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EU leaders in Brussels for key budget talks

EU leaders in Brussels for key budget talks | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Differences persist as leaders gather to finalise European Union's budget for next six years.
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"God Made a Farmer" --Dodge Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial Farmer

http://CherryHillRAM.com And on the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I ne...
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Great hook for opening an agriculture unit in human geography

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Photographing Iconic Landmarks | Geography Education

Photographing Iconic Landmarks | Geography Education | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Oh, Machu Picchu, ancient city of the Incas, pride of Peru, must-see travel destination: You've never been so appropriately photobombed by a llama.Seth Dixon, Ph.D.'s insight: Millions of tourists have already taken a picture of Machu Picchu from...
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Intercepted ship 'carried weapons from Iran'

Intercepted ship 'carried weapons from Iran' | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Yemeni officials say the ship seized last month was carrying anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons.
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NFL fans by U.S. county, according to Facebook

NFL fans by U.S. county, according to Facebook | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
On the surface Facebook is a social network, but those in the know recognize that it's actually one of the largest datasets of human trends, preferences and activity ever catalogued.
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This is a real Flashmob: Recycling Awareness Campaign in Canada

This is a real Flashmob: Recycling Awareness Campaign in Canada | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
This is a real Flashmob: Recycling Awareness Campaign in Canada
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Housing Patterns | Geography Education

Housing Patterns | Geography Education | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
See the big picture of how suburban developments are changing the country's landscape, with aerial photos and ideas for the future Seth Dixon, Ph.D.'s insight: There are many types of housing development patterns throughout the world.
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Top Five Travel Tips for 2013 | U.S. Department of State Blog

Top Five Travel Tips for 2013 | U.S. Department of State Blog | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Are you planning to travel or study abroad in 2013? Traveling or studying abroad is a great way to expand your horizons, but before you go, there are a few things you can do to make your travels fun and safe.
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Reversing Population Decline: Germany's New Immigrant Influx

Reversing Population Decline: Germany's New Immigrant Influx | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Daily news, analysis and opinion from Europe's leading newsmagazine and Germany's top news Web site.
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France bans popular English expressions | Geography Education

France bans popular English expressions | Geography Education | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
France declares war on the English language. Erin Burnett reports....
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7 photos that reveal what families eat in one week | Oxfam America First Person Blog

7 photos that reveal what families eat in one week | Oxfam America First Person Blog | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
In a new series of photos, families worldwide pose with one week's food supply.
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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Says She Will Step Down

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Says She Will Step Down | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Queen Beatrix announced Monday that she would abdicate on April 30 after serving as the Netherlands’ head of state for 33 years.
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Britons warned of Somaliland threat

Britons warned of Somaliland threat | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Any British nationals in Somaliland should leave immediately because of "a specific threat to Westerners", the UK Foreign Office says.
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Racism in Sweden? CV name-change leaves foreign student reeling - The Local

Racism in Sweden? CV name-change leaves foreign student reeling - The Local | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A Romanian student in Uppsala has been left seething after a CV experiment in changing his name to sound "more Swedish" pulled in unprecedented success.
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Booming Bhutan

Booming Bhutan | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Long impoverished and isolated, tiny Bhutan is finally booming. This onetime absolute monarchy has also made important democratic reforms and major improvements in quality of life.
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Germany resumes Rwandan aid

Germany resumes Rwandan aid | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Germany unfreezes aid to Kigale after suspending it after a UN report of Rwandan military assistance to M23 rebels.
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Congo-Rwanda dispute hits heart of Europe

Congo-Rwanda dispute hits heart of Europe | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Tensions between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are being played out among the diaspora communities - and perhaps nowhere more so than in one district of the Belgian capital.
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Israel boycotts UN Human Rights Council

Israel boycotts UN Human Rights Council | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The move sparks heated debate among diplomats at UN Human Rights Council on how to respond.
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Explore the Growing World of Story Maps

Explore the Growing World of Story Maps | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A community of storytellers is producing story maps about a variety of locations and topics. You can help us populate this map! Use our templates to tell the story of your special place.
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Google Maps’ New Target: Secretive North Korea

Google Maps’ New Target: Secretive North Korea | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The company opened its map program to “citizen cartographers” at a time when the isolated country is locked in a standoff with the United States and its allies.
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Mozambique floods displace thousands

Mozambique floods displace thousands | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
More than 40 people dead and almost 150,000 residents forced to flee to higher ground by rains and overflowing rivers.
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Feuding Over Food | Geography Education

Feuding Over Food | Geography Education | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
In the Caucasus, culinary nationalism is an extension of the region's long-simmering disputes. Seth Dixon, Ph.D.'s insight: "There is perhaps nothing more closely bound up with one's national identity than food.
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Somali women seek a brighter future in Mogadishu

Somali women seek a brighter future in Mogadishu | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
As Somalia's government wins back control from al-Qaeda-linked militants, many women abroad are returning from abroad to help rebuild the country, writes the BBC's Kate Forbes.
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Is satellite TV killing African football?

Is satellite TV killing African football? | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Is satellite TV killing African league football? (Is satellite TV killing African football? http://t.co/Cs6hAPCi)
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Current peacekeeping operations. United Nations Peacekeeping

A list of our current UN Peacekeeping operations around the world. (@jasonagastrich Gets stats on @UNPeacekeeping here: http://t.co/tsBBArV3)
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