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Russia: Bailiffs Seize Cats Over Payments
Offbeat  (tags: Pets, Cats, Tax Collectors, Russia )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Tax collectors in Russia have stumbled across a new way of getting people to pay their debts - by threatening to take away their cats, it's been reported.
I-Wonder: Why Didn't Christianity Die Out in the 1st Century?
Offbeat  (tags: Christianity, religion )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Across 2,000 years, Christianity has grown from a tiny community of disciples gathered around a village miracle-worker, Jesus of Nazareth, to a world religion counting over two billion members. In its early centuries,
Scientists Challenge 'Abominable Snowman DNA' Results
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, study, mythical yeti, Abominable Snowman. )

Ray
- 9 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A theory that the mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal has been challenged. Last year, Oxford University genetics professor Bryan Sykes revealed the results of DNA tests on hairs said to be from the Abominable Snowman.
14-Year-Old Exonerated for Double Murder 70 Years After His Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Human rights, Law, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
It took 70 years, but a 14-year-old African American boy from Alcolu, South Carolina who was executed for allegedly killing two white girls has now been exonerated of murder.
Million Mummy Mystery: Egyptian Cemetery With 1mn Bodies Stumps Scientists
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Egypt, History )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
An ancient cemetery in Egypt contains 1 million bodies, according to a team of archeologists who discovered the burial ground. What the site represents remains a mystery, as the scientists are still puzzled about where exactly all the people came from.
America's Wealthiest Families Smash Income Ceiling, Middle-Class Left Far Behind
Offbeat  (tags: Bailout, Crisis, Economy, Finance, Global economy, Globalization, Robert Bridge, USA )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - rt.com
Despite, or because of, the fallout from the 2007 Great Recession, annual earnings between the richest Americans and everybody else have exploded to record levels. Meanwhile middle- and lower-class wealth growth remains stagnant.
Whites the New Minority in America By 2044
Offbeat  (tags: Global economy, Globalization, History, Immigration, Information Technology, Mass media, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
New population projections by the US Census Bureau show that whites will become a minority by 2044. The US will be home to a youthful, growing minority population juxtaposed against an aging, slow-growing, and soon to be declining white population.
Over 750 American Kids Beaten, Starved or Left Alone Over 6-Yr Period
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Human rights, Law, Robert Bridge, Violence )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
At least 786 children in the US died of abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents or care givers, even as child protection agencies were investigating the cases, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Apple 'Failing to Protect Chinese Factory Workers'
Offbeat  (tags: Apple. Employee's, Slavery, Human Rights, China, Undercover BBC Panorama investigation )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
CIA Interrogation Report: Just What Did the UK Know?
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, interrogation report, MI6, GCHQ., UK, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
In March 2004, a Boeing 737, registration number N313P, lifted off from Baghdad International Airport with two prisoners on board - captured by the SAS after a shoot-out in the city.
 
 
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