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Full Pundit: What have we learned from the Montreal Massacre?

Full Pundit: What have we learned from the Montreal Massacre? | ASIA | Scoop.it
Fewer women are being murdered. Fewer women are reporting spousal violence. Crime is at an all-time low. But to read some of the headlines, you'd think society had made no progress at all since 1989.
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What has caused the attitude towards women in Canada to change? Why do you think it has taken this long for Canada to adapt to something that the US had years ago?

 

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Australian rugby in crisis

Australian rugby in crisis | ASIA | Scoop.it
Rugby is flagging in popularity in Australia among the major codes, the ARU is losing money, and stacks of players are eyeing offshore deals, writes Wynne Gray.
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What is happening in the ARU? Why do you think that is?

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Geography of Australia

Geography of Australia | ASIA | Scoop.it
Australia comprises a land area of almost 7.7 million square kilometres (sq km). The bulk of the Australian land mass lies between latitudes 10 degrees 41 minutes (10° 41') south
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How big is Australia compared to other continents? How does this affect their economy and government?

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Latin America Makes Progress on Intellectual Property Rights - Nearshore Americas | The New Axis of Outsourcing

Latin America Makes Progress on Intellectual Property Rights - Nearshore Americas | The New Axis of Outsourcing | ASIA | Scoop.it
By Dan Berthiaume Latin America has (unfairly, in many cases) gained a reputation in the popular imagination as a “Wild West” kind of place with few rules or regulations. But in fact, the region is making great strides in applying commonly accepted rules of law, especially when it comes to intellectual property rights and software piracy. Roger Correa, Compliance Marketing ...
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What approach would you take on Latin Americans rights? Did it change after reading this article?

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Latin America's political right in decline as leftist governments move to middle

Latin America's political right in decline as leftist governments move to middle | ASIA | Scoop.it
Regional summit in Cuba points to a geopolitical realignment as US diplomatic attention is largely focused elsewhere
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Explain why Latin American governments are moving from leftist to the middle.  Why do you think this is happening?

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The new drug warriors

The new drug warriors | ASIA | Scoop.it
THE war on drugs, it seems, is edging towards a truce. Half of Americans want to lift the ban on cannabis, the world’s favourite illicit drug. Four states have...
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Because of the worlds recent problem with heroin, what would you do in to convince people in south america to stay away from it?

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South Africa arrests over xenophobic attacks in Durban

South Africa arrests over xenophobic attacks in Durban | ASIA | Scoop.it
South African police arrest 17 people and open murder cases after attacks in Durban on foreign nationals, mainly from DR Congo.
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If you lived in South Africa would you feel worried?

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Well below par

Well below par | ASIA | Scoop.it
WHEN the price of oil tumbles, you should worry about a country that relies on the stuff for 75% of government revenue and 95% of exports. That country is Nigeria,...
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If you were in the situation that Nigeria is in, what Would you do?

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Women on the Rise in African Politics

Women on the Rise in African Politics | ASIA | Scoop.it
Africa now has three female heads of state, after Catherine Samba-Panza of the Central African Republic took office in January. Though women leaders remain the exception in African politics, activist...
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Why do you think it's is so important for women to have power in government? 

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Study: 35% of EU jobs depend on intellectual property rights

Study: 35% of EU jobs depend on intellectual property rights | ASIA | Scoop.it
More than a third (35%) of European jobs rely on intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents, trademarks and design rights according to a new pan-European study, which the EU executive will use to boost policymaking.
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Imagine you are one of the workers in these jobs, and something terribly goes wrong in the intellectual property rights, how would you respond? 

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Stranded migrant vessel arrives in Italian port - CNN.com

Stranded migrant vessel arrives in Italian port - CNN.com | ASIA | Scoop.it
A crewless ship carrying hundreds of migrants that was drifting off the Italian coast is being towed to safety Friday by an Icelandic coast guard vessel.
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How might this reflect on the people of europe? What procedures might the government officials take to get to the bottom of this?

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Religion in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Religion in Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Religion in Europe has been a major influence on today's society art, culture, philosophy and law. The largest religion in Europe for at least a millennium and a half has been Christianity. Three countries in Southeastern Europe have Muslim majorities. Ancient European religions included veneration for deities such as Zeus and Odin.

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What is the main religion in Europe? Describe it.

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Study: American Jobs Moving Out of Cities, Into Suburbs - US News

Study: American Jobs Moving Out of Cities, Into Suburbs - US News | ASIA | Scoop.it
A new report finds that 'central business districts' are no longer so central.
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What does urbanization affect the american geography and economy? 

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Mexico's Current Politics

Mexico's Current Politics | ASIA | Scoop.it
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What are the three main political parties in Mexico and how do they effect their government?

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Australian education system

Australian education system | ASIA | Scoop.it
The Australian education system offers primary, secondary and tertiary education linked across the country and across the world. Read about the options here.
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What are the three options of education in Australia? Provide a description of each one.

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South America, Religion and Social Profile | National Profiles | International Data | TheARDA

View detailed information on South America including data on religious adherents, religious freedoms, demographics, and other social measures. Compare South America to other regions using the Compare tool.
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What is the main religion in South America? Why do you think that is?

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South America Economy

South America Economy | ASIA | Scoop.it
South America Economy is a rapidly developing economy. With many industries and a flourishing trade and import-export market, it is fast becoming a economy with considerable size.
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Why do you think Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, and Chile have the biggest individual economies in South America? Explain.

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Chile's Calbuco volcano sends out new blasts of ash

Chile's Calbuco volcano sends out new blasts of ash | ASIA | Scoop.it
IThousands of nearby residents who had just returned home evacuated again as Chile's Calbuco volcano shoots out new eruption of ash
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If you lived in south america, what steps would you take to be safe from this ash?

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Africa: Physical Geography

Africa: Physical Geography | ASIA | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Africa has an array of diverse ecosystems, from sandy deserts to lush rain forests.
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Name the main physical regions of Africa and describe them.

 

Area/Geo

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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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Why is the education in Africa getting better?

 

Intellectual

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Exploring Africa

Exploring Africa | ASIA | Scoop.it
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What are the main religions in Africa? Why do you think that is?

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Study: 35% of EU jobs depend on intellectual property rights

Study: 35% of EU jobs depend on intellectual property rights | ASIA | Scoop.it
More than a third (35%) of European jobs rely on intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents, trademarks and design rights according to a new pan-European study, which the EU executive will use to boost policymaking.
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Imagine you are one of the workers in these jobs, and something terribly goes wrong in the intellectual property rights, how would you respond? 

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ECB bond plan won't fix Europe's economy

ECB bond plan won't fix Europe's economy | ASIA | Scoop.it
It's a start, but Europe's bond-buying plan won't cure the Continent's deepening economic stagnation.
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Why is Europe's economy declining?

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Europe: Physical Geography

Europe: Physical Geography | ASIA | Scoop.it
Encyclopedic entry. Europe is the western peninsula of the giant "supercontinent" of Eurasia.
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Describe the four physical regions of Europe.  What purpose do they serve for the country?

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First Jew to represent US for international religious freedom

First Jew to represent US for international religious freedom | ASIA | Scoop.it
Rabbi David Saperstein appointed as US ambassador for international religious freedom.
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How does this reflect on the international stage? How do you think people will respond to this. 

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