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    Nature, Ban Bibi, American cetologist in Sunderbans

    Zeenat Khan | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2020

    TO FIND answers about how to define the idea of nature, Anthropologist Philippe Descola went to the depths of the Amazon to find the Achuars, an indigenous tribe of the Ecuadorian and...

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    Labour diplomacy needed for Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    A PROMPT action on part of the government is still absent to end the plight of Bangladeshi migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. After public protests and a heated debate in the parliament over the inhuman treatment of workers in...

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    Bangladesh government must keep unfit vehicles off the road

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    THE High Court directive that has asked the government to form task forces, composed of executive magistrates and Road Transport Authority and police representatives, headed by deputy...

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    China, media and truth-telling in a crisis

    Ananth Krishnan | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    ON FEBRUARY 3, Caixin, a Chinese magazine known for its independent reporting — at least as independent as a media outlet can get in China — published the first of a four-part investigation. The article, headlined ‘How Wuhan lost...

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    Independence for French workers

    Deena Stryker | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    IN A country whose population has been famous for demonstrating at the drop of a hat, ever since Parisians assaulted the Bastille in 1789, the Yellow Vest movement launched in October 2018 has brought the population to...

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    Women set on azaadi march in Pakistan

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    A FEW days ago, something unusual happened in Pakistan which I construe being a directional change in the conservative moral compass. Pakistanis live in a country charged with patriarchy. Recently, a court in...

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    Afghan troops say Taliban are brothers

    Nicolas JS Davies | Updated at 12:00am on February 18, 2020

    THE world is waiting anxiously to see whether the US and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a ‘permanent and comprehensive’ ceasefire and the withdrawal of US and...

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    Shut down Canada until it solves war, oil, and genocide problem

    David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    INDIGENOUS people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination...

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    Amazon onslaught

    Robert Hunziker | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    THIS month Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro proposed a new bill promoting mining, expanded agriculture and energy production on indigenous lands in the Amazon. Accordingly, private developers as well as private...

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    Paradigm shift needed

    Shahbaz Khan | Updated at 12:00am on February 17, 2020

    JAWAHARLAL Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten’s relationship has been a subject of interest, both during their lifetimes and after. At the time, however, no solid proof existed to substantiate the rumours regarding their liaison — or...

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