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    The ICJ and the Rohingyas

    Chandra Muzaffar | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    THE order of the International Court of Justice for the government of Myanmar to adopt various provisional measures to protect the Rohingya community from ‘physical destruction’ and to prevent the commission of...

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    The challenge for Chile and the world

    Ariel Dorfman | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    IN OCTOBER, a rise in Santiago’s metro fares set off the biggest protests in Chile since the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Protesters were calling out elite corruption, inequality, high...

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    Intolerance, fear, insecurity hurt India

    Zeenat Khan | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    ON RABINDRANATH Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary, Tagore song exponent Rezwana Choudhury Banna was invited to join the celebrations in New Delhi. At the programme, Banna was introduced as one of the...

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    Lessons from the people’s historian

    Bill Bigelow | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    JANUARY 27 marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the great historian and activist Howard Zinn. Zinn did not merely record history, he made it: as a professor at Spelman College in the 1950s and early 1960s, where he...

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    A case of Myanmar’s defiant response to ICJ ruling

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    TWO Rohingya women died and seven others became injured in shelling — one on the spot and the other after reaching hospital — in northern Rakhine State. While the Myanmar military seeks to pass the blame onto the...

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    Early steps must to contain dengue menace in Bangladesh

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    THE prevalence of dengue infection, with the reported hospital admission of 101,354 patients in 2019, has reduced in severity in January with at least 177 hospital admission having been reported. But what makes it worrying is that...

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    Globalising the war on indigenous people

    Jess Franklin | Updated at 12:00am on January 27, 2020

    A MAN who has repeatedly romanticised dictatorship and advocated the use of torture seems like an odd choice for guest of honour at the annual celebration of the constitution in the biggest democracy in the...

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    Dire warning for global capitalism

    Ilana Novick | Updated at 09:26pm on January 26, 2020

    ‘I DON’T think 500 billionaires are the reason we’re in trouble,’ former vice president Joe Biden told an audience at the Brookings Institute in 2018. It was a few months before he’d officially declare his...