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Life Story With David Attenborough (in-Pictures)
Offbeat  (tags: Natural History, Animals )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Every animal on earth is in pursuit of nature's greatest prize - the continuation of its own bloodline through its offspring. The odds may be stacked against any individual succeeding, but each is born with a relentless instinct to overcome the odds.
Obama Considers Allowing Torture Overseas
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Crime, Guantanamo, Human rights, Intelligence, Obama, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
The White House is reportedly wrestling over how to interpret a ban on "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" ahead of a meeting in Geneva next month concerning the United Nations charter on torture.
Senate Refuses to Blame Bush, Senior Aides in CIA Torture Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, CIA, Conflict, Guantanamo, History, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Scandal, Security, Terrorism, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
A classified US Senate probe into the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.
'My Bus, My Rules': Gay Couple Ordered Off London Bus for Kissing
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Bus, Human rights, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
A London transport employee is under investigation after he allegedly threw a gay couple off his bus after he saw them kissing.
Orionids Meteor Shower Lights Night Sky
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, SciTech, Science, Space )

Ray
- 3 days ago - rt.com
Stargazers are in for a weeklong celestial display of shooting stars as Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from Halley's Comet.
Oscar Pistorius Given Five Years for Reeva Steenkamp Death
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Oscar Pistorius, Sentencing, Africa )

Ray
- 3 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Judge Thokozile Masipa hands down the sentence, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Tales From the India Office
Offbeat  (tags: British Library, India )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A transgender singer hits stardom in Baghdad. Officials scramble to impose order after a Kuwaiti restaurant is found to be selling cat meat. Gulf royals on an official visit to London are left marooned in a drab south London suburb because of a shortage
Remembering Ben Bradlee
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Watergate, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
No-one took on the aura of the swashbuckling newspaperman with more style than Ben Bradlee, who became one of the great editors. He loved the life, but he was also a man of steel.
How the World Loved the Swastika - Until Hitler Stole It
Offbeat  (tags: swastika, Nazi-Germany, Hitler, WW2, Europe )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but it goes back thousands of years and has been used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world. As more evidence emerges of its long pre-Nazi history in Europe,
What's Lurking in Sweden's Waters?
Offbeat  (tags: Sweden, submarine, Russia, Military )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Sweden's armed forces say they are looking for a submarine spotted in the country's waters not far from Stockholm and speculation has centred on Russia. But the Russians have scoffed at the claims.
 
 
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