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    A deadly virus is out, loose

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2020

    REMEMBER the 1970s television thriller, ‘Survivors’? The entire city remained glued to their screens, mesmerised by the intensity of the absorbing drama. The script and...

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    Satanic times, as Josh warned

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2020

    ‘SHAITAN ek rat mein insan ban gaye | Jitne namak haram the kaptan ban gaye.’ Josh Malihabadi in his plain-speaking verse was describing what he...

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    The fate of the earth

    by Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2020

    LET me betray my age for a moment. Some of you, I know, will be shocked, but I still read an actual newspaper. Words on...

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    Slave to the Trumpian impulse

    by Stasa Salacanin | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2020

    TRUMP’S critics at home and abroad see no strategy in his actions and describe them as aimless, suggesting that the current administration has a problem...

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    Novel ways of protests against border death at BSF hands

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    AT LEAST 11 Bangladeshis are reported to have died at the hands of India’s Border Security Force in 25 days of this January, with the highest of four having died in Naogaon and Jeshore on a single...

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    Ambitious mayoral pledges devoid of ground reality

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    MAYORAL candidates for the two city authorities of Dhaka in elections scheduled for February 1 appear to have made rhetorical pledges of making the city healthy, modern and safe, many of which sound implausible. While the...

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    The ICJ and the Rohingyas

    Chandra Muzaffar | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    THE order of the International Court of Justice for the government of Myanmar to adopt various provisional measures to protect the Rohingya community from ‘physical destruction’ and to prevent the commission of...

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    The challenge for Chile and the world

    Ariel Dorfman | Updated at 12:00am on January 28, 2020

    IN OCTOBER, a rise in Santiago’s metro fares set off the biggest protests in Chile since the end of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship. Protesters were calling out elite corruption, inequality, high...

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