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What To Expect From Killer Croc In Suicide Squad

 With its rich cast of villains fighting against their better impulses in order to save the world, Suicide Squad is going to have a lot of backstory to fill its viewers in on. Though if you're impatient to know what sort of state Killer Croc will be in when he joins the team, you've come to the right place, as Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has dished some details on the villain's introduction.

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How The Curse Of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts The Middle East

 In the Middle East, few men are pilloried these days as much as Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot. Sykes, a British diplomat, travelled the same turf as T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), served in the Boer War, inherited a baronetcy, and won a Conservative seat in Parliament. He died young, at thirty-nine, during the 1919 flu epidemic. Picot was a French lawyer and diplomat who led a long but obscure life, mainly in backwater posts, until his death, in 1950. But the two men live on in the secret agreement they were assigned to draft, during the First World War, to divide the Ottoman Empire’s vast land mass into British and French spheres of influence. The Sykes-Picot Agreement launched a nine-year process—and other deals, declarations, and treaties—that created the modern Middle East states out of the Ottoman carcass. The new borders ultimately bore little resemblance to the original Sykes-Picot map, but their map is still viewed as the root cause of much that has happened ever since.

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Expert Foresees More Frequent El Nino In Future

KUANTAN -- Malaysia will experience more frequent El Nino phenomena with biennial occurrence expected in the next few years due to worsening global warming.

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