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    Jonathan Pilger on USA’s coming war with China

    by Rahnuma Ahmed | Updated at 01:05am on April 23, 2017

    ‘The Coming War on China’ is a documentary made by the legendary investigative journalist and filmmaker Jonathan Pilger...

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    Failure to hold students’ union polls, keep off partisan line

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 23, 2017

    THE control of the Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, in the allotment of rooms in halls of residence for males in the University of Dhaka is disparaging and, at the same time, both worrying for the students and demeaning for the university administration...

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    Chittagong city mired in water stagnation again

    | Updated at 01:05am on April 23, 2017

    DOWNPOUR combined with high tide sent low-lying areas of Chittagong city under water. Photographs published in New Age on Saturday shows that filthy water overflowing the drains have flooded houses...

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    A welcome coronary stent regulation move

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    Vested quarters, particularly a group of cardiologists, stent suppliers and drug manufacturers, have been making profit out of cardiac patients’ sufferings and vulnerability for decades now in Bangladesh. There have been numerous reports in the media on ways doctors and hospitals have held patients hostage and over-charged them for stents...

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    An illogical demand of Hazaribagh tanners

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    THE demand of the tanners for the reopening of the tanneries at Hazaribagh if utility services cannot be put in place at the Leather Industrial Park at Savar by the 15-day deadline, illogical though, calls out the government on putting in more efforts and doing a lot more...

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    Trump, the DOJ and Julian Assange

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    THERE had been some doubts from initial enthusiasts about WikiLeaks once information from leaks released on its site started puncturing holes in an already worn Democratic campaign in 2016. Accusations of being an agent of Russian interests were being fired by various officials across the Clinton spectrum, though many Republicans, seeing the Clinton ship holed, preferred reticence, and even praise...

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    Silencing Palestinian political expression

    by Matthew DeMaio | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    THIS week, over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners launched a mass hunger strike to protest rights violations by the Israeli prison system. Marwan Barghouti, a prominent leader of Fatah and the mass hunger strike, penned an op-ed in The New York Times describing the reasons for the strike and the prisoner’s demands. In response to the op-ed, Israeli authorities threw Barghouti, who is in prison serving multiple life sentences following a widely-condemned show trial, into solitary confinement...

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    Turning Ataturk’s Turkey upside down, powerful Erdogan arrives in Delhi

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    WHEN Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives in New Delhi on April 30, he will find in his host, prime minister Narendra Modi, something of a kindred spirit. Both aspire for absolute power...

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    China-North Korean relations of last year in review

    by Konstantin Asmolov | Updated at 12:05am on April 22, 2017

    TOUCHING upon the topic of difficulties with the PRC and RK, we will talk about the DPRK. Here, on the one hand, Beijing demonstrates loyalty to the UN resolutions on sanctions, which it can formally fulfil; on the other, it does not go beyond them...

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    Why did US deploy its largest non-nuclear ordnance?

    by Ulson Gunnar | Updated at 01:05am on April 21, 2017

    SIXTEEN years onward and the US is no closer to its alleged goal of creating a stable Afghanistan free of terrorist organisations using its territory to stage attacks regionally and globally...

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