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African Wildcat on the Loose in Surrey Is Found After Tiny House Cat Corners It in Her Back Garden
Offbeat  (tags: South African, savannah, wild cat, Surrey, UK, escaped, escaped killed )

Marie
- 1 hour ago - dailymail.co.uk
An African wildcat that was at the centre of a police search after it escaped whilst its owners were on holiday was caught after it was corned by a tiny house cat in the back of a neighbours garden, say police.
Interview With The Children's Author Of Whipe Chronicles
Offbeat  (tags: children )

Geoff
- 2 hours 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.
South Sudan's Food Crisis 'Worst in the World' - UN
Offbeat  (tags: Food crisis, catastrophic, Unicef, South Sudan )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
South Sudan's food crisis is the worst in the world, the UN Security Council has warned, calling for urgent action.
Large Crater Appears at the 'End of the World'
Offbeat  (tags: environment, interesting, unusual )

Marty
- 2 hours ago - siberiantimes.com
The striking puncture in the earth is believed to be up to 80 metres wide but its depth is not estimated yet. A scientific team has been sent to investigate the hole and is due to arrive at the scene on Wednesday.
VIDEO - Cat Mysteriously Digs at Bathroom Sink
Offbeat  (tags: cats' behavior, bathroom sink, pets, animals, bizarre, odd, society )

Lone
- 2 hours 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.
Dog Passes Out From Excitement as It Greets Its Owner for the First Time in Two Years
Offbeat  (tags: Dog, excitement, adorable, passes out, excited, offbeat, video, animals )

Marie
- 3 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
The moment a dog passed out from being overly excited at the sight of its owner has been caught on camera.
Geoffrey Saigns Encourages Children To Read With His New Book Whipeye Chronicles
Offbeat  (tags: children )

Geoff
- 5 hours 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
Incredible Noah Aldrich, 8, Completes Mini Triathlon Carrying Disabled Little Brother
Offbeat  (tags: mini-triathlon, disabled, brother )

Lone
- 6 hours 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.
Steve Adsley Survives Stroke By Drinking Toilet Water for 7 Days
Offbeat  (tags: stroke, survival, toiletwater, washroom, B.C. )

Lone
- 6 hours 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.
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
- 7 hours 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
A Mosquito-Repellent Newspapaer in Sri Lanka
Offbeat  (tags: prevention, illness, disease, mosquito-repellent, Sri Lanka, newspapers )

Naoko
- 8 hours ago - ozy.com
Earlier this year, advertising powerhouse Leo Burnett in Sri Lanka partnered with the Sinhala-language newspaper Mawbima in a campaign to fight dengue fever. Together they created what could be the world's first mosquito-repellent newspaper .
Mental Health Care Severely Underfunded
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Health, Politics, Psychology, UK )

Ray
- 11 hours 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.
Judge 'Falls Asleep' During Child Rape Case
Offbeat  (tags: Crown Court, Rape Case, Judge, Complaint, Barristers, Manchester, UK )

Ray
- 11 hours 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.
Voices From the Tennessee Death Penalty Debate
Offbeat  (tags: execution, electric chair, Tennessee, USA )

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

Ray
- 12 hours 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.
Amputation Instead of Circumcision? Man Sues Hospital After Surgery
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 12 hours 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.
Rick Perry Orders Dallas Cowboys to Mexican Border
Offbeat  (tags: humor, funny, off-beat, wildlife, culture, bizarre, protection, women )

Wild
- 22 hours ago - newyorker.com
DALLAS (The Borowitz Report)--In his boldest move yet to address the immigration crisis, on Thursday Texas Governor Rick Perry dispatched the Dallas Cowboys to the United States' border with Mexico.
The Week in Wildlife - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, interesting, pictures, wildlife, off-beat, world )

Zora
- 23 hours ago - theguardian.com
Antarctic fur seals, flamingos and hedgehogs are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world
Target Offers 10% Discount After Credit Card Hack
Offbeat  (tags: Discount )

Nicole
- 1 day ago - baltimoretimes-online.com
A day after Target announced that forty million of its customers had their credit and debit card data breached, the retailer announced a 10% discount for all shoppers at its stores this Saturday and Sunday.
Global Decline of Wildlife Linked to Child Slavery
Offbeat  (tags: Child-slavery, human trafficking, wildlife )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
New research suggests the global decline in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
   

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