Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts
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What else happened in the Middle East as Gaza burned?

What else happened in the Middle East as Gaza burned? | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it

GThe Middle East is going through such turmoil that much has been happened during the month that Gaza has dominated the headlines. Here are five of the key events.

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Study: Deforestation leaves fish undersized and underfed

Study: Deforestation leaves fish undersized and underfed | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.
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Scottish independence: 'Most non-Scots firms back Union'

Scottish independence: 'Most non-Scots firms back Union' | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Most businesses outside Scotland want the nation to remain in the UK, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce.
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Has there been a Romanian and Bulgarian influx to the UK?

Has there been a Romanian and Bulgarian influx to the UK? | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Nearly three months on since the easing of restrictions, how many Romanian and Bulgarian migrants have come to the UK?
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Scottish independence: What's going on in Scotland?

Scottish independence: What's going on in Scotland? | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Why is Scotland having an independence referendum, what are the arguments for and against, and do Scots actually want independence?
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Ukraine maps chart Crimea's troubled past

Ukraine maps chart Crimea's troubled past | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Maps held at the British Library help chart Crimea's troubled past
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The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Arunachalam Muruganantham has helped bring cheap sanitary pads to rural India, by inventing a simple machine to make them - but it nearly cost him his marriage.
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Policing powers should be devolved to Wales, commission to say

Policing powers should be devolved to Wales, commission to say | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Responsibility for policing should be given to the Welsh government, a landmark report on devolving more powers to Cardiff is expected to say.
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Could Crimea break away from Ukraine?

Could Crimea break away from Ukraine? | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Ukraine's interim president has expressed concern at what he called the "serious threat of separatism".
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Ukraine leader warns of separatism

Ukraine leader warns of separatism | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Ukraine's interim president warns of "dangerous signs" of separatism, as parliament votes to try ousted President Yanukovych at the ICC.
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Can history textbooks make peace?

Can history textbooks make peace? | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Could a common history book help to soothe past and present tensions?
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Salmond hits back in currency row

Salmond hits back in currency row | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
The Scottish first minister accuses the three main UK parties of "bluff, bluster and bullying" over their opposition to a currency union with an independent Scotland.
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UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being

UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
A senior official describes the world's forests as "fundamental" to human well-being as the UN publishes its State of the World's Forests report.
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Afghan Notebook: From Kabul to Calais

Afghan Notebook: From Kabul to Calais | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
The BBC's Mohammad Bashir meets the Afghans camped out in Calais risking it all to try and reach the UK.
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MPs reject calls for HS2 rail plans to be halted

MPs reject calls for HS2 rail plans to be halted | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
MPs reject calls for the proposed HS2 rail link between London and the West Midlands to be scrapped, despite a 35-strong Tory revolt.
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Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban

Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
A look at how things have changed in Afghanistan since the Taliban lost control in key areas like health, education and the economy.
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The Crimea of Russia's imagination

The Crimea of Russia's imagination | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
The people of Crimea have voted to become part of Russia, in a deeply disputed referendum. It's a region that has huge significance in the Russian psyche.
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Geography in the News: Ukraine’s Crisis

Geography in the News: Ukraine’s Crisis | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Ukraine’s Russian Crisis In January 2009, the United States signed a pact with Ukraine to establish a U.S. diplomatic office in Simferopol, the capital of the Ukrainian republic of Crimea. The move clearly concerned Moscow. Russia exerts substantial power in Ukraine. The Crimean peninsula…
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Scottish independence: Could the referendum reboot Britain?

Scottish independence: Could the referendum reboot Britain? | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
As Scotland prepares to vote on independence, Douglas Fraser asks if there is a vision for the future of Britain.
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Why is Ukraine in turmoil?

Why is Ukraine in turmoil? | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Ukraine is in turmoil after its bloodiest week in decades. Days of deadly clashes have culminated in parliament voting to oust President Viktor Yanukovych.
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Ukraine not East-West fight, says US

Ukraine not East-West fight, says US | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Ukraine is not caught in a battle between East and West, as tensions rise in mainly-Russian speaking areas.
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Scotland given power to issue bonds

Scotland given power to issue bonds | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
The Scottish government is being given the power to issue its own investment bonds from 2015, the UK government confirms.
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Salmond: Currency block will hurt UK

Salmond: Currency block will hurt UK | Geog 3: Contemporary conflicts | Scoop.it
Blocking an independent Scotland's ability to share the pound could damage business in the rest of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond says.
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