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    Expectations about Lanka post-war justice processes

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

    THE government’s commitment to the post-war transitional justice process can be seen in the Constitutional Council’s nomination of seven members to be commissioners of the...

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    How will US Jerusalem move affect Israel’s far right?

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:05am on December 12, 2017

    DONALD Trump’s recognition this week of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning seven decades of US policy in the region and effectively ending hopes of a...

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    Human right to health

    | Updated at 12:05am on December 12, 2017

    UNIVERSAL Health Coverage Day is observed every December 12 across the world, marking the anniversary of the first unanimous United Nations resolution that called for...

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    A game of chicken in Korean peninsula

    | Updated at 12:05am on December 12, 2017

    THIRTEEN thousand kilometres. That’s how far North Korea’s newest Hwasong-15 missile can travel, which puts the United States, its principal adversary, within striking distance...

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    Media as ideological consumerism

    by Julian Vigo | Updated at 12:05am on December 11, 2017

    LIVING on the canals and rivers of London for many years, I came within close quarters of some of that city’s most desperate inhabitants, namely...

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    Saudi Arabia in grip of ‘frenemy’

    by Viktor Mikhin | Updated at 12:05am on December 11, 2017

    OVER 40 countries joined the Islamic Military Alliance, the creation of which was announced with fanfare by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:05am on December 11, 2017

    IT WAS not easy to move about in the rural depths of Banchharampur on a fairly cold winter night...

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    The 15th amendment under national focus, finally

    | Updated at 12:05am on December 11, 2017

    THE prime minister has ruled out an early election emphatically. Unfortunately, she has also dismissed the possibility of any talks with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party...

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    Endpaper: the decline of reading for pleasure

    by Charles R Larson | Updated at 12:05am on December 10, 2017

    AND so this appears to be the end. More than nine years ago when I began writing a weekly book review for CounterPunch and was...

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    Films & feelings

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on December 10, 2017

    THE furore over the film Padmavati reveals a poor state of affairs. It draws on what happened after Sultan Alauddin Khilji’s siege of a Rajput...

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