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Catholicism’s Latin American Problem | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Catholicism’s Latin American Problem | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views | Asia | Scoop.it
Catholicism’s Latin American Problem Those interested in reviving Catholicism’s saliency in everyday life in Latin America should consider how they can make Christ front-and-center of their social outreach Dr. Samuel Gregg
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RELIGION: How does Mexico's main religion influence their culture?

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Australia Experiences Unusual Spider Rain

Australia Experiences Unusual Spider Rain | Asia | Scoop.it
Goulburn is not the place to live if you have arachnophobia. This town in New South Wales recently experienced a phenomenon known as spider rain.
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GEOGRAPHY: Are you afraid of spiders? What would you do if we had this here?

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Social media project could help in battle against youth suicide in Australia

Social media project could help in battle against youth suicide in Australia | Asia | Scoop.it
A RESEARCH project that monitors the text messages and social media postings of United States war veterans is being considered for use on Australian youths at risk of suicide.
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SOCIAL: What kind of impact does social media have on teenagers across the world?

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Australia’s Scrapped Iron-Ore Inquiry Fires Up Debate Over Output

Australia’s Scrapped Iron-Ore Inquiry Fires Up Debate Over Output | Asia | Scoop.it
The Australian government’s decision to reject an inquiry into the iron-ore market capped a tumultuous week during which a bitter debate over the industry’s relentless output expansion, despite sinking prices, has dominated the national discourse.
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ECONOMIC: Imagine what could happen if Australia were to lose it's mining industry.

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What do some Afro-Brazilian religions actually believe?

What do some Afro-Brazilian religions actually believe? | Asia | Scoop.it
Candomblé is a religion like any other, with its own rules, hierarchies and sense of the spiritual.
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RELIGION: Compare/Contrast USA religion & Brazil religion.

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PERU: Rural Education Reflects Ethnic, Socioeconomic Inequalities | Inter Press Service

PERU: Rural Education Reflects Ethnic, Socioeconomic Inequalities | Inter Press Service | Asia | Scoop.it
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INTELLECTUAL: What is the best way to improve education and keep it equal for everyone?

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Bachelet admits not acting quicker to address political scandals

Bachelet admits not acting quicker to address political scandals | Asia | Scoop.it
Chile's President Michelle Bachelet expressed regret for not having acted quicker and more aggressively to address a raft of political scandals that have alienated voters and dragged her popularity to an historic low
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POLITICAL: What is a political scandal? How can it be avoided?

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South Africa: Social Cohesion Summit Tackles Racism

South Africa: Social Cohesion Summit Tackles Racism | Asia | Scoop.it
Pretoria - Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for a programme aimed at ending racism in the country.
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SOCIAL: how does racism affect the economy and way of life?

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Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype | Asia | Scoop.it
Ethiopia, with a booming economy, is charting a new course with massive projects, shedding the famine stereotype.
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ECONOMIC: since Britain is Ethiopia's financial aid, how do you think they would react if ethiopia's economy were to plummet?

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Bye bye East Africa - the African continent is splitting in two and won't have its Horn

Bye bye East Africa - the African continent is splitting in two and won't have its Horn | Asia | Scoop.it
It's happening at a faster rate than expected...but it won't be tomorrow.
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GEOGRAPHY: if this happens, which side would you want to be on? (Think about which countries are where and where natural supplies are)

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Avalanches kill ten after heavy snow in the Alps | The Times

Avalanches kill ten after heavy snow in the Alps | The Times | Asia | Scoop.it
Ten people died in avalanches on the deadliest day of the Alps ski season, despite warnings of the dangerous conditions off-piste
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AREA: What safety precautions can citizens take to be safer on mountains?

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For the third time in a century, America will have to ride to Europe's rescue

For the third time in a century, America will have to ride to Europe's rescue | Asia | Scoop.it
From the sidelines, the US is watching the unfolding Greek tragedy with growing horror. It must stand ready to assist as the euro breaks apart
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SOCIAL: How do you think the Greek people feel about America's assistance?

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Greece Is Playing Economic Chicken With the Rest of Europe | VICE News

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made it clear that he won't back down from reversing austerity measures, raising the possibility of a new Eurozone crisis.
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ECONOMIC: If you were a representative for the EU, how would you feel about Greece?

