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The War on Elephants
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, War, Poachers, Ivory, Africa, China, Asia )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
How the very existence of AfricaâEUR(TM)s elephants is threatened by poachers, traffickers and AsiaâEUR(TM)s appetite for ivory
Syrian Refugee Cat Makes His Way to Family in Canada
Offbeat  (tags: syrian cat, cats, war, canada, refugees )

Lone
- 33 days ago - cbc.ca
'This cat suffered as we suffered in the war. He was always afraid,' says owner
Fighter Jet Christmas Cookie Uproar in Norway - The Local
Offbeat  (tags: Norwegian government, Instagram, fighter jets, Christmas, ginger snaps, tradition, war )

BMutiny
- 47 days ago - thelocal.no
Christmas, a time for baking cookies in the shape of hearts, Father Christmas and snowmen. And, if you're the Norwegian government, F-35 fighter jets. A photo posted to the government's official Instagram profile showed traditional Christmas ginger snaps
Australia Is Accused of 'Airbrushing' History as It Bars British Families From Centenary Commemoration of WWI Battle
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, history, war, British, memorials )

Scooby
- 88 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Australia has been criticised for the banning families of fallen British soldiers from the First World War Battle of Fromelles centenary commemorations.
Borowitzn Report(Humor) - Obama Continues to Stubbornly Link Gun Violence With Guns
Offbeat  (tags: usa, war, terrorism, troops, politics, propaganda, military, lies, iraq, government, dishonesty, abuse, police, humor, protection, safety, ethics, crime, funny, odd, health, world )

Wilde
- 118 days ago - newyorker.com
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-Republican Presidential candidates ripped President Obama on Tuesday for what they called his stubborn insistence on linking gun violence with guns.
Syrian House Cats Lives Matter (to This Man)
Offbeat  (tags: cats, strays, war, hero )

Jeri
- 141 days ago - newsweek.com
Each morning, Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel drives to the local butcher shop and purchases $2.50 worth of scraps. Along with everyone else in this part of Aleppo, Syria, the butcher knows Aljaleel isnâEUR(TM)t purchasing the meat for himself but for 150 street cats
For One World War II Veteran, a Day to Give Thanks for âEUR~One More SunriseâEUR(TM)
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, Thanksgiving Day, war, 1944, world war 2, Dick Graff, soldier )

Robert
- 160 days ago - washingtonpost.com
On Thanksgiving in 1944, Dick Graff opened his Army-issue mess kit and took comfort in his turkey and mashed potatoes, a welcome respite from the brutal battlefront near Weisweiler, Germany.
France "at War" Says President Hollande
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, ISIS, War, France, Europe )

Ray
- 171 days ago - bbc.co.uk
France "is at war" after Friday's attacks on Paris, President Francois Hollande tells the national assembly,
Memorial Gathering to Remember Animals Who Died in the Wars
Offbeat  (tags: Dogs, memorial, war, poppies, animals )

Scooby
- 173 days ago - dogworld.co.uk
LOCAL school children joined representatives of animal welfare charities and groups to pay their respects at the annual Animals in War Memorial event yesterday (Thursday).
Commemorative Plate for Late Japanese Diplomat Unveiled at Russian Hotel
Offbeat  (tags: war, humanrights, Chiune Sugihara, japanese diplomat, Jews, lithuania )

Naoko
- 203 days ago - mainichi.jp
A plaque commemorating a former Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II by issuing them visas in Lithuania was unveiled at a hotel here on Oct. 14.
Grandson of Atomic Bomb Crewman Writes of Hibakusha Horrors
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, death, hibakusha, hiroshima )

Naoko
- 217 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Beser's grandfather, Jacob, was an army lieutenant and radar specialist who became the only man in the world to fly on both of the B-29s carrying the "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" atomic bombs.
On This Day 1950: Seoul in UN Hands
Offbeat  (tags: South Korean, War, Military, UN forces )

Ray
- 221 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
United Nations forces have taken control of the South Korean capital Seoul, three months after it fell to North Korea, the US Army has announced.
The 'Beauty' and the Horror of the Iran-Iraq War
Offbeat  (tags: horror, beauty, War, Military, Iraq, Iran )

Ray
- 221 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thirty-five years ago this week, Iraq invaded Iran and what has been described as the 20th Century's longest conventional war began. Both sides suffered terrible casualties but they had different motives for fighting and now, looking back, two soldiers
On This Day 1943: Italy's Surrender Announced
Offbeat  (tags: On This Day, War, Italy's surrender )

Ray
- 239 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
Italy has signed an unconditional armistice with the Allies, General Dwight D Eisenhower has announced.
Stroll Through History / Manzanar War Relocation Center in California / Japanese-Americans Stripped of Freedom
Offbeat  (tags: war, freedoms, asia, usa, relocation, Japanese-Americans )

Naoko
- 248 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Following the December 1941 attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Japanese-Americans living in the United States were viewed as "enemy aliens" and deprived of their freedom.
 

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