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Pictures of the Day: 3 May 2016
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 3 May 2016 )

- 1 hour ago -
Great photos.
Eurovision Final to Be Shown on US Television
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, US. TV, Eurovision )

- 1 hour ago -
The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast live on US TV for the first time this month.
Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me   video
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, offbeat, music, alan parsons, unusual, humans, bizarre )

- 8 hours ago -
Old lyrics, but still oh so TRUE for all! Alan Parson is perfect! IMHO
Genesis - Follow You Follow Me (With Lyrics!)   video
Offbeat  (tags: americans, animals, interesting, off-beat, society, protection, unusual, wildlife, humans )

- 8 hours ago -
For those of you that have lost a "FRIEND" Tried to find one with animals, but this was the best I could do.
Microsoft Phone Scam: Don*t Be a Victim - What to Do When You Receive a Call From *Microsoft Tech Support* Offering to Fix Your
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, news, microsoft-phone-scam )

- 10 hours ago -
Here*s how to avoid the Microsoft phone scam, and what to do if you fear you have fallen victim to it.
Mark Selby Beats Ding Junhui to Win World Snooker Championship
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, Snooker, World Championship, UK )

- 11 hours ago -
England's world number one Mark Selby beat China's Ding Junhui 18-14 to win his second World Championship title.
The 22 Most Beautiful Places In The World
Offbeat  (tags: photos, pictures, interesting, travel, culture, world, off-beat )

- 13 hours ago -
Some lovely places here.
50,000 People March on the May Day Parade in Yakutsk
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, pictures, world )

- 14 hours ago -
The May Day Parade, known in Russia since 1917 as The Day of International Solidarity of Workers, has always been a favourite holidays in Yakutsk, with people preparing costumes and rehearsing performances to present their enterprises....
Viewpoint: The Pioneering Women of the BBC's Early Years
Offbeat  (tags: BBC Early Years, Pioneering Women, Media )

- 20 hours ago -
The BBC has announced that it aims to get more women into positions of authority by 2020, but what was the situation in the early years of the organisation? Dr Kate Murphy has been researching the era for a new book.
I-Wonder: Why Do We Still Love Sherlock?
Offbeat  (tags: Books, Films, Victorian literature, Arthur Conan Doyle )

- 21 hours ago -
I love investigating Victorian culture âEUR" in fact, itâEUR(TM)s my job. Over the years, IâEUR(TM)ve studied scores of the most iconic characters in Victorian literature. One always strikes me as particularly timeless âEUR" Sherlock Holmes.
TTIP Trade Talks: Greenpeace Leak 'Shows Risks of EU-US Deal'
Offbeat  (tags: EU-US deal, TTIP trade talks, Environment, Public Health Risk, Leaked Documents, Greenpeace )

- 21 hours ago -
EU standards on the environment and public health risk being undermined by compromises with the US, Greenpeace has warned, citing leaked documents.
Poet Walt Whitman Health Tips Unearthed
Offbeat  (tags: Poet, Journalism, Health, Walt Whitman, USA )

- 22 hours ago -
A trove of journalism by the great US poet Walt Whitman is being published online after lying in obscurity more than 150 years.
How the Lives of Osama Bin Laden's Neighbours Changed Forever
Offbeat  (tags: Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda leader, US Navy Seals, Pakistan )

- 22 hours ago -
Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan in a dramatic and bloody raid by US Navy Seals on 2 May 2011. Five years on the BBC's M Ilyas Khan finds loose ends, unsettling and unanswered questions, and a neighbourhood changed
Trump Accuses China of 'Raping' US With Unfair Trade Policy
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, Trump, Trade, Economy, China. USA )

- 22 hours ago -
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has accused China of "raping" the US, in renewed criticism of China's trade policy.
Captain Cook's Endeavour Is Finally Found 230 Years After It Disappeared
Offbeat  (tags: Endeavour, Newport Harbour, Rhode Island, Battle of Rhode Island )

- 22 hours ago -
The last sighting of the Endeavour was around 1778 when it is believed the ship was sold, renamed the Lord Sandwich, and then used to transport British troops during the American Revolution.
Big Ben Bongs to Be Silenced for Months for 'Urgent Repairs'
Offbeat  (tags: Big Ben, London, Silence, Restoration, Urgent Repairs )

- 1 day ago -
With such a recognisable image, it's little wonder Big Ben is one of the most visited tourist spots in London. But that could all be about to change as the landmark is silenced for restoration work.
The Lake That People Used to Flock to
Offbeat  (tags: Images, Rudyard Lake, Staffordshire, Staffordshire Moorlands )

- 1 day ago -
Revealing images from 100 years ago show how people flocked to a rural Staffordshire lake that became known as the Blackpool of the Potteries.
The Interior of RMS Mauretania. It Was a Floating Palace and No Expense Was Spared in Its Construction and Internal Design
Offbeat  (tags: RMS Mauretania, Wallsend, River Tyne, Edwardian )

- 1 day ago -
Many observers claim the Mauretania to be the most successful and graceful Edwardian-era passenger liner ever built. RMS Mauretania was designed by Cunard naval architect Leonard Peskett, and built in Wallsend, on the River Tyne, near Newcastle upon Tyne

Offbeat  (tags: pictures, photos, interesting, environment )

- 1 day ago -
Russian photographer captures peaks, valleys and rivers of Altai.
Watch: Video Shows Terrifying Sinkhole Which Sucked in a Woman on Devon Beach.
Offbeat  (tags: Sinkhole, South Devon, Paignton Beach, Stream )

- 1 day ago -
A woman has described her brush with death after getting sucked into a sinkhole on a popular South Devon beach.Cheryl Zimmerman was pulled into the hole up to her knees - and was only rescued thanks to her quick-thinking sister.

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