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    The gravest crimes

    A UNHRC report on Myanmar has confirmed the horrific details of the genocide committed against the Rohingya people and other minority groups. The 440-... Read More

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    Gas tariffs

    There is finally a ‘will they, wont they’ decision on gas tariffs. After signalling that the PTI government would not pass a gas hike onto... Read More

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    Climate talks

    No headway was made at the six-day COP24 meeting in Bangkok, which ended on September 9. The meeting was designed to complete preparations on concrete... Read More

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    The mini-budget

    The announcement of a mini-budget on Tuesday confirmed the PTI government’s commitment to austerity. Finance Minister Asad Umar confirmed as muc... Read More

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    ICC vs the US

    The attitude of the US regarding the International Criminal Court – or indeed any international accountability organisation – has always b... Read More

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    As Yemen bleeds

    Yemen is one of those humanitarian crises that the world does not care about, and this has allowed the situation to get worse. After the collapse of t... Read More

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    The price of gas

    The unpopular decision to approve a 46 percent gas hike was withdrawn in a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Monday. The governm... Read More

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    Illegal cutting

    The situation would have been almost comical had it not been tragic. As the PTI government announced a plan to plant over a billion new trees across t... Read More

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    Jailed in Myanmar

    Last December, two Reuters journalists – Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo – were arrested for supposedly carrying secret government documents while... Read More

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    Rohingya genocide

    In an important development for the Rohingya, a UN report has concluded that the Myanmar military committed genocide against the community in the Rakh... Read More

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    More war

    Israel’s brutal airstrikes in Gaza have led to the UN warning of another all-out war between Israel and Palestine. We recently saw a return to m... Read More

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    The Russian affair

    US President Donald Trump’s summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was odd even by Trump’s standards. Breaking with diplomatic... Read More

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    A win for diversity

    The largest sporting spectacle in the world came to a close in Moscow on Sunday as France were worthy winners over the dogged Croatians in a pulsating... Read More

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    From the streets of London

    Protests greeted US President Donald Trump during his first official visit to the United Kingdom. Last Friday, hundreds of thousands of people in the ... Read More

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    Trade wars

    After tariffs amounting to $34 billion by the US on Chinese goods last week, a trade war between the US and China has begun. Oil prices and stock mark... Read More

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    Token gesture

    Despite a new law passed by parliament last year under which all political parties were to allocate at least five percent of tickets on general seats ... Read More

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    Out on bail

    Former SSP Rao Anwar, long known by the moniker of ‘encounter specialist’, had managed to survive multiple suspensions and years of suspic... Read More

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    The Iran deal

    For once, world powers have stood up to the US by challenging its decision to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran. Britain, France, Germany, Russia and C... Read More

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    Rise in petroleum prices

    Easy as it is to fault the caretaker government for increasing petroleum prices for the second time in a month, there is plenty of blame to go around.... Read More

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    Trump?s hatred

    As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s popularity was largely based on xenophobia. He appealed to the white Republican base by demonising m... Read More

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    Trade wars

    The expected trade war between the US and China is coming to fruition after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200... Read More

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    No more rights

    The US, a country that till a few days back was busy snatching children away from their parents and locking them up in cages, is withdrawing from the ... Read More

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    Children in cages

    In Nazi Germany, the state concocted the policy of Lebensborn as a way of ensuring the ‘racial’ purity of Germany and any lands it conquer... Read More

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    Trump-Kim summit

    Less than a year ago, as US President Donald Trump was threatening to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea and North Korean leader Kim... Read More

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    G-7 chaos

    The G-7 summit in Quebec last week was the perfect illustration of how the election of Donald Trump as US president has upset the traditional global p... Read More

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    Projections

    It has become a truth universally acknowledged that economic projections presented by the government need to be taken with a large heaping of salt. Ev... Read More

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    Syrian conflict

    There are many actors to blame for the humanitarian disaster that has befallen Syria since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, starting, of course,... Read More

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    GB and the federation

    The Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018, which was promulgated by the local government last week, was meant to complete the process of granting all constituti... Read More

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    Sialkot attack

    By now we should have learned that appeasement only emboldens extremists. After years of tolerating – and even stoking – hatred against mi... Read More

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    Shameful

    The shameful display by PTI leader Naeemul Haq, where he slapped the PML-N’s Daniyal Aziz during a talk show, showed our politics in the worst p... Read More

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    Arrests in the kingdom

    The recently rekindled hope that Saudi Arabia will open up to women is fast losing steam. With only weeks left before the lifting of the official proh... Read More

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    Raped refugees

    The children of the Rohingya genocide have begun to enter the world in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Most of their mothers raped by Burmese soldiers, a... Read More

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    The tax net

    The tax amnesty scheme included by the government in the last budget included a controversial plan to allow those who do not file income tax returns t... Read More

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    Malaysian politics

    The recent elections in Malaysia have led to the second coming of Mahathir Mohamad, the father of modern Malaysia, at the age of 92. This time he has ... Read More

