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Despite attempts to bring in change and to refocus Graffiti, it has reached a point where it is not “taking off.” The challenge of producing content for the website…

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SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST | APRIL 20 2017

Plug pulled on US interview with wanted Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui

A highly anticipated interview in which a wanted tycoon said Chinese law enforcement authorities were harassing him and his family as part of…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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China chases billionaire who threatens ‘explosive’ allegations against elite

The billionaire, who has aired his as yet unproven allegations on his Twitter account and in a succession of recent interviews, accused Beijing…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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PRATAP BHANU MEHTA | APRIL 19 2017

Muhammad Iqbal was one of the most incandescent intellectuals that India has produced. Every work of his sparkles: From the deep meditation of Asrar-i-

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You know for some foul reason the tea bag doesn’t stay where it should. The devil keeps moving with the spoon when you stir the tea. And then it wants to drown…

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Inside Graffiti April 16 2017

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The result could also have even wider implications for Turkey which joined NATO in 1952 and for the last half-century has set its sights on joining the…

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Puducherry weavers in dire-straits

A traditional skill and source of income for large number of people is on the verge of extinction, the craft can be traced back to the French colonial period…THE NEWS TODAY


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Trump dropped a 9 tonne bomb on Afghanistan to contain and eliminate the IS. The Guardian reports that 36 militants were killed in the attack. The bomb…

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Deadly Aleppo suicide attack targets evacuees from besieged areas

A suicide car bomber has killed and injured dozens of people and fractured a complex deal to evacuate four besieged towns in Syria, leaving thousands of…

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US air strike in Syria rattles “The Hermit Kingdom”

Pyongyang has reacted sharply to US attack on Syria and said that North Korea will respond in kind if there is any nuclear strike. It was the occasion of the birth…

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North Korea will respond to any nuclear attack in kind, No. 2 official says

SEOUL (Reuters, AFP) – North Korea is prepared to respond to any nuclear attack by the United States in kind, the country’s No. 2 official said Saturday…

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What about New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai

The global events make headlines across the world when they take place in New York, Shanghai, Singapore,etc. Like the on-going New York auto show or the…graffiti [The Reading Wall]


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Me-too ideas fail to start up India

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We spend hundreds of crores of rupees on a cleanliness campaign (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) with celebrity politicians taking up the broom to sweep city streets or filmstars…THE OPINION PAGE

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In February 2017 Jon Stewart noted that Donald Trump had a remarkable affinity for a certain phrase: “Believe me.”* Trump used it over and over, which…THE OPINION PAGE


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It happened in Afghanistan at a place that is 864 km from Delhi.

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Caves in Afghanistan…In

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Years ago, Ambedkar had predicted that a time would come when the downtrodden and suppressed classes and castes would launch their own…THE OPINION PAGE

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US Attacks IS in Afghanistan

The US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND


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Beslan school siege: Russia ‘failed to prevent’ 2004 massacre

Masked men and women, wearing bomb belts, burst into Beslan’s School Number One, opening fire in the courtyard as a ceremony marking the…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND


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As early as the 1930s, the Congress had let small and middle zamindars join the party. This trend accelerated before the 1937 elections. After Independence, –

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‘Missing’ Pakistan operative was in team that trapped Kulbhushan Jadhav

Muhammad Habib Zahir, the retired Lt Colonel of the Pakistan Army who disappeared from Lumbini near Nepal’s border with India and now suspected to…

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Borussia Dortmund bus hit by explosive devices injuring defender Bartra

Dortmund Anschlag auf BVB Bus Polizei (Reuters/K. Pfaffenbach)

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Police spokesman Gunnar Wortmann confirmed there were “three explosions near the (Borussia Dortmund) team bus as they left the hotel to go to the…

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US President Donald Trump says North Korea is “looking for trouble” and has pledged his country will “solve the problem” alone if needed…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND


 

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In the binary of rich and poor the narrative does not take into account the perverse way in which the middle classes in India have for decades availed…graffiti [The Reading Wall]

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Mystery as retired army officer goes ‘missing’ in Nepal

ISLAMABAD: A retired Pakistan Army officer has mysteriously gone missing while visiting Nepal for a job interview…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

 

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Russia decries cancelled Boris Johnson visit and warns on further Syria attacks

Russian officials have launched a scathing attack on the UK before a gathering of G7 foreign ministers on Monday, criticising Boris…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

 

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Next Door Nepal: Hurdles on the Silk Route

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Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal did not sign any agreements during his week-long visit to China in March. All that Dahal said on his return was that the visit was a success…THE OPINION PAGE

 

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Fifth column: Is this Hindutva?

