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Vietnam: Cats Being 'Drowned, Shaved, Burned and Fried With Garlic'
Offbeat  (tags: Vietnam, cats, burned, drowned, eaten, killed, drowned, cruelty )

Marie
- 4 hours ago - ibtimes.co.uk
Cats are being drowned, shaved, burned then fried with garlic at restaurants across Vietnam, despite an official ban that makes it illegal to eat the creatures.
Save the Tiger: 7 Saddening Facts About the Extinction of Javan Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: Javan tigers, sad news, extinct, deforestation )

Marie
- 7 hours ago - independent.co.uk
1. Javan tigers were slightly smaller than their mainland cousins but were renowned for their especially long whiskers.
China at Risk From Syria Spillover
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, government, humans, news, world, war, ethics, government )

Nell
- 7 hours ago - globaltimes.cn
By Bai Tiantian Source:Global Times Published: 2014-7-29 0:33:01 Islamic extremists from China have reached out to the Middle East and some may have been involved in terror activities in Syria and Iraq, China's special envoy for the Middle East said Mond
Perils of the English Countryside
Offbeat  (tags: country-life, countryside, England, UK )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Most people would be wary of crossing a large snorting bull in a field but, every year, scores of people are injured or even killed by other animals in the English countryside.
Vet Struck Off for Having Sex With Animals
Offbeat  (tags: Vet, struck off, sex, animals, beastiality, Hungary, cruelty )

Marie
- 8 hours ago - m.bbc.co.uk
A vet who was filmed having sex with a horse and a dog has been struck off his profession's register.
Defense for Blackwater Guards Claims Gov't Withheld Evidence
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Court, Crime, History, Iraq, Scandal, Security, Shooting, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 9 hours ago - rt.com
Lawyers for the Blackwater security guards on trial for killing 17 Iraqis in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007 claimed Monday that the US government has suppressed evidence that could aid the defendants.
Sharks Added to the Endangered Species List for the First Time Ever
Offbeat  (tags: Sharks, hammerhead sharks, endangered, marine life, sad news, species )

Marie
- 9 hours ago - examiner.com
Thousands of years of existence have made the sharks one of the most successful animals on the planet, until now. Two species of hammerhead sharks were added to the The World Conservation Union's Red List as an endangered species earlier this month.
Toronto Police Receive Several UFO Reports, Object Remains Unexplained
Offbeat  (tags: UFO sightings, Toronto, police, humans, society )

Lone
- 9 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Toronto Police confirmed that they received several UFO reports on Saturday, and that the object was not a police drone. Some officers working the late shift saw the mysterious lights on the way to work.
Let's Talk: Do You Let Your Cats Eat at the Dinner Table?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, off-beat, interesting, funny, cats, dinner, eating )

Zora
- 9 hours ago - catster.com
We let our cat Ghosty sit with us but then we got a kitten; will I ever have a peaceful meal again?
8 Ways I'M EXACTLY Like My Cats
Offbeat  (tags: animals, interesting, society, off-beat, funny, humor, cats )

Zora
- 9 hours ago - catster.com
Do cat lovers take on the traits of their cats? I know I share a lot of qualities with my cats.
So, My Cat Is Teaching My Baby How to Be a Cat
Offbeat  (tags: children, off-beat, humor, funny, cats, cats' behavior )

Zora
- 9 hours ago - catster.com
We should have known something devious was going on, but we were much too distracted by the cuteness of the whole matter.
I Wish I Could "Freeze" My Cats in These 6 Positions
Offbeat  (tags: animals, off-beat, funny, pets, cats' behavior )

Zora
- 9 hours ago - catster.com
If I had magical powers I'd hold my cats in these poses so I could kiss, huff, and examine at will.
Rats Plague Louvre Museum Gardens
Offbeat  (tags: culture, unusual )

Alexandra
- 11 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
According to the newspaper Le Monde, the rat population of central Paris is estimated to number up to six million, about three for every resident, not including the suburbs which are home to millions more.
Torrential Rain and Flash Flooding Cause Travel Chaos
Offbeat  (tags: weather, London, hailstorm )

Alexandra
- 11 hours ago - bbc.com
Homes were evacuated and people left stranded in their cars as lightning, hail, heavy rain and flash flooding hit east and south-east England.
Saving Cute Baby Sloths
Offbeat  (tags: animals - cute little sloths, rescue )

Alexandra
- 12 hours ago - kids.nationalgeographic.com
Slow down and watch some caring people help these adorable critters!
Simple Ways to Be a Role Model for Your Child
Offbeat  (tags: children, parents, good tips )

Alexandra
- 12 hours ago - womanitely.com
Raising a respectful, patient, responsible, and hardworking child is every parent's dream. Here are a few simple ways to be a role model for your child
12 Annoying Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder
Offbeat  (tags: culture, humans, society, baby powder )

Lone
- 19 hours ago - ca.shine.yahoo.com
If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full potential.
10 Dog Breeds That Shed the Most and Least
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, dogs, environment, humans, pets, society, heat )

Lone
- 19 hours ago - ca.shine.yahoo.com
We're now well within the dog days of summer, and that got us thinking about how our furry friends handle the heat. It also made us wonder how the owners of those dogs handle the falling fur.
Hitchbot, the Hitchhiking Robot, Bums 1st Ride
Offbeat  (tags: hitchhiking robot, hitchbotanada, robot, hitchhiker, canada, culture, humans, society )

Lone
- 19 hours ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
It didn't take long for a little robot attempting to hitchhike across the country relying on the kindness of strangers to get its first ride.
Beauty Queen: How I Survived Teen Domestic Abuse
Offbeat  (tags: domestic, violence, abuse, teenagers )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Not enough attention is given to teenagers at risk of domestic violence, a beauty queen who suffered abuse has told Newsbeat.
Walk Free
Offbeat  (tags: culture, environment, humans, survey, Walk Free )

Lone
- 1 day ago - e-activist.com
SURVEY - to help end modern slavery within our generation
Grocery Store Opera
Offbeat  (tags: Flash mob, opera, grocery store, beautiful, joyful )

GYPSY
- 1 day ago - biggeekdad.com
A routine day of shopping for groceries at John Lewis Foodhall from Waitrose turned into a grocery store opera when five singers performed a rousing rendition of the Italian classic Funiculì, Funiculà.
I-Wonder: What Is the Point of the Commonwealth Today ?
Offbeat  (tags: Commonwealth )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
The Commonwealth encompasses almost a third of the world's population, bringing together people of many faiths, races, languages and incomes. Yet it is an institution which remains a mystery to many, polarising opinion as to its role and relevance.
   

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