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Economy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Economy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canada has the eleventh (nominal) or 14th-largest (PPP) economy in the world (measured in US dollars at market exchange rates), is one of the world's wealthiest nations, and is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Group of Seven (G7).

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Kenya Struggles Over Best Response to University Attack

Kenya Struggles Over Best Response to University Attack | Asia | Scoop.it
Opposition leaders demanded that troops be pulled from Somalia and accused the president of trying to emasculate the judiciary by flouting a court order and calling up 10,000 police recruits.
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Liberia: 'Don't Fear' - Amid Religious Tension, Rep. Fofana Urges Calm

Liberia: 'Don't Fear' - Amid Religious Tension, Rep. Fofana Urges Calm | Asia | Scoop.it
Lofa County District #4 Representative Mariamu Fofana has called on Liberians, especially the Muslims community, not to panic because someone is trying to hinder their religious rights. Fofana's comments come in the wake of series of protest that characterized the start of the National Constitution Review conference, which is being held in Gbarnga, Bong County.
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Africa: Has Terrorism Stepped Into Africa's Political Void?

Africa: Has Terrorism Stepped Into Africa's Political Void? | Asia | Scoop.it
Western countries have relied heavily on military force in their purported war against terrorism, but the root causes of the proliferation of terrorist activity will not be addressed solely by military means. Social, political and economic factors need attention.
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News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel

News analysis: Crises with Turkey and Egypt signal political tsunami for Israel | Asia | Scoop.it
The political crisis has become a reality well before the Palestinians declare their independent state, writes Haaretz editor-in-chief Aluf Benn, leaving Israel isolated in facing Iran, Turkey and Egypt.

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Japan 'to teach territorial claims'

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Japan's Education Ministry says it is revising teaching manuals for schools to set out its ownership of disputed islands.

Minister Hakubun Shimomura said Japan wanted to teach its children "about integral parts of its territory".

The disputed territory includes islands in the East China Sea controlled by Japan but also claimed by China, and islands controlled by South Korea.

The disputes have caused tension between Japan and the two countries.

'Natural to teach'

The revision approved by the Education Ministry will affect history and geography classes in junior and senior high schools.

It will say that islands in the East China Sea, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, and the South Korea-controlled Dokdo islands, known as Takeshima in Japan, are "integral parts of Japanese territory".

"From the educational point of view, it is natural for a state to teach its children about integral parts of its own territory," Mr Shimomura said.

He added that "with the co-operation of our Foreign Ministry, we will explain the country's position to our neighbours".

South Korea has protested the move, with officials calling the meaning of the revision a "very serious" matter, says Yonhap news agency.

Seoul also planned to summon the Japanese ambassador to South Korea to lodge a complaint, Yonhap added.

The disputed islands have long been an issue in diplomatic relations between Japan and its neighbours.

The territory disputed with South Korea, which North Korea also claims, covers a small area but provides good fishing grounds.

The row has also come to symbolise historical grievances founded in Japan's colonisation of the Korean peninsula.

Meanwhile, the islands at the heart of the row with China lie in the East China Sea. Controlled by Japan, they are also claimed by Taiwan.

Tensions rose significantly in 2012 after the Japanese government bought three of the islands from their private Japanese owner.

Since then, Chinese ships have been sailing in and out of what Japan says are its territorial waters.

China has also declared an Air Defence Identification Zone over the islands - meaning it requires all aircraft flying through the zone to follow certain rules - a move roundly criticised by Japan and the US.


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andrew desrochers's curator insight, October 28, 2014 2:51 PM

These islands are between ownership of china and japan, many disputes trying to decide who they belong to. What islands should go to which country based on geography? Why would china and japan need this land?

Jake Clay's curator insight, October 29, 2014 3:03 PM

Area/Geography EQ:  How do you think Japan could benefit from teaching younger generations about territorial claims?

윤지현's curator insight, November 7, 2014 9:23 PM

Dokdo is absolutely Korean territory. Although I am an ordinary high school student now, I know that fact and all of Korean know that. And I will do effort to annnounce this fact.

