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'Islamic State' sex slavery survivor Murad receives Vaclav Havel Human Rights Award

The European Council has awarded the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Award to Nadia Murad. The activist was raped, tortured and sold into sexual slavery by …

The humanitarian system: 'A mammoth machinery losing track of what it is for'

<i>This piece is an extract from a written submission to the UK International Development Committee Global Humanitarian System inquiry</i><p>The number of people affected by humanitarian crises has more than doubled over the past decade. The frequency, scale, and severity of humanitarian crises are set to …

Africa

Healthcare: Are your staff educated to recognize human trafficking?

When I was 14 years old, I was lured away from home by a man I met at a New Jersey shopping mall. This man told me that I was pretty enough to be a model and that I was too mature for high school. It was the summer after my eighth grade middle school graduation, and I feared high school. I was …

Angela Merkel to launch EU aid programme for Syrians on Turkey visit

The German chancellor, Angel Merkel, has arrived in southern Turkey to inaugurate the EU aid programme for Syrians in the country, amid concerns that her visit validates Turkey’s creeping authoritarianism and overstates the EU’s humanitarian contribution to the Syrian crisis.<p>Merkel, along with the …

Human Rights

Obama Admits His Daughters Helped Change His Position On Marriage Equality

"It was not simply about legal rights but about a sense of stigma."<p>President Barack Obama revealed on Saturday that his children helped him understand why embracing civil unions was not the same as endorsing marriage equality.<p>Obama came into office supporting civil unions, but it wasn't until 2012, …

LGBTQI

Lawyer Amal Clooney talks human rights in Mideast speech

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Advocate and lawyer Amal Clooney told an audience in the Middle East on Sunday that governments around the world …

Human Rights

This Is Why Libya Finally Cares About Migrant Smuggling

Jarred into action by the growth of ISIS in Libya, officials are now trying to dismantle illegal networks that smuggle people — as well as drugs and guns — from Africa to Europe. Borzou Daragahi reports from Tripoli for BuzzFeed News.<p>TRIPOLI, Libya — His name was Koffi, one of the hundreds of …

Africa

The Top 12 Things Paleo Advocates Don’t Talk About.

Greetings fellow cave-dwellers! I’m writing you today from the warmth and safety of my cavern (now with wifi) about an important contemporary topic: …

My Friend, the Former Muslim Extremist

WHENEVER a Muslim carries out a terror attack in the West, the question arises: <i>Why do they hate us?</i><p>Provocative answers come from my friend Rafiullah Kakar, who has lived a more astonishing life than almost anyone I know. Rafi is a young Pakistani who used to hate the United States and support the …

Al-Qaeda

The Best American Hard Ciders for Thanksgiving Dinner

Five ciders to try this Thanksgiving.<p>When it comes to beverage pairings, Thanksgiving is tough. There are sweet flavors, savory flavors, fatty …

ISIL Says Anonymous Are Idiots But Anonymous Shows Who the Real Idiots Are

Back in January, in the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, the Anonymous collective declared war on the Islamic State with #OpParis (Operation …

Terrorism

How big a deal is the SAFE Act?

UN approves Syria resolution - what does it mean?

Member states urged to take "all necessary measures" but falls short of invoking Chapter VII of the UN charter which authorises military action to restore peace and security<p>The United Nations Security Council unanimously passed resolution 2249 on Friday, condemning terrorist attacks and calling on …

Middle East

Under the cover of humanitarian aid: The U.S. military is all over Africa

AFRICOM stretches far wider than the public is being told, and it’s only going to get bigger in the years to come<p>In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent," a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and -- north to south, …

A former child slave speaks up: How to stop modern-day slavery

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Rani Hong was just seven years old she was taken from her family in India and sold into slavery. At an age when she should have been playing with dolls and making new friends at school, she was subjected to treatment that left her close to death.<p>"I was transported to another state, …

Social Media

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I remember taking masala omelette and bread in my lunch box pretty much every day of my 10-odd years of school. I don’t care if it’s cooked too much or soft, whether cold or hot, I can have a masala omelette any day of the …

Breakfast

18 Make-Ahead Meals And Snacks To Eat Healthy Without Even Trying

Cook once, eat for a week.

Healthy Eating

What Obama's trip to Selma means

He’s more publicly embracing his role as America’s first black president.<p>Six months ago, as Ferguson rioted night after night and President Barack Obama carefully parsed his response, many African-American leaders wondered if he’d join them in Selma for the 50th anniversary of the march across the …

Black History

State of the Union 2015: Full transcript

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Prepared for Delivery<p>There is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the President's speech to the press (embargoed means that the press can see the speech, but they can't report on it until a …

Income Inequality

What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

Republicans

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Pasta with Ricotta and Saffron Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a pasta dressing that barely even requires cooking – just a little sizzle of the guanciale and the tea-like infusion of saffron threads, some fresh ricotta cheese and you're good to go, before you know it, dinner is being tossed together and served.<p>Saffron is the special …

Italian Food

mushroom marsala pasta bake

Over the last couple years — a dark time in which I’ve slowly had to accept that my once-tiny baby with fairly simple needs now required real square …

The Food Lab: The Best Way to Make Carnitas (Without a Bucket of Lard!)

<b>Carnitas.</b> The undisputed king of the taco cart. The Mexican answer to American pulled pork, at their best they should be moist, juicy, and ultra-porky with the rich, tender texture of a French confit, and riddled with plenty of well-browned crisp edges. The most famous version of the dish comes …

Ethiopian Chicken Stew (Doro Wot)

4 tbsp. Ethiopian spiced butter (called nit'r qibe), ghee, or melted butter<p>2 1⁄2 tbsp. minced ginger<p>5 small red onions, finely chopped<p>5 cloves …

Onions

Zenbelly's Pan-Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Apples

Simone Miller cooks food that I crave: farm-to-table dishes that both satisfy on busy weeknights <i>and</i> impress at weekend dinner parties.<p>I first fell head over heels for Simone’s cooking at a Pop-up Paleo dinner a couple of years ago. Her spot-on flavor combinations and skillful execution were impressive—and the No Joke Dark Chocolate Cake she served for dessert instantly became my go-to indulgence. When we were planning our January cookbook launch party, the first and best decision we made was to …

The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

Sexual Harassment

A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality

On Wednesday, activists from around the world met in New York for The Daily Beast’s Quorum: Global LGBT Voices event. They shared their struggles and …

Blue Cheese Pesto Pasta

The first pesto of basil season is like the sun coming up in the morning after a long rainy night. Bright and sparkling and fresh, and you can’t …