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The Rise of Drug Overdoses in the US
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, overdose, DEA, USA )

- 1589 days ago -
Philip Seymour Hoffman has become the latest celebrity to die from a drugs overdose, which is a growing problem in the US.
Beatles Conquer United States: 50th Anniversary
Offbeat  (tags: Beatles, Ed Sullivan, Liverpool, USA )

- 1590 days ago -
On February 7, 1964, The Beatles arrived in New York for a television appearance that would change their careers. The Fab Four from Liverpool performed on the Ed Sullivan Show in front of 73m viewers, and instantly became household names.
Slavery 'Worse' 10 Years After Morecambe Bay Tragedy
Offbeat  (tags: Illegal immigrants, Morecambe Bay, Slavery, UK )

- 1589 days ago -
A decade ago 23 Chinese cockle pickers drowned when they were trapped by sweeping tides while working in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire. Yet, 10 years on, campaigners say workers are still being dangerously exploited in the UK.
Princes Charles and William 'Unite for Wildlife'
Animals  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, protection, endangered, conservation, Prince William, Prince Charles, Royals UK )

- 1589 days ago -
They are seated side by side, looking straight into camera - two future British kings with a message that matters deeply to them.
Dartmoor Tomb Treasure Hoard Uncovered By Archaeologists
Offbeat  (tags: archaeology, discovery, treasures, dartmoor, uk )

- 1589 days ago -
Archaeologists from around the UK have been examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor.
Snowden Used Common Web Crawler Tool to Collect NSA Files
Science & Tech  (tags: Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Security, Snowden, USA )

- 1589 days ago -
Whistleblower Edward Snowden used "inexpensive" and "widely available" software to gain access to at least 1.7 million secret files, The New York Times reported, quoting senior intelligence officials investigating the breach.
Two-Thirds of US Military Sex-Abuse Perpetrators in Japan Not Incarcerated - Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Crime, Japan, Law, Military, USA )

- 1589 days ago -
Most perpetrators of sex crimes at US military bases in Japan have not been going to prison for their offenses. Instead, they've received punishments including demotions, fines, or even just a letter of reprimand, Freedom of Information documents reveal.
Use of NSA Metadata to Find Drone Targets Kills Civilians - Greenwald
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Army, Conflict, Drones, Human rights, Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Politics, USA, Vessels, Violence, War )

- 1588 days ago -
The US is relying upon NSA metadata to identify targets for drone strikes, reports the Intercept. A former NSA operative said the tactic is flawed and the agency targets phones "in the hopes that the person on the other end of the missile is the bad guy."
Student Visa System Fraud Exposed in BBC Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: BBC, Panorama, systematic fraud, UK )

- 1589 days ago -
The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major firm after BBC Panorama uncovered systematic fraud in the student visa system.
UK 'Borrowed' US Drones to Carry Out Unreported Strikes in Afghanistan
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Army, Conflict, Military, Planes, Politics, Security, Vessels, Violence, War )

- 1588 days ago -
The UK has used American drones over 250 times to carry out previously unreported attacks in Afghanistan, the MoD has admitted. The reports prompted a sharp reaction from British rights groups who slammed the lack of transparency in the UK military.
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