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    Only the poor end up dying screaming

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/01/2018

    » If you had a million dollars to spend (but not on yourself), where would it do the most good? Well, the cost to cover morphine or a morphine-equivalent pain relief treatment for all the sick children younger than 15 years who are in really serious pain in low-income countries would be just $1 million (33.4 million baht) per year. About half of them of those children are going to die, but with morphine at least they wouldn't die screaming.

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    Pakistan's army a state above a state

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 25/07/2018

    » 'Look, we have no other choice," Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said last May. "These games have gone on too long. Something has to change." Then he left to be with his wife Kulsoom, who is on life support while receiving treatment for cancer in England. But last week he and his daughter Maryam returned to Pakistan to begin serving the jail sentences imposed on them by a Pakistani court.

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    So far, so good as it's all quiet on the climate front

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 17/11/2017

    » 'Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit," said Michael Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, but President Donald J Trump did exactly that. He sent a team of American diplomats and energy executives to the annual world climate summit, being held this year in Bonn, Germany, to extol the wonders of "clean" coal.

  • OPINION

    Is Venezuela swiftly heading towards a civil war?

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 15/05/2017

    » "I am no Mussolini," insisted Venezuela's beleagured President Nicolas Maduro on television early this month, but if things go on this way he could end up like Mussolini. That would be very unfortunate for him, and also for Venezuela.

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