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CSI African style: Dead elephant kills huge croc - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog

CSI African style: Dead elephant kills huge croc - Africa Geographic Magazine Blog | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
This blogger comes across a strange situation in the Okavango; one dead crocodile, attached to one dead elephant.
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This article is very interesting, how would a dead elephant be able to kill a living crocodile? I am not quite sure but this article explains much about what happened and it is very interesting

 

EQ: Would you have thought that a Croc could be killed this way? Do you think that there are other possibilities for what happened? 

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Ibori: We want a fresh trial — Prosecution

Ibori: We want a fresh trial — Prosecution | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
It has no precedent in law — Defence
The confiscation hearing against the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, reopened yesterday at a London Cro…
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Nelson Mandela leaves $4.1 million estate to family members, others

Nelson Mandela leaves $4.1 million estate to family members, others | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG -- Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left some 46 million rand ($4.1 million) in assets to family members, former staff, several schools and South Africa's ruling party, his will executors said Monday. 
Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke told reporters that …
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After the death of Nelson Mandela, he left $4.1 million estate to family members and close friends/acquaintances. But not only did he leave the money to these people, he also left it for several schools which is quite amazing!

 

EQ: What would you do if you were given part of the $4.1 mill and what if you were the one to give it, who would you give it to?

 

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Majority of 19 new cardinals from outside Europe

Majority of 19 new cardinals from outside Europe | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Non-European bias appears to have worked against Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin
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Non European cardinals are being voted in and are flying to Europe to be announced. Pope is looking forward to this ceremony because he believes the religion is based too much in Europe and him being from Argentina wants to spread the cardinals and religion more. He is also making the Church more of a democracy with the Synod of Bishops which would vote on things, almost serving as a Parliament, but the Pope would still have ultimate power. What do you think of these changes to the Church?

-The Hammer

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Criminal Plotted To Kill Prince Harry

Criminal Plotted To Kill Prince Harry | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
A convicted criminal who plotted to kill Prince Harry has been jailed. Ashraf Islam, 31, said he had a "moral right to judge" the royal because he disagreed with the work of the British Armed Forces, of which Prince Harry is a member.
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I picked this story because it was very weird. The man was arrested for plotting an assassination and sending death threats to Prince Harry and was only given 3 years of jail time. He was given the shorter jail time for exchange of info, pleading guilty, and for having a personality disorder. I argue that he made a plot to kill the prince and harm people around him and was set to carry it out. Also he has already been convicted twice for dishonesty and armed robbery. Do you believe the terrorist deserved more years in jail? Justify your answer?

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Environment boss 'let everyone down'

Environment boss 'let everyone down' | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Residents of the flood-hit Somerset Levels accuse Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith of "letting everyone down", as he and David Cameron visit the area.
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Recently in the UK there have been excessive rain which is leading into flood water. Specifically putting the southern parts of the UK at risk for floods as of February 7th, 2014. There are more than 180 flood warnings across England and Wales and about 300 flood alerts. This article interested me because it made me realize the geographic positioning of the UK could leave it prone to disasters like this. 

Essential Question: If you were in this situation and there was a flood alert, what would your first response and action be?

                                                                                  -Peter Bagaoisan

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All Blacks: The greatest test in modern rugby - Sport - NZ Herald News

All Blacks: The greatest test in modern rugby - Sport - NZ Herald News | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Time fuels the mystique about legendary rugby tests but the All Blacks' latest victory against the Springboks will be hard to budge from the Hall of Fame. - New Zealand Herald
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Rugby is just a very intense version of football for the people in Oceania. It is quite interesting how little things like rugby become such a huge thing. In 1905 was when one of the best rugby teams "All Blacks" had formed and toured the british isles and the USA facing teams at their sport. As time went on rugby is still around, and still big! Even the All Blacks are a big challenge in rugby. Known for being the best, but not as good as the original all blacks. Thats the Modern All Blacks challenge, beating all of these scores from past games.

Essential Question: Do you think that the modern All Blacks team could ever be better than the originals, even with the more advanced things like better playing ground and better equipment? Why or why not?

                                                                  -Peter Bagaoisan

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History | The Lakes Hub

History | The Lakes Hub | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
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I fined this article very interesting because it was one of the first oil rigs in Australia that got Australia started in the whole oil hype, also this is saw hat had gotten them started on their needs of the reasource.

