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PAKISTAN Sindh, four Christians arrested for distributing religious materials - Asia News

PAKISTAN Sindh, four Christians arrested for distributing religious materials - Asia News | North America South America | Scoop.it
A man and three women were arrested while handing out Christian pamphlets near the Mirpur Khas station. Reported by a local Muslim leader, they were arrested and transferred to prison amid tight security. Serious risk of attacks by extremists. Priest in Karachi:
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EQ: How would you react to this punishment for spreading your beliefs?

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Why China's slowdown may be good news

Why China's slowdown may be good news | North America South America | Scoop.it
It is a common perception that slowing demand from China is bad news for the rest of the world - one commentator says it could also bring good news.
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This article discusses the Problems of China's slowing economy. The economy of China has actually improved not only China but Australia's even. These countries that rely on the goods being bought by China are who benefit mainly.

 

EQ: What will happen if China's economy slows down?

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Chinese Literature: Works, Development Periods

Brief introduction to Chinese literature including classical, contemporary, modern and present day literature.
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Intellectual

EQ: What is so significant about Chinese literature?

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Native American religions :: Creation myths

Native American religions :: Creation myths | North America South America | Scoop.it
Religious beliefs and sacramental practices of the indigenous peoples of North and South America. Until the 1950s it was commonly assumed that the religions of the surviving Native Americans were little...
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Why are these myths important to religion in South America?

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South American Economy

South American Economy | North America South America | Scoop.it
South American economy is a rapidly developing economy. With many industries and a flourishing trade and import-export market, it is fast becoming a economy with considerable size.
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In what area(s) is/are South America economically successful?

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Economic

South America's economy is developing rapidly. This article shows their success and the changes in their economy as it grows in all types of areas

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Why is Rio so dirty?

Why is Rio so dirty? | North America South America | Scoop.it
RioRealblogTV début Why is Rio so dirty? almost every visitor asks, even those who love the place, people who end up staying. This question set RioReal blog in search of both answers and trash, for...
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I chose this article for the area/geography topic. I think this is important because it talks about the area and geography of Rio showing how and why it is dirty. However, they are trying to clean it up.

 

EQ: What more can the people of Rio do to clean the city up?

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Poverty Is America's #1 Education Problem

Poverty Is America's #1 Education Problem | North America South America | Scoop.it
Teachers' unions are not the reason America's schools are in trouble.
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I chose this article for te intellectual section because it talks about the major problem in the education system of the US. It says that high poverty districts should receive more funds to improve their schools. 

 

Eq: What do you think should be done about the difference between education  in wealthier areas vs high poverty areas?

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Overview of United States Government and Politics

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Overview of United States Government and Politics, About.com American History
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I chose this article because it explains the structure and history of the US government. It also talks about how elections are run and how laws and decisions are made through each branch of the government. 

 

Eq:  Do you think our government  has an effective setup? Why? Or if not, what do you think a better way is?

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Is There Room for Religion in Canadian Law? | Comment Magazine

Is There Room for Religion in Canadian Law? | Comment Magazine | North America South America | Scoop.it
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This article talks about the religion of canada. It shows that there might or might not be room for religion in canadian law. The article also shows acts that involve religion of canada in the law.

 

EQ: Do you feel like religion should be involved in the law? Why or Why not?

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Mt. Everest Avalanche Survivor Shares Personal Story

Mt. Everest Avalanche Survivor Shares Personal Story | North America South America | Scoop.it
A survivor of the Mount Everest avalanche is telling his story.
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One of the most known places in Asia is Mt. Everest. This is about a man who raised 50,000 dollars to climb Mr. Everest. his biggest dream.

 

EQ: What makes people climb Mt Everest even though it is so dangerous?

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U.S. has to mend fences with India's likely next leader

U.S. has to mend fences with India's likely next leader | North America South America | Scoop.it
Narendra Modi, India's probable next prime minister, was denied a U.S. visa in 2005 for alleged complicity in religious riots in 2002
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Political

EQ: Why does the US have problems with Modi, and why is it important that they fix them?

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China youth suicides blamed on education system

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EQ: What should China change about their education system to decrease the number of school-related suicides?

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South American Art

South American Art | North America South America | Scoop.it
Get the information on Art And Culture. Here you can get all the information in detail. Mapsofworld is providing the complete information of South America.
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What other cultures influence S. American art, and how have they  created their own style of art over time?

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Work starts on Rio 2016 Olympic Velodrome

Venue in Barra da Tijuca will host Olympic and Paralympic track cycling competitions and leave an important sporting legacy to Brazil
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I chose this article for politics because it is discussing the preparation of the 2016 olympics. The Olympics bring every person in the world closer by "friendly" competition. The income for hosting these games will be a huge boost as well. Also, it is a great way for the host of the Olympics to show off what they can do as far as complexes and training centers.

 

EQ: why do you feel it is so important to the hosts to have the best Olympic facilities?

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2014 World Cup

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I chose this article for social because it talks about the World Cup and how important it is to this country. This will be the 120th birthday of soccer in brazil. A lot of countries focus on soccer almost to the point it could be a religion but not us.

 

EQ: Why do we prefer other sports over soccer unlike the rest of the world?

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Mexico Society and Culture

Mexico Society and Culture | North America South America | Scoop.it
This page is intended to provide brief highlights of Mexican life, society and culture. So, go ahead and explore Mexican society and culture.
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I chose this article because it talks about the social classes, culture, and lifestyle of people in Mexico. It also talks about culrural foods and drinks that are common to Mexico. 

 

Eq: What do you think is a major issue in Mexico'a social classes? How can it be fixed or improved?

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CONAFOR seeks to understand better forest degradation in Mexico

CONAFOR seeks to understand better forest degradation in Mexico | North America South America | Scoop.it
Se presentaron los principales resultados de un estudio sobre la degradación de los bosques en México.
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I chose this article for the geography because it talks about the up coming of forest degrasation as an underrated problem in Mexico. But, that's not how Margaret Skutsch feels. 

 

EQ: Will reinforcing the REDD+ and South-South cooperation Project help with this forest degradation?

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Canada headed for 'huge economic crisis' if no action taken to improve pensions, warns Ontario premier

Canada headed for 'huge economic crisis' if no action taken to improve pensions, warns Ontario premier | North America South America | Scoop.it
Canada faces an economic crisis if the provinces and federal government don’t take action now to improve retirement incomes, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne warned Tuesday
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I chose this sight because it discusses the economy of Canada. this article talks about the economic crisis canada could be facing if they don't increase their care of retirement incomes.

 

EQ: How would you react to this situation? What would you do to fix it?

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