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Many languages and many cultures into one global village: the information crossing frontiers.
Curated by Rogério Rocha
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Is David Cameron Britain's Netanyahu?

Is David Cameron Britain's Netanyahu? | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it

How the British leader's election win mirrored Netanyahu's triumph in Israel.


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Rich Russians buy up London property as ruble tumbles

Rich Russians buy up London property as ruble tumbles | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
LONDON — The falling value of the ruble has led to a lot of economic uncertainty in Russia.
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Piero della Francesca stars at Russia's Pushkin Museum

Piero della Francesca stars at Russia's Pushkin Museum | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow is hosting an exhibit on Italian Renaissance paintings with the Madonna and Child as a common theme.
"Piero della Francesca and contemporary artists. The Marian image in Renaissance paintings from Italy's museums," begins Thursday and continues through February 22. [...]


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, December 18, 2014 1:01 PM

The exhibit will particularly focus on the painting 'Madonna and Child with Two Angels', also known as the 'Madonna di Senigallia', a late work from about 1474 by Renaissance master Piero della Francesca. The Sansepolcro-based artist, who died in 1492, painted in various parts of central Italy and this work belongs to the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche in Urbino.

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Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
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SNMinc WebGems's curator insight, April 24, 5:28 PM

LOL, I find this article funny.  There is so much I could say about what is presented as facts in this article.

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Política ainda afeta direitos civis nos EUA

Estados governados por republicanos aprovaram leis que dificultam o voto de eleitores pobres e negros, que apoiam os democratas
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Fish sperm potions and camel's milk concoctions keep love alive in Nigeria

Fish sperm potions and camel's milk concoctions keep love alive in Nigeria | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
Business booms for sellers of traditional aphrodisiacs meant to ensure marital stability in conservative country Continue reading...
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Welcoming Immigrants: Why Empathy Is Smart Economics For Cities

Welcoming Immigrants: Why Empathy Is Smart Economics For Cities | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
Why should a local government care about welcoming immigrants and becoming an actively empathetic institution?

 

Creating an environment that is friendly toward immigrants is both a matter of human decency and smart economics.  A welcoming city is more likely to thrive, thus illustrating the “empathy imperative”—the critical importance of empathy within communities today. A person who is welcoming to another resident shows active empathy—the kind that involves concrete steps on behalf of the “welcomer” to help make the resident’s journey smoother.

 

In this way, the empathy imperative is a powerful economic driver that also makes a city a more vibrant, inclusive, and pleasant place to live.

 

by David Lubel


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Russia's 'Stalinist' propaganda machine

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As the West threatens further sanctions against Russia over Ukraine, critics compare the message from nationalist Russian media to propaganda produced in the Soviet Union.
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Do Dia-D ao Fim da Guerra 1944-45

Do Dia-D ao Fim da Guerra 1944-45 | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
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No seis de junho de 1944, o Dia-D, deu-se a maior operação militar aeronaval da história.

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The Sources of Egyptian Anti-Semitism

The Sources of Egyptian Anti-Semitism | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
From liberals to Islamists, one of the only ideas that binds Egyptians is anti-Semitism. Where did it come from? Why is Egyptian culture so drenched in this toxic ideology? And what does it mean fo...
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India court recognises third gender

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India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling.


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Novo primeiro-ministro nomeia gabinete mais jovem da história da Itália

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Novo primeiro-ministro nomeia gabinete mais jovem da história da Itália. Ex-prefeito de Florença Matteo Renzi assume a chefia do governo italiano.
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Extensive Ancient Underground Network Discovered From Scotland to Turkey

Extensive Ancient Underground Network Discovered From Scotland to Turkey | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it

Archaeologists uncovered thousands of Stone Age underground tunnels, stretching across Europe from Scotland to Turkey, perplexing researchers as to their original purpose.

 

German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kusch, in his book ‘Secrets of the Underground Door to an Ancient World’ revealed that tunnels were dug under literally hundreds of Neolithic settlements all over Europe and the fact that so many tunnels have survived 12,000 years indicates that the original network must have been huge.

 

While many believe Stone Age humans were primitive, incredible discoveries such as the 12,000 year-old temple called Gobekli Tepe in  Turkey,  the pyramids of Egypt and other structures such as Stonehenge, which demonstrate extremely advanced astronomical knowledge indicates that they were not as primitive as many believe.

 


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, April 12, 10:01 AM

Just another indication that our story of the history of humanity is full of holes. 

The fact that there were extensive tunnel systems and megalithic constructions dating back more than ten thousand years indicates that there must have been advanced civilisations before this one.  

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Polícia turca invade jornal e TV e prende 24 por suspeita de conspiração

Polícia turca invade jornal e TV e prende 24 por suspeita de conspiração | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
Presidente diz que operação é contra rede terrorista que quer derrubá-lo.
Jornal 'Zaman' e televisão 'Samanyolu' foram invadidos.
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Russia calls on the west not to stop its 280-truck convoy to Ukraine

Russia calls on the west not to stop its 280-truck convoy to Ukraine | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov calls on the west not to stop its 280-truck convoy to Ukraine that Moscow says contains essential food and medicine. The trucks left Moscow for south-eastern Ukraine early on Tuesday.
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The Future of Classical Music - The Diane

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The Future of Classical Music
The Diane Rehm Show
Classical music has thrived for centuries. But many say it is now facing its biggest challenges of all time, and risks becoming obsolete.
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The Göbekli Tepe Ruins and the Origins of Neolithic Religion

The Göbekli Tepe Ruins and the Origins of Neolithic Religion | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
The massive stone enclosures of the Gobekli Tepe ruins (known to many as Turkey’s “Stonehenge”) may be the earliest examples of Neolithic religion. (These ruins predate most of the Egyptian and Sumerian ruins.
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Can Amazon and Microsoft crack cloud computing in China?

Can Amazon and Microsoft crack cloud computing in China? | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it

Almost all of the six hundred and twenty million Chinese people and the hundreds of thousands of domestic firms that connect to the internet daily store some form of content online.


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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, July 15, 2014 6:11 PM

Microsoft is the only global company that has managed to offer a completely public cloud service in China.

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There's A World Cup For Robots, And The Goal Is To Defeat Humanity - Forbes

There's A World Cup For Robots, And The Goal Is To Defeat Humanity - Forbes | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
Salon There's A World Cup For Robots, And The Goal Is To Defeat Humanity Forbes Here's an ironclad prediction about this Sunday's World Cup final: Whoever scores the winning goal, the foot or head that sends it into the net, whether German or...
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Fifa's shady practices taint the joy and glory of a World Cup

Fifa's shady practices taint the joy and glory of a World Cup | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
With fresh allegations emerging of corruption within the beautiful game's ruling body, fans are owed nothing less than a complete overhaul Continue reading...
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Hollande calls for 'D-Day spirit'

Hollande calls for 'D-Day spirit' | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
The French president calls for "vision and courage" to fight global threats to peace at a ceremony marking 70 years since the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy.
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New Study Proves That Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

New Study Proves That Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
A little laughter can go a long way, a new study reveals.
We all know the mood-boosting benefits of a good laugh, but researchers at California's Loma Linda University set out to find out if humor can deliver more than just comic relief.
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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot : Publishing Perspectives

In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot : Publishing Perspectives | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.

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European word translator

European word translator | INTERNATIONAL VIEW | Scoop.it
Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 17, 2014 4:57 PM

English; Toursim; Geography

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 8:19 PM

unit 3

Claire Law's curator insight, April 26, 2:30 AM

Lots of fun to visualise linguistic similarities and variability across a region.