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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

Flawed Android Factory Reset Failed to Clear Private Data from Smartphones

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’re planning to sell your old Android smartphone then you need to think again because there is a weakness in the Android Factory Reset option that could be exploited to recover your login credentials, text messages, emails and pictures even if you have wiped its memory clean.Computer researchers at the University of Cambridge...

Europe

Eiffel Tower remains shut as workers walk out over pickpockets

This post was originally published on this site Tourists wander under the Eiffel Tower as an information board announces that the Eiffel Tower is temporarily closed, in Paris on Friday. The Eiffel Tower was closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.The Eiffel Tower was closed to the public for most of the day on Friday as workers protested a rise...

Asia

Women peace activists live-stream press conference from North Korea

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This post was originally published on this siteA group of international women peace activists broadcast a landmark press conference from North Korea on Saturday, using Twitter’s new video live-streaming app Periscope, apparently with official approval. The group of 30 women, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, are scheduled to cross the demilitarised zone (DMZ) dividing North and South...

American Issues

Does a death sentence always mean death?

This post was originally published on this siteDoes a death sentence always mean death?By Charlotte McDonald BBC News23 May 2015From the section MagazineBoston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death by a federal jury in the US for his part in the attacks on the 2013 marathon. But only a small proportion of those on Death Row are actually executed. Between...

India

Timeline of events leading to Jayalalithaa’s return as Tamil Nadu CM

This post was originally published on this site AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa taking oath as the chief minister of Tamil NaduAIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who was sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Saturday for the fifth time has traversed through several ups and downs in her political career spanning four decades. A chronology of main events are as follows: June 24, 1991: Jayalalithaa sworn-in...

Economics

VIDEO: Is this the new face of the £20 note?

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceWill Gompertz: Should this be the face of the new £20 note? 23 May 2015 Last updated at 01:57 BSTThis week the Bank of England announced that it was going to have a new face on its £20 note. Out goes economist Adam Smith and in comes a famous, dead, British visual artist. But who...

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

McClaren future remains unclear

This post was originally published on this site McClaren spent three years of his playing career at Derby County22 May 2015 Last updated at 08:58Steve McClaren is still Derby County head coach but his future remains uncertain, BBC Derby Sport reports.The 54-year-old met chief executive Sam Rush for talks on Thursday and there were rumours McClaren had been...

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