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Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed | This is Your World | Scoop.it
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five
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One of the main goals of life is not regretting anything when you´re about to say bye... Make sure to enjoy your life to the maximum

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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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German volunteers launch online phrasebook for refugees

German volunteers launch online phrasebook for refugees | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Guide translates essential phrases such as ‘transit camp’ or ‘we need to sleep’ into about 30 languages
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Insightful idea.

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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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Why are Uganda's schools disappearing?

Why are Uganda's schools disappearing? | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Government investigators claim land ministries are giving public school land to private developers.
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Money versus education... The former just must not win. But there in Uganda it sadly is.

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What’s across the ocean from you when you’re at the beach, in 7 fascinating maps

What’s across the ocean from you when you’re at the beach, in 7 fascinating maps | This is Your World | Scoop.it

 youIf you’re on the beach, these maps show you what’s across the ocean around the world

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What's ahead of you when you're hanging at the beach?

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Startup Funding Raised per Capita in Europe [Map]

Startup Funding Raised per Capita in Europe [Map] | This is Your World | Scoop.it
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Thinking about moving your start-up somewhere else or looking for the perfect place to build one in? Use this map to help you... The UK seems to be the safest bet.

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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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La Unión Europea pierde brillo para los inmigrantes de Latinoamérica

La Unión Europea pierde brillo para los inmigrantes de Latinoamérica | This is Your World | Scoop.it
El flujo de inmigrantes europeos en Sudamérica aumenta por sexto año consecutivo y supera al de latinoamericanos en Europa
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Giro de 180 grados en las relaciones de migración entre Latinoamérica y la Unión Europea; sobre todo, para España.

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A Reason to Smile on April 15

A Reason to Smile on April 15 | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Use this calculator to see how many lives your income taxes will save. It’s probably more than you think.
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If you are American, this is where your taxes are going.

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Two days of earthquakes have set Nepal’s economy back by more than a decade

Two days of earthquakes have set Nepal’s economy back by more than a decade | This is Your World | Scoop.it
The quakes have destroyed 50 years of infrastructure.
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It really IS a pity that developing countries suffer strikes of bad luck like this... Now let us rebuild Nepal stronger than ever.

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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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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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Baghdad residents celebrate lifting of curfew, despite rash of bombings

Baghdad residents celebrate lifting of curfew, despite rash of bombings | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Four bombs go off around city, killing more than 30, but that did not deter the celebrations come midnight.
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Suicide bombings around the city of Baghdad does not stop Iraqis from celebrating that the 10-year old curfew imposed first by the USA has finally come to an end. It is dangerous, but people need also some time to enjoy themselves.

 

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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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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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Startling gun violence fact: Suicide is more likely than homicide

Startling gun violence fact: Suicide is more likely than homicide | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Americans are nearly twice as likely to die from suicide by firearm as they are to be killed by someone else with a firearm.
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Why are guns so dangerous? The answer might be because they make suicide easier.

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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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Pay with blood: Transylvanian festival offers ticket discount for donors

Pay with blood: Transylvanian festival offers ticket discount for donors | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Romanian music event teams up with blood transfusion centre in bid to fight country’s shortage of blood donations
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Transylvania lives up to its myth by offering discounts to all festival attendees who donate blood... Sleek way to have people donate blood!

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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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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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What We’re Getting Wrong About Baltimore

What We're Getting Wrong About Baltimore - Matter - Medium

IThe reality of the peace-to-violence ratio.

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It´s always crucial to see both sides.

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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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FBI admits forensic evidence errors in hundreds of cases

FBI admits forensic evidence errors in hundreds of cases | This is Your World | Scoop.it
The FBI admits "errors" over many years in evidence provided by its forensics lab to US courts to secure convictions, including in death penalty cases.
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Science is not perfect, either. And, as such, it is not 100% safe to use it to decide upon the fate of an individual...

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African-Americans With College Degrees Are Twice As Likely to Be Unemployed as Other Graduates

African-Americans With College Degrees Are Twice As Likely to Be Unemployed as Other Graduates | This is Your World | Scoop.it
A new study finds that 12.4 percent of black college graduates were unemployed. For all college graduates, the unemployment rate stood at just 5.6 percent.
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This is the raw and wicked truth...

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ISIS and the Logic of Shock

ISIS and the Logic of Shock | This is Your World | Scoop.it
Why each Islamic State video is more horrifying than the last
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The disgusting way in which terrorism groups advertise themselves.

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