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North Asian nations wary of Obama's Hiroshima visit

North Asian nations wary of Obama's Hiroshima visit | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
South Korea and China concerned US president's Japan trip will allow nationalists to whitewash wartime atrocities.
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Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast

Two refugee boats capsize in 24 hours off Libya coast | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
At least five die as Italian navy rescues 562 people, taking the total transferred to the country this year to 40,000.
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The Cultural Revolution Still Haunts China’s Communist Party

China's leaders are still scarred by the Cultural Revolution—the memory of how, suddenly, the center could not hold. As rulers of China, they cannot escape it. And even watching from the West, neither can we.
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New Map: School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think

New Map: School Funding Inequality, Often Measured By State, Is Far Worse Nationally Than You Think | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
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25 maps that explain the English language

25 maps that explain the English language | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
From Beowulf to Wikipedia, here's how English grew, spread, and changed.
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Buoyed by U.S. firms, Vietnam emerges as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse

Buoyed by U.S. firms, Vietnam emerges as an Asian manufacturing powerhouse | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Lower labor costs and benefits from the Trans-Pacific Partnership could enhance the communist country’s appeal.
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When Nativism Becomes Normal

When Nativism Becomes Normal | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The refugee crisis in the Dominican Republic and Haiti shows the human consequences of extreme anti-immigration policies—and how voters get used to them.
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Chinese most welcoming to refugees, Russians least

Chinese most welcoming to refugees, Russians least | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
New 27-nation index by Amnesty International ranks how welcoming people are to those fleeing war and persecution.
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My year reading a book from every country in the world

My year reading a book from every country in the world | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Ann Morgan considered herself well read -- until she discovered the "massive blindspot" on her bookshelf. Amid a multitude of English and American authors, there were very few books from beyond the English-speaking world. So she set an ambitious goal: to read one book from every country in the world over the course of a year. Now she's urging other Anglophiles to read translated works so that publishers will work harder to bring foreign literary gems back to their shores. Explore interactive maps of her reading journey here: go.ted.com/readtheworld
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EgyptAir flight MS804 to Cairo disappears from radar

EgyptAir flight MS804 to Cairo disappears from radar | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
EgyptAir flight 804 heading from Paris to Cairo disappears from radar with 66 people on board, the airline reports.
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Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it

Our refugee system is failing. Here's how we can fix it | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A million refugees arrived in Europe this year, says Alexander Betts, and "our response, frankly, has been pathetic." Betts studies forced migration, the impossible choice for families between the camps, urban poverty and dangerous illegal journeys...
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Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East.

Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East. | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Forget Sykes-Picot. It’s the Treaty of Sèvres That Explains the Modern Middle East. « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Somaliland's Search for Place

Somaliland is stuck in a unique bind: despite being safer and better governed than Somalia, its claims for independence have gone unheeded.
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Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp

Increasing perils at Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Sexual violence and environmental degradation threaten refugees seeking protection at Nyarugusu camp in Tanzania.
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Why 37 is a very special age

Why 37 is a very special age | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
This chart is either really encouraging or kind of depressing, depending on your age
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The United States as 100 people - Video

This animation puts the entire US population into perspective.
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We plough the fields and scarper

We plough the fields and scarper | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Although agriculture could lose out, most farmers seem to back Brexit
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Magazine about Muslim women aims to highlight diversity

Magazine about Muslim women aims to highlight diversity | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Founder Deeyah Khan hopes to challenge stereotypes by featuring articles from a broad range of voices.
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Who is the 'Ivory Queen'? - BBC News

Who is the 'Ivory Queen'? - BBC News | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A 66-year-old bespectacled Chinese woman may not be most people's idea of an ivory smuggling kingpin, but that's exactly what Tanzanian investigators say Yang Fenglan is.
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Nakba: 'Palestinians will return to their stolen lands'

Nakba: 'Palestinians will return to their stolen lands' | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
In the Gaza Strip, Palestinians marked Nakba Day with demonstrations and exhibits highlighting their plight.
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Tropical Cyclone Roanu puts Bangladesh in its sights

Tropical Cyclone Roanu puts Bangladesh in its sights | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The first cyclone of the monsoon season is battering the Indian coast as it heads north to Bangladesh.
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Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The refugee debate creates the impression of unprecedented mass migration. That image is completely incorrect. The real question, when we look at migration globally, is why there is so little of it.
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