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He Could Go to Jail for Defending Workers
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, activists, children, corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, environment, fashion, ethics, humans, government, health, law, media, news, politics, safety, sadness, rights, travel, violence, world, government, healthconditions, humans, politics, 'CI )

Wendy
- 5 hours ago - action.laborrights.org
Andy Hall,a British citizen,Thai company called Natural Fruit. Hall found serious rights abuses at one of Natural Fruit's pineapple canning factories, including child labor, illegally low wages, confiscation of identity documents, harrassment.......>
Hillside : Let's Name and Shame...If Anyone From the Dereham Area Is Able to Recognise This Poor Little Dog
Offbeat  (tags: AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, puppy, wildlife, dogs, rescued, news, United Kingdom, safety, pets, pictures )

Borg
- 5 hours ago - us2.campaign-archive2.com
3am Monday morning we received a desperate call asking us to help this little dog who had been seen shivering and abandoned in a car park in Dereham, Norfolk. We immediately set out to collect 'Little Mo', as we have called her, to bring her back to Hill
UK Not Ready to Join US Air Campaign Against ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Terrorism, UK, War )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
UK government sources have expressed surprise at US media reports indicating that Britain is willing to take part in an air campaign alongside the US against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria.
Entrevista a Javier JordáN De UrríEs, Autor Del ArtíCulo "Un Goya ExóTico: La Osa Hormiguera De Su Majestad" Donde Da a Conocer
Offbeat  (tags: animals, culture, interesting, unusual, art, Goya )

Teresa
- 1 day ago - museolazarogaldiano.wordpress.com
Continuando con la información sobre el artículo Un Goya exótico: La osa hormiguera de Su Majestad que da a conocer un nuevo cuadro de Goya, os ofrecemos a continuación una entrevista a su autor Javier Jordán de Urríes que muy amablemente ha atendido
VIDEO - Fake Dogs Scare Real Geese From Wis. Park
Offbeat  (tags: animals, canada geese, fake dogs, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, culture, dogs, funny, humans, off-beat, protection, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Parks officials in Stevens Point, Wisconsin had a fowl problem. Canadian Geese were making a mess of a park, so officials enlisted cardboard versions of man's best friend. (Aug. 28)
Helicopter, 50 Firefighters Deployed to Rescue Dog (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, off-beat, humans, society, safety, goodnews, protection )

Dan
- 1 day ago - goo.gl
" The department has received praise for the hour-long rescue operation, but has also come under criticism for using so many resources." lead Story on today's Animal News Sentinel (Big Red Box).
Winchester Woman Finds 3ft Wasp Nest on Bed
Offbeat  (tags: wasps, wasps nest, pest controller, Winchester, England, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A pest controller said he took on "the biggest job of his career" when he was called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
How Much Is a Year of Life Worth?
Offbeat  (tags: Medication, Healthcare NICE, NHS, DOH )

Ray
- 5 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Thinking about the cost-benefit decisions on the affordability of drugs made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) involves a grim question: how much is a year of life worth? How much should you, the taxpayer,
Giant Panda Accused of Faking Pregnancy for Extra Buns
Offbeat  (tags: panda, fake pregnancy, chinese panda, animals, bizarre, culture, funny, health, interesting )

Lone
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
A giant Chinese panda has been accused of faking a pregnancy in a cunning bid for free buns.
Hero Pit Bull Saves Boy From Bee Swarm
Offbeat  (tags: pit bull, boy, bee swarm, attacked, swarm of bees, Oregon, children, dogs, humans, pets, protection, safety )

Lone
- 1 hour ago - abc7.com
A family's pit bull is being called a hero for dragging a little boy to safety after he was attacked by a swarm of bees near his Oregon home.
Starbucks Pay It Forward Chain
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews )

John
- 1 day ago - godvine.com
This woman performed a simple act of kindness at her local Florida coffee shop, and she had no idea that it would last ALL DAY.
Childhood Blues: English Kids Among World's Unhappiest
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Food, Health, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
English children are unhappier than youngsters in the developing world, with kids in countries like Romania, Brazil and South Africa more inclined to look on the bright side, a new report reveals.
US Intelligence: 300 Americans Fighting Alongside Islamic State
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Conflict, Crime, DHS, FBI, Intelligence, Iraq, Military, Police, Religion, Security, Social networks, Syria, Terrorism, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials.
African-American Police Officer: Ferguson 'Heart Wrenching'
Offbeat  (tags: Ferguson, Missouri, USA, African-American, Police, BBC )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown led to days of protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, and amplified a rift between the town's African-American residents and the police in the region. But what about police officers who are also black?
Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-Year-Old Challenges World's Fastest Man
Offbeat  (tags: diet, health, interesting, 103-years-old, Japan, running, sports, exercises )

Naoko
- 12 hours ago - japantoday.com
Miyazaki, who hails from tea-growing Shizuoka prefecture, about 200 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, was a late bloomer, only taking up running at the age of 92 after watching an old people's sports day broadcast on television.
Obama's 'No Strategy' Gaffe Reveals Political Truth
Offbeat  (tags: President Obama, Politics, political truth, Syria, Iraq, Islamic State )

Ray
- 5 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
President Barack Obama spoke a great deal about Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State (IS) in Thursday's press conference, but these six words are dominating the non-beige-suit-related discussion among US politicians and pundits.
The Odd Objects Looted From Washington DC in 1814
Offbeat  (tags: History, War, White House, USA, UK )

Ray
- 5 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
It's been 200 years since the British burned Washington, but objects looted in 1814 will probably never be returned, writes Tammy Thueringer.
   

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