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Apology for China abortion woman

Apology for China abortion woman | The Global Village | Scoop.it
City officials in China apologise to a woman forced to have an abortion and suspend three people after shocking photos sparked outrage.
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The single-mom catastrophe

The single-mom catastrophe | The Global Village | Scoop.it

It seems that we have entered an era where women are to be blamed for everything going wrong.  Too weak in the boardroom, to selfish to look after their men, too man-less to be able to bring up children.  It's hard to believe we have really lived through the second half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st.  Sadder still to read this from a female writer.

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Texas dad beats 4-year-old daughter's alleged attacker to death

Texas dad beats 4-year-old daughter's alleged attacker to death | The Global Village | Scoop.it
HOUSTON -- A central Texas father who told investigators he fatally beat a man he caught molesting his 4-year-old daughter at a horse barn on Saturday has not been charged, authorities said Tuesday.
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Embarrassing parents and the teenage truth

Embarrassing parents and the teenage truth | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The real truth about teenagers is simple, and it's written into the human genome, says Adam Gopnik.
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Spine manipulation 'inadvisable'

Spine manipulation 'inadvisable' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A common chiropractic treatment for neck pain, which involves applying thrusts to the neck area of the spine, should be abandoned, say experts in the BMJ.
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RadFem2012, Gender Identity & Transgender

RadFem2012, Gender Identity & Transgender | The Global Village | Scoop.it

"As a woman who changed her gender role in the 1980s I have become somewhat used to the perennial attacks and pejorative language levelled at people like me who lived in a male gender role .."

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Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way

Have you ever had that experience where everyone is talking but you are clearly too stupid to understand what they mean? Or that some people surround themselves with arcane language to exclude you? Well, here's the antidote..

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Self-drive 'convoy' hits the road

Self-drive 'convoy' hits the road | The Global Village | Scoop.it

This is one of those game-changing developments that will , in years to come be commonplace.  For now it is just one step removed from science fiction - 3 driverless cars following a lead lorry, driving at 85Km/h for 200km.

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Male 'contraceptive gene' found

Male 'contraceptive gene' found | The Global Village | Scoop.it
It may be possible to develop a new form of male contraceptive after researchers in Edinburgh identified a critical gene for the production of healthy sperm.
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Way to go, religion - 'Poison attack' on Afghan girls

Way to go, religion - 'Poison attack' on Afghan girls | The Global Village | Scoop.it
More than 70 girls at a school in north-east Afghanistan fall ill following a suspected poison attack.
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Stolen scrap metal haul recovered

Stolen scrap metal haul recovered | The Global Village | Scoop.it
One of the biggest ever hauls of stolen scrap metal has been recovered by police in London.
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Derek Acorah, whether a charlatan or deluded, should be ashamed.

Derek Acorah, whether a charlatan or deluded, should be ashamed. | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Madeleine McCann probably is dead. It's a sad thing to write down so starkly, but it's likely to be true. Derek Acorah, on the other hand, is definitely a callous self-publicist, and either deluded or a charlatan.
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Africa Beats: Eric Wainaina

Africa Beats: Eric Wainaina | The Global Village | Scoop.it
As part of a series showcasing Africa's musical talent, Kenyan singer Eric Wainaina performs his song Other People's Lives.
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Why does a cabbage cost $28 in Canada?

Why does a cabbage cost $28 in Canada? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Residents of Nunavut, in Canada, have been protesting at the high cost of basic foodstuffs. Why does a cabbage cost so much there?
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2012 Global Peace Index

2012 Global Peace Index | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The Global Peace Index is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness, ranking 158 countries according to 23 indicators of peace. Explore peace around the world with the GPI interactive map.
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The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness | The Global Village | Scoop.it

In this year's OECD global happiness survey, the Danes were ranked as the happiest people on the planet.

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What does it take to run the US's oldest family firm?

What does it take to run the US's oldest family firm? | The Global Village | Scoop.it
A closer look at US cymbal manufacturer Zildjian, which has been a family-run business for almost 400 years.
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Knit artist kits out Gormley men

Knit artist kits out Gormley men | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Two of sculptor Antony Gormley's iron men on Crosby beach in Merseyside are given a multi-coloured cover-up by a guerrilla knitwear artist.
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Another 10 Wacky Festivals from around the World

Another 10 Wacky Festivals from around the World | The Global Village | Scoop.it

From crying babies to bull's testicles, people will celebrate the strangest things.....

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Massive cyber-attack discovered

Massive cyber-attack discovered | The Global Village | Scoop.it

Information Technology has dramaticaly changed the way State can spy upon State.  A cyber-attack which has covertly collected vast amounts of sensitive data from countries like Israel and Iran has been uncovered, Russian researchers say.

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Why the Village is Critical to National Well-being

Why the Village is Critical to National Well-being | The Global Village | Scoop.it

 Visitors to the Solomons always bring baggage with them. I speak not of the luggage we carry off the plane, but the mental baggage we bring when we meet Solomon Islanders for the first time...

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Don't vote Green until they drop the anti-science zealotry

Don't vote Green until they drop the anti-science zealotry | The Global Village | Scoop.it
• Interestingly, the page on which the Green Party's Jenny Jones called for the vandalism of scientific research (linked below) seems to have gone down. Whether that's deliberate or not I don't know.
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Beijing toilets in 'two fly rule'

Beijing toilets in 'two fly rule' | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Beijing authorities set new standards for public toilets, including a stipulation that they should contain no more than two flies.
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Public Vs. Private Morality

Public Vs. Private Morality | The Global Village | Scoop.it

"…America's problem is not a breakdown in private morality; it's a breakdown in public morality. What Americans do in their bedrooms is their own business. "  

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