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    A collective failure that explodes into Chawk Bazar fire

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    AS ALL was being readied for the observance of Shaheed Dibas, which marks February 21, 1952, the language movement that set out people’s journey towards their independence in 1971, in a business district of Old Town called Chawk Bazar in Dhaka, a building caught fire....

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    11,800 civilians killed in Syria, Iraq

    Brett Wilkins | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    NEARLY 12,000 civilians have been killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014, according to a statement from the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights....

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    The war on Venezuela is built on lies

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    TRAVELLING with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat....

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    My brush with street journalism

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    OH! THE gorgeous 1960s! I have relished the memories of those sweet and fascinating years....

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    Tough land records row needs a strong govt hoe

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE government’s failure to punish none of the land records and survey officials for recording 2815.56 acres of government land to an unknown number of private individuals and entities in the City Survey carried out between 1999 and 2010 is unacceptable....

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    Fox guarding the henhouse

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE transport sector appears, by far, to be the most corrupt and unregulated....

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    What’s in store for Afghanistan?

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    IT’S time to think about the likely future of poor Afghanistan. It isn’t terribly bright, but we have to, so the sooner, the better....

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    Italy takes on Macron

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE ever-closer bond between Emanuel Macron and Angela Merkel not only testifies that France and Germany, Europe’s two largest countries, have overcome a millenarian enmity: it reveals a jointly held contempt for Europe’s south,....

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