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    Landslides are growing risk to poorest

    Tim Radford | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    LETHAL landslides are on the increase. Between 2004 and 2016, sudden cascades of rock, rubble and mud have claimed at least 50,000 lives. And fatal...

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    The Kerala deluge

    S Faizi | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    TEN days of incessant downpour has turned Kerala into a theatre of destruction. Four hundred and eighty three deaths, thousands of homes inundated, over a...

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    How Israel spies on US citizens

    Alain Gresh | Updated at 12:05am on September 04, 2018

    AN INVESTIGATIVE documentary by Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera scheduled for broadcast earlier this year was expected to cause a sensation. Its four 50-minute episodes centred...

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    10 years after the financial crisis

    Jenny Clegg | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2018

    IT IS 10 years in September since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt bringing global capitalism to the point of collapse....

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    India and the US: it’s complicated

    Rakesh Sood  | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2018

    THE first round of the India-US 2+2 talks at the level of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and their counterparts...

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    The symphony of our times

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2018

    FATHER’S letter of late May 1972 to me, poignant with the shattering news of mother’s sudden accidental death, virtually stunned me....

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    Is Europe getting it together?

    Deena Stryker  | Updated at 12:00am on September 03, 2018

    IN HIS yearly speech to his country’s ambassadors, French president Emanuel Macron echoed recent remarks by Germany’s Angela Merkel that Europe can no longer count...

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    Press and power

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2018

    EACH prime minister has his or her own distinctive style of bringing the press to heel....

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    The dubious tests of character

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2018

    NATIONAL security advocates have been crotchety ever since the release of Chelsea Manning for a sentence they hoped would go the full, crushing 35 years....

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    Syrian militants secretly flown to Afghanistan, China raises a battalion

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 02, 2018

    AMONG the dozen or so guests US ambassador Frank Wisner was escorting to Bhutan for a holiday Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the UN....

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