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Africa - Economic - Industrialisation a must for Africa’s economic growth

Africa - Economic - Industrialisation a must for Africa’s economic growth | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
African governments must place credible industrial policies at the centre of their macroeconomic strategies if countries are to achieve growth that is inclusive.
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Economic - Africa is trying to increase it's countries economies, but it will require industrialisation to ensure economic increase for a long time. After reading this article, readers should know about what Africa is doing to increase economic gain.

 

EQ: Do you think Africa has the ability to gain a healthy economy? Or do you think it will return to it's current status?

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Meet Nakhane Touré, The Openly Gay South African Singer Your iPod Is Yearning For

Meet Nakhane Touré, The Openly Gay South African Singer Your iPod Is Yearning For | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
"It can be a really oppressive environment," openly gay singer Nakhane Touré says of his native South Africa. "In some instances it can get life-threatening." Yet despite extreme societal pressures to remain closeted, 26-year-old Touré has chosen to be open about his sexuality. In fact, he's written and recorded an entire album about it. "My work is an…
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(Intellectual) - Kendrick - An openly gay singer has chosen to be open about his sexuality. The deluxe edition of his album came out on April 7. His career changed when he  confessed.

 

EQ: If you were different, would you attempt to fit in, or would you face reality and accept yourself?

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RELIGION (AFRICA) -Violence against Muslims soars in Central African Republic - Religion News Service

RELIGION (AFRICA) -Violence against Muslims soars in Central African Republic - Religion News Service | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
(RNS) In recent weeks, a pro-Christian militia known as anti-Balaka (or anti-machete) has killed and mutilated Muslims as they have tried to leave the capital Bangui by the truckload.
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Religion - Currently, there have been recent violent actions in Central Africa. Christians have been rebelling due to get revenge on Muslims, because the Muslims had a riot, killing lots of Christians, last year. After reading this article, readers should know what the government is trying to do to stop this riot.

EQ: Why do you think these two religions keep attempting revenge? Why do you think they fight if they have similar beliefs?
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ECONOMIC (EUROPE)- Virtual reality transforms real-life shopping in stores

ECONOMIC (EUROPE)- Virtual reality transforms real-life shopping in stores | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
It was once just the stuff of video games and science fiction novels, but now virtual and augmented reality are transforming supermarkets, department stores and fashion retailers into high-tech shopping experiences that may rival their online competitors.
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(ECONOMIC)- In Europe, they have started to practice virtual reality shopping in stores. The virtual reality shopping will allow shoppers to see better store layouts and use coupons. After reading this article, reader should know how the new way to shop works. 

 

Essential Question- How might this new shopping experience effect stores? Do you think it will it spread to other parts of our lives rather than shopping?

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POLITICAL (EUROPE)- Ayes to the left

POLITICAL (EUROPE)- Ayes to the left | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
IT IS not yet midday, and the Tolbooth pub has filled with the boisterous green-and-white-clad supporters of Celtic, the football team of Glasgow’s working-class...
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(POLITICAL) - Scotland has ideas for independence, to separate from the United Kingdom. It wants to chose things for itself, not follow England's decisions. After reading the article, readers should know what are Scotland's plan for independence. 

 

Essential Question - How might Scotland's independence effect the United Kingdom? Do you think it will be a positive or negative effect?

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RELIGION (EUROPE) - The war on Christianity: The religion's followers are dwindling in the land of its birth - and it's not a crisis of faith, but one of violence - WorldWide Religious News

WorldWide Religious News is a non-profit service that has been providing the international academic and legal community (as well as various government agencies) with up to date religious news. WWRN news articles and information are researched and compiled daily, encompassing a wide array of religious topics currently highlighted in the international news media, with a particular focus on religious freedom, church and state, governmental legislation as it relates to religious groups, as well as new religious movements (NRMs).
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(RELIGION)- We chose this article because it discusses about how Europe's Christians are starting to struggle with its Middle East neighbors. Muslim extremists are starting to say Christians "belong to the "wrong" religion" After reading this article, readers should know what is going on between the two religions.

 

 

Essential Question: What how far do you think Muslims might take this?  Do you think they are going to try to wipe out the entire religion?

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BigSound 2013: an upbeat celebration of Australian music?

BigSound 2013: an upbeat celebration of Australian music? | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Everett True: As the Australian music convention gets under way, there is plenty to be excited about – but tricky problems to unpick
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We chose this article because this article explains that Australian music is slowly gaining popularity across the globe. After reading this article readers should know that the music bands from Australia are making a concert, but they are coming across some issues. Predict how BigSound 2013 will affect Australia's music industry.

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Sensis study shows social media is reaching into every aspect of Australian lives

Sensis study shows social media is reaching into every aspect of Australian lives | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
A GROWING number of the Australians are using social networks wherever they can: workplaces, schools, bedrooms, and even the toilet cubicle.
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We picked this scoop for social because it involved social media and that Australia has more people getting into social media. They are also getting incredibly dedicated to it. By the end of this article, readers will discover that Australia s are beginning to join everyone in their social media. How will Australian media affect the international media and why?

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How a Slowing Chinese Economy is About to Hand Australia a Pay-Cut

How a Slowing Chinese Economy is About to Hand Australia a Pay-Cut | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
China’s latest round of credit stimulus has done very little for the Chinese economy, apart from exacerbate it’s imbalances for no discernible benefit.
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We chose this scoop for economy because it was interesting and was of a national level. It also involved China's economy jumping into Australia's economy. By the end of this article, readers will learn that Australia trades with a lot of countries and that their economy is affected by them.

