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    My brush with street journalism

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    OH! THE gorgeous 1960s! I have relished the memories of those sweet and fascinating years....

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    The war on Venezuela is built on lies

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    TRAVELLING with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour...

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    11,800 civilians killed in Syria, Iraq

    Brett Wilkins | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    NEARLY 12,000 civilians have been killed by US-led air strikes in Iraq and Syria since 2014, according to a statement from the Iraqi High Commission...

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    A collective failure that explodes into Chawk Bazar fire

    Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    AS ALL was being readied for the observance of Shaheed Dibas, which marks February 21, 1952, the language movement that set out people’s journey towards...

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    Council, commissions part of transition to rule of law

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    PRESIDENT Maithripala Sirisena has been joined by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and by other opposition members in denouncing the institution of the constitutional council and...

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    Mapping the American war on terror

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    IN SEPTEMBER 2001, the Bush administration launched the ‘Global War on Terror.’ Though ‘global’ has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns...

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    Italy takes on Macron

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    THE ever-closer bond between Emanuel Macron and Angela Merkel not only testifies that France and Germany, Europe’s two largest countries, have overcome a millenarian enmity:...

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    What’s in store for Afghanistan?

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    IT’S time to think about the likely future of poor Afghanistan. It isn’t terribly bright, but we have to, so the sooner, the better....

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    Will trade war lead to real war with China?

    Chas W Freeman, Jr | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    What the US faces with China is not a new cold war but a contest unlike any it has known before, writes Chas W Freeman,...

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    Shun the TV, stop a war

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on February 20, 2019

    IHAVE been studiously following the mantra given by George Perkovich, and, accordingly, haven’t watched Indian TV news for a couple of years or more. I...

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