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    A euphemism for whatever powerful interests want

    by Yves Engler | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    ‘FREE trade’ has become a euphemism for ‘whatever power wants’, no matter how tangentially tied to transferring goods across international borders...

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    China-India confrontation continues

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:05am on August 10, 2017

    ASMALL plateau of a total area of just one hundred square kilometres located in the Himalayas at the junction of the borders of the People’s...

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    Why Nehru matters more than ever

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    AN OTHERWISE ordinary ‘first’ speech given by India’s fourteenth president, Ram Nath Kovind, would have gone unremarked, except for one notable omission...

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    Judges’ role in independence of judiciary

    by Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    BANGLADESH’S constitution was drafted in 1972. The 1972 constitution gave the power to impeach judges and decide their term in office to the members of...

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    When did we become so pro-rich?

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    IT IS odd but for a country that was born out of a sense of collective deprivation, we have managed to build a state which...

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    Collision course in Pakistan

    by Cyril Almeida | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    THE problem is apparent. They wanted him out because he, like Zardari, is a stain on democracy. Never mind what the public says, there’s a...

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    The future of security

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 09, 2017

    JUSTIFICATIONS for war are so rampant in our current paradigm that it can be hard to notice and prevent them from penetrating the subconscious...

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    Key myths and facts about the atomic bombings of Japan

    by Robert J Barsocchini | Updated at 12:05am on August 08, 2017

    IN 1945, US president Harry Truman (who had dictatorial control over the atomic bomb) and his advisor James Byrnes intentionally prolonged the US war with...

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    Twenty-five years of India’s microfinance movement

    by Moin Qazi | Updated at 12:05am on August 08, 2017

    WE LIVE in a world in which women living in poverty face gross inequalities and injustice from birth to death...

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    Playing politics with the world’s future

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 08, 2017

    FINALLY … the US Congress has produced a piece of legislation. And it passed with quasi-unanimous, bi-partisan support...

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