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    N Korea talks of peace while Trump defends sanity

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on January 12, 2018

    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has been anything but presidential in his first year in office...

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    Effective steps needed to protect poor from cold

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 12, 2018

    AS WINTER arrives, people, especially the old and children, increasingly fall ill because of cold-related diseases...

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    Illegal timber trade must end to save forest resources

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 12, 2018

    EVERGREEN hilly forests being denuded of trees, especially in the past couple of months, as New Age reported on Thursday, and the pace of such destruction of the forest is concerning...

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    GMOs, global agribusiness and the destruction of choice

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 11, 2018

    ONE of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda...

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    Flaunting British neo-imperialism in Asia-Pacific

    by Joseph Thomas | Updated at 12:05am on January 11, 2018

    FOR over a century, the British Empire exerted control over Asia-Pacific, outright colonising India, Burma, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia while influencing and encroaching upon greater China, Siam and beyond...

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    Afghan refugees feeling the heat as geopolitical tensions rise

    by Ali Mohsin | Updated at 12:05am on January 11, 2018

    LAST week, the Pakistani government callously doubled down on its strategy of using Afghan refugees as pawns in its ongoing political dispute with Afghanistan when it refused to grant a long-term extension of their stay in Pakistan...

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    Dark clouds across Asia

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 11, 2018

    WHAT awaits the Asia-Pacific in 2018? Prospects appear, if anything, bleaker than was the case in 2017. More disorder, coming with increasing signs of a breakdown in inter and intra-state relations, is perhaps on the horizon...

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    Awareness must to reduce road accidents

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 11, 2018

    Traffic accidents have become a never-ending tale. The government off and on takes initiatives but most of them almost always have fallen flat...

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    Govt must shore up forest management, adequately

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 11, 2018

    THE depletion of natural forests detected to be the highest in 2006–2014 since 1930, as New Age reported on Wednesday, is gravely concerning in that it suggests that the forest department has failed to play its mandated role mainly because of irregularities in forest management...

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    Israel step closer to making Jerusalem Jewish-only city

    by Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    THE Israeli government is planning a series of measures aimed at fully denying Palestinians their legal rights in Jerusalem and precluding any future peace settlement based on sharing the city between Israel and a future Palestinian state...

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