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    Had cadmium ever glowed so red?

    by Shahidul Alam | Updated at 10:00pm on January 15, 2017

    I’D PRETTY much perfected the art. I’d go down to the newest library I could find. Become a member as quickly as I could, and armed with my new membership card head straight to section 770, the magical number for photography at UK public libraries...

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    The entire world is ‘fake news’

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 09:55pm on January 15, 2017

    IMPERIALIST demagogues, as well as religious fanatics, are known to live in their grotesque realities. They erect huge sand castles, invent mascots, and bombard the public relentlessly with self-promoting messages...

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    China, Russia to counter US anti-missile systems in Asia

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 09:50pm on January 15, 2017

    CHINA and Russia have agreed to take unspecified ‘countermeasures’ against US plans to install a sophisticated anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea...

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    Western intelligence on sixes and sevens

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 09:50pm on January 15, 2017

    PARDON my naiveté, but I cannot for the life of me, comprehend why the entire US establishment, with the Intelligence Community in the vanguard, is in convulsions about the alleged Russian efforts to hack into the US elections which brought Donald Trump to power...

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    Lurking dangers of coal cargo capsize

    | Updated at 09:45pm on January 15, 2017

    A CARGO vessel carrying 1,000 tonnes of coal sinking in the River Passur near the Sunderbans in Bagerhat is concerning on a few counts...

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    Police harassment to repress labour movement unacceptable

    | Updated at 09:25pm on January 15, 2017

    THE government has adopted an excessively repressive attitude towards agitating apparel workers of Ashulia who took to the streets in December 2016 demanding an increase in minimum wage...

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    To the benefit of all

    | Updated at 10:20pm on January 14, 2017

    For centuries, women around the world have struggled for even the most basic rights. The fight for equality has been an uphill climb — one that is far from over...

  • Spinning a yarn unparalleled

    | Updated at 10:10pm on January 14, 2017

    A LEGENDARY fabric, muslin, has legions of tales in its telling. This ultrafine cotton cloth from the phuti karpasand now extinct gosspypium arboreum plant, woven on the humble pit looms of Bengal, captivated the imagination of poets and fashionistas for millennia...

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    Dissent and dread

    by Faisal Bari | Updated at 10:00pm on January 14, 2017

    WE ARE not good at facing dissent. And, over time, things have gone from bad to worse...

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    Pakistani general invites India to accede

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 09:55pm on January 14, 2017

    ON DECEMBER 21, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Amir Riaz invited India to accede to an ambitious project on the establishment of a China Pakistan Economic Corridor...