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Awesome Underground Town In Australia
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Coober Pedy, underground, troglodyte, town, opal, mining )

Evelyn
- 3 hours ago - funzug.com
If you were to walk into this mining town of 3,000 people, you wouldn't see a bustling little town. You'd actually only see half of its population. That's because half the people who live in Coober Pedy live underground.
'Aravali Cat Corridors Needed to Shield Leopards'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, habitat, protection )

Cher
- 3 hours ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apart from the biggest threat, of humans encroaching on their territory, three major roads passing through the leopard habitat also pose a grave danger, officials say. They are NH-8, Rampura-Mohammedpur-Tauru and Palwal-Sohna-Rewari roads.
Family's Car Catches Fire in Longleat Lion Enclosure
Offbeat  (tags: environment, safari park, humans, rescue )

Cher
- 3 hours ago - bbc.com
A family was left with nowhere to run when their car caught fire - in the lion enclosure at Longleat Safari Park.
Baby Baboon's Frightening Encounter With Lions Ends With a Heroic Twist
Offbeat  (tags: lioness, baby baboon, baboons, protective, National Geographic, Cat Watch, photos, wildlife, unusual )

Evelyn
- 4 hours ago - newswatch.nationalgeographic.com
One of the most remarkable wildlife interactions that I have come across in my time. The photographs are amazing, but it's the touching behaviour of the animals involved that makes this story so unique.
Could This Electric Car Replace New York's Horse-Drawn Carriages?
Offbeat  (tags: Electric cars, replace, horses, drawn carriages, New York )

Marie
- 6 hours ago - cbsnews.com
Animal rights activists in New York City unveiled on Thursday the antique car replicas that they hope will replace the horse-drawn carriages that have traversed Central Park for generations.
Koringa, a Safe Haven for the Fishing Cat
Offbeat  (tags: Fishing cat, safe haven, coringa, good news )

Marie
- 6 hours ago - m.thehindu.com
The species has been spotted in the Coringa wildlife sanctuary near Kakinada Fishing Cat, one of the endangered species at the global level, has been spotted in the Coringa wildlife sanctuary near Kakinada.
How Did the Turtle Cross the Road? With Your Help
Offbeat  (tags: Turtle, cross, road, help, snapping turtle, roads, cars, danger )

Marie
- 7 hours ago - mnn.com
If you see a turtle trying to cross the road, it most likely needs your assistance. Here are some tips on how you can get the turtle safely on its way.
Victorian Strangeness: The Tale of the Lion and the Spa Break
Offbeat  (tags: Circus, Lion, Victorian, Wales )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Saturday, as you'll surely need no reminding, is International Circus Day. Author Jeremy Clay delves into the Victorian newspaper archives to unearth a tale of a travelling menagerie, an escaped lion,
US Special Ops Forces Committing Suicide in Record Numbers
Offbeat  (tags: Army, USA )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
US special forces have been committing suicide at record levels for the last two years, the head of the US Special Operations Command (SOCom) admitted in a speech on Thursday. He blamed the high numbers on the length and difficulty of combat.
Alabama Inmates Plan Strike Against Prison Labor
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Law, Protest, Security, USA )

Ray
- 11 hours ago - rt.com
Inmates in at least one Alabama correctional facility are planning a prison-wide work stoppage that threatens to bring production to a halt over pay and court conditions, according to an inmate who spoke to reporters from his cell.
Televangelist Pat Robertson Wants to Know Why Jews 'Are So Rich'
Offbeat  (tags: americans, culture, U.S. government, polishing diamonds, Pat Robertson, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, The 700 Club )

Jess
- 12 hours ago - haaretz.com
According to a report in Salon, Lapin explained that Jewish people don't spend their weekends mowing lawns or fixing their cars because they prefer to pay others to do it for them.
Hawaii Police Stripped of Legal Right to Have Sex With Prostitutes
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Crime, Law, Police, Protest, Scandal, Security, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - rt.com
Hawaii legislators in both chambers agreed that police should no longer have legal permission to have sex with prostitutes in the course of their duties.
Obama Administration Delays Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline Again
Offbeat  (tags: Canada, Oil, Resources, USA )

