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After a year of mortal racist attacks in different parts of the U.S. -- as often as not in connivance with or perpetrated by white police officers -- Hillary Clinton has advanced the severest condemnation yet of what she calls the "reality of systemic racism," of a degree that the country has not been able to "face up to."
 
There are two issues that the Nepal government should prioritize at this moment -- post-earthquake reconstruction and the implementation of the constitution. After major delays, the government is finally moving ahead with the first.
 
Whoever dominates the mobile-phone industry dominates the internet. The whole world of information is now available in your hand, replacing your own mind as a repository of information needed in decision-making.
 
In February the biotech blue chip OBI Pharma (浩鼎) announced its breast cancer drug under development failed to achieve "statistical significance" in clinical tests. Since then, the company's stock price has plunged 40 percent, with hundreds of millions of market value evaporating into thin air.
 
In the wake of the U.S.-ASEAN Sunnylands Summit in February, a lot has been said about how ASEAN matters for great powers. It is a historical time for U.S.-ASEAN relations. However, in light of the recent ASEAN foreign ministers retreat in Laos, we need to ask: What does ASEAN mean today for its member countries?
 
Mahatma Gandhi once said, to judge how civilized a nation is, just look at how it treats its own minorities. Going by this yardstick, Bangladesh does not make a passing grade.
 
Facing Britain's imperial past, a provocative exhibition on imperial-era art recently closed at London's Tate Britain. The exhibit brought together work by colonizers and the colonized and raised difficult questions about whether modern-day Britons are meant to consider this era with pride or shame.
 
Even before the Paris agreement on climate change was formally signed, research data would suggested that groundwater levels in the Indian subcontinent have been severely depleted by climate change, intensive irrigation, and population growth.
 
In 1917, two revolutions swept through Russia, ending centuries of imperial rule and setting in motion political and social changes that would lead to the formation of the Soviet Union.
 
Taiwan has once again demonstrated a level of maturity that the international community hopes mainland China will one day show. The recent debacle over the use of "Republic of Taiwan" stickers on passports has shown that Taiwan respects the right of self-expression.
 
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