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African women push for equality in land and resource rights

African women push for equality in land and resource rights | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Ongoing land reforms in West and Central African nations have yet to incorporate any special protection for women, who struggle to claim ownership of natural resources, activists say
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Social- Elizabeth had a little bit of land to farm for her family and for a little income. But when her brother wanted more land for his cattle, she had to give him the land all because she was a woman. Now her food and income is reduced by 50%. 

EQ: do you think it's fair that just because she's a woman she doesnt have equal rights? Why or why not?

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Muslims hide in CAR church after killings

Muslims hide in CAR church after killings | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Hundreds flee village to find a refuge in Catholic church after 70 people are killed by Christian fighters.
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Religion: In this article, the war and attack between Christians and Muslims is still continuing. After the attack from the Christians to the Muslims, Muslims are pleading to leave the country and are asking for outside help, like from France.
E.Q: If you were in the French government, would you vote to help them? Why or why not.
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Africa's Anti-Gay Movement Spreads to Ethiopia - ABC News

Africa's Anti-Gay Movement Spreads to Ethiopia - ABC News | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
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Political: Some Africa countries already have this problem, like Uganda. According to the article, the government has started to think of passing an anti-gay law. Gay sex is already outlawed, and they are dehumanizing gays. 

E.Q: Compare this anti-gay act to others that have happened in other parts of the world. Do you believe that Ethiopia should pass an anti-gay law? Why or why not.

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EU expanding educational links with Latin America | Reuters

EU expanding educational links with Latin America | Reuters | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters Life!) - The European Union has announced plans to expand its 'Erasmus' study-abroad programme in Latin America, giving thousands of students and academics an opportunity to trade places
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This article is for the Intellectual/Arts part of Europe. It states that now the EU is giving Latin America students a chance to apply for scholarships in the EU. 

EQ: If you lived in Latin America, would you apply? Why or why not.

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Why is the United Nations criticizing Catholic teachings as part of a report on clergy sex abuse?

Why is the United Nations criticizing Catholic teachings as part of a report on clergy sex abuse? | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Scathing report also faults church teachings on homosexuality, abortion, gender equality.
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I chose this article for religion because it show the crimes that sometimes are done in  religion.  It explains why the U.N is criticizing some of the Catholic teachings.

EQ:  With what you have read about the Catholic teachings, are you for or against the teachings?  Explain.

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Scottish Parliament passes gay ‘marriage’ 105-18 | LifeSiteNews.com

Scottish Parliament passes gay ‘marriage’ 105-18 | LifeSiteNews.com | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Scotland becomes the 11th jurisdiction in the European Union and the 17th in the world to create same-sex “marriage”.
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I chose this article for the political section because it talks about politics and the law that was just passed for gay marriage.This article shows how more and More countries in Europe are accepting people the way they are and are openly telling the world that Scotland is a safe place for homosexual human beings.

E.Q.: If you were in the Parliament, would you have voted to pass this law? Why or why not,

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Aboriginal people

Aboriginal people | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
The Aboriginal peoples, together with the peoples of the Torres Strait Islands who are ethnically and culturally distinct, are the original inhabitants of Australia. Archaeologists believe they have been there for around 40-60,000 years.
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This website is great for the religion part of Australia because it is very informational and easy to understand. This website also has pictures to see what the Aboriginal people dress and look like. After viewing this great site, our readers will know a lot more about Aboriginal people than they already knew. Based on the Aboriginal's way of life, what would you change if you were a part of them?

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Australia Economy: Population, GDP, Inflation, Business, Trade, FDI, Corruption

Australia Economy: Population, GDP, Inflation, Business, Trade, FDI, Corruption | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Learn more about the Australia economy, including the population of Australia, GDP, facts, trade, business, inflation and other data and analysis on its economy from the Index of Economic Freedom published by The Heritage Foundation.
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After reading this, based on their economy, would you live there?

This is perfect to show economy of Australia because it has charts, rankings, and any other information on how the economy there is. After reading this, you would know some things that you never knew about Australia like their background, HDI, comparisions with other countries, etc.

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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, July 2013

4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, July 2013 | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
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Would you accept same sex couples like so many Australians are?

I chose this for Australia's sociaIiality because it talks about how same sex couples is becoming more common and more people are accepting their way of life. Same sex couples are a part of Australia and how they live.

