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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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'Church tried to turn me straight'

'Church tried to turn me straight' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Meet the man who spent $30,000 trying to be straight...
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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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Why British police don’t have guns

Why British police don’t have guns | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The deaths of two female police constables have brought into focus the unarmed status of most British police. Why does Britain hold firm against issuing guns to officers on the beat?
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Teenager died in agony because his faith healer parents refused to take him to hospital - Parentdish

Teenager died in agony because his faith healer parents refused to take him to hospital - Parentdish | The Global Village | Scoop.it

let's put an end to this stupid fundamentalism

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When bowls and tennis were banned

When bowls and tennis were banned | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Warwickshire's Manorial Documents Register shows how tennis and bowls were banned for "social control".
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Arsenic, cadmium and dying farmers

Arsenic, cadmium and dying farmers | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Thousands of Sri Lankans have been struck by a deadly form of kidney disease. A new study points to a likely cause - pesticides and fertilisers.
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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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The 'first true scientist'

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"(Isaac) Newton himself stood on the shoulders of a giant who lived 700 years earlier."

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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

Improving Men's Health | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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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Ageing China: Changes and challenges

Ageing China: Changes and challenges | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Interactive look at China's changing population structure and the challenges facing the younger generations.
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How adult adoptions bolster family firms

How adult adoptions bolster family firms | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Japan has the world's second highest adoption rate of more than 80,000 a year ...... but most are adult men in their 20s and 30s.

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If you think we're fat now, wait till 2030

If you think we're fat now, wait till 2030 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Think Americans are fat now? After all, a third of us are overweight and another 35 percent are obese. But a report out Tuesday projects 44 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030.
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