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Wildlife Crime Wanted List Released
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, environment, animals, trees, wildlife )

- 6 days ago -
The public is being asked to provide information on the locations of nine fugitives suspected of serious environmental crimes. The appeal, from Interpol, is part of an effort to track down individuals involved in illegal fishing, logging and wildlife
Is Violence More Common in Same-Sex Relationships?
Offbeat  (tags: relationships, same-sex, domestic violence, study, USA )

- 7 days ago -
A study in the US suggests that same-sex relationships suffer higher levels of domestic violence than heterosexual ones. Why is this, and how are Americans dealing with the problem?
Organised Child Sex Abuse 'Widespread in England', MPs Say
Offbeat  (tags: Organised child sex abuse, Children, Exploitation, Scandal, Rotherham Council, Ofsted )

- 7 days ago -
Organised child sex abuse is widespread in England, a report by MPs on the Rotherham exploitation scandal says.
Police Fail to Record Quarter of Reported Sexual Offences, Says HMIC
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Rape, Police, Unrecorded, Report, UK )

- 7 days ago -
More than a quarter of sex offences are not being recorded as crimes by police in England and Wales, a watchdog says. A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary also found 20% of rape cases being incorrectly cancelled.
Tenth of British Men 'Pay for Sex'
Offbeat  (tags: Sexual habits, Sex tourism, Transmitted Infections, HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea, Lifestyles, Bangkok, Amsterdam, UK )

- 7 days ago -
More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.
The Self-Publicist Whose Medical Text Books Caused a Stir
Offbeat  (tags: medical, text books, scientific history, Andreas Vesalius )

- 7 days ago -
Published nearly 500 years ago, Andreas Vesalius's medical text-books occupy an important place in scientific history. Intricate art, unlike anything that had been seen before,
Cardiff Scientists Create Black Hole 'Spotters' Guide'
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, research, astronomy, black holes, Cardiff, Wales, UK )

- 8 days ago -
Astronomers at Cardiff University say they could have created a "spotters' guide" to help scientists identify hundreds of black holes.
Band Aid Single Sales 'Extraordinary' Says Bob Geldof
Offbeat  (tags: entertainment, arts, Band Aid, campaign, Ebola crisis, West Africa )

- 7 days ago -
Sales of the new Band Aid single have been "manic" since its unveiling, organiser Bob Geldof has revealed. The musician and campaigner admitted he had been "a bit nervous" but said the response had been "extraordinary".
The School That Says Osama Bin Laden Was a Hero
Offbeat  (tags: cleric, teacher, Osama Bin Laden, religious schools, Taliban jihadis, Children, Pakistan )

- 8 days ago -
A hardline cleric in Pakistan is teaching the ideas of Osama Bin Laden in religious schools for about 5,000 children. Even while the Pakistani government fights the Taliban in the north-west of the country, it has no plans to close schools educating
Twitter Troll: What I Said Was Utterly Appalling and Disgusting.
Offbeat  (tags: Internet, Twitter, abusive tweets, troll, appalling, disgusting, Law, Courts, prison )

- 8 days ago -
A woman who was sent to prison for sending abusive tweets has told Newsbeat she is disgusted by what she has done. Isabella Sorley, 24, was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail in January for sending menacing tweets towards the feminist campaigner,
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