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    Why South Asia must cooperate

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 24, 2019

    SOUTH Asia covers only about 3.5 per cent of the world’s land surface area but hosts a fourth of its population, making it a region...

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    India: future of Congress

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    THE Indian National Congress suffered a terrible defeat in the recent election. The defeat was all the more demoralising for the fact that it had...

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    A slow death: the ills of the casual academic

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    ANY sentient being should be offended. Eventually, the casualisation of the academic workforce was bound to find lazy enthusiasts who neither teach, nor understand the...

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    Hong Kong is far from China’s biggest problem

    Tom Clifford | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    ONE country, two systems. One event, two interpretations. The crisis in Hong Kong was sparked by chief executive Carrie Lam’s efforts to champion an extradition...

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    Sobering statistics of ‘displaced’ people

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    JUNE 20 was observed as International Refugee Day. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is a United Nations programme with the...

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    How Palestine’s past is being slowly erased

    Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    ISRAEL has controlled East Jerusalem and the walled Old City since the 1967 war in which it also occupied the adjacent West Bank. It has...

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    Civil society in relation with the state

    Amir Mohammad Sayem | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    BOTH the state authorities and civil society varyingly function for the well-being of people. The state authorities serve people’s interest by making and implementing laws...

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    ‘I dream of a place called home’

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    I AM a refugee, born to a refugee family. I was granted that status on the day I came into this world. I was not...

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    How many are not blowing the whistle?

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 22, 2019

    WHISTLEBLOWER Chelsea Manning is now being slammed with $500 fines for every single day that she remains imprisoned in contempt of court for refusing to...

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    OBOR initiative: critics and new members

    Nina Lebedeva | Updated at 12:00am on June 21, 2019

    THE second BRF-2019 Summit in Beijing became a landmark event that marked achievements of this infrastructure project, which, in 2016, changed its former name One...