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After Foie Gras Ban Lifted In California, Some Chefs Face Threats

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:34

A ban on foie gras that went into effect in 2012 was overturned last week. Now some chefs offering the dish have received enough threats to get law enforcement involved.

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On board with air crews fighting Islamic State

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:32
During four days on board the US carrier taking part in the fight against Islamic State, progress appears to be slow and steady.

Attacks carry special resonance in France

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:27
Many see the Paris attacks as a direct assault of all that is meant by the French Republic, says Mark Mardell.

Protest grips Australia asylum camp

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:25
Hundreds of asylum seekers at the Australian-run Manus Island centre in Papua New Guinea are on hunger strike in protest over their conditions, rights groups say.

VIDEO: Why did teenage hugs touch off a debate in Malaysia?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:22
How Malaysian girls hugging pop stars caused a stir

Blackberry shares soar on report

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:21
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry sees its shares rise 30% on a report that Samsung had offered to buy it.

The end of the CCTV era?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:19
Is the UK's era of mass CCTV use coming to an end?

VIDEO: El Capitan free-climbers reach the top

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 16:09
Two US climbers - who spent more than two weeks scaling the sheer face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park - have finally reached the summit of the 3,000ft (914m) rock.

VIDEO: Do tourists feel safe in Paris?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:53
Tom Esslemont went to Notre Dame cathedral to see if recent events had worried tourists

Football 'spot-fixing' case dropped

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:50
The case against 13 footballers investigated over alleged spot-fixing in matches is dropped due to "insufficient evidence".

Celtic Connections opens with homage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:44
The opening concert of the 22nd Celtic Connections music festival will pay homage to a Scottish musical visionary who died a decade ago.

Low wage employers named and shamed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:39
An award-winning beauty parlour is named as one of several Scottish businesses which failed to pay workers the minimum wage.

New Solitary Confinement Plan At Rikers: Humane Or Putting Officers At Risk?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:35

After years of pressure, New York is changing its policy on solitary confinement. Activists say it's a historic step forward. Officers say it will bring more bloodshed.

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The rubber glove rebellion

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:31
The women giving vim to Greece's anti-austerity movement

VIDEO: Life on board USS Carl Vinson

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:28
USS Carl Vinson is an aircraft carrier at the centre of air operations against IS militants in Syria and Iraq.

NFL player charged with rape

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:24
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary, 26, faces charges of rape and battery resulting in bodily injury, prosecutors say.

BP to announce North Sea job cuts

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:23
Staff in BP's North Sea operation, which employs 4,000 people, are to be briefed on potential job losses in response to falling oil prices.

Supply of homes near 'historic low'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:06
The number of properties for sale are close to historic lows, says the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

VIDEO: Talking Movies: A Most Violent Year

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:03
A Latin American immigrant businessman tries play it straight in the crime-ridden 1980s New York of A Most Violent Year.

Firms failing minimum wage pay named

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 15:02
Retail giant H&M and service station operator Welcome Break are among 37 firms "named and shamed" for failing to pay the minimum wage.