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    An Irish hunger striker and Catalonia, 1920

    by Pauline Murphy | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2017

    WHILE watching the brutal way Spain suppressed the will of the Catalan people on the first day of October 2017 a quote came to my mind: ‘It is not those who inflict the most but those that endure the most that shall prevail.’...

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    The next battleground

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2017

    IN THE bloody and protracted Syrian conflict, the humanitarian space has been heavily constrained....

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    Boon or bane for Bangladesh?

    by Mostafiz Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2017

    THE World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said in May 2017 that about two-thirds of jobs in developing world may be lost because of automation....

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    What’s next to stop Myanmar’s genocide?

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2017

    ACCORDING to aid workers inside Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, as of last Friday, more than half a million Rohingyas have poured into the country from Myanmar...

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    Breast cancer needs to be fought adequately

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2017

    WITH 22,000 women being affected by breast cancer every year in Bangladesh and 70 per cent of them dying of the disease without treatment, there are reasons to treat breast cancer as a major health threat for women....

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    Children must be taught how to behave on the road

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2017

    FIVE schoolchildren hanging from the upper edge behind, standing on the bumper, on a moving covered van at Mohakhali in Dhaka, as it came out in a photograph that New Age published on its front page on Thursday, is concerning....

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    Winners in postponement of Lanka provincial elections

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

    THE relatively smooth manner in which the government succeeded in postponing the forthcoming provincial council elections, in the aftermath of its failure to pass the 20th amendment, is an indicator of the weakness of the joint opposition...

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    The end of empire

    | Updated at 12:05am on October 05, 2017

    THE American empire is coming to an end. The US economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military expansion around the globe...

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    Cataluña libre?

    by Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:05am on October 05, 2017

    YESTERDAY’S historic vote — the referendum decided by the government of Cataluña, called illegal by the neoliberal Rajoy government of Madrid — turned into an event of abject police violence against masses of unarmed voters...

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    Resting in peace

    by Parsa Sanjana Sajid | Updated at 12:05am on October 05, 2017

    IN BALUKHALI the tents had gone up in a blink. As Rohingya refugees continued to stream in from across the border in late August fleeing the murderous plunder of the Myanmar military,...

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