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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

4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes parts of UK

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This post was originally published on this siteA moderate 4.2-magnitude earthquake on Friday struck some parts of the UK but no casualities were reported. Seismologists at the British Geological Survey (BGS) confirmed the tremor, which was felt in areas, including Ramsgate. The organisation tweeted: “Prelim data now online 4.2 magnitude earthquake near Sandwich, Kent.” A spokesman said:...

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

Huge audience for Letterman finale

This post was originally published on this siteLetterman goodbye draws in huge audience22 May 2015From the section Entertainment & ArtsDavid Letterman is retiring after a 33-year careerDavid Letterman said goodbye to The Tonight Show with one of the highest-rated shows of his career. The star-filled finale attracted nearly...

India

Coal Scam: Decision to allocate coal taken by Manmohan Singh, says Rao

This post was originally published on this site The special court had earlier summoned Manmohan Singh and others as accused in a separate coal block allocation case.Former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, an accused in a coal block allocation scam case, today sought to drag former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s name in a special court saying decision on coal block allocation...

Economics

VIDEO: The Narendra Modi village coach trip

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAll aboard for the Narendra Modi village coach trip 22 May 2015 Last updated at 11:36 BSTPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s fame has spawned an unlikely tourist activity – visits around his hometown of Vadnagar in the state of Gujarat. The firm running them says there is a lot of interest....

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

Robertson confirmed as Posh manager

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This post was originally published on this site22 May 2015 Last updated at 12:12Peterborough United have confirmed Dave Robertson as their new manager on a three-year contract.The 41-year-old had been in charge as caretaker boss since Darren Ferguson left the Abax Stadium in February.Under Robertson, Posh won six of their 15 games, drawing four and losing five...

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