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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 ex-speaker charged over payments

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This post was originally published on this siteDennis Hastert, US ex-speaker, charged over payments29 May 2015From the section US & CanadaDennis Hastert is the longest-serving Republican House speaker in US historyFormer US House of Representatives speaker Dennis Hastert has been charged over illegal cash withdrawals...

Economics

VIDEO: The fans who built their own football stadium

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceBreakaway club FC United open new football stadium 29 May 2015 Last updated at 08:28 BSTThe official opening of a new football stadium tonight is timely with the scandal engulfing FIFA. The story of FC United of Manchester is about fans who got fed up with big money in the game. Jayne McCubbin...

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

World Cup boycott possible – SFA

This post was originally published on this site Sepp Blatter opened Fifa’s congress on Thursday29 May 2015 Last updated at 08:37European football associations could boycott future World Cups if Sepp Blatter is returned as Fifa president, according to the Scottish FA.SFA chief executive Stewart Regan says it is one of the options being considered by Uefa,...

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