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The world goes far beyond our doorstep, far beyond our city, far beyond our country. Our world entails the entire planet, and it is imperative to know about different cultures, societies and events happening all around...
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Syrian refugee crisis: why has it become so bad?

Syrian refugee crisis: why has it become so bad? | This is Your World | Scoop.it

An After years of refugees struggling to make their way out of danger, Europe is finally realising the scale of the crisis. We look at why it has taken so long

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An insightful view of the Syrian crisis, the European response and as who is actually putting in the work to take in Syrian refugees.

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Marikana massacre anniversary and neoliberal plunder

Marikana massacre anniversary and neoliberal plunder | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Marikana should be a wake-up call for all of us who wish to see a better world.
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Countries are "abandoning their democratic principles" to favour some elite interests. But that should not be that way, either.

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Are Christians in Sudan facing persecution? - BBC News

Are Christians in Sudan facing persecution? - BBC News | This is Your World | Scoop.it
The trial of two Christian pastors shows that Sudan is still failing to embrace its ethnic and religious diversity, says James Copnall.
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South Sudan's minorities remain persecuted in South Sudan, as world's newest country fails to embrace ethnic and religious diversity.

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What the Complicated Love Lives of Thailand’s Ladyboys Tell Us About Gender

In Thailand, two men falling in love aren’t really gay.
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The interesting relationship between the Thai society and gender. Accepting of homosexuality? Not really. Soft barriers between genders? Yep.

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South Africa faces backlash over xenophobic attacks on migrant workers

South Africa faces backlash over xenophobic attacks on migrant workers | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Protests grow across continent with cars stoned, clashes outside embassies and companies threatened with closure
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Xenophobia is the world's disease

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Top UN Official Says 'Global War on Terror' Is Laying Waste to Human Rights

Top UN Official Says 'Global War on Terror' Is Laying Waste to Human Rights | This is Your World | Scoop.it
The United Nations, which is the legal guardian of scores of human rights treaties banning torture, unlawful imprisonment, degrading treatment of prisoners of war and enforced disappearances, is troubled that an increasing number of countries are justifying violations of U.N. conventions on grounds of fighting terrorism in conflict zones.
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UN´s Human Rights spokesman claims that countries are forgetting about human rights, as they are focusing more on battling terror. He argues that the way to stop terror is not through wars, but through the education of the people.

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The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic

The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Some of these will surprise you.
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The second languages of the countries of the world might even surprise you...

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37 shocking ads that will make you think about the issues of our society. #9 is so true it hurts...

37 shocking ads that will make you think about the issues of our society. #9 is so true it hurts... | This is Your World | Scoop.it
One of the best ways to grab people's attention is shocking them, and these 37 advertisements do it for a good reason: raising awareness for very important issues of our society. While many times t...
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Some of these ads are rally good... Take a look.

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The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry

The shirt on your back: the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry | This is Your World | Scoop.it
How did the clothes you're wearing get to you? Guardian journalists trace the lifecycle of the shirt on your back via the teeming workshops of Dhaka, where labour is cheap, factories are cheaper and just going to work can be fatal
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This is a complete must-see. Awareness must be made around the fact that millions of workers go to work every day in dangerous conditions for a tiny salary.

They are also humans. And they strive to survive.

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Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled

Fake-food scandal revealed as tests show third of products mislabelled | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Consumers are being sold drinks with banned flame-retardant additives, pork in beef, and fake cheese, laboratory tests show
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Watch out what you eat, and what you drink!

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The Racist War on Drugs - YouTube

Don't miss new Big Think videos... subscribe by clicking here: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Ethan Nadlemann argues that the prohibition of countless drugs have consi...
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A different point of view on the war on drugs.

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2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation

2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Learn how foreign aid reduces overpopulation, dependency on aid for impoverished countries, and makes a sustainable future for our planet.
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Bill and Melinda Gates´ annual letter, focused on the "three myths" that get in the way of progress.