Essential Question: If Australia didn't come across the discovery of oil, do you think their economy would be different?

            -Peter Bagaoisan

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Charting a course for intellectual property rights - University World News

Charting a course for intellectual property rights - University World News | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
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Africa’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs To Be Awarded At World Economic Forum On Africa

Africa’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs To Be Awarded At World Economic Forum On Africa | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai. It also releases research reports such as the Competitiveness Reports and Risk Reports and engages with its members in sector-specific initiatives.
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This article is very long and you should read it to answer the essential question, to sum it all up if you actually continued to read this, its just about the big countries/economic system personnel and who is leading this role in Africa at the moment

 

EQ: If you actually read this long article that possibly made no sense to you, how many smallholder farmers were supported through the micro-finance in eastern Africa?

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allAfrica.com: Kenya: Radical Youth Take Second Mosque in Mombasa (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Radical Youth Take Second Mosque in Mombasa (Page 1 of 2) | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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This article is about Radical Muslim groups who have recently taken over Sakina Mosque in Majengo. Apparently the government is too lenient and it has its resources but has failed at the current worrying situation.

 

EQ: What do you think that the Leaders could have done to take control of this situation?

 

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Portugal’s Bonds Drop as Nation Said to Prepare Sale; Bunds Fall

Portugal’s 10-year government bonds dropped for the first time in four days as the nation was said to hire banks to sell more of the securities.
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Portugal has a very jittery economy and it's bonds reflect that. The bonds fell to its lowest since 2006 at a 4.92%. It is now hiring banks both nationally and some internationally to sell securities and try to get their market back up. The bonds are supposed to be all done in 2024. Germany is having its own problems and might have to follow Slovenia in overhauling their bank system so that they won't need a bailout. Are bailouts such a bad thing? how could they help a country in need?

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Doctor Who: A History of Timelord Costume

Doctor Who: A History of Timelord Costume | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Now Peter Capaldi's costume has been revealed ahead of Doctor Who's return to screens later this year, we take a look at the dress sense of Doctors past, and reveal the secrets you may or may not have known that lie behind the layers of bow-ties, question marks, patchwork coats and colourful Converse...
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I'm not really one that is a fan of doctor who, but learning about the history behind the show and how old it is caught my attention immediately. Reading this article I learned about all of the "Doctors"  and that the very first one started in 1963-66. Its cool though that how as they move on to different doctors they got younger and younger... but then with the new one starting in 2014, he is an old man now! If you are a doctor who fan you're probably mad at me but what can I say, I don't know much about the show.

Essential Question:How do you think that they've been able to keep this show going for so long? 

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The 10 strangest musical instruments

The 10 strangest musical instruments | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
The cat piano, the ice trumpet, the road that plays Rossini ... Trevor Cox picks the world's weirdest tools for making music
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There are so many interesting instruments in the world, ranging from piano kittens to Musical ice. I chose this article specifically for the Icicle instruments. Its just so amazing how innovative people can be now a days. Making instruments out of ice could be such huge step in the music industry, especially in a really cold place. But the amazing thing about it is how the instrument would sound after the finish product. It would sound so beautiful to my ears.

 

Essential Question:If you had the chance to make an instrument out of ice what would it be? If you had the chance to go to the ice Festival would you go?

                      -Peter Bagaoisan

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David Shoebridge: "A strong call for unity" | Green Left Weekly

David Shoebridge: "A strong call for unity" | Green Left Weekly | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
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This is a cool story about a new political party in Australia called Green MP and there goal is to create unity in Australia not only for the main group of people but also between the main population and the aborigines. 

Predict if this new political party will become powerful. Why or why not?

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25 Australian Musical Acts On the Rise

25 Australian Musical Acts On the Rise | Australia & Europe & Africa | Scoop.it
Australia has been a breeding ground for cutting edge music in the past several years, with plenty of indie acts from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and beyond primed for superstardom.
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This is very interesting, I think its quite cool considering they are all just local bands/musicians in Australia. I just like underground music, musicians not really known because that's what makes them unique, they don't get overwhelmed by popularity.

Essential Question: Do you think popularity for musicians make them change how they preform and act while they get bigger?

                      -Peter Bagaoisan

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