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This Sikh American NCAA basketball player learned from his mother — At his first high school baseketball game, Darsh Preet Singh noticed his coach, the referee and the other team's coach arguing on the sideline. They argued about whether Singh could play with that "thing" on his head. That thing was his turban.
@Trinity_U bball player's jersey now hangs in the @Smithsonian as the 1st Sikh American to play wearing his turban:

The legendary U-2 spy plane may finally be retired — One of the oldest tools in the intelligence toolbox is still one of the best. The original spy-in-the-sky: the U-2 spy plane. Except, the Air Force now wants to phase it out, after almost 60 years in service.

A white comedian and his black puppet help South Africans talk about race — Late Nite News is a satirical news program in South Africa, similar to The Daily Show in the United States. One of the program's best-known characters is a loud, brown-skinned puppet named Chester Missing. Missing is billed as "South Africa's top satirical political analyst puppet."

I'm a 21-year-old who feels guilty about how I shop. But what can I do? — On the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, the building collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, that killed more than 1100 people and injured 2500 others, I came to work with a bag of clothes to take to a clothing exchange store.

Does the Kremlin now control the Facebook of Russia? — In Moscow, you don't update your status on Facebook, you update on Vkontakte. It's the dominant social network in Russia. Mark Milian, the Global Tech editor for Bloomberg News, says around 240 million people use the network.

An intense strike against al-Qaeda in Yemen shows the US is still struggling to contain the terrorist group — The US has been fighting al-Qaeda ever since the September 11 attacks more than a dozen years ago. US President Obama said al-Qaeda is a now a shadow of itself. Yet the organization seems to keep growing and changing, in spite of continuing US strikes against it.

A new player enters Turkey's social media space — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan picked a fight with the Internet last month, attempting to block Turkish users' access to Twitter after two accounts leaked conversations implicating his family and associates in a corruption scandal. "We will wipe out all of these social media sites.The international community can say this or that, I don't care at all.
Turkey's effort to block Twitter was largely unsuccessful— but it's had unexpected consequences, says @dalia_mortada

I have been given three Chinese names. Which one should I use? — People with English names sometimes take Chinese names. In fact, some expats in China consider a local name to be as important as a mobile phone number. It's a must-have. I don't live in China, but I've been learning Chinese for a few years. Many of my fellow students have Chinese times.

'Rewilding' activists aim to bring back some long-extinct beasts to Europe — England is full of animals. You've got sheep, and barnfuls of cows. But in the county of Devon in western England, Derek Gow has a herd of cattle like none you've seen before. It's a herd of strong, wild-looking creatures with short shaggy hair, long, broad horns, a tan line down the back and a white muzzle.

‘Hello, my name is Yes,’ and other English names in China — Any foreigner in China has their own list of odd English names they've come across. There's Dell, who fixes computers. Tomorrow was a job applicant. A quick tally by friends also includes Cabbage, Box, DreamJazz, Nothing, Eat and Fancy Go-Go. Names say a lot about us when we get to choose them for ourselves.
‘Hello, my name is Yes,’ and other English names in #China including Cabbage and Tomorrow…
Yes, Cinderella ...and Cabbage. Just some of the odd English names you'll find in #China @pritheworld Listen:…