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46 Killed in Clashes Between Nigerian Security, Boko Haram

46 Killed in Clashes Between Nigerian Security, Boko Haram | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
Authorities in Nigeria say at least 46 people have been killed in fighting between security forces and members of a radical Muslim sect in the north.A military spokesman said Boko Haram began clashing with security forces Thursday in the cities of...
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Pilgrims, Tourists Descend on Bethlehem for Christmas Celebrations

Pilgrims, Tourists Descend on Bethlehem for Christmas Celebrations | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
Thousands of pilgrims and tourists began arriving in Bethlehem Saturday, to spend Christmas in the town believed to be Jesus' birthplace.Christmas Eve celebrations in the West Bank town culminate with a celebration of Midnight Mass at the Church of...
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Wikileaks Suspends Publishing to Fight Financial Blockade

Wikileaks Suspends Publishing to Fight Financial Blockade | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has announced the organization is suspending the publishing of secret documents in order to concentrate on fundraising to ensure its future survival.At a news conference in London, Assange said a financial blockade...
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Fighting Poverty with the Food Stamp Challenge - Anne Marie ...

Fighting Poverty with the Food Stamp Challenge - Anne Marie ... | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
We're taking the challenge sponsored by Fighting Poverty with Faith, part of a year-long campaign called “Working Together to End Hunger.” The campaign hopes to bring awareness to the great need for government food ...
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Video- US poverty rate continues to rise « Islamic Invitation Turkey

Video- US poverty rate continues to rise « Islamic Invitation Turkey | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
22:17 Video- US poverty rate continues to rise 22:12 video- Intl. RDRT training kicks off in Iran 22:08 Aussies protest as part of global occupy movement 21:58 Greek unionists mourn deceased protester 21:52 Video- Who is ...
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Pakistan Forces Indian Helicopter to Land

Pakistan Forces Indian Helicopter to Land | Global Concerns | Scoop.it

Pakistan says it has forced an Indian military helicopter to land for violating Pakistani airspace and has detained the four-member Indian crew.
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Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada – IRGC calls for ...

ACTION ALERT: IRGC calls for the campaign for adopting the Bill C-533 – second parliamentary reading - in the Canadian Parliament, an Act respecting the Srebrenica Genocide and the Srebrenica Remembrance Day in ...
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North Korean Leader, Heir Apparent Appear at Military Parade

North Korean Leader, Heir Apparent Appear at Military Parade | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il appeared to be in relatively good health as he looked down on a massive military parade Friday in central Pyongyang.
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Vietnam's Drug Rehab Centers Under Fire

Vietnam's Drug Rehab Centers Under Fire | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
Rights advocates in Vietnam are criticizing a form of treatment used by the government to rehabilitate illegal drug users and sex workers.
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Poor healthcare, abject poverty cause for high infant mortality in ...

Nawrangpur (Orissa), Sep.9 (ANI): Health conditions have deteriorated in Maoist-affected areas of Orissa, as the lack of healthcare and abject poverty has caused infant mortality rate to rise in the state's tribal-dominated ...
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'US public needs to learn 9/11 lessons'

'US public needs to learn 9/11 lessons' | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
A new opinion poll in the United States has found that a majority of Americans blame Washington's policies following the 9/11 attacks for the country's current economic troubles.
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Human Trafficking By the Numbers

Human Trafficking By the Numbers | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics:

Federally funded task forces opened 2,515 suspected incidents of human trafficking for investigation between January 2008 and June 2010.
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Slave Labor in Tomatoland

Slave Labor in Tomatoland | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
From Care2: 
By Jaelithe JudyIf you live in the United States and you eat fresh tomatoes in the wintertime, you’ve almost certainly tasted a tomato that was picked by a slave. “That’s not an assumption.
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In Andrha Pradesh - Almost all In Poverty

In Andrha Pradesh - a state on the coast in SE India - 95% of the population lives below the poverty line...
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Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Pakistani Troops

Suicide Bomber Kills 6 Pakistani Troops | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
A suicide attack has killed at least six Pakistani troops in the country's northwest.Police say the bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a paramilitary building in the Bannu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday.At least a...
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Poverty stricken Zambia projected to have highest growth rate in the ...

Poverty stricken Zambia projected to have highest growth rate in the ... | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
Mukuka is born into the 64% of Zambia's population which live below the poverty line, and he, like the majority of Lusaka's residents, will start life in a slum area with poor access to water, sanitation, health care facilities and ...
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Poverty in the U.S. | Written Essays

The important fact to br note is that poverty is a complex problem which requires government interventions and social programs to ensure long-term success The social problem of poverty is that individuals have no means , they cannot buy ...
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Poverty

Poverty | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
The cause of poverty is not a lack of money. Does that statement shock you? It's true. A lack of money may be an effect of poverty, but it is not the cause of poverty.
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Julie Jackson's curator insight, September 5, 2015 4:17 PM

This will help us to understand why our district has such a high rate of poverty and what the effects are or will be in the near future.

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Eastern Turkey

Strong Earthquake Shakes Eastern Turkey | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
A strong earthquake has hit eastern Turkey.The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.3 quake struck Sunday afternoon (1041 UTC) in Van province at a depth of 7.2 kilometers.
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Social Mobility and Child Poverty – Cabinet Office Call for Evidence ...

Social Mobility and Child Poverty – Cabinet Office Call for Evidence ... | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
The Cabinet Office has issued a Call for Evidence on the issue of Social Mobility and Child Poverty. This is in advance of the establishment of a statutory Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.
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Afghan Resistance Hero Honored

Afghan Resistance Hero Honored | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
Afghans have gathered in Kabul to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of resistance commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.   Massoud fought Soviet troops and their allies in Afghanistan in the 1980s.  He also led the Northern Alliance, a group of Afghan...
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Horn of Africa Leaders Address Security Concerns at Drought Summit

Horn of Africa Leaders Address Security Concerns at Drought Summit | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
Leaders attending a Horn of Africa Crisis summit in Nairobi Friday expressed deep concern about the drought crisis in the region and instability in Somalia.  East African leaders paid particular attention to the security concerns posed by an influx...
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IMF Chief Urges Bold Action

IMF Chief Urges Bold Action | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
The head of the International Monetary Fund is urging national leaders to act quickly and boldly to counter a crisis of confidence that is hurting the global economy.IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde spoke Friday ahead of a gathering of top...
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Human trafficking increases in Ukraine

Human trafficking increases in Ukraine | Global Concerns | Scoop.it
Police officers and human rights workers decry Ukraine's expanding human trafficking industry. Sunita Rappai reports.
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