs Diver In Stunning Footage
Offbeat  (tags: Manta Ray, interesting, off-beat, photos, unusual )

Jean
- 8 hours ago - thedodo.com
Diving with manta rays is guaranteed to be a stunning experience. But diving with giant oceanic manta rays -- the largest type of rays in the world -- can be even more overwhelming, as one group of divers in the waters off Ecuador discovered.
Kitten and Dog - Best Friends Forever
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, animals, cats, dogs, pets, photos, pictures )

Marc-Andr
- 8 hours ago - katzenworld.co.uk
Hi everyone, This was such a heart warming story that I had to re-post it! :) Thanks, Marc
100 Women 2014: Violence at Home Is India's 'Failing'
Offbeat  (tags: Women, Domestic Abuse, Violence, India )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
About once every five minutes an incident of domestic violence is reported in India, under its legal definition of "cruelty by husband or his relatives". The BBC investigates, analysing crime data and hearing the testimony of victims.
 

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