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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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Meanwhile, in Essex....

Meanwhile, in Essex.... | The Global Village | Scoop.it

A brand new scarf, lost in Brentwood, was found in the high street by two shoppers.The flecked-coloured alpaca scarf, made in Peru with a Suri label, was found in a plastic bag at around midday

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Quiet at the back: classrooms around the world – in pictures

Quiet at the back: classrooms around the world – in pictures | The Global Village | Scoop.it
From the Russian pupils in Prada to the Nigerian children who sit four to a desk, photographer Julian Germain takes us on a journey around the world's classrooms...
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Scientologists 'in movie dispute'

Scientologists 'in movie dispute' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Scientologists applied "lots of pressure" to derail the movie The Master, which was inspired by the religion's founder, film-makers claim.
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Kabul's fallen skateboard fanatics

Kabul's fallen skateboard fanatics | The Global Village | Scoop.it
At a skatepark in the Afghan capital, Quentin Sommerville hears the stories of the street children whose lives and talents were cut short by a suicide bomber.
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Why I secretly recorded my life

Why I secretly recorded my life | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Radio producer David Weinberg explains why he became obsessed with recording his life in secret - and what happened when he confessed.
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Our children go hungry for want of Tory compassion

Our children go hungry for want of Tory compassion | The Global Village | Scoop.it

"A Briton who hasn't eaten for 3 days is no different to an African who hasn't eaten for 3 days."  Simple truths that Conservative MPs and voters are failing (or willfully refusing) to acknowledge.  When 'Food banks are expanding faster than Tesco..' any civilised company would take urgent, compassionate steps.  Instead, we rely on charities to do the work that government shuld be doing and then we watch as the Conservative idealogues spit in the faces of the poor and needy.  Dickens wouldn't have written it because it is too far fetched and too cruel.

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Five Minutes With: Ben Goldacre

Five Minutes With: Ben Goldacre | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Author and broadcaster Dr Ben Goldacre talks to Matthew Stadlen about "bad science", dealing with critics, the importance of randomised trials, whether God exists and Twitter...
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The village where people have dementia – and fun

The village where people have dementia – and fun | The Global Village | Scoop.it
How is society to look after the ever-growing number of people with dementia?
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The far-right skinheads of Russia

The far-right skinheads of Russia | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Tom Esslemont meets the ultra-nationalist Russians accusing President Vladimir Putin of allowing illegal immigration to rise unchecked.
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Atos benefit appeal woman dies

Atos benefit appeal woman dies | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A cancer sufferer, who had her benefits cut by government officials who said she was fit to work, has died.
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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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Malaysia holds seminars to help teachers spot 'gay children'

Malaysia holds seminars to help teachers spot 'gay children' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Light-coloured clothes and large handbags for boys listed as signs, as government forges ahead with anti-gay agenda...
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Disabled people suffer crime rise

Disabled people suffer crime rise | The Global Village | Scoop.it
There has been a rise in hate crimes against disabled people, police figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland show.
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Chief Rabbi and atheist to debate

Chief Rabbi and atheist to debate | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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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BBC News - Five Minutes With: Professor Brian Cox

BBC News - Five Minutes With: Professor Brian Cox | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Physicist and presenter Professor Brian Cox talks to Matt Stadlen about working on the Large Hadron Collider, his science heroes, how his taste in music is ageing, and he gives a beginner's guide to the Big Bang.
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World's richest woman calls for wage cut

World's richest woman calls for wage cut | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has criticised her country's economic performance and said Africans willing to work for $2 a day should be an inspiration.
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Women are 'destroying the joint'

Women are 'destroying the joint' | The Global Village | Scoop.it

It would be nice to be able to say that mysoginism had sunk to a new low, but the truth is that this is just another example of the same old same old.  Australian broadcaster Alan Jones today accused women of "destroying the joint" as he widened his attack on Julia Gillard to take in other female public figures.

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Police raids target 'slum landlords'

Police raids target 'slum landlords' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Ministers have vowed to crackdown on rogue landlords who illegally house people in converted substandard outbuildings.
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