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    Pakistan should ditch Washington

    by Brian Cloughley | Updated at 12:05am on August 27, 2018

    TO THE despair of state department professionals (who are very professional indeed), the art and craft of US diplomacy have taken a very nasty knock since the appearance of Donald Trump on the world stage...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:05am on August 27, 2018

    IN COURSE of time the Bengali civil officials and employees stranded in Pakistan after the liberation of Bangladesh were taken to camps. Before that, they continued to live in their official quarters. Bereft of their jobs, they felt lost and uncertain....

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    Political uncertainty in Zimbabwe after polls

    by Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:05am on August 27, 2018

    THERE was great buoyancy and optimism among the common Zimbabweans that the elections would bring real change after the end of Robert Mugabe’s protracted dictatorship in November last year....

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    Why US won’t leave Afghanistan voluntarily

    by James O’Neill | Updated at 12:05am on August 27, 2018

    IN 2013, Tom Engelhardt wrote, referring to the United States presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen, where at eight United States air strikes had killed almost 300 wedding guests: ‘We have become a nation of wedding crashers, the uninvited guests who arrived under false pretences, tore up the place, offered nary and apology, and refused to go home...

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    BOU in e-learning

    Mesbah Uddin Tuhin | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2018

    THE progress of online and electronic technologies has increased the efficiency of people and increased performance at work....

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    The challenge of an era

    Sherif Elsayed-Ali  | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2018

    IN MAY 2018, Amnesty International, Access Now, and a handful of partner organizations launched the Toronto Declaration on protecting the right to equality and non-discrimination in machine learning systems....

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    India’s greatest ‘scoop-man’

    Shekhar Gupta | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2018

    EARLIER this week, The New York Times surprised its readers, and shocked us reporters’ community, by dropping its reporters’ bylines on stories featured on its home page....

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    Why annoy host societies?

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2018

    IN NORMAL times Britain’s former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson’s observation that burqa-clad women resemble walking ‘letter boxes’ and ‘bank robbers’ would evoke laughter. But these are not normal times....

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    How do his theories hold up?

    Timothy M Gill | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2018

    THIS year marks the 200th birthday of Karl Marx. Activists continue to evoke his name in their struggles, academics continue to engage with his work in ways that are multidisciplinary and multivalent, and social scientists continue to test his empirical claims....

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    Policy needed to save leather industry, help seasonal traders

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 26, 2018

    Trade in rawhides has remained unstable as people are forced to sell very cheaply rawhides of sacrificial animals at Eid-ul-Adha as the government set lower prices this year....

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