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When does religion become murder? African faith healers in the UK..

Appaling story about religious-based ignorance leading to the death of patients.  This isn't religion, it is murder.

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Only 100 cod in the North Sea?

Only 100 cod in the North Sea? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
If recent reports are to be believed, days are numbered for the North Sea cod. But should we in fact believe these reports?
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Catholic Pupils Forced To Ride In Separate School Bus

Catholic Pupils Forced To Ride In Separate School Bus | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The National Secular Society has branded school transport a “a hotbed of separatism and religious discrimination” after Catholic and non-Catholic children were prevented from travelling on the same bus to school.
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Fairground teen starts at Oxford

Fairground teen starts at Oxford | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A teenager from a family of travelling showmen about to start studying at Oxford University says she will never forget her roots.
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Fattest man: Food has absolutely devastated my life

Fattest man: Food has absolutely devastated my life | The Global Village | Scoop.it
UK's fattest man says he sees himself in the mirror and thinks 'Oh my God'.
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Houston Police Officer Shoots Mentally Ill Double Amputee For Threatening Him With A Pen

Houston Police Officer Shoots Mentally Ill Double Amputee For Threatening Him With A Pen | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A police officer in Houston shot and killed a man on Saturday, claiming that the man was threatening them and that he “[f]ear[ed] for his partner’s safety and his own safety” at the time of the shooting.
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Aung San Suu Kyi: 'My regrets'

Aung San Suu Kyi: 'My regrets' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi's 20-year battle for democracy is well documented, but in an interview with the BBC she talks about the human effect on her and her family.
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The art of doing good

The art of doing good | The Global Village | Scoop.it
How do you regenerate a neighbourhood?Exclude politicians, bring in entrepreneurs and ditch those useless liberal myths of equality and fairness, says Andrew Mawson...
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A life below stairs

A life below stairs | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A century ago domestic service was Britain's biggest employer, so why did this change and how many people still work in the industry today?
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The rise of the Maori tribal tattoo

The rise of the Maori tribal tattoo | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Moko - the art of tattoo - has always been part of the Maori world in New Zealand. It is about beauty, and belonging. And it is much more than skin deep.
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Improving Men's Health

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Research has found that the key to improving the health of men in England is through the involvement of big name football clubs.
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Does Your Toddler Tweet? Protecting Young Kids on the Internet | How's Your Family Really Doing?

Does Your Toddler Tweet? Protecting Young Kids on the Internet | How's Your Family Really Doing? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Tips for parents to protect young children from dangers of the Internet.
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Dinners blogger travels to Malawi

Dinners blogger travels to Malawi | The Global Village | Scoop.it
School dinners blogger Martha Payne arrives in Malawi to see how the money she raised for charity is being spent.
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In pictures: Arty artificial limbs

In pictures: Arty artificial limbs | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Prosthetic limbs are usually designed for function rather than beauty - but one American designer is breaking with tradition.
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Mogul's $64m offer to woo daughter

Mogul's $64m offer to woo daughter | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A Hong Kong billionaire has offered HK$64m to the man who can woo and marry his daughter, following reports that she had married her long-term female partner.
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How was your journey to work today? The city with 180km traffic jams

How was your journey to work today? The city with 180km traffic jams | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Driving in Sao Paulo, where queues in the city regularly top 100, is a major headache.
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It happens, I guess... Hospital + Eel = guess the orifice

It happens, I guess... Hospital + Eel = guess the orifice | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Talk about being saved at the eel-eventh hour. A man in Auckland, New Zealand had a rather embarrassing emergency last week when he had to ask doctors to remove an eel from his bottom.
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German Catholics face tax threat

German Catholics face tax threat | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Germany's Roman Catholics are to be denied the right to Holy Communion or religious burial if they stop paying a church tax, under a new decree.
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The things Chinese families own

The things Chinese families own | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Huang Qingjun has spent nearly a decade travelling to remote parts of China to persuade people to carry outside all their household possessions and pose for him.
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Australian church admits abuse

Australian church admits abuse | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The Roman Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria confirms that more than 600 children have been sexually abused by priests since the 1930s.
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Life Expectancy for Less Educated Whites in U.S. Is Shrinking

Life Expectancy for Less Educated Whites in U.S. Is Shrinking | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A long rise in Americans’ life spans has reversed itself for white people who lack high school diplomas, an increasingly troubled group that has lost four years of life expectancy since 1990.
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Law bans cybersex in Philippines

Law bans cybersex in Philippines | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The Philippines outlaws cybersex and online sex video chat, as part of the new Cybercrime Prevention Act...
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Popcorn Lung - Who knew there was such a thing?

Popcorn Lung - Who knew there was such a thing? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A US man diagnosed with "popcorn lung" after inhaling too much of the artificial butter smell of microwave popcorn, has won a $7.2m (£4.4m) verdict.
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