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A mosaic of non-related, thought-provoking, news items that reflect my personal interests and current activities.
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Assistant Publisher, Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson | Booksellers New Zealand

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Radovan Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide - BBC News

Radovan Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is sentenced to 40 years in jail after being found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity during the 1992-95 war.
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Australia's Ten Deadliest Animals [Infographic]

Australia's Ten Deadliest Animals [Infographic] | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Despite the complete absence of lions, tigers or bears, Australia has a fearsome reputation for deadly animals. This is mainly due to venomous creep
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Anyone for a holiday in Aus ? !
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China columnist Jia Jia 'goes missing' en route to HK - BBC News

China columnist Jia Jia 'goes missing' en route to HK - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
A Beijing-based columnist who raised alarm over a controversial letter calling for President Xi Jinping's resignation is missing, his lawyer says.
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Humans of New York takes on Trump - BBC News

Humans of New York takes on Trump - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
A popular photo blogger stirs up a social media storm with his open letter to Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
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Penguin reunites with man who saved his life

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Each year, a small penguin swims 8000 kilometres to reunite with the man who saved his life.
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We still know so little about the animals we share the planet with.
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Why killer whales should not be kept in captivity

Why killer whales should not be kept in captivity | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Keeping orcas in aquariums deprives them of crucial aspects of their lives, and in some cases it can even prove dangerous to humans
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Jellyfish shut down beach

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Oreti Beach was closed yesterday and people told to get out of the ocean as a swarm of bluebottle jellyfish hit the shore.
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This is an old (2012) article, but with useful tips for treating bluebottle jellyfish stings. Little Kaiteriteri, Golden Bay, was invaded with this uncommon visitor yesterday, 27.01.16. Brandon was on a class trip there... No injuries, thanks to the quick thinking of the care-givers.

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Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results - BBC News

Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer.
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Missing Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai paraded on China TV - BBC News

Missing Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai paraded on China TV - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Publisher Gui Minhai, missing in Hong Kong since October, appears on state TV in mainland China saying he handed himself in over a criminal charge.
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Nelson beer spots among NZ's best

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The Nelson region has claimed three top honours at the national Society of Beer Advocates awards.
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Australia rains cause rare filling of massive desert lake - BBC News

Australia rains cause rare filling of massive desert lake - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Heavy rains start to fill Australia's vast Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and bring the desert to life, an event that only occurs a few times a century.
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How Reading Benefits Humanity [Infographic]

How Reading Benefits Humanity [Infographic] | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
We all know that reading makes us smarter. It can broaden your vocabulary, teach you new skills and lower stress levels. But that’s just the tip...
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Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president - BBC News

Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Myanmar's new president Htin Kyaw, an aide to Aung San Suu Kyi, is sworn in as the country's first elected civilian leader in 50 years.
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Finally. Congratulations, Myanmar.
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Argentina 'Dirty War': Obama to release secret US files - BBC News

Argentina 'Dirty War': Obama to release secret US files - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
President Obama says in Argentina that he has agreed to declassify secret military and intelligence files concerning the US role in the 1976 military coup.
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Trump presidency rated among top 10 global risks: EIU - BBC News

Trump presidency rated among top 10 global risks: EIU - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
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22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer

22 Lessons From Stephen King On How To Be A Great Writer | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Renowned author Stephen King writes stories that captivate millions of people around the world and earn him an estimated $20 million a year. I
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The Vocabularist: How we use the word cyber - BBC News

The Vocabularist: How we use the word cyber - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
The prefix "cyber-" is now a handy way of denoting words to do with the internet. Why?
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Dogs, booze and chaos. Is Airbnb renting worth it?

Dogs, booze and chaos. Is Airbnb renting worth it? | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Homestay sites are a hugely popular way to make some extra cash. But it can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t protect yourself.
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'Stunning' operation regenerates eye's lens - BBC News

'Stunning' operation regenerates eye's lens - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
A pioneering procedure to heal the eye has been described as one of the "finest achievements" in regenerative medicine.
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Ancient 'massacre' unearthed near Lake Turkana, Kenya - BBC News

Ancient 'massacre' unearthed near Lake Turkana, Kenya - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers, at a site in northern Kenya.
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Sad to think how little the human race has learnt about living together in 10,000 years.

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Taiwan's first female leader, shy but steely Tsai Ing-wen - BBC News

Taiwan's first female leader, shy but steely Tsai Ing-wen - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
The BBC's Cindy Sui looks at the life of Taiwan's first female leader, who has described herself as an "accidental" politician.
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5 Ways Augmented Reality will develop in 2016

5 Ways Augmented Reality will develop in 2016 | My Mosaic | Scoop.it

The business marketplace is set to see the most significant growth and innovation when it comes to augmented reality and wearables


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Justin Trudeau: How is the new Canadian leader doing? - BBC News

Justin Trudeau: How is the new Canadian leader doing? - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
We spoke to three Canadian pundits about how Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government are doing after two months in office.
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Canada's very own Obama? Early days, but...

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The 'unprecedented' case of the missing Hong Kong bookseller - BBC News

The 'unprecedented' case of the missing Hong Kong bookseller - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
The BBC's Juliana Liu looks at the mystery of five Hong Kong booksellers' sudden disappearance amid suspicions that they have been taken by Chinese authorities.
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Obama considers unilateral action on US gun violence - BBC News

Obama considers unilateral action on US gun violence - BBC News | My Mosaic | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama says he will seek to take unilateral action to tackle gun violence, because Congress has failed to act.
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