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Shayna and Kayla's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:15 PM

This article represents the economy of Australia because Australian financial review tells us that steel prices in China are at three and a half year lows

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AFRICA - Political - Nigerian president signs anti-gay bill into law

AFRICA - Political - Nigerian president signs anti-gay bill into law | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill on Monday that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying pressure from Western governments to respect gay and lesbian rights.
The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans g …
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Political - In this article, it talks about how the president of Nigeria has signed a bill to ban gay relationships. People who neglect to listen or obey this law can get locked into jail for 14 years. After reading this article, readers should know about the newly-signed bill.

 

EQ: Why do you think the president is banning gays? Do you think it might be because of the major religious influence on the country? If so, why?

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Africa - Social - Africa’s love supreme

Africa - Social - Africa’s love supreme | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
On Friday, a Harvard religious studies group — the only one to focus on faith traditions from the African diaspora — hosts a conference to investigate the varieties of love: devotion, intimacy, and ecstasy.
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(Social) Kendrick - A conference about Africa's Love Supreme is happening on Friday. over 150 guests are participating  in this event. People will earn about all kinds oF love.

 

EQ: Would you participate in This event? Why or why not?

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Africa - Area/geography - Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong

Africa - Area/geography - Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
From colonial cartographers to digital depictions, the continent is being sold short, says Think Africa Press
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(Area/Geography) Kendrick - The continent of Africa is being sold short. Many spots on the map are blank. The  map is being privatized. Afterwards, the control of the map was given to three Africans whose maps were different.

 

EQ: How would you correct the African map?

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AREA/GEOGRAPHY (Europe) - A geography lesson for Britain's euro-skeptics - The Deal Pipeline (SAMPLE CONTENT: NEED AN ID?)

AREA/GEOGRAPHY (Europe) - A geography lesson for Britain's euro-skeptics - The Deal Pipeline (SAMPLE CONTENT: NEED AN ID?) | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Momentum for a 'Brexit' is building, despite the already-manifest consequences of U.K. aloofness. No wonder industrialists and bankers have taken up the cudgels on Europe's behalf.
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AREA/GEOGRAPHY (Europe) - Kendrick - Britain's euro-skeptics have argued with the EU on the economy and such. They have threatened to leave the EU and have asked for compromise in investments and more.

 

What you should know: You should know how the euro-skeptics and their actions will affect the world.

 

Essential Question: How will you be affected if the euro-skeptics compromise or leave the EU?

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INTELLECTUAL/ARTS (Europe) Phila. 'Monuments Man' saved invaluable treasures

INTELLECTUAL/ARTS (Europe) Phila. 'Monuments Man' saved invaluable treasures | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Nothing really prepared sculptor Walker K. Hancock for what he saw in the towns of Europe as Allied forces closed in on Germany in 1945.
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INTELLECTUAL/ARTS (Europe) - Kendrick - As we look back into history, we admire the time when the "Monuments Man" saved many priceless treasures. They raided areas of art and stored them to safety, protecting them from the Nazis.

 

What you should know: You should know how this affected the world in Europe today.

 

Essential Question: Do the "Monuments Man" affect you in any way? How?

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SOCIAL (Europe) - Al Qaeda's using social media to find new recruits in Europe

SOCIAL (Europe) - Al Qaeda's using social media to find new recruits in Europe | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
The extremist network’s affiliate in Syria, ISIS, is finding militants and spreading propaganda in the Balkans.
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SOCIAL (Europe) - Kendrick - Many members of Al Qaeda and the Syrian Forces have been creating social media accounts to recruit new members on the fight against the world. This has lead to over 300 new recruits and new opportunities for security in social media.

 

What you should know: At the end of this article, readers should know how people are reacting to Al Qaeda's social media usage.

 

Essential Question: Do you think that social media security should be upped to fight Al Qaeda? Why or why not?

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Geography in the News: Australian Fires Out of Control

Geography in the News: Australian Fires Out of Control | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Appalachian State University Raging Australian Wildfires Australia is under siege by raging out-of-control wildfires. The fires are being blamed on the continent’s long droughts.
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We picked this article because it shows that the dry weather of Australia can lead to fires across the continent, which is destroying the land and may cause desertification in Australia's only survivable areas. After reading this article, readers should know that Australia's hot weather is contributing to the fires across Australia by causing droughts that cause plants and trees to become dry and ready to burn at any moment. Why do Australian fires contribute to the geography of Australia?

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A thinning flock of Catholics at all-time low

A thinning flock of Catholics at all-time low | Australia, Europe, and Africa | Scoop.it
Daniel has attended Mass every week since he was a child, ''to keep myself real'' in a society he finds ''cares more for money, greed and selfishness''.
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We picked this scoop for religion because it involved Catholicism. It involves the number of Catholics in Australia drastically decreasing overtime. This is surprising because Catholicism is a very popular subreligion. By the end of this article, readers will find out that Australia also plays a large role in religion and that the population of Catholics is falling.

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Indian-origin doctor held guilty of rape in Australia - Politics Balla


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We chose this scoop for politics because it was a unique court case of an Indian doctor raping someone from Australia. This article has an interesting story. Bt the end of this article, readers will find out that  Australia also has big political cases in courts.

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Myrtle Johnson's curator insight, September 17, 2013 9:44 AM

Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) An Australian court Tuesday found a 39-year-old doctor of Indian origin guilty of raping two women during consultations.