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    Yemen, poisoned water and a green new deal

    David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    WHILE UN figures suggest that it would take 1 per cent of US military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United...

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    Finding a win-win solution to break Lanka deadlock

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    IN THE aftermath of the Supreme Court decision to issue a stay order on the president’s dissolution of parliament, the constitutional are nearer to being...

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    An imperishable friend of Bangladesh

    HM Babu | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    A GREAT Dutchman fought with us in Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971. He is WAS Ouderland, born on December 6, 1917 in Amsterdam in the...

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    On the road to a post-G20 world

    Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    The ascendence of China and multilateral trading blocks could eventually spell the doom of the G20 and US global dominance, writes Pepe Escobar THE trade...

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    Delay in fire safety rules disregard to worker safety

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    STANDARD measures to prevent fire at factories are still not in place and workers continue to fall victim to fire. In the latest incident, two...

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    Enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing must stop

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 06, 2018

    THE call that victims and families of the victims of enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killing and custodial torture put at a programme in front of the...

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    Two Punjabs, one South Asia

    Kanak Mani Dixit | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    India-Pakistan rapprochement and the South Asian future require subnational engagement, starting with Punjab, writes Kanak Mani Dixit FOR a flickering moment in the last week...

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    Is social media an alternative political challenge?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    POLITICAL space in Bangladesh is limited by several factors. Some of them are structural, others social, legal and political too. That points to a lack...

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    On extremism and democracy in Europe

    Cas Mudde | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    This introduction to the updated Greek edition of the 2016 book, On Extremism and Democracy in Europe, brings to its thought-provoking chronological account three more...

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    Policy prioritisation must be translated into action

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    SUCCESSIVE governments have prioritised rights and needs of the people with disabilities in policies. In 2007, Bangladesh ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of...

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