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    We want the problem, now you sort it out

    by Henry Kamens | Updated at 01:05am on March 04, 2017

    FIRST the Golan Heights, now the South China Sea — the United States used to patrol this regularly to ensure ‘freedom of navigation’ for all the nations who claim part (or all) of the sea and the islands within it...

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    And the Oscar goes to…

    by Randall Amster | Updated at 01:05am on March 04, 2017

    WE LEARNT a few important things following the president’s speech to Congress. First, we now know that he is able to read from a teleprompter, after all, and stick close to a script for an extended period...

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    Decolonise-curriculum movement re-racialises knowledge

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 04, 2017

    A GLOBAL student movement campaigning for the decolonisation of higher education has, over recent years, spread from the USA to South Africa and the UK...

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    China in the age of Trump and Brexit

    by Tom Clifford | Updated at 01:05am on March 04, 2017

    THE harsh winter has passed, the sky is blue, spring is in the air and the store that sells fake DVDs in Beijing is closed...

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    City authorities must contain mosquito menace

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 04, 2017

    WITH its peak breeding season, from November to March, mosquito menace has begun to haunt the people living in the capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country...

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    Worrying increase in cases of caesarean section

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 04, 2017

    SIX in every 10 births in a health facility in Bangladesh — as the health minister on Thursday said in the parliament quoting the latest Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2014 — being delivered by caesarean section, which is well above the World Health Organisation recommendation of an ideal rate of caesarean delivery...

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    Influencing polity for Lanka constitutional reform

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 01:05am on March 03, 2017

    CONSTITUTIONAL reform is once again on the front burner of the national agenda. The election manifestos of both president Maithripala Sirisena and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in 2015 gave high priority to it...

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    Get out of ‘my country’ syndrome

    by John Samuel | Updated at 01:00am on March 03, 2017

    TWO days ago, two young engineers from India were shot in a pub in Kansas City in the US. These two engineers, Sreenivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madaasani, both in their early thirties, went to the US to fulfil their American dreams...

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    Indians used to dream of America. No longer

    by Sandip Roy | Updated at 01:05am on March 03, 2017

    MY FRIEND says his cousin’s wedding has been called off. The wedding invitations had already been printed, but the bride got cold feet...

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    The flip sides of price increase

    by Sakib Bin Amin and Muntasir Murshed | Updated at 01:05am on March 03, 2017

    HISTORY of the natural gas sector in Bangladesh goes back as early as the 1960s when it was introduced as a supplement to the oil-based energy sector...

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