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Winchester Woman Finds 3ft Wasp Nest on Bed
Offbeat  (tags: wasps, wasps nest, pest controller, Winchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A pest controller said he took on "the biggest job of his career" when he was called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
Childhood Blues: English Kids Among World's Unhappiest
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Food, Health, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
English children are unhappier than youngsters in the developing world, with kids in countries like Romania, Brazil and South Africa more inclined to look on the bright side, a new report reveals.
US Intelligence: 300 Americans Fighting Alongside Islamic State
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Conflict, Crime, DHS, FBI, Intelligence, Iraq, Military, Police, Religion, Security, Social networks, Syria, Terrorism, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials.
UK Not Ready to Join US Air Campaign Against ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Terrorism, UK, War )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
UK government sources have expressed surprise at US media reports indicating that Britain is willing to take part in an air campaign alongside the US against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria.
African-American Police Officer: Ferguson 'Heart Wrenching'
Offbeat  (tags: Ferguson, Missouri, USA, African-American, Police, BBC )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown led to days of protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, and amplified a rift between the town's African-American residents and the police in the region. But what about police officers who are also black?
Obama's 'No Strategy' Gaffe Reveals Political Truth
Offbeat  (tags: President Obama, Politics, political truth, Syria, Iraq, Islamic State )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama spoke a great deal about Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State (IS) in Thursday's press conference, but these six words are dominating the non-beige-suit-related discussion among US politicians and pundits.
The Odd Objects Looted From Washington DC in 1814
Offbeat  (tags: History, War, White House, USA, UK )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It's been 200 years since the British burned Washington, but objects looted in 1814 will probably never be returned, writes Tammy Thueringer.
How Much Is a Year of Life Worth?
Offbeat  (tags: Medication, Healthcare NICE, NHS, DOH )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thinking about the cost-benefit decisions on the affordability of drugs made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) involves a grim question: how much is a year of life worth? How much should you, the taxpayer,
Victorian Strangeness: The Pig Singing Competition
Offbeat  (tags: X Factor, Animals, talent show )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Cheer/groan (delete according to mindset): The X Factor is back. Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the show's Victorian forebear, where the hopefuls had to sing while carrying a pig.
The Fear of Being Seen as Racist
Offbeat  (tags: sexual exploitation, Abuse, Race, Rotherham, UK )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A fear of being viewed as racist has been cited as one of the reasons why child sexual exploitation in Rotherham was allowed to proliferate for 16 years.
 
 
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