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    The lasting legacy of 1987

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    THIRTY years have passed, not so quietly, since president JR Jayewardene of Sri Lanka and prime minister Rajiv Gandhi of India signed the Indo-Sri Lanka...

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    A humanist for all seasons

    by Lamia Karim | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    IHAD the good fortune to meet poet Ahmed Sofa in 1998 in Dhaka. My friendship began with a comment he made when he first met...

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    Press in the dock

    by Can Dundar | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    THE police came in the early hours. Everyone was asleep… It was twilight…. Thirteen journalists’ homes were raided in the early hours of October 31,...

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    China, India torn between silk roads and cocked guns

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 28, 2017

    SO, ONCE again it’s down to a face-off in the Himalayas. Beijing builds a road in the disputed territory of Doklam (if you’re Indian) or...

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    Gaza-Sinai state a possibility for Palestinians?

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 27, 2017

    GAZA has been the focus of intense talks behind closed doors in recent weeks as disquiet has risen among Arab states at the humanitarian crisis...

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    Is Macron already faltering?

    by Tom Gill | Updated at 12:05am on July 27, 2017

    EMMANUEL Macron’s lightening victory in France to potentially unchecked political power has invited comparisons with all powerful leaders of the Hexagon’s past...

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    Social catastrophe in South Sudan

    by Eddie Haywood | Updated at 12:05am on July 27, 2017

    THE catastrophe that has stricken South Sudan, plunging the country into civil war, and in turn brought about a dire refugee crisis, with millions forced...

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    Borrowers and curtailment of their rights

    by Tasmiah Numiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on July 27, 2017

    The constitution, which is the supreme law of the country, in its preamble states that it will be a fundamental aim of the state to...

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    Reconciliation process in Sri Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on July 26, 2017

    BY SIGNING into law the Office of Missing Persons and by placing it with the ministry of national Integration ind reconciliation of which he is...

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    The Kannada flag, et cetera

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 26, 2017

    KARNATAKA chief minister Siddaramaiah’s resolve to look into the legality of having a flag for the State has elicited enthusiasm as well as disbelief (including...

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