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The death of liberal order: On Michael Jackson's 'Black or White' and our changing political, cultural landscape
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The death of liberal order: On Michael Jackson's 'Black or White' and our changing political, cultural landscape

While the other pop stars of the 90s were far less political, Michael Jackson's songs showed a clear political arc.

Andreas Dresen's Gundermann eulogises its protagonist, but uses his guilt to propel an uneven screenplay
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Andreas Dresen's Gundermann eulogises its protagonist, but uses his guilt to propel an uneven screenplay

Andreas Dresen's Gundermann screened at the recently concluded 25th Kolkata International Film Festival.

Bundesliga: Fireworks, tempers boil over as FC Union win emotional Berlin derby over Hertha
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Bundesliga: Fireworks, tempers boil over as FC Union win emotional Berlin derby over Hertha

FC Union now leads the mini series with two wins with two draws, to a single Hertha Berlin victory, in competitive games.

The writing's on the (Berlin) Wall
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The writing's on the (Berlin) Wall

Millions of tourists come to see the famous Berlin Wall graffiti; many of them playfully interact with the art on the wall — a stark contrast to what was once a terrifying symbol of the East versus West Germany divide

200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx: Divisions resurface in Germany even three decades after fall of Berlin Wall
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200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx: Divisions resurface in Germany even three decades after fall of Berlin Wall

Germany marks the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth, but celebrations risk being marred by protests as the philosopher remains a divisive figure

Tripura Election results: How Narendra Modi orchestrated downfall of India’s own Berlin Wall
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Tripura Election results: How Narendra Modi orchestrated downfall of India’s own Berlin Wall

This victory of BJP in Tripura Assembly polls is quite akin to a tectonic shift in Indian politics probably comparable internationally to the collapse of the Berlin Wall or of the Soviet Union. It signifies collapse of an ideology which ceded ground to another powerful ideology.

Pakistan minister Ahsan Iqbal says long term plan for CPEC will be made public on 18 December
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Pakistan minister Ahsan Iqbal says long term plan for CPEC will be made public on 18 December

The long-term plan for the CPEC will be made public on 18 December, Pakistan's minister for planning and development Ahsan Iqbal has said.

International Jazz Festival 2017: American musician Greg Banaszak gives us the sax talk
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International Jazz Festival 2017: American musician Greg Banaszak gives us the sax talk

In an exclusive interview, Greg Banaszak talks about falling in love with bebop, playing the music of Charlie Parker, suffering for his art and all that jazz.

Pakistan fences border with Afghanistan to prevent militants from crossing over
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Pakistan fences border with Afghanistan to prevent militants from crossing over

Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier are bracing for a Berlin Wall-style divide of their neighbourhoods.

Veteran UK journalist Alison Smale appointed as new UN communications chief
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Veteran UK journalist Alison Smale appointed as new UN communications chief

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed veteran journalist Alison Smale as the UN's new communications chief.

Helmut Kohl, former German chancellor who reunited Germany after Cold War, dies at 87
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Helmut Kohl, former German chancellor who reunited Germany after Cold War, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor who seized the chance to reunite his country after years of Cold War separation, died on Friday at the age of 87.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Sanctions imposed by Saudi Arabia harsher than Berlin Wall, says Qatar
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Sanctions imposed by Saudi Arabia harsher than Berlin Wall, says Qatar

A Qatari official accused Saudi Arabia and its allies Friday of imposing a "siege" on his country with sanctions he said having a more devastating effect than the Berlin Wall.

Donald Trump berates NATO allies for not spending enough on defense
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Donald Trump berates NATO allies for not spending enough on defense

Trump's harsh words came despite NATO saying it would formally endorse joining the US-led coalition against IS at the summit, in the face of reservations in France and Germany about getting involved in another conflict

European Union to back post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland'
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European Union to back post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland'

EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday.

If they said run, you ran for your life: GDR children of Namibia recount their story
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If they said run, you ran for your life: GDR children of Namibia recount their story

Everything that happened in between is definitively part of Namibian history.

Berlin Wall around the world: Divided wall marks a united Germany across the globe
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Berlin Wall around the world: Divided wall marks a united Germany across the globe

In 1989, one evening as roars of protests in Germany that the world was witnessing, took a surprising turn. Shot for jumping the Berlin Wall, the gates had been opened as a gleeful crowd stood on the wall and asserted themselves and their right to be one. Dismantling it by hands and hammers, the crowd could be stopped at nothing.

Timeline: From division to unity, mapping the Berlin wall's fall
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Timeline: From division to unity, mapping the Berlin wall's fall

Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the night sky Sunday from the former route of the Berlin Wall, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its fall 25 years ago proved that "dreams can come true".

Pink Floyd to Scorpions: Encountering the Berlin Wall in pop culture
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Pink Floyd to Scorpions: Encountering the Berlin Wall in pop culture

Here is a quick list of the Berlin Wall inspired music that has rocked our world:

Open the barrier! Meet the man who guarded the Berlin Wall and created history
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Open the barrier! Meet the man who guarded the Berlin Wall and created history

The lieutenant colonel, who was also attached to the Stasi secret police, had worked for the East German border police for 28 years, and was the deputy chief at the Bornholmer Strasse crossing in the north of East Berlin.

25 years later, remembering the moment when the Berlin Wall fell to unity
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25 years later, remembering the moment when the Berlin Wall fell to unity

Thousands of illuminated balloons sailed into the night sky Sunday from the former route of the Berlin Wall, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel said its fall 25 years ago proved that "dreams can come true".