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allAfrica.com: South Africa: Education Key to Escaping Poverty

allAfrica.com: South Africa: Education Key to Escaping Poverty | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Intellectual: This article states that education can help break the poverty level in South Africa, according to statistics. 

E.Q: Do you believe that education can help lower the levels of poverty in Africa? Explain.

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Kenya Elephant Census Reveals Photos of Illegal Charcoal Production

Kenya Elephant Census Reveals Photos of Illegal Charcoal Production | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
The Great Elephant Census in Kenya is now potentially revealing a shocking emergence of illegal coal production in Tsavo region.
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Area/geography- One sunny day,  Mike was working on the great elephant census to see how many elephants there were in the wilderness. Instead, he found former-ivory hunters making charcoal illegally.

EQ: what do you think the officials should do about it?

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How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight

How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Does the continent's most-populous country deserve its new title?
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Economic- Overnight, Nigeria's economy boomed and became Africa's largest economy.  And all of this can be  thanked by them forgetting to  factor how much they earn from their  film and telecommunication. However,  people worry about how this mistake was made and if it will happen again.

EQ: How do you think Africa benefitted as a whole from this economic boom?

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From Sochi, journalists report Winter Olympics woes: poor conditions and ongoing construction

From Sochi, journalists report Winter Olympics woes: poor conditions and ongoing construction | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it

category These are just some of the bizarre problems guests and athletes can expect at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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This article was chosen for the social category because it talks about the Winter Olympics that will take place in Sochi, Russia. However, even though $51 billion were spent on the games the conditions of the site of the games are horrific and almost comical to read about.

EQ: Would or would you not go to the winter Olympics? Explain

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Tramin (Termeno), Italy: a very dramatic rockfall - The Landslide Blog - AGU Blogosphere

Tramin (Termeno), Italy: a very dramatic rockfall - The Landslide Blog - AGU Blogosphere | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Last week a dramatic rockfall occurred at Tramin in Italy, which involved a large boulder demolishing a 300 year old barn
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I chose this article for area/geography because in Italy, giant rocks just slid across the landscape from a nearby cliff, destroying a 300 year old barn and stopping feet away from a home. 

EQ: Do you think that because of Italy's landscape, this rockfall happened? Explain.

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Corruption across EU 'breathtaking'

Corruption across EU 'breathtaking' | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
The scale of corruption in Europe is "breathtaking" and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says.
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I chose this story for economy because it talks about how the corruption in Europe costs the EU, which we just learned about in class, a lot of money. Apparently, throughout Europe, there is a lot of bribery everywhere.

EQ: What do you think they should do about the bribery and corruption? 

 

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HowStuffWorks "Physical Features of Australia and New Zealand"

HowStuffWorks "Physical Features of Australia and New Zealand" | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
The physical features of Australia and New Zealand are quite interesting. Learn more about the physical features of Australia and New Zealand at HowStuffWorks.
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This website has many link for certain types of physical features. It gives an idea to the readers on the more specific features that are more commonly known(or those that may be on a test). :D Based on the knowledge that you will get after reading this, which of these commonly known landmarks would you like to visit?

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Australian agriculture’s biggest threat needs a global approach

Australian agriculture’s biggest threat needs a global approach | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Australia has been free of foot and mouth disease since 1872, but it is still considered the most serious biosecurity threat to Australia’s agricultural industries.
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Based on this article, how might it feel if people around you started catching this disease? How would you react?

This article was chosen for the intellectual part of Australia since it has to do with science. After reading this, you would know that there is a bad breakout of a mouth and foot disease. It is quite costly and they are trying to figure it out.

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Tony Abbott pledges 'competent, trustworthy' government for Australia

Tony Abbott pledges 'competent, trustworthy' government for Australia | Australia,Europe,Africa | Scoop.it
Millions of Australian voters headed to polls Saturday to cast their votes after a bitter election campaign pitting incumbent Kevin Rudd against Tony Abbott.
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This is an example of Australia's politics because it shows a new Prime Minister(head of government) being  "vowed" in. It also shows his view on different  key issues that need attention now. Based on your expierence with politics, how would you feel  about Tony Abbott as the new Prime Minister. 

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