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    Lanka president has a better option

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ONCE again the issue of the long postponed provincial council elections are coming into national focus. The problem, however, is that the focus is not...

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    Humane security in Afghanistan

    Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    A FORMER Taliban envoy taught me a valuable lesson one day. As we sat in an academic institution in a European capital, he told me...

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    Israel’s involvement in Libya’s civil war

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    SINCE mid-2014, Libya has been mired in civil war, pitting the UN-recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli against a rival administration in Tobruk, the...

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    The UN’s free speech problem

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ANYONE willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN...

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    They call this ‘stability’

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    NOW that ‘Naya Pakistan’ has been thrown into the dustbin of a very short-lived history, and the tabdeeli they promised has only been manifest in...

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    Why access to officials is so important for reporters

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    THE [Indian] finance ministry has decided not to let journalists, even those with Press Information Bureau accredited cards, enter its premises without prior appointment. The...

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    A downward spiral

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    2017: Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist investigating endemic corruption in Malta, was murdered by a car bomb. Journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot in India. Javier...

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    Glacial melt: the European Alps

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    The European Alps is not free from the curse — glacial melt. Scientists have found: The European Alps could lose its glaciers up to 90...

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    Bangladesh in World Cup 2019

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    BANGLADESH cricket fans and other stakeholders were gaga after Bangladesh beat South Africa in its first match in the World Cup Cricket 2019 after scoring...

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    Shaking off capitalism for ecological civilisation

    Evaggelos Vallianatos | Updated at 12:00am on July 14, 2019

    IN EARLY sixth century BCE Athens, a few rich landowners enslaved those of the rural people who could not pay back their debts. In fact,...

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