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MP Minister Proposes Solution for Wildlife Conservation: Seeks Law to Keep Tigers, Lions as Pets
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, protection, conservation, pets )

- 2 hours ago -
BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kusum Mehdele has sent a proposal to the state's forest department seeking an introduction of a law that allows people to keep tigers and lions as pets in order to prevent extinction.
Obama to Blame for ISIS Rise, Kill Them Like Nazis - Palin
Offbeat  (tags: Terrorism, Politics, US )

- 8 hours ago -
In an emotional speech before Republican activists, former GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin blamed the Obama administration for the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group in the Middle East.
Turkey: Husband Fined for Saying 'I Don't Love You'
Offbeat  (tags: Marriage, Husband, Wife, Love, emotional violence )

- 21 hours ago -
A man in Turkey has been fined for saying "I don't love you" to his wife.
UK Defence Spending 'Concerns' US Army Chief Raymond Odierno
Offbeat  (tags: defence, spending cuts, military, UK, USA )

- 12 hours ago -
The head of the US Army says he is "very concerned" about the impact of spending cuts on the UK's armed forces.
Memorable Speeches From 750 Years of Parliament
Offbeat  (tags: Speeches, House of Commons, Politics, History, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Choosing the best parliamentary speeches out of the thousands made during the past 750 years is a virtually impossible task - but, on BBC Democracy Day, here are some picked by experts.u
Daily Cute: Baby Bat Has a Little Snack   video
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- 3 hours ago -
little baby bat wrapped in a blanket munches on a banana. Cutest 30 seconds of the day!
The History of Parliament
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- 1 day ago -
Welcome to the History of Parliament online. This site contains all of the biographical, constituency and introductory survey articles published in The History of Parliament series.
The Angel Who Named Himself God
Offbeat  (tags: Religion, Christianity, Judaism, Islam )

- 1 day ago -
The Angel Who Named Himself God
Have Modern Politicians Lost the Art of Rhetoric?
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, politicians, language, BBC Newsnight report )

- 1 day ago -
When we listen to politicians, we often complain that their words don't seem to mean anything. And that's because they don't, explains Mary Beard for a BBC Newsnight report.
Photo Highlights of the Day - Monday 2 March 2015
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, world, news, photos )

- 2 hours ago -
A selection of the best photographs from around the world.
Meet Monty the Odd-Looking Crooked Cat Ambassador
Offbeat  (tags: Monty, Monday Miracle, pics, sweetness personified, awe-factor )

- 1 hour ago -
This rescue with chromosomal abnormalities is leading the Crooked Cat movement.
'Sound of Music' 50th Anniversary: Real Von Trapps Reflect on Iconic Film
Offbeat  (tags: movie, iconic, julie andrews, the sound of music )

- 1 hour ago -
"The Sound of Music" turns 50 on Monday and is still just as iconic as ever, decades after Julie Andrews starred as Maria in the 1965 classic.
Train Cars Carrying Crude Derail Near New Orleans
Offbeat  (tags: crude oil, train derailment, New Orleans )

- 26 minutes ago -
The New Orleans Fire Department says two train cars carrying crude oil have derailed in the city but no oil has spilled.
Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly
Offbeat  (tags: Food Stamps )

- 34 minutes ago -
Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps.
Granddad Walks 35 Miles To Work To Support Sick Wife And Grandson
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans )

- 41 minutes ago -
To support his ailing wife and earn a paycheck, a 61-year-old Iowa man sometimes walks 35 miles to his job as an overnight janitor and works for $9.07 per hour; his shift starts at 11 p.m.

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