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Oscar Pistorius Given Five Years for Reeva Steenkamp Death
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Oscar Pistorius, Sentencing, Africa )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Judge Thokozile Masipa hands down the sentence, South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been given five years in jail for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
'My Bus, My Rules': Gay Couple Ordered Off London Bus for Kissing
Offbeat  (tags: Transport, Bus, Human rights, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
A London transport employee is under investigation after he allegedly threw a gay couple off his bus after he saw them kissing.
Senate Refuses to Blame Bush, Senior Aides in CIA Torture Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, CIA, Conflict, Guantanamo, History, Human rights, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Scandal, Security, Terrorism, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
A classified US Senate probe into the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.
Obama Considers Allowing Torture Overseas
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Crime, Guantanamo, Human rights, Intelligence, Obama, Security, Terrorism, USA )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
The White House is reportedly wrestling over how to interpret a ban on "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" ahead of a meeting in Geneva next month concerning the United Nations charter on torture.
Life Story With David Attenborough (in-Pictures)
Offbeat  (tags: Natural History, Animals )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Every animal on earth is in pursuit of nature's greatest prize - the continuation of its own bloodline through its offspring. The odds may be stacked against any individual succeeding, but each is born with a relentless instinct to overcome the odds.
It's Dog Vs. Weatherman in Hilarious Video
Offbeat  (tags: dog, weatherman, humor, adoption )

Stephen
- 14 hours ago - wsoctv.com
Ripple reportedly now has multiple suitors for his adoption thanks to his viral Internet fame. This wasn't Sobel's first go-around with a rowdy pup --he apparently promotes the Humane Society during the forecast every week.
WATCH: Cops Chase Runaway Carriage Horse Through Hell's Kitchen
Offbeat  (tags: NY, runaway, horse )

Stephen
- 14 hours ago - nbcnewyork.com
A runaway carriage horse is back at work after leading police on a chase through Hell's Kitchen over the weekend.
#BBCtrending: The Tragic Case of Nigeria's 'Bird' Woman
Offbeat  (tags: Bird, Woman, Internet, Youtube, Nigeria )

Ray
- 21 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The woman is concealed from view behind an official, who beats back the Lagos crowd with a branchFootage of a badly burnt woman being berated by a crowd in Nigeria has been watched hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube.
7 Deep Sea Dwellers Who Hardly Look Like Animals At All
Offbeat  (tags: Underwater, animals, interesting, news )

Jean
- 23 hours ago - thedodo.com
It's a different world under the sea. Animals come in many shapes and sizes on land, but in the ocean the possibilities are endless, in fact sometimes creatures don't even appear real. Unlike most land animals,
Golfer Encounters Majestic Bald Eagle, Watches Helplessly As She Flies Off With His Ball
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, Bald Eagle, see video )

Jean
- 23 hours ago - thedodo.com
Few animals are as majestic as America's chief living symbol, the venerable bald eagle. A mere sighting of these stately birds of prey perched upon a distant branch or soaring through the air is enough to inspire wonder and awe -- but perhaps only slightl
Viewpoint: How WW1 Changed Aviation Forever
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, aviation )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
When the world went to war in 1914 the Wright Brothers had only made the world's first powered flight little over a decade before. But the remarkable advances made in aviation during World War One are still at the core of air power today,
Scandalous Tales From the British Embassy in Paris
Offbeat  (tags: Scandalous, British embassy, Paris, France, Europe )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
It's 200 years since the Duke of Wellington bought the grandiose Hotel de Charost in Paris, a few doors down from the Elysee palace. And if you want to get to know the secrets of a stately home, I always say, just ask the butler.
XXXmas Redacted: Artist Removes Giant 'Sex Toy' Christmas Tree in Paris
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Scandal, Thrills&Spills )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
The creator of the controversial inflatable Christmas tree in a Paris square has decided to remove it, after drawing outrage from the citizens who even attempted to deflate the installation.
Mother and Baby Hospitalised in Russian Far East Are Checked for Ebola
Offbeat  (tags: healthcare, illness, risks, world, health, ethics )

Marty
- 1 day ago - siberiantimes.com
Mother and child were hospitalised in Komsomolsk-on-Amur with symptoms of acute respiratory viral infection after a stay in the west African country, said the Minister of Health for Khabarovsk Territory Alexander Vitko.
   

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