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The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 10:31

Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.

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Al-Qaeda seizes Yemen airport

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:55
Militants from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seize the southern Yemeni airport Mukalla, taking advantage of chaos elsewhere in the country.

The Fences Where Spain And Africa Meet

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:54

Spain has two tiny enclaves in North Africa, separated from Morocco by fences. Both of them are hugely tempting targets for migrants from across Africa who are desperate to reach Europe.

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Adichie on top 100 influential list

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:50
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among seven Africans listed by Time magazine as the world's 100 most influential people.

Three men wanted by police after rape

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:48
Police search for three men after a teenager is raped in Ayrshire as she was making her way home in the early hours of Saturday.

In Posthumous Riposte, Editor Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Targets 'Islamophobia'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:44

Stephane Charbonnier, who was killed in the Jan. 7 attack on the French satirical magazine, says the term Islamophobia protects Islam more than it does Muslims — and plays into the hands of racists.

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Lawro's predictions v Wade 'Bad News' Barrett

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:43
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on WWE wrestler Wade 'Bad News' Barrett for the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League fixtures.

Study: Insurers Fail To Cover All Prescribed Contraceptives

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:38

An analysis of health plans in five states found limited or no coverage for some forms of contraception. Insurers sometimes imposed copays or required women to pay the full cost of the contraceptives.

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VIDEO: Snowboarder's 1800 degree jump

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:12
Snowboarder Billy Morgan becomes the first person to land an 1800 degree spinning jump, on the slopes in northern Italy.

Kane among four named for PFA double

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:09
Harry Kane is one of four players to make the shortlist for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year prize.

Men Strive To Give More To Charity When The Fundraiser Is Cute

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 09:00

If you're wondering how to get more people to contribute to your online charity drive, consider a photo of you smiling. Even better if you're an attractive woman. Biology is to blame, researchers say.

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Express owner Desmond gives UKIP £1m

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:46
Publisher Richard Desmond, who owns companies including the publishers of the Daily and Sunday Express, has donated £1m to UKIP, he says.

Homeless Shelter Opts To Close Instead Of Accepting People On Drugs, Alcohol

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:43

A group that runs a homeless shelter in Manchester, Conn., will close its 40-bed facility rather than change its rules to comply with a state funding order.

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UK men face Islamic State charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:39
Three Birmingham men are charged with attempting to leave the UK to join the Islamic State group in Syria.

The Nicholson challenge: A tough message for the politicians

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:36
The intervention of former NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has certainly electrified the election campaign debate about the future of the NHS.

Is Google a fading force?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:36
New figures show that in Europe Google has between 90% and 95% of the desktop search market - in the US it's only 64%. Why?

Missing teen 'groomed then murdered'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:32
A man groomed "troubled" Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers before murdering her, a jury hears.

Seldon to become university head

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:32
Sir Anthony Seldon is going to switch from running an independent school to running an independent university.

US Navy develops 'swarming' drones

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:31
The US Navy is developing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, that can be launched from a cannon and "swarm" in a co-ordinated attack.

Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-16 08:20

The Russian president's comments were part of a four-hour-long call-in TV show that has become an annual tradition. He also criticized the West for its treatment of Moscow.

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