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'My Bus, My Rules': Gay Couple Ordered Off London Bus for Kissing
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Bus, Human rights, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A London transport employee is under investigation after he allegedly threw a gay couple off his bus after he saw them kissing.
Obama Considers Allowing Torture Overseas
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Crime, Guantanamo, Human rights, Intelligence, Obama, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The White House is reportedly wrestling over how to interpret a ban on "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" ahead of a meeting in Geneva next month concerning the United Nations charter on torture.
Senate Refuses to Blame Bush, Senior Aides in CIA Torture Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, CIA, Conflict, Guantanamo, History, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Scandal, Security, Terrorism, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A classified US Senate probe into the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.
Upcoming Arts Events: 'Sweeney Todd's Woods,' 'Show Boat,' Jeremy Jordan
Offbeat  (tags: arts, off-beat, performance )

Larisa
- 1 day ago - nj.com
The New York Philharmonic continues its successful series of musicals in concert, which has recently featured "Sweeney Todd," "Carousel" and "Company" with "Show Boat."
Tis the Season for Raptors
Offbeat  (tags: Birds, Canada, red-tailed hawks, animals, environment, photos, pictures, society, wildlife )

Lone
- 1 day ago - beachmetro.com
Despite what it looks like, this is normal behaviour for this pair of red-tailed hawks, nesting near Rosetta McClain Park. The park's southwest Scarborough location is ideal for getting a close-up view of raptors
Tales From the India Office
Offbeat  (tags: British Library, India )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A transgender singer hits stardom in Baghdad. Officials scramble to impose order after a Kuwaiti restaurant is found to be selling cat meat. Gulf royals on an official visit to London are left marooned in a drab south London suburb because of a shortage
Remembering Ben Bradlee
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Watergate, USA )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
No-one took on the aura of the swashbuckling newspaperman with more style than Ben Bradlee, who became one of the great editors. He loved the life, but he was also a man of steel.
Prepare for Movember Moustache Madness With 11 Hairy Facts
Offbeat  (tags: mustache, world, bizarre, culture, design, environment, humans, interesting, off-beat, performance, photos, pictures, society, unusual )

Frank
- 6 hours ago - mirror.co.uk
As you ditch the razer in readiness for a hairy Movember, 11 things you never knew about the humble moustache
Goofy Dinosaur Blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
Offbeat  (tags: science, research, history, discovery, dinosaurs, Mongolia, goofy, interesting )

Naoko
- 2 hours ago - mainichi.jp
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
How the World Loved the Swastika - Until Hitler Stole It
Offbeat  (tags: swastika, Nazi-Germany, Hitler, WW2, Europe )

Ray
- 1 hour ago - bbc.co.uk
In the Western world the swastika is synonymous with fascism, but it goes back thousands of years and has been used as a symbol of good fortune in almost every culture in the world. As more evidence emerges of its long pre-Nazi history in Europe,
What's Lurking in Sweden's Waters?
Offbeat  (tags: Sweden, submarine, Russia, Military )

Ray
- 1 hour ago - bbc.co.uk
Sweden's armed forces say they are looking for a submarine spotted in the country's waters not far from Stockholm and speculation has centred on Russia. But the Russians have scoffed at the claims.
Do People Know Where Their Chicken Comes From?
Offbeat  (tags: labelling, food )

Ray
- 1 hour ago - bbc.co.uk
Campaigners say chicken meat needs better labelling. How much do people really know about the life of a chicken before it reaches their plate?
   

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