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China's Role in the Global Economy | Centre for International Governance Innovation

China's Role in the Global Economy | Centre for International Governance Innovation | Asia | Scoop.it
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The three-year battle for China’s new environmental law

The three-year battle for China’s new environmental law | Asia | Scoop.it
The Environmental Protection Law provides the authorities with powerful instruments to lead China into a cleaner future
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Higher education and Africa’s social and political progress - University World News

Higher education and Africa’s social and political progress - University World News | Asia | Scoop.it
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Economic outlook for Africa remains promising: Zuma - Global Times

Despite the economic turbulence affecting the global economy, the economic outlook for Africa remains promising, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.
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Economy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Economy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canada has the eleventh (nominal) or 14th-largest (PPP) economy in the world (measured in US dollars at market exchange rates), is one of the world's wealthiest nations, and is a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Group of Seven (G7).

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N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects special forces unit

N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects special forces unit | Asia | Scoop.it

The importance of nK SOF to the Regime might be illustrated here. Excerpt: The visit occurred Friday, with the North's official news wire service stressing there was "profound meaning" in Kim checking of the unit, although it did not elaborate on details. So does that mean the next provocation will be conducted by nK SOF? But this excerpt from Adrian Buzo's book, Guerrilla Dynasty, helps to explain the reason for the emphasis on SOF and the reason for the "profound meaning" of the visit (and also explains a lot about nK culture): In the course of this struggle against factional opponents, for the first time Kim began to emphasize nationalism as a means of rallying the population to the enormous sacrifices needed for post-war recovery. This was a nationalism that first took shape in the environment of the anti-Japanese guerrilla movement and developed into a creed through the destruction of both the non-Communist nationalist forces and much of the leftist intellectual tradition of the domestic Communists. Kim’s nationalism did not draw inspiration from Korean history, nor did it dwell on past cultural achievements, for the serious study of history and traditional culture soon effectively ceased in the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea]. Rather, DPRK nationalism drew inspiration from the Spartan outlook of the former Manchurian guerrillas. It was a harsh nationalism that dwelt on past wrongs and promises of retribution for “national traitors” and their foreign backers. DPRK nationalism stressed the “purity” of all things Korean against the “contamination” of foreign ideas, and inculcated in the population a sense of fear and animosity toward the outside world. Above all, DPRK nationalism stressed that the guerrilla ethos was not only the supreme, but also the only legitimate basis on which to reconstitute a reunified Korea. (emphasis added)


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Disabled children's welfare hangs between bureaucratic snags

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Disabled children's welfare hangs between bureaucratic snags

 

Press Trust of India / Mumbai September 16, 2012, 15:16

 

The welfare of handicapped children in Maharashtra has been caught in bureaucratic hurdles between the state social justice and women and child welfare departments for controlling the shelter homes.Social Justice Ministry was the parent department to handle the welfare of handicapped children under the provisions of Persons With Disabilities (equal opportunities, protection of rights and full participation) Act, 1995.

After the new department of women and child welfare was carved out of social justice, welfare and protection of disabled children was allocated to it in the early 1990s.

 

In May this year, during a meeting with the state finance and women and child welfare secretaries, a decision was taken by then Chief Secretary Ratnakar Gaikwad that 26 handicapped children shelter homes with the women and child welfare will be transferred to the social justice department.

The Union Women and Child Welfare Ministry has decided that since disabled children will be looked under provisions of Persons with Disabilities Act, grants would not be provided under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS), sources said.

Officials said the decision was taken because women and child welfare department did not have experts to deal with issues related to disabled children, while social justice department had a separate handicapped welfare commissionarate.

However, the state social justice department objected to the decision since the government resolution (GR) was issued without informing the concerned minister.

The department wanted the GR to be scrapped and proposed a meeting between ministers of the two departments before taking a final decision. However, the women and child welfare ministry has said the decision had been taken with approval from Chief Minister.

On the ICPS grants, officials said even though the shelter homes for handicapped children have been transferred to the social justice department, the actual implementation will take time because few policy decisions are necessary.

Due to the delay in implementation, the ICPS grants from June 1 to November 30, 2012 should be given, officials demanded.


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Soft power can win fight against cults|Comment|chinadaily.com.cn

Soft power can win fight against cults|Comment|chinadaily.com.cn | Asia | Scoop.it
The May 28 tragedy in Zhaoyuan, Shandong province, in which six Church of the Almighty God followers beat a woman to death, has highlighted the harmful consequences of destructive cults in China and prompted the Ministry of Public Security to announce a crackdown on cults.
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