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A law that's past its use-by date
If the armed forces are going to be used within the country to deal with insurgencies and other serious internal disturbances, it is reasonable to expect that they must have the right to use force. But the requirements of democracy and even ...
Human costs of recession
Three years after the world suffered its biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), have come out with two significant messages. ...
Leader Page Articles
Two epoch-making verdicts
By Haroon Habib
The supreme judiciary in Bangladesh has made it clear that martial law has no place in a civilised country that has a Constitution.
Economies kept afloat by laundered cash
By Jonathan Freedland
Until we find the political will, the establishment will be happy to ignore the dirty crimes behind today's dazzling fortunes.
OUT OF LONDON
South Asian literature festival — more old wine in new bottle?
By Hasan Suroor
As Frankfurt gears up for its annual gathering of publishers from around the world, the Frankfurt Book Fair, London is being promised what its organisers claim will be Britain's “first major event celebrating the rich and varied cultures ...
Afghanistan: U.S. troops ‘killed civilians for sport'
By Chris McGreal
Soldiers face trial over secret ‘kill team' which allegedly committed murders.
U.S. First Lady asks Congress to join childhood obesity fight
By Campbell Robertson
Her ‘Let's Move!' campaign looks at physical exercise and making the food in schools more nutritious.
Rare stamps to be auctioned in Hong Kong
A batch of rare Chinese and Asian stamps with an estimated value of over 20 billion HK dollars is set to be auctioned in Hong Kong by Zurich Asia this weekend, according to a release by this leading stamp auction house. Items include an ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * The Sport Page report, “Ravikant Shukla's brilliant knock puts IOC in final” (September 7, 2010), said Amit Dani scored 49 (n.o.) while the scoreboard put the tally at 41. The scoreboard figure is incorrect. * * It was ...
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