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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 545,424
  • Recovery: 495,498
  • Death: 8,395

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 113,049,065
  • Recovery: 63,768,378
  • Death: 2,508,796

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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Russian diplomats and family members use a hand-pushed rail trolley to leave North Korea amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions while crossing the demarcation line between North Korea and Russia, February 25, 2021. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS
Russians escape N Korea
on a hand-pushed railcar

The railcar had to be made specifically for the nearly mile-long trip as the North Korean borders remain sealed due to the pandemic

Unabated spree of Pakistani atrocities

Atrocities by the Pakistani forces in the form of enforced disappearance, arbitrary arrest and extra-judicial killings continue unbridled in Baluchistan

A migrant child who is seeking asylum in the US is pictured at a migrant encampment in Matamoros, Mexico February 19, 2021. REUTERS

US speeds up releases of unaccompanied migrant children

Biden reversed a policy put in place by Trump that allowed US authorities to rapidly expel migrant children caught at the border without their parents

In an undated photo from Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, whale-watchers off Dana Point, Calif. The New York Times

For travel, a sustainable comeback ?

From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future

People arrive to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Crystal Palace Football Club Vaccination Centre, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain February 4, 2021. Reuters

COVID disparities for some minority groups improve in UK

A higher risk of infection for Bangladeshis remains for some unknown reasons after adjustment for other factors

With the proliferation of streaming platforms, the plus sign has become an all-purpose marker that signals endless hours of on-demand shows. An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché. The New York Times

Why plus is a minus when naming your streaming site

With the proliferation of streaming platforms, the plus sign has become an all-purpose marker that signals endless hours of on-demand shows

Tokyo’s Akihabara district, a centre of anime culture, on Jan 14, 2021. The industry’s boom has only widened the gap between profits and wages. Noriko Hayashi/The New York Times

Why are animators living in poverty?

The workers who make the Japanese shows the world is binge-watching can earn as little as $200 a month. Many wonder how much longer they can endure it

In an undated photo from Marco Ovando, models pose as living brushstrokes in the Moschino film. . The New York Times

How Moschino’s movie got made

Inspired by a scene from the 1939 film, “The Women,” Jeremy Scott gets creative with Dita Von Teese, Maye Musk and a cast of supermodels for his Fall 2021 show 

TV meant to be responsive to the moment seemed distant during the coronavirus pandemic. But podcasts, with the intimate production values, felt more immediate and relevant than ever before. The New York Times

How a TV critic turned to podcasts during a pandemic

TV meant to be responsive to the moment seemed distant during the pandemic; but podcasts felt more immediate and relevant than ever before

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest to urge authorities to rescue hundreds of abducted schoolboys, in northwestern state of Katsina, Nigeria, December 17, 2020. REUTERS

Gunmen abduct 317 schoolgirls in Nigeria

A surge in armed militancy leads to a breakdown of security in the north of Africa's most populous country, where school kidnappings are becoming endemic

  • Members of various leftist student organisations block the Shahbagh intersection during a protest against the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail following his arrest in a Digital Security Act case, Feb 26, 2021.

    Members of various leftist student organisations block the Shahbagh intersection during a protest against the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail following his arrest in a Digital Security Act case, Feb 26, 2021.

  • Members of different leftist student organisations light a fire at the Shahbagh intersection on Friday, Feb 26, 2021, during a protest rally over writer Mushtaq Ahmed's death in jail following his arrest in a case under the Digital Security Act, Feb 26, 2021

    Members of different leftist student organisations light a fire at the Shahbagh intersection on Friday, Feb 26, 2021, during a protest rally over writer Mushtaq Ahmed's death in jail following his arrest in a case under the Digital Security Act, Feb 26, 2021

  • Members of various leftist student organisations block the Shahbagh intersection during a protest against the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail following his arrest in a Digital Security Act case, Feb 26, 2021.

    Members of various leftist student organisations block the Shahbagh intersection during a protest against the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail following his arrest in a Digital Security Act case, Feb 26, 2021.

  • Members of various leftist student organisations block the Shahbagh intersection during a protest against the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail following his arrest in a Digital Security Act case, Feb 26, 2021.

    Members of various leftist student organisations block the Shahbagh intersection during a protest against the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail following his arrest in a Digital Security Act case, Feb 26, 2021.

