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Referee killed after stabbing player

Referee killed after stabbing player | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Football spectators in northern Brazil decapitate a referee after he fatally stabbed a player at an amateur game, officials say.
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How gross..

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Atheism study authors: Congratulations, non-believers, you’re just like everybody else | The Raw Story

Atheism study authors: Congratulations, non-believers, you’re just like everybody else | The Raw Story | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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Gosh - atheists are just like 'normal' people - who would have thought?

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Graduate recruitment at highest level since 2008

Graduate recruitment at highest level since 2008 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Survey finds 4.6% increase in hiring, but median graduate starting salary remains unchanged
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Fascinating insights from the Guardian.  Gender differences still prevail, entry level salaries at £29k median (which many would think is high), 75% of employers require a 2:1.  Data-rich and interesting.

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Sacked man's office wrecking spree

Sacked man's office wrecking spree | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A man is jailed for 20 months for smashing up his former employer's offices at Bristol Airport in revenge for being sacked.
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Fury as boss of Atos gets £280k pay rise while thousands of Scots are plunged into poverty by their benefits assessment tests

Fury as boss of Atos gets £280k pay rise while thousands of Scots are plunged into poverty by their benefits assessment tests | The Global Village | Scoop.it

 CAMPAIGNERS and former Atos employees speak out

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THE BOSS of Atos has been awarded a £280,000 pay rise after his firm helped to heap misery on thousands of disabled people who are deemed fit for work.

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Cheating Ourselves of Sleep

Cheating Ourselves of Sleep | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Failing to get enough sleep night after night can compromise your health and may even shorten your life.
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Boston parking space sold - $560,000

Boston parking space sold - $560,000 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Two adjacent parking spots in Boston are auctioned for more than half a million dollars, almost double the average price of a home in the region.
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There are famlies starving in the United States - in any country, this is immoral.  If this is capitalism, I despise it.

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Vast underground migrant sweatshop found beneath Moscow street

Vast underground migrant sweatshop found beneath Moscow street | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A vast, secret underground complex for undocumented migrant workers - complete with a canteen, movie theater and chicken coop - was discovered beneath a Moscow street, police in Russia said Wednesday.
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Yet again, man's inhumanity to man

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What can we learn from children's writing?

What can we learn from children's writing? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Language used by children in a BBC Radio 2 short-story competition has been put into a database, offering an insight into how they think.
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This is fascinating research - how the future language of Britain is being incubated, how children use langu now, and all based on a real-life dataset of 40 million words, so we can infer some credibility.

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The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders presents Derek Paravicini

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California presents Derek Paravicini
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The people with a religious duty to have children

The people with a religious duty to have children | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A Christian evangelical movement where followers avoid contraception and have as many children as they can is spreading to the UK.
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Children as arrows of war?  Can you think of anything more objectionable? 

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Boy, 3, calls 999 after mum's fall

Boy, 3, calls 999 after mum's fall | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A three-year-old boy is praised by police for calling 999 when his mother fell unconscious after falling down the stairs.
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Teach your children well...

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Herbal stimulant khat to be banned

Herbal stimulant khat to be banned | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The UK is to ban the herbal stimulant khat against the advice of its own drug advisory body, the BBC understands.
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Yet again the politicisation of drugs rears its head.  The UK government (of all hues) has a reputation for rejecting the facts in favour of political hype.  In a country that earns millions from the export of alcohol, which has a much stronger evidence-base of its risks, it is hard to understand why they want to ban a mild narcotic that is used largely by black immigrants... oh wait..

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Same-sex couple, together 30 years, wasted no time marrying

Same-sex couple, together 30 years, wasted no time marrying | The Global Village | Scoop.it
At 6 a.m. Monday, with only two other cars and a news truck in the parking lot, Judy and Darletta Horn were first to lineup outside the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's office in Norwalk.
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In the Global Village, we ask "Who Do You Love?" not "What's the gender of the person you love?"

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Clergy abuse case filled with silent bystanders

Clergy abuse case filled with silent bystanders | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Long before Father Donald Patrick Roemer was charged with molesting a young boy, his behavior had been observed by churchgoers, fellow priests, school officials and police authorities. Yet none of them did anything.
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'He just likes kids so much he can't keep his hands off them.'

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Brits held for 'biscuit prize' bingo

Brits held for 'biscuit prize' bingo | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Twenty-eight expats and holidaymakers are arrested by police who swooped on a Portuguese bar that was holding a game of "fun" bingo - with biscuits for prizes.
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As if the Eurosceptics needed any more ammunition - lets wait for the headlines tomorrow "Taking The Biscuit", "Crackers", "Crumbs!" 

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AudioQuest WEL Signature 9m Terminated Pair Speaker: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

Shop at Amazon.co.uk for AudioQuest WEL Signature 9m Terminated Pair (Terminated 2-2) Speaker Cable : Electronics.
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Great sales bollocks: "As anyone who has ever birthed something from the ground up knows, things have the tendency to take on lives of their own. Inspiration becomes the compass that sets the direction we follow."

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#WeWillGather - How It Works and the Benefits of Volunteering

#WeWillGather - How It Works and the Benefits of Volunteering | The Global Village | Scoop.it
#WeWillGather allows you to join or start a good thing in your area and help the local community with everything from fundraising to volunteer work.
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Here's a great community action approach, using Twitter and Facebook to coordinate meetings and actions.

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Teacher at Catholic school loses job over ex-husband's actions

Teacher at Catholic school loses job over ex-husband's actions | The Global Village | Scoop.it
SAN DIEGO — A veteran teacher at a Catholic school has lost her job because school officials are worried her ex-husband, now serving a jail sentence for domestic abuse and stalking, will pose a danger to students and teachers when he is released.
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The total moral bankruptcy of today's Roman Catholicism.   "Please understand that this was a very difficult decision to make, and we are deeply, deeply sorry about this situation," the diocese's director of schools wrote. "We will continue to pray for you and your family."  

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I do not expect to see home again'

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I do not expect to see home again' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Source for the Guardian's NSA files on why he carried out the biggest intelligence leak in a generation – and what happens next
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Ethics above personal safety: The PRISM whistleblower

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A Brave Fan Asks Patrick Stewart A Question He Doesn't Usually Get And Is Given A Beautiful Answer

A Brave Fan Asks Patrick Stewart A Question He Doesn't Usually Get And Is Given A Beautiful Answer | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Patrick Stewart isn't only a Starfleet captain. He's also a friggin' amazing human being.
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Worth 7.40 minutes of anybody's life...

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HIV inner shell structure revealed

HIV inner shell structure revealed | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Researchers have for the first time unravelled the complex structure of the inner protein shell of the HIV molecule.
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Isn't science a wonderful thing?  What wonderful images, and here is a clasic example of why, instead of pointless 'Praying' for a cure, we need to invest serious money in medical research.

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Autism rock band go on Spanish tour

Autism rock band go on Spanish tour | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A north London rock band whose members all have autism are touring Spain.
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"It's not about getting the sympathy reaction, they just happen to have their disabilities which makes them interesting and quirky as an act."

 
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