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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

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,...


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...


China: 12 jailed for injecting water into cattle


This post was originally published on this siteTwelve people have been sentenced to varying prison terms by a Chinese court for injecting water into cattle before slaughtering to increase their weight and make more profit. They were sentenced to between six months and two years for manufacturing and selling fake goods between March 2014 and May 2014, Rui’an People’s Court in east China’s...

American Issues

US demands China halt reclamations


This post was originally published on this siteUS calls for land reclamation ‘halt’ in South China Sea30 May 2015From the section AsiaThe US has called for an “immediate and lasting halt” to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea. US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that China’s actions in the area...


Government committed to One Rank One Pension, tweets PM Modi

This post was originally published on this site Prime Minister Narendra ModiBreaking his silence on the One Rank One Pension scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted that his government is committed to the scheme that is aimed at ensuring that all retired soldiers, who have the same rank and the length of service receive the same amount of pension, irrespective of their date of retirement.On...


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


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


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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