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    ‘India is much more dangerous than it was 10 years ago’

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    Celebrated Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, best known for works such as The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, has also made...

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    The ‘nobody’ who led everyone nowhere

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 30, 2019

    Doubtless Theresa will be remembered as a victim of circumstances, but those circumstances should never have arisen in the first place. It takes a peculiar...

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    Demise of the republic?

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    A DEBATE is taking place behind the closed doors of our nation’s think tanks. It is disturbing: could the American republic meet its demise just...

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    A time to read, a time to remember Prof Abu Mahmud

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    READING to review a book of this kind is not easy but as it belongs to a past almost lost. This is particularly so when...

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    The US-China decoupling

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    The long, dense economic relationship appears to have passed its peak, writes Patrick Lawrence PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s trade war with China is swiftly taking a...

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    Modi’s credo of divide and rule

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 29, 2019

    India is following an international trend: with the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party, a party succeeds which can clearly be located on the extreme...

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    Towards an anti-fascist AI

    by Dan McQuillan | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    COMPUTERS are essentially just faster collections of vacuum tubes. How can they emulate human activities like recognising faces or assessing criminality?Think about a least squares...

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    Are rare earths China’s ultimate weapon?

    by F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    IN THE dramatic escalation of tariff escalations and trade war tensions between China and the USA, China President Xi Jinping made a well-timed visit to...

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    India politics: not a time to agonise

    by John Samuel | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    POLITICS is not a rational enterprise. Electoral politics in India is about how well a political party or an alliance manages the perceptions, identity and...

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    Let period be the last reason to miss school

    by Samia Mallik and Shahrukh Mirza | Updated at 12:00am on May 28, 2019

    THE first time 16-year-old Sumaiya had her period, she was very frightened. She ran home from school, wondering if she was ill, and whether she...

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