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Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal With Russia
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- 22 hours ago -
Ehud Ya'ari of Israel's Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday night, that Egypt and Russia will be signing an unprecedented military agreement.
Kentucky Prison Doctor Fired After Inmate Starves to Death
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Law, Security, USA )

- 1 day ago -
The starvation death of a Kentucky prison inmate has cost a doctor and at least two other officials their jobs after it was determined that sufficient medical treatment may have been able to save the man, according to a new report.
Head Injury During Bar Fight Turns School Dropout Into Math Whiz
Offbeat  (tags: brain, concussion, genius, news, science )

- 1 day ago -
He's now one of the few people in the world who can draw approximations of fractals, the repeating geometric patterns that are building blocks of everything in the known universe, by hand. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Animals With Human Rights Make Researchers Run Scared
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, law, rights, scared, lawyers, animal, testing )

- 1 day ago -
Legally, dogs and cats are moving closer to personhood. A new book says this poses problems for biomedical researchers and veterinarians.
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humor, funny, culture )

- 22 hours ago -
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)--In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States declared on Tuesday that lying by politicians is protected by the First Amendment because it is an expression of their religion.
Trunk and Disorderly! Hilarious Pictures Capture Tipsy Elephants Staggering Around South African Park
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, drunk, hilarious, fruit, marula )

- 12 hours ago -
These comical pictures were taken after a herd of young elephants ate a fruit which is said to make large mammals drunk when eaten in huge quantities.
US Navy Cancels Charity Projects in Crimea
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Government Spending, Infrastructure, Navy, Russia, Scandal, USA, Ukraine )

- 6 hours ago -
The US Navy has discontinued charity programs in Crimea, canceling the renovation of a public school and children's hospital. Russian media and bloggers suspect the programs were meant to butter up locals for a possible US settlement there.
Let It Go - Mom Parody (Funny Video!!)   video
Offbeat  (tags: funny, Mom parody, Let It Go, youtube )

- 5 hours ago -
Funny Mom Parody of Disney's Frozen "Let It Go." Written and Performed by Deva Dalporto Parody of Idina Menzel's "Let It Go" Original lyrics/music written by Kristen-Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez
US Firms Give Autistic Workers a Chance to Shine
Offbeat  (tags: employment, autism spectrum disorder, USA )

- 2 hours ago -
According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 American children has an autism spectrum disorder.
Feline Frightened: Hundreds Scattered in Fear at Cambridgeshire Wildlife Park After 'Tiger Escape' Alarm Went Off
Offbeat  (tags: Cambridge zoo, tiger escapes, false alarm, Easter egg hunt )

- 1 day ago -
Easter egg hunters feared they had become the hunted after a 'tiger escape' alarm went off at a zoo.
US Unleashes Three Days of Drone Strikes on Yemen, 55 Killed
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Drones, Military, Terrorism, USA )

- 1 day ago -
Dozens are reportedly dead in Yemen, including at least three civilians, as the result of a series of drone strikes that started in the southern part of the country on Saturday and is alleged to still be occurring two days later.
KKK Recruits Members for Neighborhood Watches
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, History, Human rights, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

- 1 day ago -
Following a series of nine vehicle break-ins in Fairview Township, Pennsylvania, the local chapter of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan has formed a neighborhood watch in the area.
Shark Cull to Be Assessed By Western Australia's Environmental Watchdog
Offbeat  (tags: Shark cull, Western Australia, watchdog, environmentalists )

- 12 hours ago -
Environmental Protection Authority will evaluate the WA government's plan to resume the cull on 15 November.
Tony Blair: 'West Should Focus on Radical Islam'
Offbeat  (tags: Tony Blair, Russia, Ukraine, Western leaders, Islamic extremism )

- 11 hours ago -
Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
What Would Make the English Like St George's Day?
Offbeat  (tags: George's Day, Patron Saint, England, UK )

- 11 hours ago -
A group of morris dancers (Pictured) perform the traditional English folk routine St Patrick's Day is firmly established in the English social calendar while St George's Day is frequently forgotten.
This 'Endangered Song' Wants to Help Save Sumatran Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: The man, vinyl, endangered song, sumatran tigers, save )

- 10 hours ago -
Psych-rock outfit Portugal. The Man have released a record that degrades over time to raise awareness of the animal's dwindling numbers.
Pacific Naval Powers Sign Pact Aimed at Preventing Conflicts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Arms, Asia, China, Conflict, Japan, Military, Navy, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, USA )

- 1 day ago -
As US military action increases in the western Pacific, more than 20 countries became signatories to an agreement on Tuesday that establishes guidelines for communication, while hoping to halt military maneuvers in disputed areas.
Greek Austerity Has Caused More Than 500 Male Suicides - Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Global economy, Greece, Politics, Eurozone crisis )

- 1 day ago -
Spending cuts in Greece have caused some 500 male suicides since their implementation, according to a new study. The research found a positive correlation between austerity and suicide rates after other possible links proved to be unrelated.
Stalin Victims, Incl Crimean Tatars, Rehabilitated By Putin Decree
Offbeat  (tags: Breakaway regions, Crimea, History, Human rights, Politics, Russia, WWII )

- 1 day ago -
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree officially rehabilitating the Crimean Tatars and other ethnic minorities on the peninsula, who were deported en masse in 1944 by Joseph Stalin because many of them collaborated with Nazi invaders
US Sends 600 Troops to Eastern Europe, Warship USS Taylor Enters Black Sea
Offbeat  (tags: Baltic states, NATO, Navy, Politics, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Vessels )

- 16 hours ago -
US frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) has entered the Black Sea, according to the US Navy, as the Pentagon announces plans to dispatch some 600 troops to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for military exercises.
US Responsible for Ukrainian Crisis After Investing $5bn in Regime Change - Russia's Envoy to UN
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, EU, Military, Russia, UN, USA, Ukraine )

- 16 hours ago -
The US is to blame for the events in Ukraine as it invested $5 billion in regime change in the country, taking a more radical stance that its EU allies, Vitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the UN, said.
Eight Arguments About Whether the UK Is a Christian Country
Offbeat  (tags: Religion, Christian, CoE, UK )

- 11 hours ago -
David Cameron's remarks that the UK is a "Christian country" were criticised by a group of public figures. What are the arguments for and against the prime minister's claim?
Paper Sculpture Art By Calvin Nicholls   video
Offbeat  (tags: arts, sculpture, paper, Calvin Nicholls, pictures, unusual, wildlife )

- 4 hours ago -
Where we would simply use a piece of paper and a pair of scissors, Calvin uses everything you could possibly think of to carve, cut and rip perfect details onto his creations. The motifs are all wildlife, and that must be one of the hardest categories
Texas Prisons Are Deadly Hot
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Crime, Human rights, Security, USA )

- 4 hours ago -
Texas prisons are becoming so hot that people are dying because of it - a situation that violates constitutional and human rights, a new report states.

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