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    Three months after the Lankan Meethotamulla disaster

    by Vijith Samarasinghe | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2017

    LAST Friday marked three months since the catastrophic collapse of the Meethotamulla garbage dump in Colombo...

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    No common ground on the Doklam plateau

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2017

    THE Doklam plateau has become the unlikely scene of the latest India-China imbroglio. The region falls within Bhutanese territory, but this is now questioned by...

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    A culture war against tolerance

    by Lawrence Davidson | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2017

    IN CASE you have not noticed, the United States is a country deeply divided on a large number of basic issues: racial issues, gender issues,...

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    Gaza in transit: what after the GCC crisis?

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2017

    FOLLOWING the escalation of the GCC crisis and the deteriorating relationship between Qatar and the Gulf Triad (Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain), along with...

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    Governors in India

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2017

    EVERY party in India that comes to power at the centre packs the offices of states’ governors with party men, or retired civil servants, heads...

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    As ASEAN shifts fast, ISIS follows

    by Tony Cartalucci | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2017

    WHERE US interests are threatened, ISIS coincidentally appears, threatening those standing in the way. What is behind this increasingly transparent pattern of geopolitical coercion?..

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    Shahbagh movements and Imran’s eggs of history

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2017

    IT IS not possible to avoid the irony that the leader of the Shahbagh movement is pelted with eggs when he was coming out of...

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    Lanka: reparations to deal with past

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2017

    THE visit of UN special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson to Sri Lanka and his public comments indicate a visible toughening of...

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    The Canadian dream replacing the US dream

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2017

    MY YOUNGER daughter who lives with her husband in Toronto had an experience worth writing about. She travels on the metro mostly...

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    Why should we read Agamben in the era of Muslim ban?

    by Nima Zahedi Nameghi | Updated at 12:05am on July 18, 2017

    IN JANUARY 2004, Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher, refused to travel to the United States to teach at New York University after biometric security measures...

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