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    In Uzbekistan, World Bank is masking labour abuses

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

    COMPANIES around the world involved with the cotton industry have increasingly been feeling pressure to steer clear of crops produced with forced and child labour...

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    Net neutrality’s missing persons

    by Mateo Pimentel | Updated at 12:05am on July 22, 2017

    WHAT’S missing from the net neutrality debate? We’ve rehashed the timeless market-versus-state dilemma...

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    Europe’s shameful refugee policy

    by Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:05am on July 22, 2017

    THIS time of year Mediterranean beaches are the destinations of choice for many European holidaymakers; it’s also the beginning of the busiest time of year for the people smugglers based in Libya and elsewhere along the North African coast...

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    Police coming down heavily on students unacceptable

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

    THE police coming down on Thursday heavily on several hundred students of seven colleges, freshly affiliated to the University of Dhaka, demanding their examinations schedule and wounding at least 10 students, a few of them grievously, by charging at them with truncheons...

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    Naf fishing ban to check drug smuggling meaningless

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

    THE prime minister’s iteration of the government’s firm stand against drug abuse, which is evident in her directing the authorities concerned to stop fishing in the River Naf along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, for some days though, to check against the smuggling of Yaba, a stimulant tablet containing methamphetamine and caffeine, sounds a positive note....

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    Big squeeze on Indian civil society

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2017

    IN MAY 2015, a host of civil society organisations wrote an open letter to the prime minister of India...

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    Islamic State: down but not necessarily out

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2017

    THERE can be no question that territorially, the jihadi state-building project of the self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State’ has come to an end...

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    US misreads Pakistan’s antifragility

    by L Ali Khan | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2017

    PAKISTAN thrives on disorder and adversity, pursuing Nassim Taleb’s notion of antifragility. In India, Pakistan is bemoaned as a failed terrorist state...

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    Eurocentrism in art history

    by Yaman Kayabali | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2017

    ON JUNE 13, a new retrospective about famed Turkish artist Fahrelnissa Zeid was unveiled at London’s prestigious, Tate Modern...

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    Hamburg G20 protests and alternative futures

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 21, 2017

    ON JULY 8, 2017, the last day of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, an estimated 76,000 people came together under the motto of ‘solidarity without borders instead of G20’ and marked the largest yet protest against G20...

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