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    Sri Lanka: rationality is required for unity

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2021

    JUST over a year after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over the reins of governance, which the 20th amendment to the constitution has strengthened, the red...

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    The other pandemic for migrant workers

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2021

    THE COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental impact upon the lives of millions of workers worldwide, with numerous sectors having ground to a halt or...

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    What Assange’s victory really means

    Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2021

    THE 10-year campaign by the US government to criminalise reporting critical of its actions has failed in rather peculiar circumstances, with the unexpected decision by...

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    A ‘picture perfect’ role in Capitol attacks

    M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2021

    US PRESIDENT Donald Trump knew that the world was watching him live on television when he addressed his base of white racist, supremacist that came...

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    On the Tiananmen Square protests

    by Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2021

    IN DECEMBER 2020, the Japanese press published classified diplomatic documents that were made in preparation for the 1989 G7 Summit, which took place in Paris...

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    Between the cup and the lip

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2021

    The world is waiting out the fraught days before Joe Biden can put the doomsday trigger out of reach of the ‘unstable’ Trump. The white...

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    Women’s safety and empowerment

    by Afsana Rezoana Sultana | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2021

    THE participation of women, who constitute a large part of the working population, is needed for the overall development. But the desired development is not...

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    The shame of global hunger

    by Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2021

    Hunger is a violent act, a shameful scar on our collective consciousness, writes Graham Peebles WE LIVE in a world of plenty, resource rich, financially...

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    Growing protests over threat of US bio weapons

    Vladimir Platov | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2021

    THE spread of coronavirus infection in the world has inadvertently forced the leading powers and the UN to open their eyes to many issues and,...

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    Big pharma’s finest hour?

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2021

    IF THERE’S one thing keeping us going through this dark and difficult January, it is surely this: the end is in sight, a vaccine is...

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