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+SocialGood: From Connection to Action - from Social Good Summit NY-English

Social Good Summit NY-English by Mashable on Livestream - Livestream.com
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Very interesting conference at the Social Good Summit. Keep the ideas flowing! Take a look as well at their website:

www.plussocialgood.com

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What you need to know about Eritrea – the Guardian briefing

What you need to know about Eritrea – the Guardian briefing | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Repression, torture and defections in droves – why thousands of refugees are abandoning the small Horn of Africa state every month
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The Guardian investigates Eritrea, trying to find out exactly what is wrong with the so-called 'African North Korea'.

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No sex, drugs or rock’n’roll – a North Korean gap year

No sex, drugs or rock’n’roll – a North Korean gap year | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Alessandro Ford was the first western student to be enrolled at Kim Il-sung University. He tells us about his isolated trip, with only Eminem for company
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North Korea from the eyes of a Western student.

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Curious study calculates the "average" female face for each country

Curious study calculates the "average" female face for each country | This is Your World | Scoop.it
In a recent study, researchers from the Scottish University blended and aligned thousands of photos of women from 40 different countries to calculate the "average" face for each nation. The resulte...
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Study by a Scottish university has 'averaged out' the face of women in 40 countries around the globe. How accurate do you think they are?

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Who is dying in Afghanistan’s 1,000-plus drone strikes? | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Who is dying in Afghanistan’s 1,000-plus drone strikes? | The Bureau of Investigative Journalism | This is Your World | Scoop.it
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This is what seems to go on in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and probably many other places. How to stop this? I wish I knew.

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Parable of the Polygons

Parable of the Polygons | This is Your World | Scoop.it
A playable post on how harmless choices can make a harmful world.
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A super interesting simulation which shows the real extent to which prejudices are a problem and how hard it is to avoid biased neighbourhoods. Real food for thought.

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Exclusive: Scientists tell U.S. - find recipe for Ebola cure in survivors' blood

Exclusive: Scientists tell U.S. - find recipe for Ebola cure in survivors' blood | This is Your World | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of scientists including three Nobel laureates in medicine has proposed that U.S. health officials chart a new path to developing Ebola drugs and vaccines by harnessing antibodies
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The cure to Ebola might come from the blood of all those who survived this deadly disease. Let´s see how that all develops.

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More Than a Number: Violence and Freedom of Expression in Honduras

More Than a Number: Violence and Freedom of Expression in Honduras | This is Your World | Scoop.it
In today's Honduras, the inalienable freedom of expression has been violently repressed in the form of frequent attacks committed against journalists.
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Freedom of expression is being gunned down in Honduras, where 38 journalists have been killed since 2003. The journalists who risk the most are those reporting on drug trafficking and corruption.

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Nigeria is mired in violence and inequality. It's the girls who suffer

Nigeria is mired in violence and inequality. It's the girls who suffer | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Lola Shoneyin: Look one way and my country is booming. Look another and there's poverty and fear – exploited by Boko Haram
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Nigeria. A country of extremes.

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Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ugandan President To Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Members of the party of President Yoweri Museveni have "welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants," tweeted his spokesperson when announcing his decis...
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Is this really the biggest issue that Uganda should be dealing with right now? Is it so extremely important to go against innocent people whose only "fault" is to have a different sexual affinity than the majority of the population? Why not just let people do whatever they choose to do and keep on trying to improve the country where it really needs to be improved?

These kind of dreadful political decisions really horrify and outrage me.

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Mexico's lost daughters: how young women are sold into the sex trade by drug gangs

Mexico's lost daughters: how young women are sold into the sex trade by drug gangs | This is Your World | Scoop.it
When armed men arrive in Mexico's remote villages, mothers hide their daughters – especially the pretty ones. Jennifer Clement hears the distressing stories of the girls and women stolen by drug cartels to be trafficked for sex
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You know how dire a person´s situation is when she commits crimes in order to go back to jail and be safe.

Horrifying story of what happens to young girls in Mexico.

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Kiev becomes a battle zone as Ukraine protests turn fatal

Kiev becomes a battle zone as Ukraine protests turn fatal | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Deaths of at least three demonstrators come as businesses near protest hub reportedly ordered to close
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Meanwhile, in Ukraine the battle rages on,

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10 of the Most Common Surnames in the World.

10 of the Most Common Surnames in the World. | This is Your World | Scoop.it
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This list gives us an idea of where the bulk of the human population is located.

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