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    China, media and truth-telling in a crisis

    Ananth Krishnan | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    ON FEBRUARY 3, Caixin, a Chinese magazine known for its independent reporting — at least as independent as a media outlet can get in China — published the first of a four-part investigation. The article, headlined ‘How Wuhan lost...

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    Independence for French workers

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    IN A country whose population has been famous for demonstrating at the drop of a hat, ever since Parisians assaulted the Bastille in 1789, the Yellow Vest movement launched in October 2018 has brought the population to...

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    Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers

    Nicolas JS Davies | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    THE world is waiting anxiously to see whether the US and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a ‘permanent and comprehensive’ ceasefire and the withdrawal of US and...

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    Women set on azaadi march in Pakistan

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    A FEW days ago, something unusual happened in Pakistan which I construe being a directional change in the conservative moral compass. Pakistanis live in a country charged with patriarchy. Recently, a court in...

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    Government must step up to the plate on Covid-19 preparedness

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    THE Wuhan virus, now officially designated as Covid-19, which is reported to have caused at least 1,523 death in China and infected more than 66,000 others, as New Age reported on Sunday, has raised...

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    A harrowing reality of son preference

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    A WOMAN killing her newborn girl shows the harrowing reality of gender inequality. In the face of unbearable torture and abuse from her husband and in-laws for giving birth to a girl three consecutive times, a woman in Rangpur...

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    Events in Syria have taken a dangerous turn

    Valery Kulikov | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    IN RECENT days, we’ve been witnessing a noticeable deterioration of the security situation in Syria. Hostilities are being reported both the in Idlib and Aleppo governorates, where radical militants are desperately trying to...

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    Paradigm shift needed

    Shahbaz Khan | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    JAWAHARLAL Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten’s relationship has been a subject of interest, both during their lifetimes and after. At the time, however, no solid proof existed to substantiate the rumours regarding their liaison — or...