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    The rhetoric and the reality

    by James ONeill | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    ONE of the most commonly used phrases by western politicians is their professed belief in the ‘international rules based order....

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    Myanmar and the limits of pan-Islamism

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    SINCE Myanmar’s latest bout of violence against the Rohingya began in 2012, there has been a slow uptick of outrage in the Muslim world....

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    Low standards, wrong content

    Nassir Djafari  | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    THE MENA region has the highest graduate unemployment rate in the world....

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    Orwell’s message in a bottle

    David N Smith | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    IN JUNE the United States became the first and only nation to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, which a Trump administration official called a ‘cesspool of political bias.’....

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    Motor workshops that put at-grade roads at risk

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    THE photograph that New Age published on Wednesday shows a motor workshop set up a portion of a road divider just under the Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover at Saidabad in Dhaka, in blatant disregard for environment and noise pollution....

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    Govt must stringently deal with Rohingya trafficking issue

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 19, 2018

    THE United Nations migration agency has come up with a worrisome finding that Rohingya refugee girls are sold into forced labour to raise money for desperate families in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh....

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    Dark story behind global warming aka climate change

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    THE recent UN global warming conference under auspices of the deceptively-named International Panel on Climate Change concluded its meeting in South Korea discussing how to drastically limit global temperature rise....

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    How US weaponises them to accuse China of debt trap diplomacy

    Gerry Brown | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    WITH China and Russia named as the two greatest threats to continuing American hegemony end of last year, the velvet gloves have come off the Washington establishment, baring their knuckles against the Middle Kingdom in plain view of the entire world....

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    Ardern brings more limelight to New Zealand

    Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    UNLIKE most female politicians across the globe, who find it easier to remain in the limelight by projecting themselves as champions of woman rights or by adopting hard-line stance on contentious political issues against their male opponents,....

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    State violence and illusions of modernity in Egypt

    Maged Mandour  | Updated at 12:00am on October 18, 2018

    MASS repression in Egypt and the use of state violence has been growing since the coup of 2013. It was inaugurated with a series of massacres committed by the Egyptian security forces against the supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi,....

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