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How Britain’s opium trade impoverished Indians

Two factories positioned on the Ganges manufactured opium In Amitav Ghosh’s acclaimed novel, Sea of Poppies, a village girl from an opium-producing area in India has a vivid encounter with a poppy seed. “She appeared on the seed as if ...

Sep

11

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Sydney stabbing: Armed man halted by ‘brave’ bystanders

An armed person was detained in central Sydney after stabbing a girl and being arrested on the road by members of the general public, police say. A second girl was found dead within an apartment building on precisely the exact ...

Sep

11

World News

‘The people have power’: Kenya’s gang leader turned community builder

After rising to the highest of the prison pyramid in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, George Okewa rejected violence in favour of native management  Ex-gang members are channeling their vitality into group initiatives similar to soccer, theatre and cleanup operations. {Photograph}: Paula ...

Sep

11

World News

How the views of a few can determine a country’s ...

For higher or worse, small however extremely influential teams can change the course of political debate. However is that this main us to carry extra polarised views? Do you get the sensation that political debate is more and more polarised? ...

Sep

11

World News

US Navy to ditch touch screen ship controls

The US Navy is substituting touch screen controllers on destroyers, following the screens were implicated in crashes. Unfamiliarity with the touch displays contributed to 2 mishaps that led to the deaths of 17 sailors,” stated incident reports. Poor training supposed ...