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    Politics is final arbiter of good governance in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on August 24, 2017

    THERE was no governmental celebration of its second year anniversary. Government leaders scarcely mentioned it....

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    There’s blood on your hands, Mr Trump!

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on August 24, 2017

    SINCE almost all US presidents from Truman to Obama — with the exceptions of Ford, Carter and Clinton — had blood on their hands, one possibly cannot single out Donald Trump for not being the exception....

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    The lies on Afghanistan

    by Matthew Hoh | Updated at 12:05am on August 24, 2017

    THERE has never been progress by the US military in Afghanistan, unless you are asking the US military contractors or the Afghan drug barons, of whom an extremely large share are our allies in the Afghan government, militias and security forces, there has only been suffering and destruction...

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    United Slaveholding Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    by Valery Kulikov | Updated at 12:05am on August 24, 2017

    IT WOULD come as no surprise to most readers that slavery has been officially outlawed in pretty much every country of this world...

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    Govt must form Langadu arson inquiry commission

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 24, 2017

    MANY houses of ethnic minority communities were burnt at Langadu in Rangamati in June...

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    World must act as Rohingya crisis intensifies

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 24, 2017

    THE number of Rohingyas entering Bangladesh undocumented after fleeing repression and violence unleashed by Myanmar’s security forces in Rakhine State since October 2016, reported to be 69,000 in May 2017 or about 75,000 as another estimate of April 2017 puts it, has now exceeded 87,000, as an assessment done by the International Organisation for Migration shows...

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    Rebooting India-Nepal ties

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 23, 2017

    NEPAL is run by a revolving door of political leaders who have weakened the polity and economy over the years, but who did battle the odds to promulgate a new constitution...

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    On life support 

    by Cyril Almeida | Updated at 12:05am on August 23, 2017

    AND now we wait. Wait for them to break him. Wait and see how they’ll do it. Wait and see what it’ll mean for the rest of us. Because Nawaz is trapped...

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    Private univs and the new middle class

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 23, 2017

    THE resistance of private university students against the government, the rich and powerful and its own authorities, in the past three years shows quite a militancy that is unusual and unexpected...

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    Woman question in subcontinent

    by Nyla Ali Khan | Updated at 12:05am on August 23, 2017

    IN CONTEMPORARY Indian and Pakistani societies, the question of the role of the woman in the nationalist scenario remains a vexed one...

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