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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

Google Brillo OS — New Android-based OS for Internet of Things

This post was originally published on this siteInternet of Things is the future, and every big tech companies are trying to become an integral part of this upcoming trend. Keeping this in mind, Google is developing an operating system for connecting all devices via the Internet.Google is expected to launch a new Android-based operating system that would be lightweight enough to run on...

Europe

Ireland starts counting votes to legalise gay marriage

This post was originally published on this site Ireland on Saturday begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalize homosexual marriages in the country. Partners Adrian, left and Shane, arrive to cast their vote at a polling station in Drogheda, Ireland.(Source: AP)Ireland has begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalise homosexual marriage, and political observers say the first...

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

US Senate blocks surveillance bill

This post was originally published on this siteUS Senate blocks bill to end NSA phone data collection23 May 2015From the section US & CanadaThe NSA has come under increased scrutiny since the Snowden revelationsThe US Senate has blocked a bill that would have ended the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records...

India

Narendra Modi-led panels to meet again to choose CIC, CVC chiefs

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This post was originally published on this siteThe Prime Minister-led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) at its meeting today and decided to meet again. “The meeting was held in amicable atmosphere. There were certain more information and details to be obtained 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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