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Israel vows military intervention in Syria if chemical weapons shift hands

Israel vows military intervention in Syria if chemical weapons shift hands | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Israel has warned that Syria's chemical weapons may fall into the hands of Hezbollah.
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Global retailers shamed after another garment fire in Bangladesh

Global retailers shamed after another garment fire in Bangladesh | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Labor groups are calling for global clothing retailers to ensure adequate safety measures for garment workers in Bangladesh after a blaze killed seven factory workers.
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Dozens killed in Brazil nightclub fire

Dozens killed in Brazil nightclub fire | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
More than 200 people killed in blaze caused by a pyrotechnics show in the city of Santa Maria, local media reports.
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Merkel worried by Tokyo’s actions to lower yen | The Japan Times

Merkel worried by Tokyo’s actions to lower yen | The Japan Times | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed concern over Japan's exchange-rate policy, joining two key financial officials in Berlin in slamming the Bank of Japan's move to ease monetary policy and ...
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Are we asking the wrong question? | GIS Education Community

Are we asking the wrong question? | GIS Education Community | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
What is real geoliteracy? Knowing where the Atlantic Ocean is or something else entirely? (RT @josephkerski Are we asking the wrong question? Your reaction?
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Sri Lanka to ban maids going to Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka to ban maids going to Saudi Arabia | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Colombo government says it will gradually phase out domestic workers in the Gulf country after beheading of Sri Lankan.
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Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister | Geography Education

Let elderly people 'hurry up and die', says Japanese minister | Geography Education | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Taro Aso says he would refuse end-of-life care and would 'feel bad' knowing treatment was paid for by government Seth Dixon, Ph.D.'s insight: It's no secret that Japan's population is aging and can not replace itself.
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Smallholder Farmers Go Commercial in Tanzania | U.S. Department of State Blog

Smallholder Farmers Go Commercial in Tanzania | U.S. Department of State Blog | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
We spent a morning visiting a cassava multiplication project that the Government of Tanzania has undertaken in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
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War Crimes: How Nazis Escaped Justice in South America

War Crimes: How Nazis Escaped Justice in South America | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
After World War II, dozens of Nazi criminals went into hiding in South America. A new study reveals how a 'coalition of the unwilling' on both sides of the Atlantic successfully stymied efforts to hunt and prosecute these criminals for decades.
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Japan to build world's largest offshore wind farm - environment - 16 January 2013 - New Scientist

Japan to build world's largest offshore wind farm - environment - 16 January 2013 - New Scientist | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Construction starts this July on a 1-gigawatt wind farm off the coast of Fukushima, as the nation moves another step away from its nuclear dependence

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By the numbers: Refugees in Illinois

By the numbers: Refugees in Illinois | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Data on the state’s international refugee resettlement offer a primer on the sweep of recent world history and a window into U.S. foreign policy.

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Josh Kettell's curator insight, January 23, 2013 11:43 PM

Chicago and Illinois have long be a destination of migrants and refuges.  This timeline displays the relative change in the demograhics of those these incoming refugees.

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Mozambique: photographs from the promised land

Mozambique: photographs from the promised land | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Picture feature documents the fate of families relocated to make way for one of the world's biggest coalmines (Photo feature from Mozambique documents fate of 700 families relocated to make way for coal mine http://t.co/zLo7KrXm...
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2013 Holocaust Remembrance Day Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The 2013 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is built around the theme "Rescue during the Holocaus...
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Mali forces advance towards Timbuktu

Mali forces advance towards Timbuktu | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
French-backed troops target key town after capturing rebel stronghold of Gao, as US agrees to help fuel French jets.
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Environmental Determinism meets Possibilism: "What Does It Mean to Be Comfortable?"

Environmental Determinism meets Possibilism: "What Does It Mean to Be Comfortable?" | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
As the world’s cultures become more homogeneous, so has the definition of comfort.
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Freakonomics » Social Norms in Action

Social Norms in Action: would you drive at the speed limit if told that 90% of cars on the same road did? http://t.co/NY19sb8S
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Rio’s shantytowns are finding a place on city maps | Geography Education

Rio’s shantytowns are finding a place on city maps | Geography Education | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO — Look at most maps of Rio de Janeiro. The beaches are easy to spot, as are the iconic ocean-front neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema. In the middle is a vast forest.
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Mozambique floods displace 70,000

Mozambique floods displace 70,000 | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
At least 36 people have died and nearly 70,000 have been displaced because of flooding in Mozambique, the United Nations says.
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As Graduates Rise in China, Office Jobs Fail to Keep Up

As Graduates Rise in China, Office Jobs Fail to Keep Up | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Millions of Chinese graduate from college every year, but they struggle to find jobs in an economy that is still dominated by blue-collar industries.
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United Nations Member States

This is the site for Member States of the United Nations. Here you will find information and links.
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Swiss City Fears for Cultural Legacy in Wake of a Bank’s Fall

Swiss City Fears for Cultural Legacy in Wake of a Bank’s Fall | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Wegelin, a significant sponsor of cultural institutions, was charged in the United States with illegally helping American citizens avoid taxes and split up its valuable assets. (St.
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Taiwan enters fray in China, Japan sea spat

Taiwan enters fray in China, Japan sea spat | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Taiwan, which is seen by China as a breakaway province, claims disputed islands are within its territory.
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'Giant' Irish turbines to power UK

'Giant' Irish turbines to power UK | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
UK and Irish ministers will today sign an agreement that could see some of the world's largest wind turbines built across the Irish midlands.

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Tom Rees's curator insight, January 24, 2013 5:28 AM

An Irish solution to a British problem! By 2017, 40 clusters of  giant windturbines more than 600 feet tall will provide power for UK homes, saving an estimated £7bn over 15 years.