Ray
- 16 hours ago - rt.com
The Obama administration said Friday that it is giving federal agencies more time to assess a proposed trans-national pipeline, likely keeping a decision about the controversial Keystone XL project from being made anytime soon.
The Great British Bucket List: The Top 50 UK Experiences That Everyone Should Try at Least Once
Offbeat  (tags: Bucket list, UK, Great Britain, trooping of the guard, experiences )

Marie
- 17 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
But the number one British bucket list experience is the simple pleasure of enjoying fish and chips while sat on a pier at a traditional seaside resort.
WWF Snaps #Lastselfie of Endangered Animals
Offbeat  (tags: WWF, endangered, selfies, save, animals )

Marie
- 19 hours ago - adweek.com
The animal conservation organization is encouraging users of the photography app to take a picture of its bleak ads and Snapchat it to their friends.
Gold Bars Removed From Indian Man's Stomach
Offbeat  (tags: Gold Bars, Stomach, businessman, Delhi, India )

Ray
- 22 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Indians traditionally hoard gold in the belief it will bring financial security. Twelve bars of gold have been recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him has said.
Who, What, Why: Why Is Good Friday Called Good Friday?
Offbeat  (tags: Who, What, Why, Good Friday, Crucifixion )

Ray
- 23 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion. So why is it called Good Friday? According to the Bible, the son of God was flogged, ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death.
Navy Charges Fourth Official in Worst Corruption Scandal in Decades
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Corruption, Court, Crime, Intelligence, Law, Military, Navy, Scandal, Security, USA, Vessels )

Ray
- 23 hours ago - rt.com
Officials have arrested and charged a fourth US Navy officer with leaking classified information to a defense contractor in exchange for cash, gifts, and other personal favors.
'Snakes and Ladders' The Exciting New Play That Explores the Dynamics of a Mixed Race Family
Offbeat  (tags: performance, humor, goodnews, culture, pictures, photos, unusual, arts )

W.J.
- 1 day ago - goldenroom.co.uk
In 'Snakes and Ladders' playwright Sarah Naomi Lee brings three Mixed race sisters as they prepare for a family wedding. Fierce Love and Fiercer Rivalries ensue as a stranger arrives and suddenly the sisters aren't so sure of their roles.
Old and Wise - The Alan Parsons Project
Offbeat  (tags: Old, wise, Alan parsons project, video, animals )

Marie
- 1 day ago - m.youtube.com
A tribute to life ... We do not need to wait to become old and wise to understand that life is absolute!
Argentine Zoo Shows Off Adorable White Tiger Cubs
Offbeat  (tags: Adorable, white tiger, cubs, argentine zoo, video )

Marie
- 1 day ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
Three-month old white Bengal tiger triplets make their public debut at Buenos Aires Zoo . Elly Park reports.
Top 8 Fun Cute Animal Easter Cards
Offbeat  (tags: pets, easter, dogs, cats, bunny )

Vipul
- 1 day ago - ismiledyou.com
A handpicked collection of Easter cards for kids, starring cute Easter bunnies, dogs, cats, chicks, and chocolate eggs!
Polish MP Artur Debski Finds Job as London Handyman
Offbeat  (tags: Poland, immigration, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
A Polish MP is working as a handyman in London as he tries to find out why so many young Poles come to the UK.Artur Debski believes learning from UK strengths can help Poland tackle its "dangerous" emigration problem.
Gitmo Judge Presses CIA to Explain Detainee's Treatment at Black Sites, Guantanamo
Offbeat  (tags: Tags CIA, Court, Crime, Guantanamo, Intelligence, Law, Scandal, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
A US judge presiding over Guantanamo Bay inmate trials has ordered the CIA to provide information on how a detainee there was treated. The move is a major step toward transparency as legal authorities prepare to prosecute suspected terrorists.
Media Heavyweights Join Fight Against Removing 'Innocence of Muslims' From YouTube
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Court, Human rights, Information Technology, Internet, Law, Mass media, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and a number of other influential media groups have filed a court brief supporting Google's effort to keep a controversial film online, joining a fight over actors' rights and what constitutes censorship.
Ex-BP Manager Settles With SEC Over Gulf Oil Spill Insider Trading Charges
Offbeat  (tags: BP, oil spill, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
Former BP crisis manager Keith A. Seilhan has settled with the SEC after facing insider trading charges related to the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Seilhan had dumped his company stock before news of the spill's severity had spread.
   

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