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    Making microfinance relevant to poor again

    by Moin Qazi | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    FINANCIAL services are like clean water and electricity — they are essential to leading a better life....

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    The details: surviving the war in Yemen

    by Bonyan Jamall | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    IT IS the details that kill you. It is the details that really get to you: a simple gesture, a sarcastic smile, a shadow of a tear in someone’s eyes when telling their story, and all the little details you see and hear....

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    Happy birthday, Professor!

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    SERAJUL Islam Choudhury, or SIC as he is known to his students and colleagues, was my teacher when we were students of English at the University of Dhaka in the late 1980s and early 1990s...

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    What exactly is the Democratic Unionist Party?

    by Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    Following Theresa May’s loss of majority, the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland has suddenly come to international prominence....

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    Compromised food safety puts public health at grave risk

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    THE gross violation of food safety in Bangladesh has become a major public health concern. Inadequate monitoring and poor enforcement of food safety laws have maximised health risks...

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    Proper policing efforts needed to stop mugging

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    IT IS a matter of serious concern that citizens of Chittagong come to fall prey to muggers. A few days before Eid-ul-Fitr, the law enforcement agencies have failed to protect people from muggers, when they are increasingly on the prowl...

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    Trump torpedoes Europe’s far right

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    The Trump affliction seemingly has no boundaries. Establishment neoliberals that show affection for Trump, like PM Theresa May of the UK, plummet in popularity, same as far right extremists. She was the first head of state to visit Trump...

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    Third American-Afghan war?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    THE decision by the Trump administration to bolster the presence of US troops in Afghanistan raises questions about America’s getting into the third phase of its Afghan war. The number of additional troops is likely to be 3,000 to 5,000 in addition to the 8,800 or so American soldiers already engaged in the war that is in its sixth year...

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