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It is horrible to watch a man being beaten to death. And, yet I forced myself to watch the video of Pehlu Khan’s lynching more than once. Not…THE OPINION PAGE


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First community radio still enthralls listeners

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Sangam Radio went on air in 2008, since then it continues to broadcast in Telugu and reaches out to 150 villages. The Deccan Development Society established an FM…

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WAS TRUMP’S STRIKE ON SYRIA LEGAL?

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In the years following the September 11th terrorist attacks, Americans have grown so accustomed to Presidents launching missiles at countries in the Middle East and North…

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Stockholm lorry rams crowds, killing ‘at least four people’

At least a dozen people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city’s major pedestrian…GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

 

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NEW DELHI: If India does become a new permanet member of the UN Security Council that too with veto rights — as Foreign Minister…GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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A new report released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) reveals that 32.4 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 …via Google

There is poverty in every country, even among the wealthiest nations. People are poor not because they could not make the grade and got left behind. The rich are…

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THE NEWS TODAY: South Sudan: 2000 flee to Uganda everyday

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The Ugandan refugee camp at Bidi Bidi is the largest in the world. That refugee camp is reported to be full now. Over one and a half million South Sudanese have fled the war in

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Republicans Trigger Nuclear Option on Neil Gorsuch Confirmation

Republicans just changed Senate rules to push a vote on Neil Gorsuch, after Democrats pulled off the first-ever partisan filibusterGLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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People hold posters and shout slogans as they march during a protest held to show opposition to the government of Myanmar's plan to give citizenship to some Rohingya Muslims, in Sittwe, Rakhine State

Protests have been held against plans to give citizenship to some Rohingya Muslims / Picture from BBC


Aung San Suu Kyi: No ethnic cleansing of Myanmar Muslim minority

In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the Nobel peace prize winner acknowledged problems in Rakhine state, where most Rohingya…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

 

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Worst Chemical Attack in Years in Syria; U.S. Blames Assad

BEIRUT, Lebanon — One of the worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a northern rebel-held area into a toxic kill zone on Tuesday,…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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Freeing up the rich to exploit the poor – that’s what Trump and Brexit are about

Propaganda works by sanctifying a single value, such as faith, or patriotism. Anyone who questions it puts themselves outside the circle of respectable opinion. The sacred value is

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RAMCHANDRA GUHA | APRIL 5 2017 | INDIAN EXPRESS

The racist in the mirror

The recent attacks on Africans in India run counter to this political legacy of support and solidarity. But they are tragically consistent with a deeper history of racism, whereby…

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Mark Mobius: China will hand Donald Trump the win he badly needs

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Mobius, whose title is executive chairman of Franklin Emerging Markets Group, has twin bases in Hong Kong and Singapore. But he…THE GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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St Petersburg metro explosion kills several

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The head of Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee said the blast hit the train between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky….GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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Human rights no big deal as Donald Trump meets Egypt leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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A free pass on human rights for Sisi, who was first among world leaders to call Trump to congratulate him on winning the election, will affirm analysts’ views that the 45th…

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China Learns How to Get Trump’s Ear: Through Jared Kushner

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WASHINGTON — When President Trump welcomes President Xi Jinping of China to his palm-fringed Florida club for two days of…GLOBAL NEWS-STAND

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Pakistan Sufi shrine: 20 murdered in Punjab

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Deputy police commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatta said the main suspect was the shrine’s custodian, Abdul Waheed…GLOBAL NEWS-STAND