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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

Hackers Selling Database of 4 Million Adult Friend Finder Users at $16,800

This post was originally published on this siteYes, the sex life of almost 4 million subscribers of the casual sex hookup site is now available for anyone to download from the Internet.Adult Friend Finder website, with tagline “Hookup, Find Sex or Meet Someone Hot Now,” has been breached before April 13 in which nearly 4 Million users have had their personal details compromised.The...


Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll released


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...


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


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: Hundreds of homes destroyed in US floods

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTexas and Oklahoma flooding: Hundreds of homes destroyed 25 May 2015 Last updated at 20:03 BSTDevastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes. Meanwhile, in Mexico, officials in the border town of Ciudad...


Slowdown signal? Heat is on, but power demand flat

This post was originally published on this site Of the country’s total installed generation capacity of 2,68,603 MW, the peak demand met on May 23 was less than half at just 1,34,892 MW, according to official data available with grid managers.For an economy that is ostensibly on the mend, an almost flat demand curve for electricity — a key indicator of whether an industrial revival...


Will truckers lose out to software?

This post was originally published on this siteDriverless convoy: Will truckers lose out to software?By Daniel Thomas Business reporter26 May 2015From the section BusinessLiving the dream: Daimler’s new autonomous lorries drive themselves while the safety driver can read a book, watch the game or write a bestseller ...

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

Tuesday’s gossip column


This post was originally published on this site25 May 2015 Last updated at 23:19For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Outgoing Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, 47, is planning a six-month sabbatical, ruling him out of taking over at Liverpool.(Bild)  But Liverpool insist Brendan Rodgers’ position is not under immediate...

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