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    Assange at magistrates court

    | Updated at 11:50pm on January 17, 2020

    ANOTHER slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange. The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the...

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    Running out of tricks

    | Updated at 11:48pm on January 17, 2020

    THERE is a classic American street hustle called Three-card Monte. A simple description of it is ‘a sidewalk gambling game run by shady operators to fleece passersby’. The operator sits with a flat surface in front of him on which he...

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    Leaders of the world, unite!

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2020

    EVER since Marx and Engels got together almost two hundred years ago to try to protect the people who were building the modern world, largely with their bare hands, the slogan of the Communist Manifesto of...

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    Where to start for social well-being?

    Rezbin Nahar | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2020

    THE word ‘contribution’ is noble by its virtue. Contribution, whether big or small, is recognised in any society. In these days, any form of contribution is highly regarded as an inseparable part of the development...

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    Government must allay fears of Ahmadiyyas, ensure security

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2020

    THE fears for attacks that the Ahmadiyyas in Brahmanbaria expressed, alleging that they continue to be threatened by groups of religious bigots, suggest that the administration has not adequately lifted a finger to...

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    Vacancies in road agencies must be filled, irregularities stopped

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2020

    VACANCIES in more than a half of the sanctioned positions in agencies under the road transport and bridges ministry is worrying as the shortage of human resources hampers a proper services delivery. All of the...

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    France at a crossroads

    Richard Greeman | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    THE nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a million people are in the streets protesting president...

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    Israel’s ‘firing zones’ in West Bank

    Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    A SEEMINGLY ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called ‘firing zones’ in the West Bank...

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    Banning books

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    BANNING and burning books is a manifestation of a culture that is afraid to face the truth. It is ignorance of the book’s message or the fear of the latter that is often the reason for someone trying to ban a book. We have...

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    Russia: a groundbreaking power shift

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    IN GROUNDBREAKING news president Putin announced on January 15, in his annual address to the nation, major changes in his government. First, he announced that prime minister Dmitry Medvedev...