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What do non-Americans find strange about the United States? - BBC News

What do non-Americans find strange about the United States? - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A recent thread asked non-Americans what they found strange or pointless about the American way.
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Q&A: China and the Tibetans - BBC News

Q&A: China and the Tibetans - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The underlying issues affecting the dispute between the Beijing government and Tibetans.
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Will Turkey Be Accepted for Membership in the EU?

Will Turkey Be Accepted for Membership in the EU? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Turkey is typically considered to straddle both Europe and Asia, a geographic and cultural middleman of West and East.
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Who are the Kurds? - BBC News

Who are the Kurds? - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Between 20 and 30 million Kurds make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained statehood. Here is a guide to some key issues about the Kurds.
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Alex Vielman's curator insight, November 25, 2015 2:44 PM

Sometimes in the news we will read a lot about ISIS and the Rebels in the Middle East but, we also hear about the Kurds. Between 25 and 35 million Kurds live in the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state. The Kurds have played a dominant role both in playing roles for Turkey and Iraq and Syria conflicts. Also, the Kurds are known for not being influenced by the Islamic State to join the jihadist state. These people are defined for there independence from the the countries it boarders but have struggled to do so. Battles have occurred throughout time and what is known as 'Kurdistan' still struggles to get its permanent nation state. 

This nation of people could change the geography of the world if they are allowed to be its own country. The same as Catalonia in Spain. Devolution is huge in the Middle Eastern area due to the geopolitical powers a lot of the rebel groups desire. 

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The Indians who have a beef with the ban on beef - BBC News

The Indians who have a beef with the ban on beef - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Beef has been banned in an Indian state, provoking both outrage and humour on social media.
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Iran birth drive 'turns women into baby-making machines' - BBC News

Iran birth drive 'turns women into baby-making machines' - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Laws aimed at boosting Iran's population reduce women to "baby-making machines", the rights group Amnesty International warns.
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In pictures: Stairway to Heaven - BBC News

In pictures: Stairway to Heaven - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Stairway to Heaven by photographer Noriko Hayashi explores the ways in which Japan is dealing with the issue of real estate for the deceased.
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The cows that queue up to milk themselves - BBC News

The cows that queue up to milk themselves - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
There's a growing number of dairy farms where the cows are milked with minimal input from humans.
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The Afghan girls raised as boys

The Afghan girls raised as boys | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Jenny Nordberg: In Afghanistan, ranked the worst country in the world to be born a girl, some parents are bringing up their daughters as sons. Then comes puberty and the ‘bacha posh’ are expected to to switch back
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Next Time Someone Says Women Aren't Victims Of Harassment, Show Them This.

Next Time Someone Says Women Aren't Victims Of Harassment, Show Them This. | Human Geography | Scoop.it
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Rice Theory: Why Eastern Cultures Are More Cooperative

Rice Theory: Why Eastern Cultures Are More Cooperative | Human Geography | Scoop.it

AgricultureWesterners tend to be more individualistic than Easterners. Did our ancestors plant these cultural differences hundreds of years ago when they chose which grains to grow?

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Here are baseball's two least loved teams

Here are baseball's two least loved teams | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Neither the Mets nor the A's have a majority fan base in one single zip code in the country
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Functional Regions

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Saudi blogger Badawi 'flogged for Islam insult' - BBC News

Saudi blogger Badawi 'flogged for Islam insult' - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.
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Tibet’s Monks Are Setting Themselves on Fire Again

Tibet’s Monks Are Setting Themselves on Fire Again | Human Geography | Scoop.it
It’s the worst escalation in anti-Chinese protests in almost two years—three self-immolations in a week—and Facebook is trying to pretend like none of it ever happened.
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#JeSuisCharlie: The Twitter hashtag heard 'round the world after Paris terror attack

#JeSuisCharlie: The Twitter hashtag heard 'round the world after Paris terror attack | Human Geography | Scoop.it
#JeSuisCharlie: The Twitter hashtag heard 'round the world after Paris terror attack
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What's It Like To Live Without Electricity? Ask An Indian Villager

What's It Like To Live Without Electricity? Ask An Indian Villager | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Some 77 million Indian households depend on kerosene lamps and candles when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with affordable solar panels.
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One-man rule in Israel's hippy micro-state - BBC News

One-man rule in Israel's hippy micro-state - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
When Israelis vote for a new parliament next week no votes will be cast in Achzivland, near the Lebanese border - it declared independence in 1971.
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US exhibit shows women as objects and adverts - BBC News

US exhibit shows women as objects and adverts - BBC News | Human Geography | Scoop.it
As Hillary Clinton embarks on a campaign to become the first female president, a retrospective of American adverts shows how the country has viewed women throughout the past 100 years.
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7 billion people and you: What's your number?

7 billion people and you: What's your number? | Human Geography | Scoop.it
The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. How do you fit in? Use our app to find out.
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A peek into Malaysian tribal life

A peek into Malaysian tribal life | Human Geography | Scoop.it

Indigenous tourism can be an incentive to keep traditions alive, but is too much tourism detrimental? The BBC's Henry Golding revisits his Malaysian tribal roots to find out.

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Pop culture influencing folk culture; indigenous cultures; tourism

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The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, but Germany is still divided | Human Geography | Scoop.it
Stunning satellite images and maps show how east and west differ from each other even today.
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Farmers Who Grow Cocoa Taste Chocolate For The First Time

Farmers Who Grow Cocoa Taste Chocolate For The First Time | Human Geography | Scoop.it
At once sad and incredibly heartwarming....
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America's linguistic melting pot

America's linguistic melting pot | Human Geography | Scoop.it
For more Last Look, watch GPS, Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

Here at GPS, we love deep data dives. We also revel in the fact that America continues to be the melting pot that it has always been. So we were interested to see a piece on Slate.
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