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First Iraq and the Rest Will Follow – By Miaad Hassan

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...


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...


South Korea court suspends nut rage executive’s prison term


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

The element that made the 20th Century shine

This post was originally published on this siteThe element that made the 20th Century shineBy Laurence Knight BBC News23 May 2015From the section MagazineChromium is the chemical element of modernity – the key to innumerable gleaming, spotless surfaces. Yet it also harbours a dark secret that featured in one Oscar-winning Hollywood film. In the late 1920s,...


Terror taint off, man acquitted in Akshardham case details ‘torture’ in book

This post was originally published on this site Abdul Qayyum Mansuri was sentenced to death in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack case and acquitted after the verdict was quashed by the Supreme Court in May 2014. (Part of the cover of ’11 years behind the bars’)Bullets would whizz past, to his right, to his left. Never striking, only striking fear. Once, they poured petrol in his anus....


Email error reveals bank’s EU project

This post was originally published on this siteEmail mistake reveals Bank of England’s EU exit project23 May 2015From the section UKThe bank said it was not “sensible” to talk about its work publiclyThe Bank of England has confirmed it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it...

Lessons in Leadership

Change vs. Progress: Making the Choices That Move You Forward


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

Saturday’s gossip column


This post was originally published on this site22 May 2015 Last updated at 23:55For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Manchester City are favourites to sign Raheem Sterling and will bid £45m for the 20-year-old Liverpool forward when the transfer window opens.(Daily Mail)  Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has urged supporters...

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