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    See Sri Lanka’s national crisis for what it is

    Ahilan Kadirgamar  | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    OVER the past fortnight, Sri Lanka has witnessed an escalating political crisis, with a standoff between president Maithripala Sirisena and the parliament....

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    Rajapaksa’s return

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    APAIR of prime ministers, an embattled president, and a brewing constitutional crisis: the scenario that has been unfolding in one of Asia’s oldest democracies over the past three weeks occasions a mixture of fascination and alarm....

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    Unwrapping Armageddon

    Conn Hallinan | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    THE decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Force Agreement appears to be part of a broader strategy aimed at unwinding over 50 years of agreements to control and limit nuclear weapons, returning to an era characterised by the unbridled development weapons of mass destruction....

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    Globalists take it all – life, liberty, God, and future

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    THE big push is on to convert Greece into a bastion of liberal democracy and godlessness. At least this is what the latest news from Athens presages....

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    No scope for wrong resolution of right grievances

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    BANGLADESH Jatiya Hindu Mahajote leaders, after their meeting with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders on Monday, said that they had campaigned for the reservation of parliamentary seats for them....

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    Child labour in informal sector unprotected

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    The labour law does not have provisions to protect the rights of child labour in the informal sector. The Bangladesh Shishu Odhikar Forum has observed that the informal sector is neither taxed nor monitored by any government agencies....

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    Deaths underestimated by 5 to 1

    Nicolas Davies | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    AN NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it has underestimated the casualties in the three-year-old conflict by at least five to one....

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    Academia and state

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    ON October 13, Professor KN Panikkar sounded the alarm....

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