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- 6 minutes ago -
Awards ceremony on the steps of the Texas State Capital.
Abandoned Puppy Forced to Have His Leg Amputated After a Savage Attack Raises £18,000 for Charity That Saved His Life
Offbeat  (tags: Abandoned, puppy, rescued, charity, Facebook )

- 43 minutes ago -
The story of an abandoned puppy who was beaten so badly that he had to have his leg amputated has prompted donations of almost £18,000 for charity after users read about it on the internet.
A Born Performer! The Incredible Moment Baby Starts Clapping in the Womb as Parents Sing Nursery Rhyme During Ultrasound Scan
Offbeat  (tags: 'clapping fetus, ' sped up, funny, cute, performance, video )

- 57 minutes ago -
14-week-old baby filmed clapping in its mother's womb Doctor and mother sing and it looks like baby is clapping along The day-old clip has been viewed on YouTube over 48,000 times
Rare Porpoises in China Get a Lifeline
Offbeat  (tags: Yangtze, porpoise, finless, china, lifeline )

- 2 hours ago -
In a bid to save the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise, the Chinese government is capturing a small group of the animals and relocating them to a secure conservation area.
Watch Joyriders Take Protected Owl for a Spin and Threat to Eat It
Offbeat  (tags: great horned owl, Facebook, drunks, joyriders, animal cruelty )

- 2 hours ago -
The brazen group posted the shocking video on Facebook of them drinking and joyriding with the protected great horned owl
Expert Says Cultured Meat Created By Scientists Will Replace Farm-Grown Meat Within Decade
Offbeat  (tags: laboratory, beef, meat, replace, farm animals, good news )

- 2 hours ago -
Laboratory beef could surpass the real thing within 10 years to solve environmental and animal welfare problems, while remaining just as tasty, a Dutch scientist says.
Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Lubitz 'Hid Illness'
Offbeat  (tags: Co-Pilot, Health Problems, Germanwings airliner )

- 2 hours ago -
The co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps hid details of an illness, German prosecutors say.
Photo Highlights of the Day - Friday 27 March 2015
Offbeat  (tags: animals, interesting, photos, off-beat, news, world )

- 3 hours ago -
A selection of the best photographs from around the world.
Texas Man Who Won Hunting Auction to Be Allowed to Import Black Rhino Trophy
Offbeat  (tags: Black rhino, trophy, allowed, hunter, Dallas safari club )

- 3 hours ago -
Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 to shoot endangered species in Namibia
The Most Influential Man In America - Stay Silent My Friends - Check Out This Video
Offbeat  (tags: The Most Influential Man In America, Stay Silent My Friends, video, money out of politics, policy making )

- 4 hours ago -
We believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then AmericaâEUR(TM)s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened.
No Diggity!
Offbeat  (tags: humor, women, culture, performance )

- 9 hours ago -
Wab Kinew Serenaded With 'No Diggity' by All-Women Drum Group [Video] Read more at 26/wab-kinew-serenaded-no-diggity-all-women-drum-g roup-video-159762
Families of Victims Visit Germanwings Crash Site
Offbeat  (tags: Relatives, Families, Visit, crash site )

- 10 hours ago -
Relatives of those who died in the Germanwings plane crash, including the parents of the co-pilot, have arrived in the southern French Alps.
âEUR~Deeply ScarringâEUR(TM): Labour Vows to Outlaw Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers
Offbeat  (tags: Europe, Human rights, Immigration, Politics, Scandal, UK )

- 10 hours ago -
Labour has pledged to introduce new limits on the amount of time a person can remain trapped in BritainâEUR(TM)s asylum and immigration system, a policy shift that would protect migrantsâEUR(TM) human rights and ban indefinite detention in the UK.
19 Injured, 4 Critically, After Explosion & Fire in Manhattan's East Village
Offbeat  (tags: Explosion, Fire, Manhattan, USA )

- 10 hours ago -
Nineteen people have been injured, four of whom are in critical condition after an explosion caused a fire over four buildings in ManhattanâEUR(TM)s East Village. Two of the buildings have collapsed, and another is still on fire and in danger of collapsing.
Alps Plane Crash: Leaders Speak After Site Visit
Offbeat  (tags: Plane Crash, French Alps, President Francois Hollande, Chancellor Angela Merkel )

