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North Korean leader's uncle executed as 'traitor'

North Korean leader's uncle executed as 'traitor' | World news | Scoop.it
The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a
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I am disapointed that one of Koreas leaders would execute someone, but especially his uncle! I understand that Kim Jong Un was mad, but he just took it to far. Maybe he could have just been in prison or had someother punishment but execcutuion is too far. The USA would never do this and that is why I respect us, we treat people most of the time how we want to b treated. Also, I understand that he traded them but just let hiM but why not just let him free? All in all, they made the wrong decision and need to fix the problem.

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The 'Anchorman' Legend Continues, And It's Everywhere

The 'Anchorman' Legend Continues, And It's Everywhere | World news | Scoop.it
The sequel has been running a marketing blitz, including an in-character cameo on a local newscast.

Via k3hamilton
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Anchorman is a very funny movie, and the advertisers are doing everything they can to promote the new movie! I am excited to see the next movie, but have been aware of the new one for a long time. It is amazing what people these days do to make things sell! I feel that this is a little overboard becuase it is taking away other peoples jobs that actually have news! Why not just make a regular TV add? Although it is a creative idea, they need a better way to promote such a funny movie!

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k3hamilton's curator insight, December 8, 2013 4:54 PM

so much for journalistic ethics

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Andrew Spicer's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:50 PM

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has proved us with an incredible amount of anticipation for its opening day premiere. The movie was originally forecasted to be on the big screens by the summer but has now been postponed to Dec. 18th. This delay seems to be working in Will Ferrell’s favor however, due to the incredible amount of marketing that has gone into this comedy over the past few months. This marketing strategy has encompassed many different venues of advertising including Saturday Night Live performances, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream flavors, Car commercials, a museum, and even something as obscure as having a communications department at Emerson College named after him for a day.

This marketing technique is genius. Will Ferrel thrives off of performing with random things and random people in a way that benefits his projects or objectives. By embracing this “scorched earth” technique of marketing, Will Ferrel’s new movie is all over the place! People everywhere have either seen his car commercials or saw him on Sportscenter, or have seen the youtube video of him actually reporting the news in Minnesota with the small town news team. He is doing a tremendous job in spreading information about his movie and building anticipation for the debut day. I will personally see this movie when it is released over Christmas break and encourage you all to do the same. Until then, we will just have to wait and see what new marketing techniques Will Ferrel will provide for us as entertainment. 

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World's most 'irreplaceable' protected areas identified - NBCNews.com

World's most 'irreplaceable' protected areas identified - NBCNews.com | World news | Scoop.it
“The Guardian World's most 'irreplaceable' protected areas identified NBCNews.com Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta range rises more than 18,000 feet from the Caribbean Sea — a height that makes them the tallest coastal mountains in the world.”
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This is very relieving to know that our worlds most beautiful and exotic landmarks will not be harmed. But why do we have to protect them? What are people trying to do these wonderful creatures and exotic spots? I one day want to visit one of these places. I hope nothing ever happens to them!
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Geminid meteor shower peak begins early Friday morning

Geminid meteor shower peak begins early Friday morning | World news | Scoop.it
Geminid meteor shower peak begins early Friday morning
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Keep a watchful eye  out on the sky on Friday, you never know, you might just see one! I have always wanted to see a meteor shower before but have always been asleep to see. Also, it is good that meteors dont always come close enough to hiT us, I have had nighTmares abouT it! Anyways, the sys around the world on Friday will be sparkling with meteros. So, just incase you see one have your camera ready because they are on their way!

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India and Pakistan Reunited

"It’s rare that a video from a brand will spark any real emotion--but a new spot from Google India is so powerful, and so honest to the product, that it’s a testament not only to the deft touch of the ad team that put it together, but to the strength of Google’s current offering."--Forbes


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This is very neat, although the video was in a diffrent language, it was very neat being able to see all the diffrent India places. Ironicly, we are learning about India, so this article grabed my attention. This is eye brow raising. I am excited to learn more about India and how it has evolved over the years!!

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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 3:11 PM

The most intriguing commercial that shows the differences and consequences of what happens between two nations. It shows hurt and feelings no human should have to go through. The biggest thing with this is how that after so much time apart two different people of different religions or countries can come back together and remain friends after so long of conflicting issues.

MA Sansonetti-Wood's curator insight, January 26, 2016 9:29 PM
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True, this is a commercial--but what a great commercial to show that the history of of a geopolitical conflict has many casualties including friendships across lines.  This isn't the only commercial in India that is raising eyebrows.  This one from a jewelry company is proudly showing a divorced woman remarrying--something unthinkable for Indian TV one generation ago. 


Questions to Ponder: How does the Indian media reflect the values and beliefs of Indian culture?  How does the Indian media shape Indian culture?

Kelsey McIntosh's curator insight, March 31, 6:44 PM
This emotional video only makes sense to those who have the political context, however, its story is one that is not uncommon in the region. The video depicts and old man and his granddaughter discussing his life before he and his family moved after the partition. It shows his granddaughter using google to send his a surprise for his birthday. 
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Warming gases reach record high

Warming gases reach record high | World news | Scoop.it
“New data from the World Meteorological Organization says that atmospheric levels of CO2 and methane have broken new records.”
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I think that this is very dangerous and that the countries that are being affected by this need to be cracking down on the levels of CO2 going into the air from all these factors. As many don't realize that this is a big factor of global warming. It is also discomforting that on the farms that grow our food is giving off a share of these harsh chemicals... They could reach our food.
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