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Women, life, freedom, and the Left

The trends toward political violence, religious fundamentalism, and the oppression of women are accelerating COMMENT | SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK | Four events centering around women have made headlines over the past month: Giorgia Meloni’s electoral victory in Italy, Queen Elizabeth II’s death and funeral, the release of the film The Woman …

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Illegal construction in India

Twin high towers demolished in lesson to offenders | THE INDEPENDENT | The demolition of Supertech’s twin towers; Apex and Ceyane near the capital Delhi should be a lesson for all stakeholders in the real estate industry in India that accountability will be enforced if they violate building laws, according …

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Are the BRICS breaking up?

There appears to be an identity crisis over attempts to turn it into a platform for Chinese and Russian interests COMMENT | SHASHI THAROOR | The recent virtual BRICS summit, which brought together the heads of state and government of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, was interesting as …

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Why do men often die before women?

| AMY NORTON | Scientists have unearthed a possible reason why men tend to die at younger ages than women: Those who lose Y chromosomes from their blood cells as they age may be more vulnerable to heart tissue scarring and heart failure. The research is the latest to look …

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Kidney disease test fails on Africans

Researchers say Africans have inadequate nutrition, short stature and low muscle bulk | THE INDEPENDENT | A commonly used blood test which measures how well a person’s kidneys are working may not pick up kidney disease for people in Africa, according to a study published in `The Lancet Global Health’. …

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URA’s Shs25trillion target plan

Commissioner General John Musinguzi outlines ways of hitting this target | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General John Rujoki Musinguzi has outlined his plan that will make it possible for him to achieve the Shs25.1tn target for FY2022/23 set by the Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development. …

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