Sunday, 19 August 2018


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Monzur Morshed Patwary/BRAC Asma Jannat and Munni Aktar, two classmates from Cox’s Bazaar, had to drop out of school when... details


Kerala rains: Modi resumes aerial survey of flooded Kochi after aborted first attempt

Hindustan Times: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an interim relief of Rs 500 crore for Kerala after holding a high-level... details


The story of British Pakistani men, told by a native informant">The "Asian men" the documentary focused on were specifically those of the Kashmiri, or "Mirpuri", diaspora in Bradford.
The story of British Pakistani men, told by a native informant

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan/ Al jazeera BBC’s ‘Lost Boys?’ is a lazy reproduction of racist, culturally essentialist stereotypes approved by an ‘insider’.... details


The factory pays Tk 240 a day for preparation of 10,000 bidi. She could lock around 1,000 bidi shells a day.
Abject poverty forces children to work in bidi factories

BSS Taking the burden of her five-member family expenses on her tiny shoulder, 10-year Rokhsana works at a bidi factory... details


Facebook begins to shift from being a free and open platform into a responsible public utility

Anjana Susarla, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Michigan State University/WION news When Facebook recently removed several accounts for trying to... details


Before the internet, no one realized how popular certain names were, but now the information is out there.
Why more people are choosing unique children’s names

Molly Fosco/ A kindergarten teacher tells her students to form a circle on the floor while she takes attendance. A... details


Saudi Arabia prepares hundreds of mosques for Eid Al-Adha prayer

Arab News: Nearly 470 mosques have been prepared for the Eid Al-Adha prayer, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Daawah... details


Sea turns red with blood after whale hunt in Faroe Islands

CNN: Images of a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands 200 miles north of Scotland have sparked renewed anger from... details


The picture of Trump as president is now crystal clear. His instincts and methods are those of the autocrat.
This mafia style of government makes Trump a role model for all autocrats

Jonathan Freedland, Guardian columnist/The Guardian, UK More than 18 months into his presidency, Donald Trump’s modus operandi – and the... details


Every aspect of life here is precarious — whether it is your job, your innocence, your freedom, your friendships, your marriage, or indeed your life.
Italy is paralysed by its precarious culture

Nicholas Farrell, Journalist, columnist and specialist on Italy/Gulf News Italians will see it as a metaphor for the rottenness at... details


Elon Musk reveals ‘excruciating’ year for Tesla and says ‘worst yet to come’ for himself

Sky News: An emotional Elon Musk has revealed the past year has been “excruciating”, with the “worst yet to come”... details


Amid Denuclearisation Pressure, Kim Jong-Un Slams “Brigandish Sanctions”

NDTV: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked “hostile forces” over “brigandish” sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks... details


Malaysian PM’s visit to open up new prospects for bilateral ties: Chinese envoy

Xinhua: The official visit by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to China, which starts Friday, will open up new prospects... details


US newspapers rebuke Trump

Kabir Humayun: More than 300 US newspapers have pledged to run editorials on Thursday defending freedom of the press in... details


Boy who saluted Indian flag in viral flood photo faces deportation

The Guardian: A child who appeared in a photograph that went viral last year saluting the Indian flag in chest-deep... details


Kim Jong-nam murder: ‘Enough evidence’ for women to go on triala

BBC: A Malaysian court has ruled that the evidence against two women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s... details


Italy bridge disaster: State of emergency declared

Abrar Hussain: Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region after the motorway... details


Libyan court sentences 45 to death over 2011 killings

  Kabir Humayun: A Libyan criminal court has sentenced 45 militiamen to death by firing squad for killing demonstrators in... details


Thailand to ban imports of high-tech trash, plastic waste

Abrar Hussain: Thail-and will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, according to an environment ministry... details


America’s War on Yemen Exposed

Tony Cartalucci,Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer/NEO, Japan As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on... details


Attaining Lean Manufacturing to the Conceptual Level

Omar Khaiyam, Faculty of Appreal MBA Sonagaon University Lean Manufacturing Method is a business philosophy which has proven highly successful... details


Representing Bangladesh on Gujrat’s festival stage

BRAC More than 40% of girls in Bangladesh drop out from secondary school, and almost 60% are married by the... details


Reason Israel is warming up to racist parties

Ramzy Baroud, Journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle, Noted columnist/Gulf News Netanyahu is actively pursuing alliances with far-right groups... details


A British photographer captures the Indian phenomenon of men non-romantically holding hands

Vincent Dolman/, India Vincent Dolman spotted the gesture on a visit to India and found it to be delightfully... details


What Ethiopia needs is a new federal arrangement">Moreover, Omar continued to use regional para-military forces known as "Liyu" Police to attack ethnic Oromos across the borders between the two regional states.
What Ethiopia needs is a new federal arrangement

Yohannes Gedamu, Lecturer of Political Science at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA, US./ Al jazeera The recent events in... details


Most female journalists I know admit to self-censoring their online engagement.
Confronting Journalism’s Misogynistic Trolls

Hannah Storm, Director of the International News Safety Institute/ Project Syndicate Female journalists are more likely than their male counterparts... details


According to the baseline survey on the Situation of Child Domestic Workers jointly conducted by the ILO and UNICEF in 2007, more than four lakh children are engaged in domestic work in the country.
Child domestic workers are at risk of sexually abuse: study

BSS: Child domestic workers are always under threat of being physically, mentally and sexually abused at their work places, says... details


Moon says Pyongyang summit to be ‘bold step’ towards ending war

AFP: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a “bold step” towards... details


Philippine President Duterte urges Beijing to ‘temper’ behavior in South China Sea

AFP: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has urged China to “temper” its behavior in the South China Sea in a rare... details


As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

Reuters: As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures – where some of... details

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