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    What will Baghdad face in 2017?

    by Cathy Breen | Updated at 09:25pm on January 08, 2017

    BEING stuck in traffic is a daily fare in Baghdad. While checkpoints have been dramatically reduced in recent times, and the number of concrete walls appear markedly decreased, traffic jams still defy description...

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    New India army chief threatens Pakistan, China

    by Wasantha Rupasinghe | Updated at 09:25pm on January 08, 2017

    INDIA’S new army chief of staff, General Bipin Rawat, has made a series of belligerent remarks since assuming his new command on January 1...

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    Govt should heed Tengratila people’s demands

    | Updated at 09:20pm on January 08, 2017

    PEOPLE in five villages that surround the Chhatak Gas Field at Tengratila in Sunamganj living in constant fear of another blowout in the gas field, where two blowouts took place on January 7 and June 24, 2005, warrant a serious attention of the relevant authorities...

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    A worrying state of school supervision visits

    | Updated at 09:15pm on January 08, 2017

    A SCHOOL supervision system is important in that it helps to ensure the effectiveness of education that the government imparts on the children and young people and to effect any improvement that the schooling system may need through a continuous watch on the functioning of the school...

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    January 5 ‘elections’ didn’t serve democracy

    | Updated at 12:10am on January 07, 2017

    THE Awami League’s urging people’s support for the party in the next parliamentary elections ‘to keep up democratic rule’ is all but a pointer to what the party understands by democracy...

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    Political will lacking in efforts to stop gendered violence

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 07, 2017

    DESPITE numerous initiatives and projects to ‘empower’ women, the number of reported cases of violence against women are disturbingly high. Women’s safety and security situation has taken an endemic turn and was, especially, disparaging in 2016, as New Age reported on Thursday...

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    Face of Pakistan’s refugee problem

    by Asad Dandia | Updated at 12:05am on January 07, 2017

    IN 1984, the iconic photo of an Afghan refugee exposed to the world the human face of a crisis that until then had been represented by numbers and statistics alone. It was the photo of twelve-year-old Sharbat Gula, who was living in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan at the time...

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    Coop between German intelligence, NSA

    by Sven Heymanns | Updated at 12:05am on January 07, 2017

    THE German foreign secret service (BND) has not only delivered data to the US intelligence services on a massive scale, it has also worked directly with the NSA in developing detection software...

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    A very challenging task

    | Updated at 12:55am on January 07, 2017

    Shaheed Hossain, an expert in nuclear technology and former scientific officer of the International Atomic Energy Agency, talks about issues such as safety and security of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant, construction cost, human resources development and spent fuel management, which have raised public concerns, with Manjurul Ahsan in a recent interview with New Age...

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    John Berger: witness to the human condition

    | Updated at 12:45am on January 07, 2017

    He sought to protect and if necessary salvage humanity from the inhumanity of consumer capitalism. This gives all his work the quality of resistance. Defiant resistance in the face of likely defeat, writes Anthony Barnett..