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    What it really means to be on a ‘flattening’ planet

    by Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THE closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away — or so the Internet assures me...

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    Is custodial killing heroic?

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    ‘He was like a younger brother to me’, Monti Chakma, general secretary, Hill Women’s Federation, said to me softly, unflinchingly....

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    100 per cent renewable energy bill

    by Janet Redman | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THIS week, Sens. Merkley (D-OR) and Sanders (I-VT) launched a bill that takes a huge step toward aligning government policy with what climate science tells us is necessary — a transition to a 100 per cent carbon-free economy, as soon as possible...

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    Commoners against rape in Bangladesh

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    DAYS ago, an incident of a rape came out to public light. The victims were two university-students. The incident occurred weeks ago in the capital city of Dhaka...

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    Prison hospitals in shambles

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THAT the public healthcare system is in an abysmal state is partially evidenced in the fact that the country’s prison hospitals are riddled with umpteen problems, the most important one being acute shortage of medical facilities with 93 per cent posts of doctors remaining vacant....

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    Cyber-security risk antithetical to govt’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 16, 2017

    THE prevailing lack of cyber security in Bangladesh, particularly in financial institutions is a matter of serious national concern...

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    Eurasian Economic Union flexes its muscles

    by Dmitry Bokarev | Updated at 12:05am on May 15, 2017

    IN RECENT years, the Eurasian Economic Union, a multinational partnership uniting Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, has become a significant force on the international arena....

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    Is custodial killing heroic?

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on May 15, 2017

    OFFICIAL versions conflict about why Romel Chakma — a 20-year old HSC examinee and leader of the Pahari Chatra Parishad (Hill Students Council) — was picked up by the army, whether he was transferred from army to police custody while in Naniachar, whether his admission to, and 2-weeklong treatment at, the Chittagong Medical College and Hospital,...

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    Chronically insecure

    by Maysam Behravesh | Updated at 12:05am on May 15, 2017

    IN LATE March 2015, Saudi Arabia, supported by nine allies, launched a military campaign in its southern neighbour Yemen....

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    The decline of the west revisited

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:00am on May 15, 2017

    EUROPA, in Greek mythology, was a Phoenician princess abducted by Zeus and carried off to Crete. In time, Europe was meant to designate the western extreme of Eurasia...

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