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Taliban Leader Urges Afghans to Plant More Trees
Offbeat  (tags: Tree Planting Drive, Allah's Creations, Climate-Change, Environment, Taliban leader, Afghanistan )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Taliban fighters are encouraged to take part in the tree-planting drive, The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hibatullah Akhundzada, has urged Afghans to plant more trees.
Most Wood Energy Schemes Are a 'Disaster' for Climate Change
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, conservation, environment, pollution, forests, energy, globalwarming, protection, trees )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming.
Mexico Warns US Over Border Wall Funding
Offbeat  (tags: The Great American Wall, Funding, Warning, Mexico )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Mexico has warned the US against imposing a unilateral tax on Mexican imports to finance a border wall, saying it could respond in kind.
White House Briefing Bar: Media Groups Condemn Exclusion
Offbeat  (tags: Media Briefing, Media Barred, White House, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Media groups have reacted angrily after several, including the BBC, were barred from an informal briefing with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Did Trump Win Because His Name Came First in Key States?
Offbeat  (tags: Trump, Victory, Election, Key States, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
One of the world's leading political scientists believes Donald Trump won the US presidential election for a very simple reason, writes Hannah Sander - his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.
Trump's 'Brain' Steve Bannon Emerges From the Shadows
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's Brains, Steve Bannon, USA )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Steve Bannon used to be a political outsider, relegated to the sidelines of the conservative movement. Now, he is the movement.
Swedish Asylum Shelter in Vanersborg Hit By Blaze
Offbeat  (tags: Hate Crime, Asylum Seekers, Sweden )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Up to 20 people have been hurt in a fire at a shelter for asylum seekers in Sweden, officials say. Two residents were badly injured jumping from windows of the building in Vanersborg, about 80km (50 miles) north of Gothenburg.
The Art of a President Trump State Visit
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Trump's Visit, Art, UK )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A current family fad is playing that word-association game in which you respond to the previous player's word with a relatable one of your own, eg me: "Annoying." Son: "Dad." Wife: "Bald eagle."
The Child Abuse Scandal of the British Children Sent Abroad
Offbeat  (tags: Scandal, British Children, Australia, UK )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Buildings at Bindoon (Pictured)were constructed by migrant children, For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives in institutions where many were abused and used as forced labour.
Channeling Erik
Offbeat  (tags: Spiritual Awakening )

Nancy
- 13 hours ago - channelingerik.com
On October 6, 2009, my 20-year-old son Erik, took his own life. Since that sad and tragic day, an overwhelming sense of grief and despair propelled me into a search for answers. The answer came from Erik himself.
How Fear and Suspicion Haunted the Last Days of Max Spiers
Offbeat  (tags: British conspiracy theorist, Max Spiers, Poland )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Before British conspiracy theorist Max Spiers died in Poland July 2016, he told his mother to investigate if anything happened to him. Why was he so anxious? Was he in trouble, was he ill or had he relapsed into drugs?
Death of a Conspiracy Theorist: 'What Happened to My Son?'
Offbeat  (tags: British conspiracy theorist, Max Spiers, Poland )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
After British conspiracy theorist Max Spiers died in Poland in July 2016, there were rumours about aliens and a satanic cult. He believed he was a super soldier and could fight in other dimensions.
Dog Stands at Attention Guarding Bike âEUR" Now Watch When His Owner Comes Back - VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: dog, loyal, guarding bike, animals, humans, society, pets, unusual )

Lone
- 7 hours ago - weloveanimals.me
We all know that dogs are loyal and affectionate, but this doggie really goes above and beyond.
Livestream of Pregnant Giraffe Is Driving the Web Cazy | Daily Mail Online
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, interesting, pictures, news )

Christeen
- 3 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
I've been waiting for April and Oliver's baby for days. Here's a live stream.
THE LATEST "PRESIDENT" DONALD TRUMP ADVERTORIAL: BACK TO FOX.
Offbeat  (tags: government, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, media, lies, propaganda, republicans, politics )

David
- 5 hours ago - searchingforreason.net
ANOTHER "PROUD" MOMENT FOR EVERY AMERICAN.
The Brits Hurrying to Become German Citizens
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Debate, Brits, Germany, EU, Europe )

Ray
- 15 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
The Brexit debate in the UK is focusing on the rights of EU migrants in the country, among them about 300,000 Germans. Many people are worried about what will happen to them after Brexit. But how are the 100,000 Brits in Germany feeling?
Woman Deported to Singapore Despite 27-Year Marriage
Offbeat  (tags: Deportation, Woman, Singapore, UK )

Ray
- 12 minutes ago - bbc.co.uk
A woman who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been deported to Singapore. rene Clennell was being held in a Scottish detention centre, but has now told the BBC she has been sent back to her country of origin without warning.
   

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