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    Govt must take steps to regulate prices

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 14, 2017

    THE increased price of sugar on the kitchen market in the city proves, yet again, that the government’s initiative to control prices of essential, everyday commodities is unsuccessful....

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    Justice mustn’t be rushed trampling constitution

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 14, 2017

    THE High Court’s declaration of 11 provisions of the Mobile Court Act 2009 that relate to mobile court operation by executive magistrates as unconstitutional is a welcome step forward towards the independence of the judiciary from the executive...

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    Will Lebanon be ‘handed over’ to ISIS?

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    NOW that the Syrian armed forces have liberated Palmyra, pPresident al Assad has thanked Vladimir Putin and the Russian people for the substantial support they provided to his country...

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    More women at Lankan universities in spaces dominated by men

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    IN SRI Lanka, women are more educated than men. This has been a growing trend, most stark in higher education...

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    Social reaction bares its teeth

    by Alex Lantier | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    YESTERDAY, French President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the March (REM) movement unveiled a list of most of its candidates for the legislative elections of June 11 and 18...

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    The demise of diplomacy

    by Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    UNITED States secretary of state Rex Tillerson is the leading diplomat of the US government. Tillerson, who was previously the head of Exxon, leads a department that nominally directs the country’s foreign policy...

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    Govt must institutionalise driver’s training

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    Bangladesh lacks formal training facilities for drivers and it is worrying given that most drivers often drive recklessly, contributing to a large number of road accidents....

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    World community must step up efforts to solve Rohingya crisis

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    THE indication that the Myanmar authorities gave, as part of their sending a top security adviser to Dhaka later in May apparently to discuss border-related issues....

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    Constitutional Rubicon of an Assange prosecution

    by Elizabeth Goitein | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    If you were tuning in and out of FBI director James Comey’s hearing before the House Intelligence Committee last Wednesday, you probably got an earful about Comey’s public statements on Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server, and you may have heard his staunch defence of Section 702 of FISA...

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    Trump’s 100th day in office

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    LAST weekend, April 29, was Donald Trump’s 100th day in office as the POTUS. Protest rallies were held in many parts of the United States....

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