Christopher Columbus and other explorers brought red peppers from the New World back to Europe, where they spread across the globe, each culture adapting a pepper paste or sauce to their taste. Harissa is North Africa's contribution.
Baby Azaria's 1980 disappearance became international news after her mother was convicted of murder and Meryl Streep brought the story to the big screen. Now, a coroner has closed the case and agreed with the mom's explanation.
"The world is keeping a detailed account of the violence committed against civilians in Syria," says the U.N.'s secretary-general for children and armed conflict. The report points at the Assad regime and its supporters as being responsible.
North Korea's recent hijacking of three Chinese fishing boats has shaken ties between China and its old ally, six months after the death of reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Now, some Chinese want their government to take a tough stance with North Korea.
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