  • Members of Samajtantrik Chhatra Front's Dhaka University unit rallied in front of the Raju Memorial Sculpture on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 demanding resumption of classes and examinations adhering to the health rules and waiver of fees during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of Samajtantrik Chhatra Front's Dhaka University unit rallied in front of the Raju Memorial Sculpture on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 demanding resumption of classes and examinations adhering to the health rules and waiver of fees during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A group of students of colleges under the National University staged a sit-in outside Shahbagh Police Station in Dhaka after being stopped by the police from blocking streets on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 during a demonstration against a decision to postpone exams. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students of colleges under the National University staged a sit-in outside Shahbagh Police Station in Dhaka after being stopped by the police from blocking streets on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 during a demonstration against a decision to postpone exams. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The police briefly detained some protesters when a group of students of colleges under the National University tried to block the streets at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 during a demonstration against a decision to postpone exams. The demonstrators staged a sit-in outside Shahbagh Police Station demanding release of the students at that time. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The police briefly detained some protesters when a group of students of colleges under the National University tried to block the streets at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 during a demonstration against a decision to postpone exams. The demonstrators staged a sit-in outside Shahbagh Police Station demanding release of the students at that time. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • President Md Abdul Hamid sent floral tributes to the Military Graveyard in Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 in remembrance of the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    President Md Abdul Hamid sent floral tributes to the Military Graveyard in Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 in remembrance of the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent flowers to the Military Graveyard in Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 to pay respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent flowers to the Military Graveyard in Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 to pay respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal placing a wreath at the Military Graveyard in Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 to pay respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal placing a wreath at the Military Graveyard in Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 to pay respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The chiefs of three forces paying respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka by placing floral wreaths at the Military Graveyard in Banani on the 12th anniversary of the massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The chiefs of three forces paying respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka by placing floral wreaths at the Military Graveyard in Banani on the 12th anniversary of the massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Public Security Secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin and Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam, director general of Border Guard Bangladesh, paying respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka by placing wreaths at the Military Graveyard in Banani on the 12th anniversary of the massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Public Security Secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin and Maj Gen Md Shafeenul Islam, director general of Border Guard Bangladesh, paying respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka by placing wreaths at the Military Graveyard in Banani on the 12th anniversary of the massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People attend special prayers for the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the Peelkhana massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People attend special prayers for the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the Peelkhana massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People attend special prayers for the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the Peelkhana massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People attend special prayers for the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the Peelkhana massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Members of the military pay respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the Peelkhana massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Members of the military pay respects to the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the Peelkhana massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People laid wreaths at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 to remember the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People laid wreaths at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 to remember the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the border force's Peelkhana headquarters. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Family members break down as they visit the graves of the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Family members break down as they visit the graves of the victims of the 2009 BDR mutiny at the Military Graveyard in Dhaka's Banani on the 12th anniversary of the massacre on Thursday, Feb 25, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A group of students wearing shrouds demonstrated blocking the streets at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. They also demanded reopening of the campuses and halls of residence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students wearing shrouds demonstrated blocking the streets at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. They also demanded reopening of the campuses and halls of residence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A group of students wearing shrouds demonstrated blocking the streets at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. They also demanded reopening of the campuses and halls of residence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students wearing shrouds demonstrated blocking the streets at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. They also demanded reopening of the campuses and halls of residence. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A group of students carry placards with slogans during demonstration at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students carry placards with slogans during demonstration at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A group of students carry placards with slogans during demonstration at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students carry placards with slogans during demonstration at Nilkhet intersection on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 against a decision to suspend exams of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

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With the proliferation of streaming platforms, the plus sign has become an all-purpose marker that signals endless hours of on-demand shows. An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché. The New York Times

Why plus is a minus when naming your streaming site

With the proliferation of streaming platforms, the plus sign has become an all-purpose marker that signals endless hours of on-demand shows

Shamima cannot return to UK: top court

The British-born woman of Bangladeshi descent went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State

Russell T Davies in Swansea, Wales, Jan 28, 2021. Davies, whose latest hit series is “It’s a Sin” on HBO Max, made waves in England by saying only gay performers should play gay characters. “I’m going to war,” he said. Francesca Jones/The New York Times

Should straight actors
play gay roles?

A star TV writer makes waves in England by saying only queer performers should play queer characters. “I’m going to war,” he says