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China Geography: Location, Regional Divisions, Mountains, Rivers

China Geography: Location, Regional Divisions, Mountains, Rivers | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
Located in Southeast Asia along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, China is bordered by 14 countries - Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.
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China arrests British 'knockoff dealer' behind £2.85m scam - Telegraph

China arrests British 'knockoff dealer' behind £2.85m scam - Telegraph | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
Police in Shanghai say they have arrested British citizen who was involved in a £2.85m scheme by which counterfeit bags, shoes and sunglasses were shipped to the UK
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EQ:  Do you think  this British man will be given the death penalty? 

This article talks about  how a british man bought fake merchandise from China and sold them to people  at a marked up rate in the UK.

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Geography of the United States - Learn About the United States

Geography of the United States - Learn About the United States | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
Geography of the United States of America: Read this article to learn about the United States. Learn about the history, government, economy, geography and climate of the United States from Geography at About.com.
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EQ: What do you think are some of the reasons for america being the third largest country in the world based on population; also why do you think people come here to seek a better life or future?

The United States of America is the third largest country in the world based on population and land area. The United States also has the world's largest economy and is one of the most influential nations in the world.

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Mexico Society and Culture

Mexico Society and Culture | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
This page is intended to provide brief highlights of Mexican life, society and culture. So, go ahead and explore Mexican society and culture.
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EQ: Why do you think Mexico is such a traditional and cultural country?

Mexico is one of the best countries of the world that attracts tourists across the globe. Mexico is a country of socio-economic contrasts and its population is drawn from a diversity of regions, ethnic groups and economic backgrounds. Overall, Mexican society reflects traditional societal ethos and practices.

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The US dollar's status has fallen – but not uniformly

The US dollar's status has fallen – but not uniformly | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Frankel: The periods of high public concern do not coincide with falls in the dollar's share of international transactions
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EQ: Wat are the reasons used to justify the declining value of the U.S. dollar?

Since 1976, the US dollar's role as an international currency has been slowly waning. But most people would be surprised by what the most recent numbers show. There is an abundance of explanations for the downward trend. Since the Vietnam war, US budget deficits, money creation and current-account deficits have often been high. As a result, the dollar has lost value. Meanwhile, the US share of global output has declined. 

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Did China's one-child policy actually reduce population growth?

Did China's one-child policy actually reduce population growth? | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
China made huge headlines late last month when it decided to ease its famous "one-child policy" after more than three decades. The policy, requring most couples to have only one child, stands as one of the most famous social experiments of the past century. But how successful was it?
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Southeast Asia, 1900 A.D.–present | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Education In Canada | CAPS-I

Education In Canada | CAPS-I | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
High Quality Public Education in Canada Canada’s public education system consists of schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12.   All public schools in Canada are provincially accredited, follow a standard curriculum, employ only government certified...
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EQ: Do you think Canada's education contributes to the fact that citizens there have a longer life span then americans?

Canada’s public education system consists of schools from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Canadian public high school students consistently rank near the top in the world on standardized tests. While the education system in each province contains many similarities, each has its own Study Canada curriculum and guidelines to reflect the culture and history of its region.

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NSA bulk data collection violates constitutional rights, ACLU argues

NSA bulk data collection violates constitutional rights, ACLU argues | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
Civil liberties group tells New York court that program breaches first and fourth amendments and NSA is overreaching its powers
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EQ: How would you judge the actions of the NSA?

Civil liberties campaigners told a New York court on Friday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of all US phone records violates the constitutional rights to freedom of association and privacy. A case, was filed in June, shortly after the Guardian published a top-secret court order requiring Verizon to pass personal call data from millions of its customers to the NSA “on an ongoing daily basis”.

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Survey shows Muslim population is fastest growing religion in Canada

Survey shows Muslim population is fastest growing religion in Canada | Asia and North America | Scoop.it
The Muslim population is even growing faster than the number of Canadians identifying as having no religion, though just barely, according to the National Household Survey released Wednesday.
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EQ: How would ths alter the  religious population both short term and long term?

Across the country, the Muslim population is growing at a rate exceeding other religions, according to Statistics Canada. It is even growing faster than the number of Canadians identifying as having no religion. The Muslim population exceeded the one million mark, according to the survey, almost doubling its population.

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