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    What now?

    Andrew Levine | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    THE good news is that Democrats will take over the House of Representatives and hold onto or take back governorships in the upper Midwest and elsewhere....

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    Judicial sovereignty needed to safeguard national sovereignty

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    SEVERAL political parties and civic groups are to file appeals to the Supreme Court against the dissolution of parliament by president Maithripala Sirisena....

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    Academia and state

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    ON October 13, Professor KN Panikkar sounded the alarm....

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    Deaths underestimated by 5 to 1

    Nicolas Davies | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    AN NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it has underestimated the casualties in the three-year-old conflict by at least five to one....

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    Child labour in informal sector unprotected

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    The labour law does not have provisions to protect the rights of child labour in the informal sector. The Bangladesh Shishu Odhikar Forum has observed that the informal sector is neither taxed nor monitored by any government agencies....

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    No scope for wrong resolution of right grievances

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    BANGLADESH Jatiya Hindu Mahajote leaders, after their meeting with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders on Monday, said that they had campaigned for the reservation of parliamentary seats for them....

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    The armistice of November 11, 1918 and the lessons for today

    Nick Beams | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    YESTERDAY marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice which finally brought an end to World War I. Nothing like it had ever been seen in human history — a bloody inferno costing the lives of more than ten million soldiers and six million civilians with millions more permanently maimed, disfigured and injured....

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    Crucifying Julian Assange

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    JULIAN Assange’s sanctuary in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has been transformed into a little shop of horrors. He has been largely cut off from communicating with the outside world for the last seven months....

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    End Yemen’s ‘humanitarian nightmare’

    Julia Conley | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    ANTI-WAR groups and progressive lawmakers expressed cautious optimism this weekend after the Trump administration announced it would end its policy of refueling Saudi planes that are engaged in Saudi Arabia’s assault on Yemen — but called for bolder and broader policy changes to ensure an end to the attacks that have killed more than 15,000 civilians....

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    Still searching for appropriate structures of governance

    Rene Wadlow | Updated at 12:00am on November 13, 2018

    ON FRIDAY, November 9 2018, at the invitation of the Russian government and under the chairmanship of the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov began what has been called ‘The Moscow Format’ to end the armed conflicts and to find appropriate structures of governance in Afghanistan....