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A strong voice challenges an anchor on the Canadian economy

A strong voice challenges an anchor on the Canadian economy | Asia | Scoop.it
Former PM Brian Mulroney pushing for end to protectionist system that controls how dairy, eggs and chicken are priced
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ECONOMIC: Predict what the Canadian economy could look like in a few months.

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Australia considering "jihadi watch" programme in schools

Australia considering "jihadi watch" programme in schools | Asia | Scoop.it
Australian govt set to introduce new counter-terrorism citizenship changes.
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INTELLECTUAL: Is this something that should be adopted by more schools to keep people safe?
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Australia to Revoke Citizenship of Australian-Born Jihadis - Breitbart

Australia to Revoke Citizenship of Australian-Born Jihadis - Breitbart | Asia | Scoop.it
  AP– Australia plans to strip citizenship from Australian-born children of immigrants who become Islamic State fighters in its crackdown on homegrown jihadis, a minister said on Thursday. The government wants to change the Citizenship Act to make fighting for
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RELIGION: If you were in charge of the Australian police force, how would you treat this situation with ISIS?

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Australia Budget 2015: A political budget that still leaves everything to chance

Australia Budget 2015: A political budget that still leaves everything to chance | Asia | Scoop.it
Warwick McKibbin discusses how the 2015 Australian budget does little economic damage and has some good aspects especially for small business which is a key driver of growth in the Australian economy, but like Labor budgets in previous years, it takes a big bet on a future that might not eventuate.
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POLITICAL: Do you think Australia will be able to follow the budget? Should other countries join in on the spending restraint?

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Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large

Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large | Asia | Scoop.it
Pollution in Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing and windsurfing contests are scheduled to be held, is so bad that competitors have described it as an ‘open sewer’
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AREA/GEOG: List five effects of a drought.

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Argentina's Largest Local Social Network Taringa Adds Bitcoin

Argentina's Largest Local Social Network Taringa Adds Bitcoin | Asia | Scoop.it
Argentinean social network Taringa will tip its content creators in bitcoin following a partnership with wallet and custodial service provider Xapo.
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SOCIAL: What is bitcoin? Should the USA social networks also adopt it?

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Brazil’s State Oil Company Takes Massive Loss From Corruption

Brazil’s State Oil Company Takes Massive Loss From Corruption | Asia | Scoop.it
Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Brasileiro SA, has reported a huge loss for 2014, driven in part by a massive charge against earnings due to corruption.

And the Petrobras scandal ha...
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Liberia: Gender Ministry Prioritizes Education of Girls

Liberia: Gender Ministry Prioritizes Education of Girls | Asia | Scoop.it
Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan Cassell has said girls' education remains one of the top priorities of the Ministry to empower girls to contribute to national development.
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INTELLECTUAL: how can women help the economy in Liberia?

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Egypt’s Sisi again calls for ‘religious revolution’

Egypt’s Sisi again calls for ‘religious revolution’ | Asia | Scoop.it
Sisi also called for countering “extremist” views and erroneous religious beliefs, adding that the Islamic value of tolerance must be promoted.
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RELIGION: considering the current religious rivalries, could a revolution help?

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In Nigeria: Political Tension Between Nigerian Parties Ahead Of Governor Elections

In Nigeria: Political Tension Between Nigerian Parties Ahead Of Governor Elections | Asia | Scoop.it
“Political tension” has taken place between Nigeria’s ruling party and the opposite ahead of the April 11 elections for state governors.
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POLITICAL: what can Nigeria do to try to ease the tension?

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The forgotten history of Christianity

The forgotten history of Christianity | Asia | Scoop.it
At one time there were probably as many Christians in Asia as in Europe - this, says former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, has been forgotten.
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INTELLECTUAL: Has Europe's education completely forgotten about Christian history?

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In Europe, parents' dismay as Syria jihad lures troubled teens

In Europe, parents' dismay as Syria jihad lures troubled teens | Asia | Scoop.it
As Belgium braces for a verdict in Europe's biggest trial of those accused of fostering Islamist violence in Syria, much attention is on poor Muslim immigrant communities' struggle in a region blighted by youth unemployment.
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RELIGION: What could Europe do to try and stop teens from going the jihad?

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