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900-year-old stone kingdom: The breathtaking ruins of Great Zimbabwe

900-year-old stone kingdom: The breathtaking ruins of Great Zimbabwe | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
In a landscape of giant boulders is the ruined town of Great Zimbabwe. It's part of a kingdom that flourished almost 1,000 years ago, and a bridge to the past.
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Area/Geography: Why/how does this stone ruin The Great Zimbabwe? Can this problem be resolved?

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Religious Violence Is Out of Control in the Central African Republic - US News

Religious Violence Is Out of Control in the Central African Republic - US News | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
The Central African Republic has become a hotbed of 'ethnic-religious cleansing.'
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Religion: An odd break out in Central African Republic, it is most often that the Muslim are after the Christians. But there was a change, Christian militias are attacking the Muslims .

EQ: how do you think  this will change the country as a whole? Could it cause conflicts between other religions? Why or why not? 

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How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight

How Nigeria Became Africa's Largest Economy Overnight | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
Does the continent's most-populous country deserve its new title?
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Economic: Nigeria's economy increased overnight. Racking up billions of dollars. The greatest economy that they have ever been in. 

EQ: how do you think this will change Nigeria and the people in it?

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Mormon Church's human rights complaint rejected by European judges - Telegraph

Mormon Church's human rights complaint rejected by European judges - Telegraph | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
The Mormon Church complain that forcing them to pay local property taxes on their temple is religious discrimination
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Religion: the church is complaining that they have to pay taxes on english temples. Also the public isnt allowed to go in the temples. So there is some conflict with the givernment and the mormon church.

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Who is exceeding their powers?

Who is exceeding their powers? | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
THE turning-point in the euro crisis came when the European Central Bank (ECB) pledged in September 2012 to make if necessary unlimited purchases of government...
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we choose this for political  because it talks about the money issues with euros and explains what is going on in that country.

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Sochi 2014: First impressions of Russia's grand Winter Olympics plan

Sochi 2014: First impressions of Russia's grand Winter Olympics plan | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it

In the months leading up to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics the story of Sochi, the stage for one of the world's biggest sporting extravaganzas, has evolved into a distinctly negative narrative: security threats."

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We chose this website for 'social' because Sochi 2014 Olympics was all everyone talked about. EQ:what are your thoughts on the olympics?

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Unemployment marks the divide between France and Germany

Unemployment marks the divide between France and Germany | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
As unemployment rates are increasing in France while decreasing in Germany,
the French government could hire a German advisor to remedy the
situation, EurActiv France reports [1].


[1] http://www.euractiv.fr/
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we choose this for economic because its talks about how France is increasing in unemployment and that they may be asking Germany's advisor to help with the situation.

 

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Our natural environment | australia.gov.au

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I chose this website for area/geography because its about Australia's natural environment 

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Welcome to the Group of Eight

Welcome to the Group of Eight | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
Description
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I chose this website for intellectual/arts because its about the education on Australia

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Australia must diversify economy: report

Australia must diversify economy: report | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
FIVE "super growth" industries could boost the national economy by $250 billion over the next 20 years.
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I chose this for economy because its a big boost on their economy.

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Slavery & Pre-Colonial Social Structure in Africa

Slavery & Pre-Colonial Social Structure in Africa | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
Kinship ties were derived from consanguinity, marriage or adoption. Slaves were often integrated into the kin of their owners either by adoption or marriage.
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If you had the chance to get rid of slavery would you do it? Why or why not?

 

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Art of Ancient Africa - Boundless Open Textbook

Art of Ancient Africa - Boundless Open Textbook | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
African art is characterized by emphasis on the human figure, sculpture, performance art, and nonlinear scaling. Read more about art of ancient africa in the Boundless open textbook.
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Most african artist choose 3 dimensional art over 2 dimensional. Why do you think that? What do you think about their art? Is it a big part of their culture now?
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Africa - World News - Politics, Health & Culture - Headlines from South, West & East Africa - NBCNews.com| NBC News

Africa - World News - Politics, Health & Culture - Headlines from South, West & East Africa - NBCNews.com| NBC News | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
From Cape Town to Dakar, the latest news, features, video, and photojournalism from msnbc.com and its partners, including NBC News, Newsweek, Washington Post, the Associated Press and Reuters. To get beyond the headlines and learn more about sub-Saharan Africa, click here.
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Political: President Mandela of South Africa provides 41 million dollars for  families and schools. After he died he left I behind to the 3 wives he's had to handle the money. 

EQ: what do you think the left over money should be used for?

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U.K. Equality Laws Trump Personal Religious Beliefs

U.K. Equality Laws Trump Personal Religious Beliefs | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
By Trevor GrundyReligion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (Jan. 15) ruled that equality laws trump personal religious beliefs, rejecting three of four appeals filed by British Christians who were fired or disciplined for expressing religious beliefs in the workplace. In what lawyers describe as "landmark rulings," the court in Strasbourg, France, ruled that employers did not violate the religious rights of a registrar who refused to officiate for the civil partnership of a same-sex couple or of a counselor who was unwilling to offer sex therapy for gays. Europe's highest human rights court also rejected an appeal by a nurse whose hospital barred her from wearing a cross around her neck because it was a health hazard. But in a fourth case, a British Airways clerk who was suspended for wearing a cross necklace on the job won her appeal and was awarded damages. Nadia Eweida took the airline to an employment tribunal after claiming religious discrimination; British Airways maintained the cross was a breach of company uniform codes. In Britain, her case was rejected by the employment tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, but the European judges ruled in her favor. "Delighted that principle of wearing religious symbols at work has been upheld -- people shouldn't suffer discrimination due to religious beliefs," British Prime Minister David Cameron responded on Twitter. The court rejected three other cases: Nurse Shirley Chaplin, who was switched to a desk job after she refused to remove a crucifix that she wore with her uniform; marriage counselor Gary McFarlane, who was sacked for saying he might object to offering sex therapy to homosexuals; and registrar Lillian Ladele, who was disciplined when she refused to conduct same-sex civil partnership ceremonies. Shami Chakrambarti, director of the human rights group Liberty said: "Today's judgment is an excellent result for equal treatment, religious freedom and common sense.
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we choose this for religion because it talks about how the UK is firing people because they are talking about there religion in the workplace.

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Roman Achievements

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We chose this website for 'intellectual' because the Roman's have many great achievements and is part of history. EQ: What is your opinion on all this since we still use today's century?

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Europe Storm 2014: Britain, France Lashed By High Winds, Waves and Tides - wunderground.com

Europe Storm 2014: Britain, France Lashed By High Winds, Waves and Tides - wunderground.com | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
Yet another major weather event is unfolding in Europe, where a huge storm is bearing down on Britain and France.
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We chose this for geography because it shows what kind of environment it is in Europe. This storm hit in the UK and France, where else do you think it would hit this winter?

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Social issues | australia.gov.au

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We choose this because it explains all of the social issues going on in Australia And the problems they are facing. 

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Australian Census Religion - .id

Australian Census Religion tends to prompt a lot of discussion around the time of Census, though it has only one of 51 questions asked. Find census results about Australian religions here.
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We choose the australian census because it compares of what the most popular religions are and which ones are the least. 

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Australian politics | World news | The Guardian

Australian politics | World news | The Guardian | Europe, Australia, Africa | Scoop.it
Latest news and comment on Australian politics from the Guardian
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We choose this because it talks a lot about the politics in Australia. it also states the new leader, new rules, and people's opinion on Australia's sentencing, 

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