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SA, Mozambique to Fight Wildlife Crime!!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, poaching, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 1 hour ago - southafrica.info
South Africa and Mozambique had have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in a bid to combat rhino poaching within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
Texas Prisons Are Deadly Hot
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Crime, Human rights, Security, USA )

Ray
- 1 hour ago - rt.com
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.
Paper Sculpture Art By Calvin Nicholls   video
Offbeat  (tags: arts, sculpture, paper, Calvin Nicholls, pictures, unusual, wildlife )

Evelyn
- 1 hour ago - youtu.be
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
Big Cats Are Beautiful But This Is Why They Should NEVER Be Pets
Offbeat  (tags: animals, big cats, pets, protection, suffering, wild animals )

Cher
- 1 hour ago - onegreenplanet.org
Don't be deceived by a tiger's or lion's good looks. These big cats (and others) may be beautiful and seem cuddly at first but they are NOT pets.
Let It Go - Mom Parody (Funny Video!!)   video
Offbeat  (tags: funny, Mom parody, Let It Go, youtube )

BarbKnigh
- 2 hours ago - youtube.com
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 Navy Cancels Charity Projects in Crimea
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Government Spending, Infrastructure, Navy, Russia, Scandal, USA, Ukraine )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
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.
Twenty-Nine Dogs Rescued From Romania
Offbeat  (tags: Romanian dogs, shelter, abandoned, rescued, UK )

Marie
- 6 hours ago - dogworld.co.uk
TWO British women have rescued 29 dogs from a Romanian shelter who were among 200 left behind when the owners ran out of money and disappeared.
This 'Endangered Song' Wants to Help Save Sumatran Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: The man, vinyl, endangered song, sumatran tigers, save )

Marie
- 7 hours ago - dazeddigital.com
Psych-rock outfit Portugal. The Man have released a record that degrades over time to raise awareness of the animal's dwindling numbers.
What Would Make the English Like St George's Day?
Offbeat  (tags: George's Day, Patron Saint, England, UK )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
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.
Eight Arguments About Whether the UK Is a Christian Country
Offbeat  (tags: Religion, Christian, CoE, UK )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
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?
Tony Blair: 'West Should Focus on Radical Islam'
Offbeat  (tags: Tony Blair, Russia, Ukraine, Western leaders, Islamic extremism )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Tony Blair has warned Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
Service Dogs Named Jello and Cricket Unveil New Indoor 'Toilets' for Canines at Detroit Airport
Offbeat  (tags: jellyfish, cricket, service dogs, detroit airport, toilets )

Marie
- 8 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
Service dogs now have a place to mark their territory at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in the form of two indoor patches of grass.
Trunk and Disorderly! Hilarious Pictures Capture Tipsy Elephants Staggering Around South African Park
Offbeat  (tags: Elephants, drunk, hilarious, fruit, marula )

Marie
- 8 hours ago - dailymail.co.uk
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.
Shark Cull to Be Assessed By Western Australia's Environmental Watchdog
Offbeat  (tags: Shark cull, Western Australia, watchdog, environmentalists )

Marie
- 9 hours ago - theguardian.com
Environmental Protection Authority will evaluate the WA government's plan to resume the cull on 15 November.
US Spy-Satellite Agency Failed to Report Sex Crimes Against Children to Authorities
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Intelligence )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - rt.com
The agency that controls US intelligence satellites failed to inform law enforcement when some employees and contractors admitted during lie detector tests to child abuse crimes, according to the intelligence inspector general.
Police May Stop Drivers Based Only on Anonymous Tip, Rules Supreme Court
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - rt.com
Law enforcement officials may now stop US drivers based only on the information gleaned in an anonymous tip phoned in by a caller who dialed 911, the Supreme Court ruled in a tight decision Tuesday.
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 )

Ray
- 12 hours ago - rt.com
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.
US Sends 600 Troops to Eastern Europe, Warship USS Taylor Enters Black Sea
Offbeat  (tags: Baltic states, NATO, Navy, Politics, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Vessels )

Ray
- 13 hours ago - rt.com
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.
SUPREME COURT CALLS LYING BY POLITICIANS AN EXPRESSION OF THEIR RELIGION
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humor, funny, culture )

Wild
- 18 hours ago - newyorker.com
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.
Egypt Signing Unprecedented $3 Billion MiG-35 Deal With Russia
Offbeat  (tags: ancient, archaeology, government, interesting, world )

Marty
- 19 hours ago - jewishpress.com
Ehud Ya'ari of Israel's Channel 2 News reported on Tuesday night, that Egypt and Russia will be signing an unprecedented military agreement.
Animals With Human Rights Make Researchers Run Scared
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, law, rights, scared, lawyers, animal, testing )

Marie
- 21 hours ago - nature.com
Legally, dogs and cats are moving closer to personhood. A new book says this poses problems for biomedical researchers and veterinarians.
KKK Recruits Members for Neighborhood Watches
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, History, Human rights, Scandal, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 23 hours ago - rt.com
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.
Ministers Want to Change Trespass Law to Boost Fracking
Offbeat  (tags: trespass law, fracking, Queen's Speech, UK )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Ministers want to give energy companies the right to run shale gas pipelines under private land, Whitehall sources have confirmed. The planned move - aimed at kick-starting the fracking industry - will be included in the Queen's Speech
Stalin Victims, Incl Crimean Tatars, Rehabilitated By Putin Decree
Offbeat  (tags: Breakaway regions, Crimea, History, Human rights, Politics, Russia, WWII )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
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
Greek Austerity Has Caused More Than 500 Male Suicides - Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Global economy, Greece, Politics, Eurozone crisis )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
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.
Pacific Naval Powers Sign Pact Aimed at Preventing Conflicts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Arms, Asia, China, Conflict, Japan, Military, Navy, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
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.
Head Injury During Bar Fight Turns School Dropout Into Math Whiz
Offbeat  (tags: brain, concussion, genius, news, science )

Kayleen
- 1 day ago - foxnews.com
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.
US Unleashes Three Days of Drone Strikes on Yemen, 55 Killed
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Drones, Military, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
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.
Kentucky Prison Doctor Fired After Inmate Starves to Death
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Crime, Human rights, Law, Security, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
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.
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 )

Marie
- 1 day ago - dailymail.co.uk
Easter egg hunters feared they had become the hunted after a 'tiger escape' alarm went off at a zoo.
 

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