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    A tale of two cities

    Andrew Levine | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    HERE follows a tale of two cities — not, as in Dickens’s novel, Paris and London, but Paris and Madison, Wisconsin....

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    Can socialism save democracy?

    Theo Horesh | Updated at 12:00am on December 15, 2018

    A CONSENSUS is emerging on the left that capitalism produces inequality, which leads to oligarchy, which undermines democracy, and paves the way to fascism; and only socialism can save democracy, because it can break the oligarchy, which will restore equality, so democracy can function effectively....

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    Govt must find right way to deal with wrong-way driving

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    WRONG-WAY driving continues to be a nagging problem of traffic management in the capital Dhaka as this adds to the risk of fatal accidents and happens to be a major factor contributing to traffic congestion....

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    Lung cancer needs to be fought adequately

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    A STUDY on 1,549 women cancer patients who visited the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital between January and June finds that 12 per cent of the women are suffering from lung cancer....

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    Talks on the sidelines

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    FROM the point of view of developments in the ‘game’ of global politics, the most interesting thing about the recent Group of Twenty (G-20) summit, held in Buenos Aires from November 30–December 1, was not so much the forum itself, but the moves made by the main participants on the sidelines of the event....

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    A story of a new history of theatre

    Shahman Moishan | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    THE 13th annual theatre festival of the theatre and performance studies department in the University of Dhaka has opened a new horizon in the contemporary cultural history of Bangladesh at it initiated a public theatre project to showcase 18 theatrical performances where students as performers have come from various departments of Dhaka University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology as well as the other colleges and universities....

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    HW Bush’s bitter legacy in the Middle East

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    ANY sobre assessment of late president George HW Bush’s political legacy was drowned last week by the avalanche of hagiography by the mainstream media....

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    Yemenis: pawns in a cynical game

    Karim El-Gawhary | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    THERE are many different ways to end a war: for example, when a superior party in the conflict forces its political design for the post-war period onto the inferior party...

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    Reviving nuclear disarmament movement

    Lawrence Wittner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IN LATE November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that ‘humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war.’....

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    A fiercely contested landscape

    Vidya Subrahmaniam  | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IF CELEBRATIONS have broken out in Congress offices across the country, few will grudge it considering that its success in the Hindi heartland comes after four years of defeats, self-doubt and a feeling of being under siege by a perennially turbo-charged Bharatiya Janata Party....

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