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    Awaiting details from Afghanistan, a look at Syrian outrage

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 01:05am on April 16, 2017

    PRESIDENT Trump has furnished proof that the leader of the free world, which dropped the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, remains true to form: it has dropped an even bigger mother of all bombs (non nuclear, we are being persistently reminded) on Nangahar province in east Afghanistan...

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    Getting away with murder

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 01:05am on April 16, 2017

    UNLIKE Rana Plaza where the stench of corpses wafted over when we were still half a mile away, there was no such smell at Tampaco...

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    Haor dam corruption probe must run its own course

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 16, 2017

    INDOMITABLE corruption in the public sector has been costly for Bangladesh. However, the recent corruption in haor embankment projects caused unimaginable suffering to the people living in the haor belt...

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    A likely tannery waste problem at Savar Leather Estate

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 16, 2017

    THE relocation of tanneries from Hazaribagh on the bank of the River Buriganga — which has so far come to be polluted because of industrial and chemical discharge since the establishment of the tanneries...

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    Talks in Moscow fail to dispel rising US-Russian tensions

    by Bill Van Auken | Updated at 01:05am on April 14, 2017

    FIVE hours of talks Wednesday between US secretary of state Rex Tillerson and both Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov left relations between the two major nuclear powers at what both sides described as a low point...

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    Ending nuclear lawlessness

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 14, 2017

    IN THE last week of March, at the United Nations in New York, history was made as diplomats from about 130 countries started formal talks on an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons....

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    Pushing Australia into war with China

    | Updated at 01:10am on April 14, 2017

    AUSTRALIA is sleep-walking into a confrontation with China, not realising that wars can happen suddenly in an atmosphere of mistrust and provocation, especially if a minor power, like Australia, abandons its independence for an ‘alliance’ with an unstable superpower...

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    From survivors of sectarian violence to targets of terrorism

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 14, 2017

    IT IS customary for Copts — Egypt’s roughly 9 million strong Christian population — to celebrate Palm Sunday at church, waving palm fronds and singing joyful chants that go back to ancient times to commemorate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, days before his crucifixion...

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    Bringing books to the people

    by Islam Anwar | Updated at 01:05am on April 14, 2017

    Twenty-seven-year-old Hadeer used to work at an Egyptian book industry company in marketing and sales. In this capacity, she organised many book fairs at universities, schools and cultural establishments...

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    Indicative of indifference to people with disabilities

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 14, 2017

    The photograph printed on the back page of New Age on Thursday, which shows a woman with disability moving on her wheelchair along the main road because of an impediment on the footpath brings to the fore the general indifference of the state and society to people with disabilities...

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