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    Palestinian bodies

    On Tuesday, tens of thousands of Palestinians attended the funerals of 58 of their own who were killed in (yet) another brazen display of armed forces... Read More

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    Palestinian resistance

    It is surely no coincidence that the US has planned the inauguration of its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem just one day before Palestinians mark the 70t... Read More

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    As Palestine protests

    Tensions in occupied Palestine have been rising as Israel has continued to barricade the entry of thousands of Palestinians past the Gaza fence. Pales... Read More

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    Lebanon elections

    The results are in after the first election in Lebanon in nine years. While it is still unclear who will form government, the coverage has focused on ... Read More

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    A disastrous departure

    The nuclear deal with Iran of 2015 was the signature diplomatic achievement of the last decade. It required years of negotiation between Iran, the US,... Read More

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    Continuous intolerance

    Captain Safdar has never disguised his bigotry. The PML-N parliamentarian has a long history of making inflammatory statements against minority groups... Read More

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    Fata reforms

    For all its talk about finally giving the people of Fata equal rights and protection under the constitution, the PML-N government has spent precious l... Read More

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    Another IS attack

    The Islamic State once again struck the capital of Afghanistan, after at least 31 people were killed on Monday in twin suicide bombings in a central p... Read More

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    Deals and deadlines

    Only a day after issuing a joint call with US President Donald Trump for a more wide-ranging deal with Iran, French President Emmanuel Macron backtrac... Read More

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    Making history

    For almost 65 years, North and South Korea have been each other’s sworn enemies. The Korean War, little known in our context, never ended despit... Read More

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    Korea?s path to peace

    Less than a week before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is scheduled to hold a historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the DMZ, he... Read More

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    Warm waters

    The problem of climate change is one the world is growing increasingly familiar with, even if there continues to be a lack of awareness and even denia... Read More

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    Security of judges

    Reports of gunfire outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan in Lahore separately on Sunday morning and the night before serve as a chill... Read More

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    As Syria spirals

    The Syria crisis is spiralling out of control in terms of its impact on global politics. Not that it will get any better or worse for the Syrian peopl... Read More

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    Justice for Asifa

    It is a truism of war that the aggressor ends up dehumanising the occupied. They see those who they are brutalising as lesser beings who exist only to... Read More

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    The cost of clarity

    The Supreme Court judgment on Friday, ruling that any person disqualified under Article 62 (1)(f) would be barred for life will inevitably have a cruc... Read More

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    Perpetual war

    The Syria question is one that keeps coming back to the international community. This time, there are serious concerns that a chemical weapons attack ... Read More

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    Budget forecasts

    With the next year’s fiscal budget coming closer by the day, speculation is rife on how the outgoing government will set the terms for it. What ... Read More

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    Trade wars

    When US President Donald Trump announced – via a tweet, as is his wont – that he would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports h... Read More

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    Amnesty questions

    Will the new tax reform policy announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday be the panacea the country needs? The question will be ans... Read More

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    Kunduz attack

    The air attack at a religious school in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz is yet another heartbreaking example of why it has become impossib... Read More

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    Israel and the prince

    In the midst of a US PR tour, where he has met with Hollywood executives and the Wall Street elite, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto rul... Read More

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    Freedom under threat

    It seems the shadows have struck the Jang/Geo group once again, leading to what is essentially a blackout of the news channel around the country. For ... Read More

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    No one?s people

    One of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis – the Rohingya genocide and exodus from Myanmar – continues to be forgotten behind th... Read More

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    Deadly occupation

    On Friday, the people of Gaza began what was meant to be a six-week protest called the Great Return March. It was meant to raise international awarene... Read More

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    Carnage in Kashmir

    India’s brutally violent occupation of Kashmir took yet another deadly turn on Sunday as at least 20 people were killed and another 200 injured ... Read More

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    Votes for women

    After over four years of being deprived of their right to vote, women in Upper Dir were able to cast their ballots in local government by-elections he... Read More

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    Questions of nationality

    A recent Supreme Court hearing into government officials who hold dual nationality has found that at least 758 civil servants hold passports of a fore... Read More

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    Dangerous data

    The recent revelations of the Cambridge Analytica files have brought out the troubling relationship between politics and social media in our world tod... Read More

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    March for life

    The wave of anti-gun protests following February’s deadly Parkland school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead is unprecedented in US history. ... Read More

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    Ahed the brave

    Seventeen-year-old Ahed Tamimi will serve a jail sentence for resisting Israeli military aggression. The eight-month jail sentence has been agreed und... Read More

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    Russia and the world

    Ever since Vladimir Putin was anointed as the successor to Boris Yelstin in 1999, elections in Russia have become a fait accompli. Putin has won every... Read More

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    More surcharges

    The government has ceded to another IMF demand, which is set to negatively impact citizens once again. Following on from allowing the rupee to devalua... Read More

