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How the vegan food trend made a star of the stinking jackfruit | World news

The easy-to-grow crop has the potential to be much more than just a fashionable alternative to meat in the westLush, densely forested Kerala, the exuberantly green south Indian state sometimes called “God’s own country”, is exactly the kind of place you would expect to produce a superfood. It just wouldn’t be the jackfruit.Covered in spikes and emitting a stench of rotting onions, jackfruit can balloon to an ungainly 45kg, and its inside is coated in a thick gum that stains axes, machetes or wha...

Kusal Perera heroics lead Sri Lanka to remarkable Test win in South Africa | Sport

• South Africa 235 & 259; Sri Lanka 191 & 304-9• Tourists put on 78 for final wicket in dramatic finaleSri Lanka pulled off a stunning against-the-odds run chase to beat South Africa by one wicket in the first Test on Saturday as Kusal Perera almost single-handedly won the game with his unbeaten 153.Chasing an unlikely 304, Sri Lanka were 226 for nine and seemingly out of it. But a last-wicket partnership of 78 between Perera and Vishwa Fernando took the tourists to a thrilling victory o...

How daughter of ‘Dutch Schindler’ proved his heroism | Film

Sally Noach saved hundreds – but British intelligence officers didn’t believe him. Now a new documentary, Forgotten Soldier, restores his reputationWhen Sally Noach, a cigar-smoking Dutch refugee and carpet salesman, arrived in Britain in the middle of the second world war, British intelligence officers doubted his claim to have secured the release of hundreds of imprisoned Jews in southern France.Now, almost 40 years after his death, his daughter, Lady Irene Hatter, has proved the truth of his ...

Sam Harris, the new atheist with a spiritual side | Books

The neuroscientist, controversial podcaster – and longtime exponent of meditation – talks about his new app and why he is definitely not an IslamophobeBack in the middle of the first decade of this century, a new movement was heralded by the publication of several books on the same subject. The main four authors were Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett and Sam Harris. And the movement was called the New Atheism.At the time, Harris, who was actually the first to publish, with hi...

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