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Migrant Crisis: Photo of Drowned Boy Sparks Outcry
Offbeat  (tags: Migrant crisis, outcry, photo, humanity )

- 5 hours ago -
At least 12 Syrians trying to reach Greece have drowned off Turkey after the boats they were travelling in sank.An image of one of the victims - a young boy lying face down on the beach - has sparked an international outcry over the human cost
Scientists Trapped By Hungry Polar Bears
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Bears, Man )

- 1 day ago -
A team of Arctic researchers has asked the Russian government for help after their remote weather station became surrounded by hungry polar bears.
Murder Rates Spike in US Cities in 2015 After Decades of Decline
Offbeat  (tags: Murder Rates, Statistics, Violent Crimes, USA )

- 1 day ago -
At least 35 US cities have witnessed a sharp rise in homicides this year compared to 2014, with Milwaukee, St Louis, Baltimore and Washington showing significant increases. No expert can say with certainty whatâEUR(TM)s caused the rise in the murder rate.
EU Migration: Crisis in Graphics
Offbeat  (tags: migration, Crisis, EU, graphics )

- 14 hours ago -
Asylum applications in Europe have surged this year - with numbers for Germany and Hungary already exceeding their totals for 2014. Altogether, 438,000.refugees had applied for asylum by the end of July - compared with 571,000 for the whole of last year.
August Heat: 6 Cops Shot, 103 People Killed By Police in US
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Trust between police and public is falling as more questionable use of lethal force and brutal treatment of suspects hits the news. Officers are also concerned over the ferocity of attacks against them. AugustâEUR(TM)s death toll paints a worrying picture.
Texas Police 'Shoot Man With Hands Up'
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Shooting, Domestic Dispute )

- 1 day ago -
Video footage has emerged that appears to show police in Texas shooting and killing a man who had his hands up.
Salmon Spawns on Obama in Alaska
Offbeat  (tags: funny, goodnews, video, salmon, fishing, obama, humor )

- 7 hours ago -
During his historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama spent some time fishing at Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham and in a comical moment, a salmon spawned on his shoe
US Olympic Committee Picks Los Angeles for 2024 Bid
Offbeat  (tags: Sport, Olympic Games, Los Angeles, USOC, USA )

- 5 hours ago -
The US Olympic Committee (USOC) has named Los Angeles as the US bid for hosting the 2024 games.
McDonaldâEUR(TM)s Refusal to âEUR~Settle the BeefâEUR(TM) With Burger King Backfires Big-Time
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, business, funny, ethics, interesting, news, odd, off-beat )

- 1 day ago -
Angry consumers are taking Mickey DâEUR(TM)s to task for not supporting BKâEUR(TM)s Peace Day proposal.
Refugee Petition Exceeds 100,000 Threshold
Offbeat  (tags: asylum seekers, refugees, politics, petition, Government, UK )

- 14 hours ago -
A petition calling on the UK to accept more asylum seekers and refugees could be debated by Parliament after securing more than 100,000 signatures.
Living Wage 'to Benefit 3.7m Women'
Offbeat  (tags: Employment, Living Wage, Politics, Business, UK )

- 13 hours ago -
Some 3.7 million women - nearly three in 10 employees - will receive a pay rise by 2020 owing to the new National Living Wage, research suggests.
Migrant Crisis: What Is the UK Doing to Help?
Offbeat  (tags: Migrant crisis, politics, EU, UK, Europe )

- 5 hours ago -
The British government is under pressure to offer refuge to more of the thousands of people arriving in Europe from countries including Syria.
Europe in Disarray Over Migrants
Offbeat  (tags: Disarray, Migrants, Europe )

- 13 hours ago -
For much of the past five years, Europe has been on edge; the crisis in the eurozone was seen as threatening the entire European project.
This Kid Is Awsome!
Offbeat  (tags: children, funny, humor, off-beat )

- 11 hours ago -
What a way to start your morning!
Little Mordy, the Bichon Frise, Balances on a Ledge 14 Floors Up ....
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, pets, humans, safety, rescue, apartment balconys )

- 6 hours ago -
A man looks out his window from another building and sees Mordy slipping..... What can he do?
How Long Should Mothers Take Off After They Give Birth?
Offbeat  (tags: Employment, Maternity leave, USA )

- 5 hours ago -
The announcement that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is planning to take limited time off from work after having twins later this year has re-ignited the debate over how soon new mothers should return to their jobs.
Temples of the Mind: The Mysterious Neuroscience of Holy Buildings
Offbeat  (tags: emotion, contemplation, wonder, religious, experience looking UP to God, heaven's, awe, spirituality in architecture )

- 2 hours ago -
This ability to evoke emotion and contemplation is common for many of the world's architectural wonders. Our experiences of buildings are determined by our innate senses and personal histories.

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