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Ten Days Left to Vacuum Up a Powerful Cleaner
Offbeat  (tags: Home, Domestic Cleaners, Electrical, EU, Human Rights )

Ray
- 3 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Anyone wanting to buy a powerful vacuum cleaner has only 10 days left to be certain of getting one - following new EU rules that come in next month.
Health Leaders Call for Emergency Taskforce on Obesity
Offbeat  (tags: obesity, children, taskforce, DOH, NHS, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Health leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
Family Sues Georgia Police for Tasering Man 13 Times Before He Died
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Clashes, Court, Crime, Health, Human rights, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 26 minutes ago - rt.com
The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family's lawyer.
Woman Working 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet Dies While Napping in Car Between Shifts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Economy, Health, Police, USA )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - rt.com
A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes "wouldn't sleep for five days," according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.
'Gun Boom' in the US Is Over, But Weapon Sales Still High
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Politics, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 21 hours ago - rt.com
Gun sales in the United States have slipped in 2014 compared to last year, but they're still higher than at any other point in the last decade.
UFOs Above Houston Puzzle Texans (VIDEOS)
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Social networks, Space, USA )

Ray
- 21 hours ago - rt.com
Sky gazers in the Lone Star State are still scratching their heads as they look for an explanation behind mysterious sets of lights photographed earlier this month over the city of Houston.
Making Houses Out of Mushrooms
Offbeat  (tags: Properties, Building, Greener, carbon footprint, construction industry, ancient technology, new technology )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Much of the construction industry depends on fossil fuels, creating a big carbon footprint. As pressure mounts to make construction "greener", experts have started to design houses out of hemp and straw, and bricks made of mushrooms.
Why I Took Off My Headscarf... Only to Put It Back on Again
Offbeat  (tags: Head garment, Koran, Muslim women, Islamic scholars )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A woman's headscarf is a garment which is heavy in symbolism in Muslim countries and, having finally decided to shed mine, I will have to don it again after being appointed as Pakistan correspondent.
Our World War: Interactive Episode
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, military tactics )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Running at around 20 minutes, the interactive episode of Our World War is set during the attack on High Wood - part of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Against this backdrop,
Rogue Landlords: What Is It Like to Live in a Substandard Home?
Offbeat  (tags: Housing, Housing Act, Landlords, Chartered Institute of Housing, Resolution Foundation, Tenant Rights )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Unscrupulous landlords are providing vulnerable tenants with substandard housing, and getting away with it, according to experts who are demanding that minimum standards be enforced to drive rogue landlords out of the market.
 
 
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