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New Palestinian Intelligence Agency provides tactical intelligence by garnering Big Data

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by International News - 8 March 2015

Ramallah-based agency RedCrow Intelligence provides Individuals and organizations with a new risk mitigation solution that links real-time alerts to maps, analyzing data information from social media and the open source; to determine geopolitical threat levels. ...

International News

Ebola ‘more deadly’ in young children

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This post was originally published on this site By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News 25 March 2015 From the section Health Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. Scientists found 90% of babies under one suspected to have the virus died – compared to some 65% of adults across Guinea,...

Top News

‘I’m not paid to be optimistic’ – Lavrov at Iran talks

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This post was originally published on this site Published time: March 29, 2015 21:59 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) share a light moment before a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland March 29, 2015. (Reuters / Brendan Smialowski / Pool) Speaking ahead of Iran nuclear talks on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister...

Middle East News

Magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

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This post was originally published on this siteA major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea and a tsunami warning was issued soon after. The epicentre of Monday’s quake was near the town of Rabaul in the northeast of Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. Mika Tuvi, from the Rabaul Hotel, told Al Jazeera that staff members had run outside...

American Issues

VIDEO: Dozens rescued from rollercoaster

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This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your device Dozens rescued from Coney Island rollercoaster 30 March 2015 Last updated at 01:53 BST Dozens of people had to be rescued from a rollercoaster in Coney Island after one of the cars became stuck near the summit of the ride. No one was injured but they did have to walk down the steep side of the historic...

Asia

Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

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This post was originally published on this siteFREETOWN: Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes on Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus. During the curfew period – which was ordered by President Ernest Bai Koroma and ran from Friday until Sunday – some 26,000...

Iranian Issues

Assessing the Iran Congressional Oversight Act of 2015 (Boxer bill)

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This post was originally published on this siteHenry Rome assesses the Iran Congressional Oversight Act of 2015, which allows for expedited consideration of sanctions if Iran violates a nuclear agreement. The Iran Congressional Oversight Act of 2015 (S. 669) is simple: If Iran cheats on a nuclear deal, the bill would allow Congress to quickly re-impose any sanctions that were relaxed. Unlike the...

Islamic State - ISIS

Battle for Iraq and Syria in maps

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This post was originally published on this site The rapid advance across Syria and Iraq by militant fighters from Islamic State (IS) in 2014 threw the region into chaos and led to US air strikes against their key positions. By June, the jihadist group, which has fighters from across the world, announced the establishment of a “caliphate” – an Islamic state – stretching from...

Economics

Predicting the next crisis

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This post was originally published on this site HOW resilient are emerging-market economies? Many are struggling, thanks to the economic impact of a strong dollar. But what would happen if things suddenly got a lot tougher? A new paper, from Liliana Rojas-Suarez of the Centre for Global Development, a think-tank, offers some interesting data. Let’s imagine that something really bad happens....

Sport News

Monday’s gossip column

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This post was originally published on this site 30 March 2015 Last updated at 00:04 For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea will pay Gareth Bale’s £75m release clause to sign the 25-year-old Real Madrid forward in the summer. (Metro)  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will try and sign Liverpool forward...