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Radio DJs Kill Baby Rabbit Live on Air With Bike Pump 'to Highlight Animal Welfare'
Offbeat  (tags: Danish, Denmark, Disc Jockey, kills, baby rabbit, sick, animal cruelty )

- 12 hours ago -
The stunt on Danish station Radio24syv has prompted an angry reaction - with some calling it "sick"
Crying and Shackled, Mother Consents to SonâEUR(TM)s Circumcision After Being Jailed
Offbeat  (tags: children, health, society )

- 17 hours ago -
Heather Hironimus, a mom from Florida, agreed to her sonâEUR(TM)s circumcision after spending a week in custody, putting an end to a yearlong battle she led against the 4-year-oldâEUR(TM)s father, who insisted the procedure be performed.
BB King's Death Investigated After Poison Claims
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, blues legend, BB King's death, investigated, USA )

- 11 hours ago -
US authorities are investigating the death of blues legend BB King after two of his daughters claimed he was poisoned.
Curious Eight-Week-Old Hippo Makes a Splash
Offbeat  (tags: hippo, penguins, world, animals, interesting, off-beat, photos, wildlife )

- 1 day ago -
From a curious eight-week-old hippopotamus making a splash to the tiniest penguins in the world -- animals in the news around the world. Vanessa Johnston reports.
Suicide Rate Among African-American Boys on the Rise âEUR" Study
Offbeat  (tags: suicide, black children, society, environment )

- 1 day ago -
The suicide rate among young African-American boys has almost doubled since 1993, according to a new study.
Multiple Arrests as Dozens Rally in Oakland Against Police Brutality
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Protest, Rally, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Dozens of protesters have been arrested this weekend in Oakland, California during rallies against police brutality and a new protest policy implemented by the mayor, who called for monitoring of street demonstrations.
Senate Kills Bill on NSA Domestic Surveillance Reform
Offbeat  (tags: government, protection, safety, technology )

- 17 hours ago -
The USA Freedom Act has failed in the Senate, stalling an effort to reform certain federal surveillance programs before an end-of-the-month deadline ends the governmentâEUR(TM)s ability to collect the phone records of Americans.
A Guide to the UK's Planned in-Out EU Referendum
Offbeat  (tags: Membership, EU, Politics UK, Referendum )

- 13 hours ago -
The UK is set to have a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether or not to remain a member of the European Union.
Pictures of the Day: 27 May 2015
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 27 May 2015 )

- 1 hour ago -
Interesting photos.
So Did One Drive Oneself? Prince Charles Turns Up to a Church Concert - But His Car's the Star as Fans Queue to See Aston Martin
Offbeat  (tags: aston martin, church, gloucestershire, england, uk, prince charles )

- 1 day ago -
As the heir to the throne, Prince Charles is accustomed to a large following wherever he goes. But surprisingly it was his royal Aston Martin that stole the show when he turned up at a concert in Fairford, Gloucestershire, yesterday.
Cunard's Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ships Join the Queen Mary 2 in Liverpool for a Synchronised 'River Dance' Cel
Offbeat  (tags: cunard, liverpool, queen elizabeth, queen mary 11, ships, docked, uk, england, red arrows )

- 1 day ago -
The world's largest and grandest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, has joined for the first time on the River Mersey with fellow fleet members the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth for an unprecedented 'dance' in celebration of Cunard's 175th
Welcome to the Falcon Hospital of Qatar
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Birds, Health Care )

- 23 hours ago -
Hunting with falcons is a popular sport in the Gulf - and Qatar's capital city, Doha, has a specialist hospital where injured birds are treated.
PETA Urge 'Ye Olde Fighting Cocks' Pub to Change Name - Because It's Offensive to CHICKENS
Offbeat  (tags: animals, peta, offensive name, chickens, pub )

- 16 hours ago -
Campign group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is demanding the St Albans based establishment in Hertfordshire rename itself 'Ye Olde Clever Cocks' to "celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are".
Queen's Speech: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
Offbeat  (tags: State Opening of Parliament, Queen's Speech, Pageantry, Political Significance )

- 12 hours ago -
The Queen's Speech is the centrepiece of the State Opening of Parliament, which takes place this year on 27 May. It is one of the highlights of the parliamentary year, full of both pageantry and political significance.
Warning Signs That Your Pet Is Sick
Offbeat  (tags: animal companions, pets, body language, warning signs, ill, animals, off-beat, pets, photos )

- 10 hours ago -
Our animal companions are unable to speak, so they canâEUR(TM)t tell us when theyâEUR(TM)re not feeling well. This is where us owners need to pay attention because our pets do tell us; they just use body language.
Swiss Police Arrests Fifa Officials in Zurich
Offbeat  (tags: World Soccer, FIFA, Governing Body, Extradition, Zurich, USA )

- 1 hour ago -
NY Times reporter Matt Apuzzo, one of the New York Times journalists who broke the story: "These are big names in the soccer world"
The Vocabularist: Where Does the Word 'Deflation' Come From?
Offbeat  (tags: Dictionary, Words )

- 22 hours ago -
Whether to use the word "deflation" caused furrowed brows in the past week when average prices fell for the first time since 1960.
Are We on Fire?' Edge-of-Your-Seat Cockpit Footage of VE Day Flyover Emergency Landing
Offbeat  (tags: government, pictures, emergency, VE Day )

- 17 hours ago -
The pilot of a vintage Avenger torpedo bomber who made an emergency landing during a VE Day flyover in Washington DC has released cockpit footage of the incident.
Is This Just Fantasy? 110-Year-Old Fairground Organ Delivers Stirring Version of Queen's Hit Bohemian Rhapsody
Offbeat  (tags: music, Queen, organ, Bohemian Rhapsody )

- 16 hours ago -
A fairground organ that began its life in an Antwerp dance hall in 1905 has been programmed to perform a spellbinding rendition of Queen's iconic hit Bohemian Rhapsody.
Elephant Grabs Tourist's GoPro and Takes World's First 'Elfie'
Offbeat  (tags: elephant, selfie, tourist, animals, bizarre, culture, funny, humans, humor, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, society, unusual, wildlife )

- 1 hour ago -
Christian LeBlanc got the selfie of a lifetime when an elephant grabbed his GoPro and snapped a pic of the two of them together. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) shows us the world's first 'elfie'.
Cold Sore Virus 'Treats Skin Cancer'
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Health Care, Cancer, Cold Sore )

- 1 hour ago -
A genetically-engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

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