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Russia, Europe
It will solve many problems in the development of the vast region. It is connected with social programs, and new fields, new energy resources, and so on.
Business Insider
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March 30, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Burning a 75-foot-tall pagan temple in a Republican Catholic enclave on the loyalist Protestant side of town to bring people together seemed, well, mad.
The New York Times
 | Society
March 30, 2015
North Korea, Asia
French-trained chefs are cooking up a storm in Pyongyang where North Korea's privileged classes are devouring their baguettes.
Reuters
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March 27, 2015
Finland, Europe
Traditional lessons such as English Literature will be replaced by more general topics like the European Union.
Metro
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March 24, 2015
Japan, Asia
A Japanese designer is challenging accepted ideals of beauty with an easy-to-wear collection unveiled on the catwalk by models who are blind, wear prosthetic limbs or use a wheelchair.
Business Insider
 | Society
March 24, 2015
Pakistan, Asia
Homeshopping.pk is one of the nation's emerging online commerce sites that today deals with 500 transactions per day and employs 65 people.
Yahoo
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March 23, 2015
World
By promoting yoga in Paris, it's hoped that India's ancient cultural traditions will reach a wider audience.
DoYouYoga
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March 21, 2015
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
The King Abdullah Economic City, (KAEC, pronounced "cake") is one of four new cities upon which the late monarch pinned his hopes for the future of his realm once the oil runs out.
BBC
 | Society
March 21, 2015
World, United States, Japan, China, Asia, North America
The US, Japan and China accounted for over 60% of patent applications in 2014, according to a report released by the World Intellectual Property Office.
Quartz
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March 20, 2015
Egypt, Africa
Developers say the new city would include 2,000 schools and colleges, more than 600 health care facilities, and create more than a million jobs.
BBC
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March 14, 2015
United States, North America
The final 15 candidates are a relatively diverse group, representing female intellectuals, politicians and activists from Sojourner Truth to Eleanor Roosevelt.
Quartz
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March 13, 2015
South Korea, Asia
Altogether, 3,800 couples from more than 50 countries were at the event at the Cheongshim World Peace Centre in Gapyeong.
Sky News
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March 04, 2015
United States, North America
New York City has a housing problem: real estate is too expensive, and there's not enough of it.
CNN
 | Society
March 03, 2015
Canada, North America
Lasqueti is a small island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, home to a little known community of off-gridders who take pride in their isolation from both mainstream culture and mainland Canada.
True Activist
 | Society
March 03, 2015
World
Despite pockets of economic turmoil, the number of billionaires around the world expanded to record 1,826, including 290 newcomers.
Hong Kong, Asia
Hong Kong has a problem. With its population growing steadily, it doesn't have enough space to house the 7.2 million people in its 31 square miles.
Business Insider
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March 02, 2015
Iceland, Europe
While we are hardy - Icelanders live to an average age of 82, more than 10 years longer than the global average - there are more factors to consider than Viking DNA.
Quartz
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March 02, 2015
Afghanistan, Asia
Three decades after she became an icon, an ID card mugshot of Sharbat Gula has become a symbol of Pakistani hostility towards refugees from Afghanistan.
The Guardian
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February 27, 2015
Egypt, Africa, Middle East
Many of the exhibition visitors expressed that the participants photos have surpassed their expectations.
Egyptian Streets
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February 26, 2015
World
The island nation of Madagascar and the landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan might seem like charming tourist attractions. Travelers might want to think twice before visiting them, though.
The Washington Post
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February 24, 2015
China, Asia
The Spring Festival of China is the most important holiday for the most populous country on Earth. Yet, many of us don't know much about it.
Vox
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February 20, 2015
Japan, Asia
There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow so that you avoid insulting a host.
Business Insider
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February 19, 2015
World
Depending on who you ask, genetically modified organisms are the solution to malnutrition and hunger in the developing world, or a threat to food sovereignty.
The Verge
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February 19, 2015
Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Asia
Photographer Ayesha Malik grew up in a typical American suburb located some 8,000 miles away from the California neighborhood it was modeled after.
