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Mint condition: countries tipped as the next economic powerhouses

Mint condition: countries tipped as the next economic powerhouses | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Forget the Brics and the Civets, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey are the new kids on the bloc according to economists • Meet the Mints: Mexico | Indonesia | Nigeria | Turkey
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Iran 'sends second monkey to space'

Iran 'sends second monkey to space' | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Iran says it has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time this year as part of a programme aimed at manned space flight.
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The rise of megacities – interactive

The rise of megacities – interactive | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids'
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NEWSNIGHT: Hans Rosling on the consequences of population growth

Hans Rosling speaks to Newsnight about how global demographic trends are changing and what the world might look like in years to come.
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Why 3 Of The 4 BRICs Are Failing To Meet The World's Expectations

Why 3 Of The 4 BRICs Are Failing To Meet The World's Expectations | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Why China has been the only BRIC to succeed.
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African teachers must play a central role in the mobile phone revolution

African teachers must play a central role in the mobile phone revolution | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Only projects that work with existing education systems, not against them, will bolster learning and eradicate poverty
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Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China | Video on TED.com

Speaking at a TED Salon in London, economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise?
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Mrs Wickson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 9:26 AM

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US to begin exporting 'fracked' gas

US to begin exporting 'fracked' gas | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
American gas produced by the controversial technique of "fracking" is due to be exported for the first time.
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Impact on the environment by a superpower.

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Mary Robinson: Climate, human rights key to new development goals

Mary Robinson: Climate, human rights key to new development goals | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Former Irish president urges equitable sustainable development goals and 2C global warming limit
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Rebranding China: will sustainability win through?

Rebranding China: will sustainability win through? | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
World Economic Forum debates have focused on whether China's brand will be defined by the vision and practice of a green economy, or a dirty and increasingly unequal society
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China economic growth slows on falling exports

China economic growth slows on falling exports | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Fall in global demand, shrinking working population and lack of structural reform all blamed for drop to 7.5% in second quarter
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Croatia celebrates on joining EU

Croatia celebrates on joining EU | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union after a decade of negotiations, with thousands joining celebrations across the country.
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Brazil protests take to the pitch as People's Cup highlights evictions | Jonathan Watts

Brazil protests take to the pitch as People's Cup highlights evictions | Jonathan Watts | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
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Ethiopian women pay high price for US aid abortion restrictions

Ethiopian women pay high price for US aid abortion restrictions | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Claire Provost: Reproductive health has risen up aid donors' agendas, but USAid restrictions mean NGOs are shying away from working on abortion
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Why ARE we giving China £27m in aid?

Why ARE we giving China £27m in aid? | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The revelation comes just two weeks after David Cameron went to Beijing to seek Chinese investment to improve Britain's ailing infrastructure.
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The big aid debate: rich countries consider foreign aid overhaul

The big aid debate: rich countries consider foreign aid overhaul | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
• A fifth of OECD aid never leaves donor country – report • Shakeup could mean more money for private sector
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Latin America leading the way on promoting food as a human right

Latin America leading the way on promoting food as a human right | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Outgoing UN special rapporteur Olivier de Schutter applauds progress on tackling hunger but warns there is no magic bullet
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India pushes to change WTO subsidy rules so it can stockpile food

India pushes to change WTO subsidy rules so it can stockpile food | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
India says paying farmers higher prices will help boost food security, but critics say it will hurt poor producers elsewhere
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Mapping China's Income Inequaliy

Mapping China's Income Inequaliy | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
The economic gap between coastal and inland parts of the country is just as important—if not more so—than the urban/rural divide.
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Somalia remittances: Barclays gives further reprieve to money-transfer firm

Somalia remittances: Barclays gives further reprieve to money-transfer firm | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
British bank extends deadline for Dahabshiil account closure, but condemns injunction application as baseless
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The importance of remittances in Somalia - 40% of Somalians depend on remittances sent back from Somalians working in the UK.
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India: Green Growth - Overcoming Environment Challenges to Promote Development

India: Green Growth - Overcoming Environment Challenges to Promote Development | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
India’s remarkable growth record, however, has been clouded by a degrading environment and growing scarcity of natural resources.
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Brics in Africa: prizes and pitfalls of building a new global order

Brics in Africa: prizes and pitfalls of building a new global order | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
Brics' rhetoric of 'win-win' globalisation masks huge and deepening power inequalities in new scramble for Africa
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India may be a middle-income country, but that doesn't make it wealthy | Jonathan Glennie

India may be a middle-income country, but that doesn't make it wealthy | Jonathan Glennie | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
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The size of it

The size of it | A2 Geography | Scoop.it
How the world's population has changedTHE world in 1950 looked very different from how it does now. Europe was home to 22% of the world's 2.3 billion people....
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