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Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Jackfruit heralded as 'miracle' food crop

46 minutes ago - Guardian
Researchers say the large, smelly fruit grown could be a replacement for staple crops under threat from climate change Climate change 'already affecting food supply' UN Teff poised to become next big super grainIt's big and bumpy with a gooey interior and a powerful smell of decay - but it could help keep millions of people from hunger. Continue re... by Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent

The female 'confidence gap' is a sham

45 minutes ago - Guardian
Women's lack of confidence could be just a keen understanding of just how little society values themDespite an ongoing, glaring lack of equality for women in culture and in policy, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman's new book, The Confidence Code, argues that what's truly holding women back is their own self-doubt. In fact, Kay and Shipman dismiss the i... by Jessica Valenti

Madeleine McCann: police now know of nine assaults on British girls in Algarve

41 minutes ago - Guardian
New cases, including one in Praia da Luz resort, come to light following fresh appeal for information last monthPolice investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal nearly seven years ago say they now know of nine sexual assaults and three "near misses" on British girls between the ages of six and 12 while they were on holiday in... by James Meikle and agencies

County cricket live!

35 minutes ago - Guardian
All the latest updates from Richard Gibson at Yorkshire v Northants, and Andy Wilson at Lancashire v Warwickshire 12.39pm BST Northamptonshire have found Yorkshire's bowling too hot to handle this morning, and they are just one wicket away from defeat. Rob Newton hardly gave himself a chance, though. Just four balls in, a loose square drive lobbed... by Richard Gibson and Andy Wilson

Andy Coulson denies 'covering up' phone hacking at News of the World

35 minutes ago - Guardian
Paper's former editor also tells court that he did not order royal editor Clive Goodman to plead guilty after his arrest in 2006Andy Coulson has denied that he "covered up" phone hacking at the News of the World after one of his reporters was arrested in 2006 for eavesdropping on royal household voicemails. Continue reading by Lisa O'Carroll

If 'stunt foods' are attention-trolling, then foodie criticism is concern-trolling

30 minutes ago - Guardian
What makes makes KFC's Double Down so different from the cronut? Regardless of one's tastes, the classism is palpableA noteworthy poultry restaurant founded more than 80 years ago in the heart of Appalachia is reinventing the French classic chicken cordon bleu.The decadent dish revised for the modern American palette features smoked, cured pork bel... by Stefanie Gray

Bruce Lee possessions to go under the hammer

27 minutes ago - Guardian
Stirling Cooper jacket, wristwatch, shoes and kicking shield belonging to martial arts movie star who died at height of his fame go up for auctionA jacket, watch and martial arts training equipment once owned by Bruce Lee are to be sold at auction in Los Angeles on 29 April, with fans also given the chance to bid online.The highlight of the sale, a... by Ben Child

Time for Manchester United to get real: Ferguson's legacy is long gone

25 minutes ago - Guardian
Theatre of Dreams is no longer the attraction it used to be as United search for a successor to David MoyesManchester United supporters must be hugely relieved that Sir Alex Ferguson is going to play a part in headhunting their next manager. He has achieved such a lot in the game, he knows the club inside out and he must have every promising coach'... by Paul Wilson

Ricky Gervais' Derek: has he toned it down for series two?

24 minutes ago - Guardian
The controversial sitcom about a mentally disabled man in a care home is back for another series. But are there signs that the creator has taken on board the vociferous criticism?A common problem for programmes returning for a second series is that a pre-transmission lap of honour around the chat-show sofas and arts pages can be swiftly followed by... by Mark Lawson

Moyes thanks Ferguson for Man Utd job

19 minutes ago - BBC
David Moyes thanks Sir Alex Ferguson for giving him the chance to manage Manchester United

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