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Why France is best place to live in world - CNN.com

Why France is best place to live in world - CNN.com | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Bindi Dupouy, an Australian living in Paris, and her French husband, just had their first child, a son born in the country.
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What the World Eats, Part I - Photo Essays

What the World Eats, Part I - Photo Essays | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
What's on family dinner tables around the globe? Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book "Hungry Planet"
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China's New Bachelor Class

China's New Bachelor Class | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Gender imbalances in China have created a generation of men for whom finding love is no easy task
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Guatemala declares national coffee emergency

Guatemala declares national coffee emergency | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Guatemala's president declared a national emergency Friday over the spread of coffee rust, saying the fungus that has hit other Central American countries is affecting 70 percent of this nation's crop.President ...
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A quieter drug war in Mexico, but no less deadly

A quieter drug war in Mexico, but no less deadly | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Months have gone by since the last of the grisly mass killings that have marked the conflict’s darkest moments.
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Knives Out: Turkey's and Armenia's War Over Food

Knives Out: Turkey's and Armenia's War Over Food | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
In the Caucasus, culinary nationalism is an extension of the region's long-simmering disputes.
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The Top Ten places to visit in Africa - Top10Zen

The Top Ten places to visit in Africa - Top10Zen | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Africa has a lot to offer the adventurous traveller. We've compiled a list of the must-see places any trip should include.
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Kenyan Women Create Their Own 'Geek Culture' : NPR

Kenyan Women Create Their Own 'Geek Culture'  : NPR | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Say the words "high-tech startup" and chances are you picture a world that's mostly white, male and set in Silicon Valley. Now, a group in Nairobi, Kenya, is working to get more female entrepreneurs into the male-dominated world of tech.
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14 wonderful words with no English equivalent

14 wonderful words with no English equivalent | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Koi No Yokan: The sense upon first meeting a person that the two of you are going to fall in love
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North Korea says it is bolstering its war defenses

North Korea says it is bolstering its war defenses | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Citing U.S. hostility, Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said Monday without elaborating that the country will continue to strengthen its deterrence against all forms of war.
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How much water is needed to produce food and how much do we waste?

How much water is needed to produce food and how much do we waste? | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
As much as 50% of all food produced in the world ends up as waste every year according to figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. But how much water is needed to produce it?

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Digital Globes, a New Way to View the World

Digital Globes, a New Way to View the World | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Their expense has so far made them rare, but with prices coming down, these glowing, programmable spheres are set to become more common.
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The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking

The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
The Germans had vastly more work camps and ghettos than anyone knew.
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Azerbaijan Is Rich. Now It Wants to Be Famous.

Azerbaijan Is Rich. Now It Wants to Be Famous. | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Oil-rich, velvet-rope-poor Azerbaijan, a country about the size of South Carolina on the Caspian Sea, would very much like to be the world’s next party capital.
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Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century

Top 10 Countries That Disappeared In The 20th Century | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
New nations seem to pop up with alarming regularity. At the start of the 20th century, there were only a few dozen independent sovereign states on the planet; today, there are nearly 200!
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The Top Ten Places to Visit in South America - Top10Zen

The Top Ten Places to Visit in South America - Top10Zen | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
South America is a land of natural exotic beauty that will leave you speechless, a land of mystery and great historic importance. If you make a trip to the southern hemisphere, be sure to include these precious gems.
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The rice is right

The rice is right | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it

The Hindu The rice is right The Hindu Achappan Peruvadi, a tribal chieftain near Vellamunda in Wayanad, says, “I plan to set up a gene bank of traditional rice seeds to preserve the remaining seeds for our future generation, even though it is not a...


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A Layman's Geography Guide to the Most Confusing Region Of the World: Iran

A Layman's Geography Guide to the Most Confusing Region Of the World: Iran | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Iran's geography plays heavily in the foreign affairs issues it is a part of, and the policies it makes.
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Illiterate Northern Kenyans Get Voice Information about Elections via Mobile — IICD

Illiterate Northern Kenyans Get Voice Information about Elections via Mobile — IICD | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Illiterate Northern Kenyans are using a system that allows them to call a number to get more information about the Kenyan election through a voice menu. This makes it easier for them to vote.
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Fried Chicken In Ulan Bator: KFC To Open In Mongolia

Fried Chicken In Ulan Bator: KFC To Open In Mongolia | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
Would you like home-style biscuits or mashed potatoes to go with your yurt?

No country is out of reach for global food brands these days, and
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French surprise intervention in Mali aims to stop terrorists, but will it trap Paris, too?

French surprise intervention in Mali aims to stop terrorists, but will it trap Paris, too? | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
France, breaking its own rules with a surprise military intervention in Mali, appears to be halting the lightning advance of radical Islamists seen as a threat to Europe.
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A Desert Cold and Wet Multiplies the Misery of Syrian Refugees

A Desert Cold and Wet Multiplies the Misery of Syrian Refugees | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
With aid agencies expecting Syrian refugees to reach 1 million in 2013, the misery in one camp highlights the humanitarian crisis that threatens to further destabilize the Middle East.
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China's Extreme Cold Snaps Records

China's Extreme Cold Snaps Records | Global education = global understanding | Scoop.it
The coldest winter in nearly 30 years chills China.

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