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Sexual Violence in War: Summit to Begin in London
Offbeat  (tags: Summit, War, Sexual Violence, London, UK )

Ray
- 101 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A four-day summit on sexual violence in war is to begin in London, hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.
Bird Starts Flat Fire By Dropping a Smoking Cigarette Butt
Offbeat  (tags: pigeon, fire, London, cigarette butt, bizarre )

Giana
- 195 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A pigeon has been blamed for starting a flat fire in south London by firefighters who believe the bird dropped a smoking cigarette butt.
Inside the Post Office Underground Railway - Video
Offbeat  (tags: London, Post Office Underground, video, interesting )

Giana
- 234 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Joe Shute takes a ride on the forgotten relic of London's underground railway, which used to transport four million parcels a day for the Post Office/
Fire Brigade Releases Ridiculous 999 Calls
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, news, humans, London, bat, 999 calls )

Giana
- 341 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The staggering 999 calls received by London Fire Brigade include a mother concerned that a bat which had flown into her flat may be carrying rabies, despite the disease having been effectively eradicated from the UK.
London in 1927 - Special Video!   video
Offbeat  (tags: London, 1927, video, beautiful )

Giana
- 391 days ago - vimeo.com
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Friese-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with.
Early Colour Footage of London Comes to Light
Offbeat  (tags: video, early footage, London, interesting, world )

Giana
- 492 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Celluloid film of the capital in 1927 comes to light, revealing a city devoid of skyscapers but teeming with trolley buses and horse-drawn carts and the occasional car.
Cheryl Leitner Home Burglarized: U.S. Paralympian Robbed While Competing In London (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Cheryl Leitner, paralympian, usa, home, robbed, competing, London, wheelchair, games, video )

BarbCat
- 734 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
After spending two weeks in London competing in the 2012 Paralympics, Cheryl Leitner returned to the United States to find her home had been burglarized.
Pictures: Arrival of 2012 Around the World!
Offbeat  (tags: New Years, London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, worldinteresting, culture, humans, pictures, photos, world, performance )

Lindsey
- 991 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From Sydney to Hong Kong, New York to London, check out the wonderful pictures of the world welcoming the new year. PHOTOS.
Ryanair Jet Window Mended With Tape Before London Takeoff
Offbeat  (tags: Ryanair jet, window, mended, with, tape, before, London, takeoff )

Agnes
- 1060 days ago - news.com.au
A PLANE with 200 passengers onboard had to turn back to London after tape used to patch up a pilot's window came loose. Passengers watched in horror as ground crew put the tape around the edge of the windscreen of the Ryanair jet shortly before takeoff
Rare Seahorse Found in River Thames
Offbeat  (tags: Seahorse, discovered, London )

Tarequl
- 1075 days ago - pbo.co.uk
The species at the heart of the contentious Studland Bay row has been discovered higher up the River Thames than ever before - raising the possibility of a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in the heart of London.
Big Issue Finds Home; Homeless in Charge
Offbeat  (tags: Big Issue, Big Issue Ltd., Japan, shop, homeless peolpe, magazine, London, business model )

Naoko
- 1448 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
The Big Issue Japan Ltd., a publisher that hires homeless people to sell its magazine on the streets, opened on Friday Japan's first shop managed by homeless people in a former convenience store in Nishi-Umeda subway station.
When the Fate of a Dog Tore London in Two
Offbeat  (tags: brown dog statue, vivisection, london, history, anti vivisectioin movement )

Simone
- 1631 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
We sought refuge in the park's quieter walks, where, hidden near the river, I found the Brown Dog Memorial. It is a lifesize bronze of a terrier with an expressively cocked head and alert ears. A sentimental piece, but it carries a shocking inscription:
Baby Boy Hit By Falling Lamppost Dies
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, baby, killed, falling kamppost, London )

Lady
- 1666 days ago - news.sky.com
A baby boy hit by a falling lamppost while being pushed in his pram along a west London road has died.The one-year-old, whose name has not been released, was hit by the streetlight in Chiswick on Tuesday.
Police Nab Fugitive Who Taunted Them Online(Update)
Offbeat  (tags: London, fugitive, Facebook, caught, taunted, police, crime )

Tonya
- 1710 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
An escaped British convict whose online antics drew an international Internet fan base has been caught after nearly four months on the run
Polar Bears Float Past Houses of Parliament in London
Offbeat  (tags: arts, polar bears, global warming, London, Parliament )

Robyn
- 2061 days ago - earthfirst.com
Londoners got a shock as polar bears floated down the Thames River on icebergs, past the Houses of Parliament. They didn't make some kind of bizarre, epic journey - they're sculptures launched to raise global warming awareness.
 

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