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Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal: 1,400 Children Exploited, Report Finds
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Child Abuse, Scandal, Sexual Exploitation, Rotherham, UK )

- 20 hours ago -
About 1,400 children were subjected to "appalling" sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.
UK's 'Most Desirable' Postcodes Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: Property, real property, postcodes, desirable, Royal Mail, Great Britain, UK )

- 1 day ago -
The most desirable postcodes in England, Scotland and Wales have been revealed by Royal Mail. The firm evaluated the employment opportunities, quality of health and education, crime rates and housing affordability of areas across Britain.
New Brunswick Begins Ingenious Fracking Research
Offbeat  (tags: destruction, energy, healthconditions, pollution, protection, research, science, water, world, interesting, news, energy, discovery, environment, health, humans, interesting, research, safety, science, environment, goodnews, interesting, news, safety, wor )

- 1 day ago -
New Brunswick is testing their water BEFORE fracking so they can better gauge if water supplies will be polluted. WHY HAVEN'T WE ALL BEEN DOING THIS?!?
California Begins Clear-Up After San Francisco Bay Quake
Offbeat  (tags: Earthquake, Natural disasters, Social networks, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Workers are assessing damage and have begun to clear up after a 6.0 magnitude quake in California's San Francisco Bay area, the strongest there in 25 years.
The Dark Side of Animal Tourism in Thailand
Offbeat  (tags: Baby, elephants, bangkok, Thailand, photos, cruelty )

- 12 hours ago -
Photogenic animals might be the perfect fodder for social media posts but many of them are exploited and abused according to an expat who's devoted his life to saving them.
Edible Insects a Boon to Thailand's Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, diet, ecosystems, water, Thailand, food, insects, food )

- 9 hours ago -
Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.
Pictures of the Day: 27 August 2014
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- 27 minutes ago -
Really nothing special today.
The Retro Cult Around Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks
Offbeat  (tags: Books, Bestsellers, Cult, Fighting Fantasy )

- 1 day ago -
In March 1983, an unconventional series of books held the top three entries of the Sunday Times bestseller list. These were Fighting Fantasy books - stories "in which YOU are the Hero".
Obama Questions Police Militarization, Orders Ferguson-Inspired Probe - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Clashes, Military, Obama, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

- 1 day ago -
Brutal images of heavily armed police clashing with Ferguson's protesters pushed US President Barack Obama to question the militarization of the law enforcement, as he reportedly ordered a probe into police use of military gear against Americans.
10 Bad Habits That Can Make You Healthier, Happier, And More Successful
Offbeat  (tags: health, humans, habits, happiness, health, success, personal development )

- 1 day ago -
Relieve your guilt and stop your self-flagellation by reading about the good sides to ten common bad habits, and how you can use them to your advantage.
Hundreds Stage Funeral Procession for Dog Killed By MTR Train
Offbeat  (tags: Stray dog, killed, train, Hong Kong, MTR, funeral, mourning )

- 23 hours ago -
Hundreds of people turned up to mourn a dog killed after straying onto railway tracks on Wednesday, as pressure built on the MTR Corporation to take responsibility and avoid a repeat of the case.
Robert Ross: The NI Man Who Started the White House Fire 200 Years Ago
Offbeat  (tags: White House, Fire, British Army, USA, UK )

- 22 hours ago -
British Army Major General Robert Ross led the troops who set alight Washington's public buildings. Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington, and the instrumental role played by a County Down man.
Doctors Remove Skeleton of Baby Left Inside Mother for 36 YEARS
Offbeat  (tags: Baby, skeleton, ectopic pregnancy, doctor, health, India )

- 22 hours ago -
An Indian woman is thought to have had the world's longest ectopic pregnancy after doctors removed the skeleton of a baby that had been inside her for nearly four decades.
British Embassy Forced to Apologize After Throwing White House Burning Anniversary Party
Offbeat  (tags: Anniversary, Internet, Social networks, UK, USA, War )

- 22 hours ago -
The British Embassy in Washington, DC was forced to issue an apology over the weekend after a social media post celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the burning of the White House raised eyebrows across the web.
Sandhurst's Sheikhs: Why Do So Many Gulf Royals Receive Military Training in the UK?
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Foreign Royals, Training Academy, Sandhurst, UK )

- 21 hours ago -
Generations of foreign royals - particularly from the Middle East - have learned to be military leaders at the UK's Sandhurst officer training academy. But is that still a good idea, asks Matthew Teller.
Failing GPs: A Pandora's Box?
Offbeat  (tags: Healthcare, Doctors, NHS, CQC, GMC, UK )

- 20 hours ago -
There are nearly 8,000 GP practices in England, employing more than 35,000 doctors. But despite the NHS being perhaps the most information-rich health system in the world, we have little clue which are good and which are bad.

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