- 11 hours ago -
The leaders of France, Germany and Spain have been meeting officials and rescue workers in the remote French mountain village of Seynes-les-Alpes, near where a German airliner crashed on Tuesday, killing all 150 aboard.
How Are Pilots Psychologically Screened?
Offbeat  (tags: Plane Crash, Fench Alps, Germanwings Airbus, Pilots, psychologically screened )

- 11 hours ago -
Crash investigators say that the Germanwings Airbus was probably crashed deliberately by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. The way pilots are screened is now under intense scrutiny.
8 Unusual Uses for Rubbing Alcohol   video
Offbeat  (tags: useful tips )

- 18 hours ago -
8 Unusual Uses for Rubbing Alcohol
Jessica Williams Won't Host 'The Daily Show'
Offbeat  (tags: media, tv, culture )

- 21 hours ago -
News about who will NOT be hosting after Jon Stewart leaves.
Erol Incedal: The Trial We Couldn't Report
Offbeat  (tags: terrorism, prosecution, court, Erol Incedal, secret prosecution )

- 23 hours ago -
On 13 October 2013, armed police blew out the tyres of a car near the Tower of London. That much we know for sure about the arrest and prosecution of Erol Incedal for preparing for acts of terrorism.
Don't Let the Meat Industry Hijack the Food Pyramid
Offbeat  (tags: protection, society, food, ethics, science )

- 1 day ago -
Don't let the Meat Industry hijack the Food Pyramid.
Downton Abbey to End After Six Series
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Period Drama, Downton Abbey )

- 1 day ago -
The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers have announced. "Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception," said the programme's executive producer Gareth Neame.
Farewell to William Hague - and the 85 Other MPs Standing Down
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, MP's, Houses of Parliament )

- 1 day ago -
William Hague is standing down as an MP after an illustrious 25 year career in the House of Commons.
Social Attitudes Survey: Public 'Don't Want More Coalitions'
Offbeat  (tags: coalition governments, Social attitudes, survey )

- 1 day ago -
Public enthusiasm for government by coalition is at its lowest in 30 years, an annual opinion survey says.
Russell Crowe Directed A New Movie And It Looks Epic
Offbeat  (tags: culture, ethics, family, freedoms, education, humans, interesting, society, sadness, americans, ethics, freedoms, government, propaganda, war, americans, business, culture, ethics, interesting, humans, performance, off-beat, society, unusual, arts )

- 1 day ago -
Behind the Hype of this film "The Water Diviner",- is a bubbling of resentment, re-it's portrayal of "Battle Of Gallipoli" .Is it time film makers treated the past with respect,= telling- Facts not fiction re- historical events, wonder would they dare ?
Will Ferrell Defends Anti-Gay Jokes in Get Hard
Offbeat  (tags: humor )

- 1 day ago -
I've never understood why he is considered funny anyway. The style of comedy he does borders on "pee-pee"/"ca-ca"/"wee-wee" kindergarten humor. It's lowest common denominator comedy that makes Adam Sandler look almost intelligent by comparison.
Benedict Cumberbatch to Read Specially Written Poem at Leicester Reburial of 'Distant Relative' Richard III
Offbeat  (tags: Benedict cumburbatch, King Richard III, poem, Leicester cathedral )

- 1 day ago -
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to read a specially written poem at the reburial of Richard III.
I-Wonder:Why Is Seeing a Solar Eclipse Such a Rare Event?
Offbeat  (tags: space, sun, moon, solar eclipse )

- 1 day ago -
Plunged into darkness On 20 March 2015 we'll have the rare opportunity to witness a solar eclipse. For around seven minutes, up to 98% of the Sun will be temporarily hidden from view in the UK.
I-Wonder: When Did Wales Last Have Its Own Army?
Offbeat  (tags: Military, Wales, UK )

- 1 day ago -
The days of Glyndŵr, In the year 1400 a Welsh army led by a native-born Prince of Wales took the field under a banner of red and gold depicting four lions rampant.

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