TIME
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February 18, 2015
World
Mark Twain declared that the Indian city of Varanasi was older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend. He was, of course, wrong.
The Guardian
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February 17, 2015
World
Google executive and co-founder of the internet Vint Cerf says you need to start printing everything out.
news.com.au
 | Society
February 16, 2015
Canada, North America
The designer's names have been lost to history, but their would-be flags survive in the Diefenbaker papers held by the University of Saskatchewan.
National Post
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February 16, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
The countryside might have beautiful views and fresh air, but the lack of good WiFi makes it nearly impossible to check Facebook and post pictures on Instagram.
Metro
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February 13, 2015
Burma, Asia
A programme that encourages leadership skills and self-confidence is helping young women to prevent abuse and dream of brighter futures.
The Guardian
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February 12, 2015
World
Home to an estimated 1 million people living in a space about the size of Central Park, the unrecognized settlement has no running water, electricity or public schools.
Mashable
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February 10, 2015
World
Despite the richest getting even richer, the list did highlight some widespread inequalities within the global society.
Metro
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February 09, 2015
Indonesia, Asia
If you take time to talk with Muslim women in Indonesia about feminism, you'll find that Islam and women's equality are not inherently at odds.
The Daily Dot
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February 09, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Could the answer to London's congestion be a network of subterranean cycleways?
The Guardian
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February 09, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Catering to some of the 170,000 cyclists that ride across London every day, this segregated bicycle lane will pass through the heart of the city and span 18 miles.
Web Urbanist
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February 06, 2015
World
A Reddit user creates a map showing just how big Asia is and, well, how small everything else is.
Takepart
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February 05, 2015
North Korea, Asia, United States, North America
Learn the surprising story of an American computer expert who taught North Korea's next technophilic generation for a few months at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.
Motherboard
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February 04, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
The UK Parliament just approved a controversial law to allow the creation of babies from the genes of three people.
Quartz
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February 04, 2015
France, Europe
There can't be a Monopoly fan in the world who has not dreamed of one day playing a round with real money.
Business Insider
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February 03, 2015
Croatia, Europe
The fresh start scheme targets less than 1 percent of the entire debt, but is hoped to boost the economy in the long-term.
RT
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February 02, 2015
World
Because we cannot adapt without creation, if we stop creating, we stop existing.
Howtoflyahorse
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February 01, 2015
World, UAE, Asia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, China, South Africa, Africa, United States, North America
As our ability to circumnavigate the planet increases exponentially, we are left disconnected from a simple view of our common identity.
Maptia
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January 30, 2015
United States, North America
The announcement marks the latest salvo in a battle between Google and more traditional Internet providers for the next generation of users.
The Washington Post
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January 28, 2015
India, Asia
Did you know that many Indians consider it rude to accept money with your left hand?
Business Insider
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January 25, 2015
Saudi Arabia, Asia, Middle East
The new king of Saudi Arabia is known to serve as mediator and peacekeeper between its often competing factions.
The New York Times
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January 23, 2015
World, Canada, Europe, United States, North America
Some cities are just easier to live in than others.
Business Insider
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January 23, 2015
Syria, Turkey, Asia, Middle East
Photographer Jodi Hilton visited Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, where she encountered women who displayed the last of a fading art form - facial tattoos.
National Geographic
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January 23, 2015
World, Africa
Bill and Melinda predict that in the next 15 years, the lives of the people in the poorest countries will improve faster than at any other time in history.
The Guardian
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January 23, 2015
World
Business as usual for the elite isn't a cost-free option - failure to tackle inequality will set the fight against poverty back decades.
BBC
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January 20, 2015
India, Asia
Some 20,000 Tibetans live in this small town, including monks who can often be seen roaming around on bicycles or performing the Cham dance.
Quartz
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January 18, 2015
South Korea, Asia
Over the past six decades, at least 200,000 Korean children have been adopted in more than 15 countries, with a vast majority living in the US.
The New York Times
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January 16, 2015

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