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    Screens of deception

    The case of Dr Shahid Masood, on whose television show the Supreme Court has placed a three-month ban, illustrates to all of us the depth to which jou... Read More

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    The fire in Syria

    When fighting first broke out in Syria in April 2011, no one could have predicted the trajectory it would take. At the time, it looked like another lo... Read More

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    A beautiful mind

    Stephen Hawking was barely out of his teens when he was given a virtual death sentence. Diagnosed with a rare motor neurone disease, he was given just... Read More

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    Inflated bills

    Not only are power consumers being charged exorbitant rates to keep a flailing power sector afloat, there have been reports that electricity distribut... Read More

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    Pre-poll warning and more

    A forceful farewell speech given by outgoing Senator Farhatullah Babar of the PPP on Tuesday summed up the political crisis the country faces today. B... Read More

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    The right to be safe

    The Florida high school shooting might become a landmark moment for the US and its famously lax gun policies. Students have refused to let things cont... Read More

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    Perpetual war

    “Hell on earth” – this is how UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has referred to the rebel-held suburb of Eastern Ghouta while ca... Read More

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    Towards balance

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s speech to the National Assembly on Monday, asserting the institutional right of parliament to shape and ex... Read More

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    Israeli impunity

    The trial of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager, began in an Israeli military court this week. The case has become an international rallying point fo... Read More

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    Justice for Zainab

    The verdict in the Zainab rape and murder case has been as expected, with the anti-terrorism court sentencing her murderer Imran Ali to death on four ... Read More

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    Florida shooting

    Another mass shooting in a school in the US has left people reeling with another tragedy. With over 17 dead, the shooting at the St Douglas High Schoo... Read More

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    An overreach

    The power given to the state to restrict citizens’ freedom of movement under the Exit Control List is meant to be used only sparingly in cases w... Read More

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    Killing fields

    After almost half a decade of persecution, the pleas of Myanmar’s Rohingya have continued to go unheard. There has been compelling evidence of a... Read More

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    Reconstructing Iraq

    Since it first sent troops into Iraq in 1991, the US has waged constant war in the country and has spent tens of billions of dollars on ground invasio... Read More

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    Beyond the past

    Amid growing talk of a trade war between China and the US, the two countries seem to have had a bit of a verbal spat. After the US announced a new nuc... Read More

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    The Mashal Khan verdict

    Nearly 10 months after Mashal Khan was lynched to death by a mob in Mardan on the false pretext of blasphemy, a verdict handed down by an Anti-Terrori... Read More

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    Uniform restraint

    Naturally, all institutions of the country need respect in order to function correctly. This is most true of the judiciary, given its responsibility o... Read More

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    Meddling in Syria

    The decision by the Americans to build a border security force of 30,000 personnel with Syrian militia allies threatens to further destabilise a regio... Read More

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    A devastating toll

    As a reality check to claims that lives are being ‘saved’ in Yemen, a report released by Unicef has said that at least 5,000 children have... Read More

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    No headway yet

    A week after the brutal rape and murder of 7-year old Zainab in Kasur, there is no suggestion that police are any closer to apprehending the culprit. ... Read More

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    The Assange standoff

    The world’s most wanted hacker has been hiding away in the Ecuador embassy in London for over five years. The standoff over the head of WikiLeak... Read More

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    Europe and the Silk Route

    With French President Emmanuel Macron on a three-day official visit to China, attention has begun to focus on the scale of China’s One Belt, One... Read More

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    Brutal occupation

    The immediate effects of US President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel are now being felt as the Israeli parliament passed ... Read More

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    Hudaibiya judgment

    The detailed judgment of a three-member Supreme Court bench on the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, where Nawaz Sharif and his family were accused of laund... Read More

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    The Yemen crisis

    The conflict in Yemen continues to remain a low priority for the global media. This is a war that hit the 1,000-day mark this week. The situation rema... Read More

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    The UN says no

    On Thursday, the UN General Assembly delivered a strong message to the US: bullying will no longer work. This is the second time in a week that the US... Read More

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    Failing humanity

    Will the world sit aside and watch as the Rohingya are killed in what can easily be said to be a genocide? This is the only question left to ask as th... Read More

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    Tragic reality

    Just one day after the country observed the third anniversary of the Army Public School attack, terror struck the country again after a suicide attack... Read More

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    OIC summit

    President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that the US was formally recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and beginning the process... Read More

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    Lighting a fuse

    US President Donald Trump, like all his predecessors, has shown he has no intention of being an honest broker for peace between Palestine and Israel w... Read More

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    Chaos in Yemen

    The reality of the brutal civil war in Yemen is grim. The country has seen chaotic alliances between groups, alliances that have turned into deadly sp... Read More

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    American hubris

    Palestinian officials were in for a rude shock last week when they discovered that the US State department had decided to close the Palestinian Libera... Read More

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    Tragedy in Sinai

    Egypt has largely escaped global attention amidst all the chaos in the Middle East. The country’s struggle with terrorism has gone unnoticed. Bu... Read More

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