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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

Astoria — Advanced Tor Client Designed to Avoid NSA Attacks

This post was originally published on this siteIn response to the threat of intelligence agencies like NSA and GCHQ, Security researchers from American and Israeli academics have developed a new advanced Tor client called Astoria specially designed to make eavesdropping harder.Tor (The Onion Router) is the most popular anonymity network that is intended to allow a user to browse the Internet...

Europe

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll released

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This post was originally published on this site Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski gestures to supporters as first exit polls are announced, in Warsaw, Poland. (Source: AP photo)Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county’s presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. If the exit...

Asia

Strong quake rattles Tokyo area, no reports of damage or injury

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This post was originally published on this siteA strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties from the quake, which struck at 2:28 pm (0528 GMT). The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning as a...

American Issues

VIDEO: US floods: It was pretty drastic

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS weather: It’s the largest flood in history of region 24 May 2015 Last updated at 21:28 BSTA deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far. A fire-fighter lost his life when swept away by floodwater...

India

Bribery case: CPM demands resignation of Kerala FM K M Mani

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This post was originally published on this siteCPI (M) on Monday demanded the resignation of Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani after the polygraph test on one of the eye witnessed substantiated his statement that Mani had accepted a brief case containing currency from bar hotel owners’ association representative. CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said, “Mani should go. If he...

Economics

China cuts taxes on range of imports

This post was originally published on this siteChina cuts import taxes to boost consumer demand25 May 2015From the section BusinessThe government wants more people to buy imported goods from shops in ChinaChina will cut import taxes on consumer goods by more than 50% on average in a bid to boost consumer spending. High tariffs...

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: Premier League final day – key facts

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This post was originally published on this site BBC Sport rounds up all the key facts and statistics from the final day of the Premier League season, with Chelsea lifting the trophy and Hull dropping into the Championship. Elsewhere, Liverpool were thrashed 6-1 at Stoke in Steven Gerrard’s last game for the Reds and FA Cup finalists Aston Villa ended their League campaign...

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