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    Eyed with suspicion

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    THE weekly peaceful protests in the small village of Nabi Salih, northwest of Ramallah, against the confiscation of the village’s lands by settlers from the Halamish settlement had been largely unknown until Ahed Tamimi,...

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    After the Syria raid, what next?

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    THE previous column in this series examined the kinds of attack that the United States and its partners might mount against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria after the reported chemical-weapons attack in Douma on April 7....

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    Rickety railway needs to be repaired, replaced

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 21, 2018

    FAULTY railway caused the recent derailment of a passenger train, as Bangladesh Railway said on Thursday, on the Jamalpur-Dhaka route at Tongi, which left four rooftop passengers dead on Sunday....

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    DIP decision should not harm genuine applicants

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 21, 2018

    CONTINUED submission of forged documents, with changes being sought to age and name, for passport re-issuance to the Department of Immigration and Passports has stopped the authorities from making any changes in names, .....

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    Delay in lightning forecast system automation concerning

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    THE Bangladesh Meteorological Department coming to miss yet another deadline for automating the thunderstorm and lightning forecast system is concerning in that a modern method being in place helps the authorities to avoid some casualties and mitigate crisis....

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    Proper rehabilitation a must for people of hilly areas

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    IT IS deplorable that the local administration in Chittagong on Wednesday decided to snap gas, power and water supplies to people living in hill pockets amidst risk of rain-triggered landslides as the monsoon nears....

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    Four lessons from strike on Syria

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    LESSONS from the US strike on Syria reveal uncomfortable truths about the current state of international affairs. But they must be confronted, and dealt with, in order to create a better future...

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    Lanka president, prime minister need to reach deal now

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    WHILE the impact on the general population is not decisive, the aftermath of the no confidence motion against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the parliament has seen a potentially decisive shift in the power balance within the government alliance....

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    The sleep of civilisation

    by John Steppling | Updated at 12:05am on April 20, 2018

    JAMES ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis spoke this week, at a pentagon press briefing, saying, among other things, that it was a time for all civilised nations to unite. The use of this trope ‘civilised’ echoes colonial sensibility. It is part of general shifting of meaning in the rhetoric of Empire over the last, say, 80 years....

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    GDP growth mired in income inequality, unemployment

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 19, 2018

    A HIGH growth rate of the gross domestic product, which has been more than 7 per cent for the third consecutive year and is estimated to exceed the previous best of 7.28 per cent that was in the 2017 financial year, has, as New Age reported on Wednesday...

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