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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

South Korea court suspends nut rage executive’s prison term

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This post was originally published on this site Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air Lines Co. (Source: AP)A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s chairman, did not violate...

American Issues

Santorum: Debate rules ‘arbitrary’

This post was originally published on this siteRick Santorum blasts ‘arbitrary’ Fox News debate rulesAnthony Zurcher North America reporter22 May 2015From the section US & Canada commentsRick Santorum (left) took part in Fox News debates during the 2012 Republican primary race for president ...

India

Ready to hold talks with govt: Kirori Singh Bainsla

This post was originally published on this siteGujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla on Friday agreed “in principle” to talk to the Rajasthan government, even as the community members continued their agitation here for the second consecutive day to press for 5 per cent quota in jobs, leading to disruption of train services. “We have received an invitation for talks from the government...

Economics

The UK town that loves solar power

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This post was originally published on this siteThe town where one in ten have opted for solar powerBy Brian Milligan Personal Finance reporter22 May 2015From the section BusinessResidents of Wadebridge have been amongst the fastest in the UK to install solar panelsEven before she got behind her desk...

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

Swansea’s star players not for sale

This post was originally published on this site Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jefferson Montero have helped Swansea to their highest Premier League finish22 May 2015 Last updated at 16:43Swansea manager Garry Monk claims it would take an “astronomical” offer for another club to buy any of his star players.BBC football pundit Martin Keown has warned Swansea could...

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