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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

Hola — A widely popular Free VPN service used as a Giant Botnet

This post was originally published on this siteThe bandwidth of Millions of users of a popular free VPN service is being sold without their knowledge in an attempt to cover the cost of its free service, which could result in a vast botnet-for-sale network.“Hola,” a free virtual private network, is designed to help people abroad watch region restricted shows like American Netflix,...

Europe

Eternal love dashed: Paris lovers’ locks to be dismantled

This post was originally published on this site FILE – April 16, 2014 file photo shows a newly wed couple resting on the Pont des Arts in Paris, France. Any hope that the love locks that cling to Paris’ famed Pont des Arts bridge would last forever _ will be unromantically dashed by the city council who plan to dismantle them Monday.(Source: AP)Any hope that the love locks clinging...

Asia

Asia migrant crisis: Myanmar warns against ‘finger pointing’ at migrant meeting

This post was originally published on this site Opening remarks are made at the “Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean” regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 29, 2015.(Source: AP)Regional talks dealing with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began on Friday with a Myanmar official criticizing...

American Issues

VIDEO: US calls halt to land reclamation

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This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS calls halt to land reclamation in South China Sea 30 May 2015 Last updated at 04:41 BSTThe United States has called for an immediate and lasting halt to reclamation works by all claimants in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Speaking in Singapore, the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter...

India

Can’t press fresh charges against Aruna Shanbaug’s assailant Sohan Lal: Police

This post was originally published on this site Shanbaug assailant Sohan Lal, in Parpa, Hapur. (Source: Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)A few days after former KEM hospital nurse Aruna Shanbaug died after being in a vegetative state for nearly 42 years, the Mumbai Police feels there is no need to press any fresh charges against the accused, Sohan Lal Singh. Sohan Lal , currently residing in a Hapur...

Economics

Cup Final instant replay app tests

This post was originally published on this siteInstant replays to fans’ phones tested at FA Cup finalBy Dan Simmons Technology reporter30 May 2015From the section TechnologyFirst look: A screenshot of a new app to be tested at the FA Cup final promising instant replays to those in the stadiumMobile...

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: England beaten by Canada in warm up

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This post was originally published on this site England were defeated 1-0 by host nation Canada in their final warm-up game before the World Cup.Sophie Schmidt scored with a brilliant first-time strike from the edge of the box in the 23rd minute.In a game of few clear openings, Mark Sampson’s England were second best for long periods but Fara Williams struck the crossbar...

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