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The Truth About Staffordshire Bull Terriers
Offbeat  (tags: staffies, are a loving and kind breed, a family dog, a friend for life, activists, child, children, family, media, murder, sadness, safety, police, law, dishonesty, dogs, animalwelfare, endangered, animalrights, protection, pets, rescued, sadness, su )

Kelly
- 5 hours ago - globalanimal.org
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are often targeted as dangerous and are 'statistically' rated as one of the highest biters/attackers. But as you can see in the video above, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are a loving and kind breed, a family dog, and a friend
Judge 'Falls Asleep' During Child Rape Case
Offbeat  (tags: Crown Court, Rape Case, Judge, Complaint, Barristers, Manchester, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A judge is being investigated after he was accused of falling asleep during a child rape trial. A complaint was made against Recorder Philip Cattan on the first day of a trial at Manchester Crown Court.
VIDEO - Cat Mysteriously Digs at Bathroom Sink
Offbeat  (tags: cats' behavior, bathroom sink, pets, animals, bizarre, odd, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - abc7.com
Pets can act bizarre for any number of reasons. They're bored. They're hungry. They want attention. But this cat's sink-digging adventure only raises questions as to what could possibly be hidden underneath that sink.
Grocery Store Opera
Offbeat  (tags: Flash mob, opera, grocery store, beautiful, joyful )

GYPSY
- 15 hours 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.
Walk Free
Offbeat  (tags: culture, environment, humans, survey, Walk Free )

Lone
- 12 hours ago - e-activist.com
SURVEY - to help end modern slavery within our generation
VIDEO - Kitten's Survival Story After Enduring Typhoon Matmo
Offbeat  (tags: kitten Taiwan, typhoon Matmo, animals, environment, pets, society, world )

Lone
- 10 hours ago - abc7.com
After Typhoon Matmo made landfall in Tapaei, Taiwan around 12:00 a.m. local time July 23rd, many Taiwanese were thankful their country was spared major damage. Despite such chaos, a tiny kitten managed to survive the violent tempest.
Amputation Instead of Circumcision? Man Sues Hospital After Surgery
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
An Alabama man says doctors mistakenly removed his penis during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision procedure, and now he has filed suit against the physicians and hospitals involved.
I-Wonder: What Is the Point of the Commonwealth Today ?
Offbeat  (tags: Commonwealth )

Ray
- 20 hours 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.
The Most Important Battle You'Ve Probably Never Heard of
Offbeat  (tags: History, Magna Carta, Battle of Bouvines, King John, England )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Exactly 800 years ago on Sunday, in a field next to what is now the airport of Lille, a battle was fought which determined the history of England.
Voices From the Tennessee Death Penalty Debate
Offbeat  (tags: execution, electric chair, Tennessee, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
The practice of execution in the US is growing increasingly complicated, as are the attitudes Americans have about the death penalty. Five people engaged in the death penalty debate in Tennessee, which recently voted to use the electric chair in execution
Mental Health Care Severely Underfunded
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Health, Politics, Psychology, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Depression and anxiety care is woefully underfunded in parts of the UK it has been revealed, as many regional health providers were found to spend a fraction of their budget on treating these serious illnesses.
Steve Adsley Survives Stroke By Drinking Toilet Water for 7 Days
Offbeat  (tags: stroke, survival, toiletwater, washroom, B.C. )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
A 62-year-old man from Dawson Creek, B.C., who survived a stroke in his washroom by drinking toilet water for seven days, is hoping his story will help others avoid a similar situation.
The Tunnels That House Goering's Wine Collection
Offbeat  (tags: Drink, Wine, Private Collection, Herman Goering )

Ray
- 14 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
It's not only Ukraine that has been moving towards a closer relationship with the European Union. Moldova too has reached out to Brussels but Russia has responded by targeting its vineyards, which have an intriguing past.
Beauty Queen: How I Survived Teen Domestic Abuse
Offbeat  (tags: domestic, violence, abuse, teenagers )

Ray
- 11 hours 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.
Steel Mill Worker Reveals Blocking View of U.S. Aircraft on Day of Nagasaki Atomic Bombing
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, world, war, Nagasaki, atomic bomb, untold story )

Naoko
- 1 day ago - mainichi.jp
As the 69th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bombing approaches, a former mill worker in the present-day city of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, spoke about his untold story on how he burned coal tar to block the view of U.S. aircraft as they were about
Incredible Noah Aldrich, 8, Completes Mini Triathlon Carrying Disabled Little Brother
Offbeat  (tags: mini-triathlon, disabled, brother )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.shine.yahoo.com
On July 12, the brothers took part in a 200-metre swim, three-mile bike ride and one mile run, with Noah carrying little Lucas in the sweltering heat the entire time.
Geoffrey Saigns Encourages Children To Read With His New Book Whipeye Chronicles
Offbeat  (tags: children )

Geoff
- 1 day ago - in2town.co.uk
Geoffrey Saigns is on a mission to get more children to read and to give them a guidance on life. The book is about a secret battle between magical creatures and an ancient, evil man
Interview With The Children's Author Of Whipe Chronicles
Offbeat  (tags: children )

Geoff
- 1 day ago - in2town.co.uk
Whipe Chronicles, written by well-known author Geoffrey Saign, has become one of the most talked about children's books of 2014. We decided to catch up with Geoffrey and talk about his new book, which is available on Amazon, and learn more about the book.
   

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