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Elizabeth Warren’s project is to remake capitalism. What can British politicians learn from her?

Both Labour and the Lib Dems would do well to study her crusading manifesto Will Hutton For 40 years, western democracies have been gripped by the doctrine that unalloyed capitalism works. In 2019, the debate has moved on. Capitalism may rule the planet, but it plainly needs fixing. Disaffection is obvious and rising, variously behind the story of riots in Chile or ...

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It’s time to throw the kitchen sink at Trump, and the cutlery too

Democrats need to expand the charge sheet for impeachment to include all the president’s many high crimes and misdemeanours Simon Tisdall It would be unfair to pre-judge the impeachment case against Donald Trump. But let’s do so anyway. When Richard Nixon faced impeachment in 1974, he was charged with abuse of power, obstruction of justice and contempt of Congress. Given the ...

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Bourses end a bit higher

WT24 Desk Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), ended today a bit higher following the buying appetite demonstrated by some investors on sector-wise shares, BSS reports. The broad index, DSEX closed at 4712.08 points with a sharp gain of 29.18 points or 0.62 percent. Besides, the two selective indices, DSE30 also went up by 10.60 points while the Shariah ...

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Great horned owl struck by truck ends up stuck in front grille

WT24 Desk A great horned owl is recovering at an Arizona sanctuary after ending up with its head stuck in the front grille of a truck that struck it on the highway, UPI reports. Mike and Annette Hanson said they were driving home from a night out Wednesday when they heard the sound of an impact outside their truck. The couple said ...

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Movie on ‘comfort women’ back to Japan festival

WT24 Desk A film festival in suburban Tokyo will show a documentary on the highly controversial issue of Japan’s wartime military brothels, organisers said Sunday after coming under fire for dropping the movie, AFP reports. The film’s screening was cancelled last week after concerns over the safety of volunteers and objections from local officials. But the decision was reversed after ...

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Cigarettes can make your face look older

WT24 Desk Smoker’s Face– a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage, researchers have warned, according to IANS. “We searched across thousands of traits to identify those that may be affected by how heavily someone smokes. As well as identifying several known adverse effects such as on ...

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Measles erases immunity memory, new study finds

WT24 Desk Measles, the contagious childhood disease that is once more on the rise globally, is more harmful than previously thought, AFP reports.A new analysis of 77 unvaccinated children from the Netherlands carried out by an international team of researchers led by scientists at Harvard has found that the virus erases the body’s memory of previous pathogens — effectively wiping ...

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Mueller documents show Manafort pushed Ukraine conspiracy theory

Idea Russia did not hack DNC at heart of impeachment inquiry WT24 Desk During the 2016 election, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort’s deputy told investigators during the special counsel’s Russia investigation, AP reports. The unsubstantiated theory, advanced by Donald Trump even after he took office, ...

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