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    China, media and truth-telling in a crisis

    Ananth Krishnan | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    ON FEBRUARY 3, Caixin, a Chinese magazine known for its independent reporting — at least as independent as a media outlet can get in China — published the first of a four-part investigation. The article, headlined ‘How Wuhan lost...

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    Bangladesh government must keep unfit vehicles off the road

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    THE High Court directive that has asked the government to form task forces, composed of executive magistrates and Road Transport Authority and police representatives, headed by deputy...

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    Labour diplomacy needed for Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    A PROMPT action on part of the government is still absent to end the plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. After public protests and a heated debate in the parliament over the inhuman treatment of workers in...

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    Shut down Canada until it solves war, oil, and genocide problem

    David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    INDIGENOUS people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination...

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    Amazon onslaught

    Robert Hunziker | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    THIS month Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro proposed a new bill promoting mining, expanded agriculture and energy production on indigenous lands in the Amazon. Accordingly, private developers as well as private...

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    Paradigm shift needed

    Shahbaz Khan | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    JAWAHARLAL Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten’s relationship has been a subject of interest, both during their lifetimes and after. At the time, however, no solid proof existed to substantiate the rumours regarding their liaison — or...

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    Events in Syria have taken a dangerous turn

    Valery Kulikov | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    IN RECENT days, we’ve been witnessing a noticeable deterioration of the security situation in Syria. Hostilities are being reported both the in Idlib and Aleppo governorates, where radical militants are desperately trying to...

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    A harrowing reality of son preference

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    A WOMAN killing her newborn girl shows the harrowing reality of gender inequality. In the face of unbearable torture and abuse from her husband and in-laws for giving birth to a girl three consecutive times, a woman in Rangpur...

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    Government must step up to the plate on Covid-19 preparedness

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    THE Wuhan virus, now officially designated as Covid-19, which is reported to have caused at least 1,523 death in China and infected more than 66,000 others, as New Age reported on Sunday, has raised...

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    Keeping war, environmental degradation and profit out of space

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2020

    THE 21st century nuclear arms and developing outer space arms races, which began under Obama and are increasing under Trump, are going to be something the world has never seen before. They are a bonanza for...

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