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    Dying for the empire is not heroic

    by Sheldon Richman | Updated at 12:05am on November 07, 2017

    PREDICTABLY, the news media spent most of the week examining words Donald Trump may or may not have spoken to the widow of an American Ranger killed in Niger, in northwest Africa, in early October...

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    The revolt that shook the world

    by Pete Dolack | Updated at 12:05am on November 07, 2017

    HISTORY does not travel in a straight line. I won’t argue against that sentence being a cliché....

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    Centenary of the October Revolution: great achievement of humankind

    by Md Shahjahan Sarker | Updated at 12:05am on November 07, 2017

    OCTOBER socialist revolution in the Soviet Union speaks about the greatness of world-human race...

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    Govt must act to make street food safe for all

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 06, 2017

    FINDINGS of the Institute of Public Health study, conducted between July 2016 and June 2017, that street food sold in front of schools in Dhaka exposes public health to serious risk as they contain harmful bacteria are a grave issue to reckon with...

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    Roads damaged by flood in need of repairs

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 07, 2017

    SEVERAL months have passed since flood water subsided. However, highways, roads, bridges, culverts and ferry terminals, damaged by the flood, are yet to be repaired. Road communications infrastructures, especially in the north-east and the centre, have remained a cause of immense suffering for people...

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    Most of the world’s refugees are from countries invaded by Britain

    | Updated at 10:00pm on November 05, 2017

    BRITISH politicians talking about forced migration often like to tell us that ‘Britain has a proud history of welcoming refugees.’ Spending time in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in 2016 year, I asked people there what they thought of British politicians’ words....

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    Most of the world’s refugees are from countries invaded by Britain

    | Updated at 10:00pm on November 05, 2017

    BRITISH politicians talking about forced migration often like to tell us that ‘Britain has a proud history of welcoming refugees.’ Spending time in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in 2016 year, I asked people there what they thought of British politicians’ words...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on November 06, 2017

    BRAHMANBARIA, a fabled sub-division from the British colonial times was a prized postings for young civil servants of the elite cadre — ICS/CSP. Before it became a district in February 1984, it had been a proud part of the greater Comilla district. There were certain sub-divisions in British Bengal and East Pakistan which were distinctive...

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    If freelance Muslim spokesmen do not shut up, it’s advantageous for BJP

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on November 06, 2017

    IT IS one of the great ironies of our times that Muslims are a problem for all political parties, except the BJP. In a totally different way, for Mamata too. Without Muslims as a foil, there would be no Hindutva game-plan....

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    The rise and rise of Xi Jinping

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 06, 2017

    THE recently-concluded 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China was an intricately choreographed political theatre which showcased president Xi Jinping’s primacy, his vision and his status as the helmsman of the party and the nation. China’s confidence in the validity of its chosen path and its ambitions of ‘restoring’ its global leadership role were also on full display...

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