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Quest for oil threatens Africa's oldest wildlife reserve

Quest for oil threatens Africa's oldest wildlife reserve | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
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EQ: What is another, possibly more successful, way to "use" the forest than to dig for oil?

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Confab: Delegates advise Nigerians to imbibe religious tolerance

Confab: Delegates advise Nigerians to imbibe religious tolerance | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
Some delegates at the National Conference have appealed to Nigerians to imbibe religious tolerance in order to reduce the rising spate of insecurity in the coun
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EQ: Do you think it would be a good idea for Nigerians to accept religious freedom? Why or why not?

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The Art and Magic of Africa

The Art and Magic of Africa | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
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EQ: what's the difference between our art and west Africa?

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The Truth About Religion in Europe

The Truth About Religion in Europe | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
Europe has modernized and shed its religious roots--or so we're led to believe. There is grave danger in believing this. You need to know why!
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I chose this article for religion because it discusses religion in the European Union. The big question in the article is should there be religion mentioned in the EU draft.

 

EQ: Should religion be involved in the EU draft ? Why?

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Cities of Art

Cities of Art | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
The Italian art cities are some of the most-visited destinations in international cultural tourism. Rich in monuments, churches, castles, museums, and historic dwellings, Italy’s cities of art are an ideal target for low-season tourism, fulfilling a desire to know them any time of the year.
The Italian art cities are some of the most-visited destinations in international cultural tourism.  Rich in monuments, churches, castles, museums, and historic...
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I chose this article because it explains how the art of Italy attracts tourism. It also talks about how the art reflects different parts of history, and it is a prime example of the success of Italian people.

EQ: Why does the art in Italy attract tourism, and why is it so important to the history?

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British taxpayers liable for £800m of misspent EU funds - Telegraph

British taxpayers liable for £800m of misspent EU funds - Telegraph | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
British taxpayers are liable for over £800 million of misspent EU funds as Brussels error rate increases by 23 per cent
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This article is about how taxpayers are responsible for the misspending of some of the EU funds. The EU also spent a large portion of their funds on things that should never have been funded. This is important because if I were a citizen of the EU and i found out that the money was being spent on unauthorized things i would be mad, and the EU has been wasting money. 

EQ: What is the significance of the EU spending money on unauthorized things, and how do you think the citizens reacted?

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Religion & philosophy - CHL - ANU

Religion & philosophy - CHL - ANU | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
The ANU Religion & philosophy unit at the School of Culture, History, and Launguage focuses on East and South Asia.Research interests include Chinese philosophy, Buddhist religion and philosophy (covering India, Tibet, China and Japan), Daoism,...
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I chose this article for our religion topic. I chose this because it talks about what they learn about religion in school. the author talks about how kids learn about all these religiona such as Daoism, Buddhaism, and many more. How might learning about these different religions be helpful?

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Australia Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System

Australia Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current
Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System, immigration
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We chose this article for geography/area because it talks about Australia's geographical features and also environmental issues.  It also discusses international disagreements about the environment.  It talks about how Australians use the land. How does the geography and use of land in australia affect their culture and what thry contribute to the world?

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Fiji’s happiness goes global

Fiji’s happiness goes global | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
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We chose this article for economy. It talks about how Fiji is starting to produce more income through the tourism. Fiji is advertising to be the "happiest place on earth" . What is so important about the tourism in Fiji?

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South Africa's 'Born Free' Generation Prepares to Vote

South Africa's 'Born Free' Generation Prepares to Vote | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
South Africa is set to hold national elections on May 7. In a country with more than 25 percent unemployment, the elections have generated a lot of interest among jobless young people - most of who...
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EQ: What do you think has been a key factor in inspiring young people in Africa to vote?

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Kenya: New Study Shows Kenya's Shift to Green Economy Should Generate U.S.$45 Billion By 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security

Kenya: New Study Shows Kenya's Shift to Green Economy Should Generate U.S.$45 Billion By 2030, Build Climate Resilience and Boost Food Security | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
[UNEP] Kenya's transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits - equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030 - as well as greater food security, a ...
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This article is talking about the green economy africa is shifting to. 

EQ: Should the US follow and shift? Why or why not?

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Exploring Africa

Exploring Africa | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
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These wars in Somalia are causing problems. It's making it harder for the ethnic groups to live together.

EQ: how can Africa fix these problems theyre having?

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I chose this article because it talks about the geography of Europe. Also why it is built how it is. it even has a map of the natural resources. 

EQ: Looking at the map on page 3, compare and contrast the east and wests natural resources. Which would you rather live in?

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EU Vows to Help Ukraine Out of Political Crisis - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

EU Vows to Help Ukraine Out of Political Crisis - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
The European Commission is ready to boost financial aid for Ukraine, confirmed EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Fule Wednesday. At the same time, EU high representative for foreign affairs Catherine Ashton said the Union is ready to help in the investigation of bouts of violence that have erupted during recent massive protests in Ukraine.
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I chose this article because it discusses the politics of the EU. It shows that the countries are together and willing to help each other out when necessary.

EQ:  Do you feel it is important to have a supportive system in politics that will help each other when in need? Why or why not?

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UK 'now has seven social classes'

UK 'now has seven social classes' | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
The largest-ever survey of social class, conducted by the BBC, suggests there are now seven social classes in the UK.
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I chose this article because it explains how social classes are set up in the UK. It compares the current social classes to social classes in history. It also goes into depth about who is in each class.

EQ: How are the social classes in the UK similar or different than in the US? 

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Art, music and dance

Art, music and dance | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
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We chose this article for intellectual/art because it explains the history of Australian art and music. After reading this article, the reader should be more informed about how Australian culture is kept alive through song, art, and dance. It talks about how stories are told through music, art, and dance.  How does the art and music of australia make its culture unique? How has it influencedpeople throughout the years?

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Australian Politics

Australian Politics | Australia-Antarctica | Scoop.it
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We chose this webpage for our political topic. We chose this because the article talked about the politics. It discusses the monarchy in Britain and talks about how not all Australians agree with the British monarchy. How do people feel about the monarchy in Britain?

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