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    Cancer needs to be fought adequately

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    WITH 1.5 lakh people being affected by cancer every year in Bangladesh and about 1.08 lakh dying of the disease, there are reasons to treat cancer as a major public health threat....

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    Govt should review new apparel sector minimum wage

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    LEADERS of the apparel sector trade unions not being happy about, and thereby rejecting, Tk 8,000 in minimum monthly wage,...

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    A welcome proposal for law against sexual abuse at work

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    SEXUAL harassment at work has come to be perceived as a growing problem as female participation in the labour force has increased, more in the industrial sector, although such incidents remain either unreported or under-reported for various social reasons....

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    Relief supplies, rehabilitation, needed for flood victims

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    MAJOR rivers rapidly swelled in the past two days, as New Age reported on Friday, inundating low-lying areas in the north, north-east and the central region after heavy rains...

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    Nord Stream 2 and trans-Atlantic politics

    Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    THE relation between Germany and Russia is passing through a very interesting phase; on the one hand, Germany is upset with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its policy of intervention in the Baltic region while at the same time, it is eager to quickly complete the Nord Steam 2 gas pipeline that will carry natural gas from fields in Russia to the EU network at Germany’s Baltic coast....

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    Putin’s wargame: behind the smoke

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    RUSSIA’S massive Vostok-2018 military exercises in 11–17 September are receiving much attention in the western media, all too easily conjuring a spectre of the Russian bear once again ready to pounce on a weakened west. The involvement of neighbouring China adds an extra frisson....

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    Indonesia ‘proudly’ joins US-led exercises to antagonise China

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    INDONESIA, the fourth most populous nation on earth and the country with the largest Muslim population is, and since the 1965 US-orchestrated anti-Communist coup has been, the most radically pro-western and anti-socialist place in Asia....

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    Mosul’s cultural comeback

    Judit Neurink | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    IN THE park in Mosul where the ‘Islamic State’ once trained child soldiers, thousands have now gathered for a book festival with plays, music and tables full of books donated to the people of the city. Culture is back with a bang in Iraq’s second city and the ‘I am Iraqi — I read’ festival is just one of many cultural events. The slogan refers to the traditional Arab saying: ‘Egypt writes, Lebanon publishes and Iraq reads.’...

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    Clean energy can provide 100 per cent of electricity

    by Alex Kirby | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2018

    IMAGINE a world with so much renewable, clean energy that it could provide all the electricity society needed, reliably and without any interruption, round the clock....

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    Malaysia’s Mahathir

    by Gerry Brown | Updated at 12:00am on September 14, 2018

    AS WET dreams go, it’s a pretty big one for the empire to turn the nonagenarian Mahathir into an anti-China zealot....

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