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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....

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    Women must be empowered financially for healthier life

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

    THE share of women entrepreneurs in the small and medium enterprises loan portfolio remains almost unchanged in the last five years.

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    Unabated transport workers’ crimes

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

    FATAL traffic safety condition in Bangladesh is known to all. However, passengers’ lives in the high ways are not only at risk of road accidents, criminal misconduct of the transport workers have been taking lives...

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    BRICS – a future in limbo?

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    TODAY it’s clear that fascist-turned Brazil is out — so we are at RICS. There is not much to argue about. The world’s fifth largest...

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    Dissolution of the Lankan parliament

    K Ratnayake | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    SRI Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena blatantly violated on November 9 the country’s constitution and dissolved parliament almost two years before its term officially ends. According...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    ‘Continuing the good tradition’THE Eliyas Shahi dynasty was succeeded by the Hussain Shahi dynasty founded by Alauddin Hussain Shah (1493–1519AD). Alauddin Hussain Shah not only...

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    Facebook allows govts to decide what to censor

    David Archuleta Jr | Updated at 12:00am on November 12, 2018

    FACEBOOK and other social media companies give governments free reign to censor political dissent on their web sites — and that is not ‘fake news.’...