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Chief Rabbi and atheist to debate

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Richard Dawkins and Jonathan Sacks will take part in a debate on science and religion at the Re:Think festival in Salford.
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Welcome to the Global Village

Welcome to the Global Village | The Global Village | Scoop.it

This new blog will draw from a broad range of sources to highlight some of the values, thinking and lifestyles that people experience and subscribe to around the world.  I think, despite all the developments in social media and communication, we tend to confine ourselves to 'people like us' and can miss some of the rich (and strange) diversity out there.  Allodoxaphobia is the pathological fear of other peoples' opinions; in this curated site I want instead to highlight the ways in which we are the same and the ways in which we are different.

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Renata Hill's comment, April 9, 2014 10:07 PM
An excellent goal! The more people who learn that all beings on Earth are related -- that we are all one -- and affect each other, the sooner we will solve world problems. Best wishes!
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Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness

Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Police in north London have seized blankets, sleeping bags and food donations from rough sleepers in a crackdown on homelessness.
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Welcome to Cameron's Country. 

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Surfer turf wars in California: 'We'll burn you every single wave' – video

Surfer turf wars in California: 'We'll burn you every single wave' – video | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Rory Carroll and Noah Smith find out the hard way that not everyone is welcome on the state's legendary surfing beaches. Warning: strong language

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Surfin' USA

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Vienna brings in gay pedestrian crossing lights - BBC News

Vienna brings in gay pedestrian crossing lights - BBC News | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Dozens of traffic lights in the Austrian capital are changed to show gay couples crossing the road instead of the traditional lone figure.
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Now that's novel

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Comedian Katherine Ryan donates proceeds from city show to Liverpool foodbank

Comedian Katherine Ryan donates proceeds from city show to Liverpool foodbank | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Fans thank Canadian star for "great gesture"
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Bloody foreigners - coming over here, entertaining us and then donating their money to foodbanks because so many citizens depend on them.

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Hubble issues 25th birthday image - BBC News

Hubble issues 25th birthday image - BBC News | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.
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Beautiful

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Search for justice after China school abuse

Search for justice after China school abuse | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The BBC's Celia Hatton on sexual abuse at one school in China - and why the victims are still seeking justice.
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Queen Victoria

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“Bodypainting is the oldest art form in the world.  We’re hard-wired to respond to it.”  With no messing around, we're straight to the core of Victoria Gugenheim’s incredible work as an artist...."

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A fascinating interview with my online friend Victoria Gugenheim, whose approach to life, art and science is always engaging.

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Mohammed Ashrafi: 'Spiritual healer' jailed for fraud and blackmail

Mohammed Ashrafi: 'Spiritual healer' jailed for fraud and blackmail | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A self-proclaimed spiritual healer is jailed after being found guilty of conning victims out of £650,000.
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Mummified remains of '200 year old man in lotus position' found in Mongolia

Mummified remains of '200 year old man in lotus position' found in Mongolia | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Forensic examination to be made on well preserved remains of possible Lama teacher.
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Intriguing

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Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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Isn't it astounding the step changes that are being made in cancer treatment and cure. Remarkable science....

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Couple guilty of bomb detector fraud

Couple guilty of bomb detector fraud | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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Another in a series of similar unpleasant tales.  Apart from their nasty greed and willingness to allow people to die so they could make a profit, the other side of the story is the sheer credulity of the people who bought these.  The denigration of critical thinking has led us into a position where people in power, in authority, have no ability to discriminate between the plausible and the downright stupid.  It is very worrying.

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Red card for calling player 'gay'

Red card for calling player 'gay' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A midfielder in Norway is sent off for calling an opponent "gay" as officials clamp down on homophobic language.
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Good to see a decisive response to homophobic language

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Roger Daltrey, countercultural figure, objects to pot smoke at Who show

Roger Daltrey, countercultural figure, objects to pot smoke at Who show | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The kids are alright, according to Roger Daltrey, unless they're into marijuana.
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Hope I die before I get old?

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Plan for county facility to keep pimps away from foster youth advances

Plan for county facility to keep pimps away from foster youth advances | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to develop a new live-in treatment facility designed to keep out the pimps who prey on foster children but allow the minors to come and go from the facility.
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What a world :( 

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Mark Colborne denies 'ginger revenge' cyanide plot - BBC News

A man who felt "belittled by society" for being white and ginger-haired plotted a mass cyanide attack from his bedroom in Southampton, a court hears.
Kevin Friery's insight:

Ginger Rage

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'Embryologic twin' tumour discovered in student's brain - BBC News

'Embryologic twin' tumour discovered in student's brain - BBC News | The Global Village | Scoop.it
California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.
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Twins, huh? More trouble than they're worth. 

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Enraged US man shoots his malfunctioning computer

Enraged US man shoots his malfunctioning computer | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.
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"The computer is not expected to recover."

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Melbourne priest apologises for derogatory comments about Jill Meagher

Melbourne priest apologises for derogatory comments about Jill Meagher | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A Catholic Church official has apologised after a priest told parishioners that had murdered Melbourne woman Jill Meagher's faith been stronger, she would have been "home in bed" and not walking down a street on the night she was brutally raped and killed.
Kevin Friery's insight:

"Be 'faith-filled' and don't get raped."  Rage at every level. The Catholic Church apology doesn't go even near the issues.

 

You note, of course, that the rapist wasn't expected to 'faith-filled' in order to avoid raping.

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Devon traveller John Treagood stranded at Exeter roundabout following death of his horse

Devon traveller John Treagood stranded at Exeter roundabout following death of his horse | The Global Village | Scoop.it
TRAVELLING man John Treagood has been left stranded on an Exeter roundabout following the death of his faithful horse Gildor.
The even tempered, Irish cob horse, which for the past 18 years has...
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This is sad.

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Doctors turning away unvaccinated children

Doctors turning away unvaccinated children | The Global Village | Scoop.it
When the mother of an 18-month-old visited Dr. Charles Goodman's practice last week, he explained that under his new policy, the toddler would have to be immunized to remain a patient.
Kevin Friery's insight:

We need more of this

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, February 11, 5:02 AM

WHO MAKES THE PARENTAL CHOICES PARENTS, DOCTORS OR THE STATE? JUST ASKING

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Clare's Law abuse disclosures made

Clare's Law abuse disclosures made | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.
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An important initiative, yet the police still act as decision makers and their reputation with domestic violence is patchy to say the least.

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The Chinese cult that kills 'demons'

The Chinese cult that kills 'demons' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The BBC's China editor Carrie Gracie on a secretive cult in China behind one of the nation's most notorious murders.
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Once again, killing in the name of god. 

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'Huge' drop in tribunal claims

'Huge' drop in tribunal claims | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Kevin Friery's insight:

Priced out of justice? Or a financial triage to deter bogus claims? I think many employees would be unable to fund the initial application cost, especially those at the minimum-wage end of the market, so employers must be feeling happy :(

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