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Africa's Anti-Gay Movement Spreads to Ethiopia - ABC News

Africa's Anti-Gay Movement Spreads to Ethiopia - ABC News | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
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Being gay is against the law in Ethiopia like much of Africa is as well, because of their religion and culture. The government decided to hold anti gay rallies in Ethiopia to demonstrate how it is bad for the society to accept it.

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Too Little Access, Not Enough Learning: Africa’s Twin Deficit in Education

Too Little Access, Not Enough Learning: Africa’s Twin Deficit in Education | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
Kevin Watkins examines Africa's education crisis and argues that failure to tackle the learning deficit will deprive a whole generation of opportunities to develop to their potential and escape poverty.
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This article is intellectual in Africa. It talks about the access of education children have in the town of Bodinga. There are about 50 students crammed ibto a class with only a few textbooks. In school, the chikdren do not learn much.

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Lifestyles in South Africa | By South Africa Channel

Outdoor activities such as game drives in the Kruger National Park and surfing in Durban as well as socializing at nightclubs or at braais (barbeques) form a major part of the South African Lifestyle.
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This article falls under the social category in Africa.  It says that africans are very laid back and welcoming. There is also a variety of people who live there who bring many different traditions and practices.

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Religion in Europe, also in crisis

Religion in Europe, also in crisis | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
European leaders reach out to religion, but churches struggle with waning numbers.
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Religion: political leaders in Europe reach out to religion for support from the church and pope, in the midst of crisis.

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Viviana Abigail's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:58 PM

Te article above belongs to the religion category it disscusses te main issues of reliion today with things like leadership and atheism. not to mention what actions the union is taking in order to resolve the issue.

 

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Italian president hopes to solve political crisis without new vote

Italian president hopes to solve political crisis without new vote | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's president began talks on Sunday to pull the country out of a new political crisis, attempting to undercut a move by former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to bring down the government
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political: the president of Italy attempts to save  the government from political chaos after his 5 cabinet ministers stepped down. The president in an effort to undo the damage from the last president and pull the country out of its debt while making sure the economy does not collapse all together, is trying to restore  order to the government.

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Music city Vienna, Austria - Europe's cultural capital - City of culture & art

Music city Vienna, Austria - Europe's cultural capital - City of culture & art | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
German courses in Vienna with ActiLingua: Learn German and experience the sights and culture of Vienna!
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This article falls under the Intellectual/Arts in Europe.  It is mainly about the city of Vienna.  It is know as the culture capital of the city of culture and art.

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Our top 10 environmental problems – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Our top 10 environmental problems – Features – ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
We've asked the experts to nominate the 10 biggest environmental issues facing Australia and what to do to combat them.
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Area/Geography: physical 

This article relates to geography and physical attributes because it explains the top 10 environmental issues of Australia. .Australia's main enviormental issues that have and will be faced in the near future have both controlable and uncontrlable factors. Such as lack of fresh water and climate change. 

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Australia begins court fight against Japanese whaling - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia begins court fight against Japanese whaling - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
Australia argued that Japan's whaling program is untenable and dangerous in its opening address to the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
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Political: Courts/Laws

This article demonstrates the topic of political/courts and laws because it shows court cases and issues occurin in australia. Australia begins a legal battle against Japan's whaling program. The whales are supposed to be used for "science only". However they believe Japan is abusing the program and selling parts of the whales for commercial profit.

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Australians Among Happiest, OECD Lifestyle Index Shows

Australians Among Happiest, OECD Lifestyle Index Shows | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
Australia ranks among the top nations in the world for lifestyle and well-being, with its people working less and getting paid more than 33 other nations measured by the OECD, in its new Better Life index.
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Social: Life Style

This article relates to the topic of lifestyle because it shows how factors like location and economy can affect people of a certain reigon. 75% of Australians said they were happy with their lives,  5% more than the US. With higher paying jobs  and less labor Australians  are ranked one of the highest in the world  for happy life styles.

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Geography of Africa

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This article is about the geography in Africa.  It is aproximately an areo with 30 million kilometers plus multiple islands.  It is seperated into 4 regions: north, west, east, and south Africa.

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Africa trade rules 'cause hunger'

Africa trade rules 'cause hunger' | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
Africa could feed itself if trade restrictions were reduced and fertile land was put to good use, according to the World Bank.
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Trade barriers in Africa are estimated to be the cause of hunger in Africa according to the world bank. these barriers are preventing food from getting to communities and neighborhoods in need of it. This relates to the economy because it has to do with the effects of trade.

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Central African Republic: Envoy Urges Support for Peacekeeping Troops

Central African Republic: Envoy Urges Support for Peacekeeping Troops | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
Samantha Power, the American ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in the Central African Republic on the eve of a United Nations vote to create a peacekeeping mission.
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The ambassador of the United Nations wants to send more troops to central  Africa to urge peace keeping among the nations. This fits under the topic of politics because it has to do with treaties and peace keeping.

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Russia's economy ministry says the boom years are over

Russia's economy ministry says the boom years are over | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
The Economy Ministry has revised its growth forecast down for the next two decades, saying energy-driven growth has come to an end and there is little to take its place.
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Economic: Russia's economic stability is expected to fall greatly , because it's oil fuel growth is over. Which has been the foundation of its thriving economy for years.

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Europe: Physical Geography

Europe: Physical Geography | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Europe is the western peninsula of the giant "supercontinent" of Eurasia.
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This article falls under the Geography sectin in Europe.  It talks about certain landmarks and the different regions.

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5 Ways Europeans Live Better than Americans - Gaiam Blog

5 Ways Europeans Live Better than Americans - Gaiam Blog | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
Do Europeans live better than Americans? Eco travel blogger Wendy Redal explains a few ways that our Europeans neighbors maybe be living greener, healthier and happier.
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This article falls under social in Europe. It talks about the lifestyle in Europe compared to lifestyle in the United States.

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Australian music | australia.gov.au

Australian music | australia.gov.au | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it
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This article fits into the Intellectual/Arts section because it talks about the music within Australia.  You can recognize there music by studying the rhythmic patterns and understanding how it came from sounds that they made from the environment.  There are many different genres like classical, bush, folk, country, jazz, and rock.

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Religion-FactSheet.pdf

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This article fits into the religion section because it talks about the religion within Australia.  In Australia they believe in god and want to be on the path to moral truth.  Also, the indigenous people who arrived 40,000 years before European settlement, practiced traditions orally based on nature and the influence of their ancestors.

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Australian Government Holds Secret Anti-Piracy Meetings; The Public Is Not Invited

Australian Government Holds Secret Anti-Piracy Meetings; The Public Is Not Invited | Geography and World Cultures | Scoop.it

As Techdirt noted recently, policy-making behind closed doors is no longer acceptable. Until the end of the 20th century, it was hard for the general public to make their views heard, and so governments didn't really bother asking them. But that's no longer the case: the Internet has blown government wide open, and there is now no excuse for not consulting as widely as possible -- including the public -- before passing legislation or signing treaties.

 

That's a lesson that the Australian government seems not to have learned yet, judging by the following story:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This article fits into the Econimic section because it talks about technology in Australia.  The government held secret meetings involving illegal file sharing on the Internet.  

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