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Muslim woman sues former employer Disney over alleged hijab ban

Muslim woman sues former employer Disney over alleged hijab ban | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
US courts take on Boudlal v. Disney.(#Muslim woman sues former employer #Disney over alleged #hijab ban: http://t.co/wWXzArtj @hijabistamag...)...
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Power is as valuable as peace

Power is as valuable as peace | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
AT THE start of August, a gathering of Somali leaders in Mogadishu, their country's capital, backed a new constitution, paving the way for a new government to be...
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Most children in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya fail literacy and numeracy tests

Most children in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya fail literacy and numeracy tests | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Report by east African group Uwezo finds that although access to education has expanded, the quality of learning has stagnated (Most children in #Tanzania, #Uganda and #Kenya fail literacy and numeracy tests http://t.co/99I3xSCN...
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Australian court deals blow to global tobacco giants - The Times of India

Australian court deals blow to global tobacco giants - The Times of India | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

The decision means that from December 1 cigarettes and tobacco products must be sold in plain olive green packets without special colourful branding.

 

Related story in NY Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/business/global/australian-court-strikes-down-tobacco-challenge.html?_r=2&smid=tw-nytimesworld&seid=auto

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Eritrea's flag-carrying runner seeks asylum in UK to flee repressive regime

Eritrea's flag-carrying runner seeks asylum in UK to flee repressive regime | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Olympic athlete and middle-distance runner is one of four from country seeking escape from repressive regime (Eritrean runner who carried flag at Olympics tells @BenQuinn75 why he sought asylum in the UK http://t.co/Xb1Qyh1B...)...
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Freakonomics » Why My Favorite American Cities Have a Chinatown

Freakonomics » Why My Favorite American Cities Have a Chinatown | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Why My Favorite American Cities Have a Chinatown: Chinese laborers built the railroads.
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Mobile pay: Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy jump on board phone payments

Mobile pay: Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy jump on board phone payments | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Mobile pay could replace credit cards with phone taps. Now Target, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy have joined together to bring mobile-pay options to their stores.
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Niger in food and nutrition crisis – video

Niger in food and nutrition crisis – video | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
More than 5 million people in Niger are estimated to be affected by the country's latest food and nutrition crisis.
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Japan and North Korea to resume repatriation talks

Japan and North Korea to resume repatriation talks | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan and North Korea are set to hold talks later this month over the repatriation of the remains of Japanese left behind after the occupation of the Korean peninsula, a news report said on Monday.
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Venezuelan oil exports to China rapidly increasing | The Jakarta Post

Venezuelan oil exports to China rapidly increasing | The Jakarta Post | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez says that Venezuela has increased its petroleum shipments to China by 39 percent over the last six months.Ramirez was ...
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Geo Quiz: Test your knowledge of world geography

Geo Quiz: Test your knowledge of world geography | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

Well-traveled? Take our trivia quiz, and see how much you know about world geography.

 

Mr. Burton is "crying" over his 80% score.  Which question do you think he missed?

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In countries like Haiti, Western dependency hinders development

In countries like Haiti, Western dependency hinders development | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Opinion: The West has created an underserved world that is dependent on free-flowing aid money, to the detriment of all.
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Iran to Host Nonaligned Movement Meeting and Take Leadership

Iran to Host Nonaligned Movement Meeting and Take Leadership | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Representatives of 118 nations will gather this month in Tehran, a chance for Iran’s leaders to try to reduce their political isolation.
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Japan arrests 14 over disputed island: Coastguard

Japan arrests 14 over disputed island: Coastguard | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
TOKYO, Japan (AFP) - Japanese police made nine more arrests after pro-China activists landed on a disputed island in the East China Sea on Wednesday, the coastguard said.
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Poo power celebrated as solar toilet wins sanitation prize

Poo power celebrated as solar toilet wins sanitation prize | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Human waste attracts less funding than other development projects but Reinvent the Toilet challenge recognises that better hygiene can cut healthcare costs and prevent early deaths (RT @guardian: Poo power celebrated as solar toilet wins sanitation...
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South Sudan says talks with Kenya on crude oil pipeline progressing well - Oil | Platts News Article & Story

South Sudan says talks with Kenya on crude oil pipeline progressing well - Oil | Platts News Article & Story | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
South Sudan says talks with Kenya on crude oil pipeline progressing well - read this Platts news article and other stories in oil by clicking here. Also discover Platts energy information products related to oil.
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The Internationalist » Man-Made Cities and Natural Disasters: The Growing Threat

The Internationalist » Man-Made Cities and Natural Disasters: The Growing Threat | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Patrick assesses the future of world order, state sovereignty, and multilateral cooperation.
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Village emptied by nuke crisis holds coming-of-age day | The Japan Times Online

Village emptied by nuke crisis holds coming-of-age day | The Japan Times Online | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The village of Kawauchi, Fukushima Prefecture, on Tuesday held its first coming-of-age day ceremony since it was removed from the radiation no-go zone in January and the mayor urged its evacuated citizens to return home.
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Foreigners get home for elderly | The Japan Times Online

Foreigners get home for elderly | The Japan Times Online | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A multilingual elderly group home that caters to foreign residents has opened recently in Kobe, providing a rare option for those who find it difficult to fit in at ordinary nursing care institutions in Japan due to their different language and...
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Street Children in Morocco: No space or time for childhood

Street Children in Morocco: No space or time for childhood | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Street Children in Morocco: No space or time for childhood http://t.co/0zJVReRT...
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Palestine Liberation Organization Seeks Diplomatic Allies

Palestine Liberation Organization Seeks Diplomatic Allies | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s executive committee, asked diplomats on Monday to support a renewed bid for observer-state status at the United Nations.
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Singapore is top international venue for meetings

Singapore is top international venue for meetings | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
Singapore is the top international venue for meetings, according to the latest global rankings by the Union of International Associations (UIA).
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Keeping retirees employed | The Japan Times Online

Keeping retirees employed | The Japan Times Online | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The Lower House on Aug. 2 passed a bill to make it obligatory in principle for enterprises to keep employing through the age of 65 all workers who want to continue to work after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 60.
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Wind farms in Mongolia could help minimize pollution, reliance on coal

In Mongolia, the construction of wind farms means big changes for a coal-powered country.
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German Small Businesses Reflect Country's Strength

German Small Businesses Reflect Country's Strength | Southmoore AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
The small and midsize companies of the Mittelstand will play a key role in determining to what extent the German economy will continue to provide a counterweight to the recession in Southern Europe.
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