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First Iraq and the Rest Will Follow – By Miaad Hassan

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by Miad Hassan - 10 May 2015

The ongoing violence across the Middle East region, as well as the threat posed by the religious ideology represented by ISIS, should come as no surprise. The precursors to this aggressive unrest were weak, corrupt Arab governments that lacked stability and integration. In Iraq, the early signs of violence...

The Hacker News

Gaana.com Hacked, 10 Million Users’ Details Exposed

This post was originally published on this siteGaana.com — One of India’s most popular music streaming service with more than 10 Million registered users and 7.5 Million monthly visitors — has reportedly been hacked, exposing the site’s user information database.A Pakistani hacker, who claimed responsibility for the hack, claims that details of over 10 Million...

Europe

UK Methodist Church apologizes for past sexual abuse cases

This post was originally published on this site The abuse “inflicted by some Methodists on children, young people and adults is and will remain a deep source of grief and shame to the church”. ( Source: AP)Britain’s Methodist Church says there were almost 2,000 reports of physical and sexual abuse within the institution over more than half a century, and has apologized for failing...

Asia

Volcano erupts on Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima, evacuation ordered

This post was originally published on this site Sadayuki Kitagawa, director of volcanology division at Japan Meteorological Agency, speaks during a press conference at its office in Tokyo after a volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan, Friday.A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the...

American Issues

US prophet subway cartoon is blocked

This post was originally published on this siteWashington DC officials block Muhammad subway cartoon29 May 2015From the section US & CanadaThe Washington transit system has suspended all “issue-oriented” advertisingTransport officials in Washington DC have blocked plans by an American free speech pressure...

Economics

BBC uncovers tax avoidance scheme

This post was originally published on this siteBBC uncovers ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance schemeBy Zoe Conway Reporter, BBC Radio 4 Today29 May 2015From the section BusinessHMRC has promised to ‘pursue users and promoters’ of the tax avoidance schemeAnderson Group, one of the recruitment...

Lessons in Leadership

Change vs. Progress: Making the Choices That Move You Forward

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This post was originally published on this siteOne of the biggest challenges in today’s society is learning how to balance all of the different areas of our lives. A hundred years ago, life seemed simpler because people’s roles seemed more defined. Today, the world is much less predictable. The unspoken expectation is that in order to be a thriving, contributing, happy and successful...

Sport News

VIDEO: The FA Cup is Top of the Pops

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This post was originally published on this site To celebrate one of the most famous cup traditions, Top of the Pops 2 has gathered together a selection of the best FA Cup songs.Featuring Chas & Dave, Hot Stuff Arsenal, Status Quo and the unforgettable rapping talents of Liverpool’s John Barnes.Watch FA Cup: TOTP2 on Saturday 30 May at 14:05-14:30 on BBC One (except Scotland)...

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