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    Climate resilience to halt rise in hunger

    José Graziano da Silva | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and UN partner agencies such as IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, have just published the 2018 edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World....

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    Violence against religious minorities

    Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE situation of minorities in Bangladesh is a human rights issue. The status of minorities all over the world has demonstrated a pattern of discrimination and insecurity. Bangladesh is no exception....

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    Hold the front page: the reporters are missing

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:05am on September 21, 2018

    THE death of Robert Parry earlier this year felt like a farewell to the age of the reporter. Parry was ‘a trailblazer for independent journalism’, wrote Seymour Hersh, with whom he shared much in common...

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    The west lied, lies and always will

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    I’M SITTING at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine....

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    Death penalty: a denial of human rights

    Al Amin Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    DEATH penalty is always a violation of human rights. Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is protected under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights....

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    Israelis, Palestinians lament deadlock

    Tessa Fox | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    IN SEPTEMBER 1993, people across Israel and Palestinian territories celebrated in newly gained hope that they would have a permanent peace agreement within five years....

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    Pakistan, Iran strengthen centre-oriented trends

    Natalya Zamarayeva | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The Iranian minister for foreign affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in late August 2018 was the first meeting conducted by the new Pakistani leadership headed by the prime minister Imran Khan and high-ranking foreign guests....

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    When law enforcers have no regard for law

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    DEATH continue to lurk in roads and highways, questioning the political will to bring about any change in the transport sector....

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    EC must step back on use of electronic voting machines

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    THE approval of a project on the purchase of 1,50,000 electronic voting machines by the National Economic Council, despite reservations of 87.5 per cent of, or 35 five out of the 40, political parties registered with the Election Commission about the use of the machines in national elections, is worrying on a couple of counts and, is, therefore, unacceptable....

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    Lanka president’s address to highlight reconciliation challenges

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE recent interventions of president Maithripala Sirisena into issues of governance brings out sharp differences of opinion within the government coalition he heads....