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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 7,80,857
  • Recovery: 779,796
  • Death: 12,181

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 163,225,663
  • Recovery: 95,897,262
  • Death: 3,382,478

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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A ship moves across the polluted waters of the Buriganga River, as viewed from the Bangladesh China Friendship Bridge in Postagola. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman
Will a 9-year wait make Buriganga water sparkle?

Experts doubt the plan and activists see a lack of government’s goodwill to save the river

What we can learn from fearless girls

Afghan girls and boys may lack books, pens and laptops, but in their thirst for education, they have plenty to teach the world

Bill and Melinda Gates in Kirkland, Wash, Feb 1, 2018. The New York Times

Bill Gates had reputation for questionable behaviour

In some circles, Bill Gates had developed a reputation for questionable conduct in work-related settings, which is attracting new scrutiny amid the breakup of the couples

Workers walk to work during the morning rush hour in the financial district of Canary Wharf in London, Britain, January 26, 2017. REUTERS

Long working hours are a killer: WHO

Hundreds of thousands of deaths linked to long hours with middle-aged, older men more likely to be victims

Customers at The Swinging Witch pub enjoy drinks, as lockdown eases amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Northwich, Cheshire, Britain, May 15, 2021. REUTERS

Free at last to hug and party

Friends will hug, pints will be pulled and swathes of the British economy will reopen on Monday giving 65 million people a measure of freedom after lockdown

FILE -- The pianist and composer Dan Tepfer performs at Dizzy's Club in New York, Sept 9, 2015. With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Tepfer fills out Bach’s missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations. (Michelle V Agins/The New York Times

A pianist is trying to match Bach

With “Inventions/Reinventions,” Dan Tepfer fills out Bach’s missing two-part inventions with daring free improvisations

The logo of Sanofi is seen at the company's headquarters in Paris, France, April 24, 2020. REUTERS

Sanofi, GSK said to produce strong immune responses

The findings are encouraging news for a vaccine that has fallen behind in development and has so far disappointed those expecting that it would be crucial in combating the pandemic

Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn react while accepting the Best Fight award for WandaVision during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards in Los Angeles, California, US May 16, 2021. Viacom via REUTERS

'WandaVision' rules at MTV Movie, TV Awards

Marvel comics spinoff "WandaVision" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday, while Scarlett Johansson and Sacha Baron Cohen got special awards

Harveer Singh, 65, a villager suffering from COVID-19 sits in a cot as he receives treatment at a makeshift open-air clinic, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mewla Gopalgarh village, in Jewar district, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, May 16, 2021. REUTERS

Under a tree, an Indian village cares for its COVID sick

Village practitioners of alternative medicine in Mewla Gopalgarh have set up an open-air clinic where they distribute glucose and other remedies to patients with symptoms of COVID-19

The rubble of a mosque in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Saturday, May 15, 2021. While Hamas and Israeli officials signalled late Friday that they were open to discussing a cease-fire, fighting continued unabated for much of Saturday. (Samar Abu Elouf/The New York Times)

Efforts to ease Israel-Hamas fight falter

Diplomats and international leaders were unable Sunday to mediate a cease-fire in the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas

  • Passengers scramble to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia terminal amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they return to Dhaka for work after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. At least five people died in crush of passengers on ferries before Eid.

    Passengers scramble to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia terminal amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they return to Dhaka for work after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. At least five people died in crush of passengers on ferries before Eid.

  • Passengers scramble to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia terminal amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they return to Dhaka for work after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. At least five people died in crush of passengers on ferries before Eid.

    Passengers scramble to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia terminal amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they return to Dhaka for work after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. At least five people died in crush of passengers on ferries before Eid.

  • Passengers scramble to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia terminal amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they return to Dhaka for work after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. At least five people died in crush of passengers on ferries before Eid.

    Passengers scramble to get off a ferry in Munshiganj’s Shimulia terminal amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they return to Dhaka for work after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. At least five people died in crush of passengers on ferries before Eid.

  • A bus carries travellers from Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj on Monday, May 17, 2021 after Eid-ul-Fitr although long-haul passenger transport system is banned amid a lockdown to stop the coronavirus from spreading further.

    A bus carries travellers from Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj on Monday, May 17, 2021 after Eid-ul-Fitr although long-haul passenger transport system is banned amid a lockdown to stop the coronavirus from spreading further.

  • Fire Service and Civil Defence workers doused a fire on the fourth floor of commercial building Pantho Plaza on Pantho Path in Dhaka half an hour after it erupted on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Fire Service and Civil Defence workers doused a fire on the fourth floor of commercial building Pantho Plaza on Pantho Path in Dhaka half an hour after it erupted on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Fire Service and Civil Defence workers doused a fire on the fourth floor of commercial building Pantho Plaza on Pantho Path in Dhaka half an hour after it erupted on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Fire Service and Civil Defence workers doused a fire on the fourth floor of commercial building Pantho Plaza on Pantho Path in Dhaka half an hour after it erupted on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Visitors at Hatirjheel in Dhaka appear to care a fig about the coronavirus outbreak on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they defy lockdown restrictions on gatherings four days after Eid-ul-Fitr, Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Visitors at Hatirjheel in Dhaka appear to care a fig about the coronavirus outbreak on Monday, May 17, 2021 as they defy lockdown restrictions on gatherings four days after Eid-ul-Fitr, Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The government has banned eating at restaurants as part of efforts to curb coronavirus infections but people hanging out in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel after Eid-ul-Fitr dine at the eateries in breach of the rules on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The government has banned eating at restaurants as part of efforts to curb coronavirus infections but people hanging out in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel after Eid-ul-Fitr dine at the eateries in breach of the rules on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People hang out in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel after Eid-ul-Fitr amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People hang out in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel after Eid-ul-Fitr amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Families hang out in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel after Eid-ul-Fitr amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Families hang out in Dhaka’s Hatirjheel after Eid-ul-Fitr amid a coronavirus lockdown on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets with her cabinet members from the Ganabhaban via video call on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: PMO

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets with her cabinet members from the Ganabhaban via video call on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: PMO

  • Members of the Workers Party of Bangladesh burn Israel’s flag in Dhaka on Monday, May 17, 2021 in protest against the killings of Palestinians in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

    Members of the Workers Party of Bangladesh burn Israel’s flag in Dhaka on Monday, May 17, 2021 in protest against the killings of Palestinians in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

  • Members of the Workers Party of Bangladesh march in Dhaka on Monday, May 17, 2021 in protest against the killings of Palestinians in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

    Members of the Workers Party of Bangladesh march in Dhaka on Monday, May 17, 2021 in protest against the killings of Palestinians in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

  • Police personnel escort their former colleague Babul Akter to jail from a court in Chattogram after the end of a five-day remand in a case over the murder of the ex-SP’s wife on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Police personnel escort their former colleague Babul Akter to jail from a court in Chattogram after the end of a five-day remand in a case over the murder of the ex-SP’s wife on Monday, May 17, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

  • A woman collects plastic bottles from the Padma River at Shimulia, Munshiganj. Ferry crews throw plastic products into river waters while cleaning the vessels. Passengers also dump plastic bottles in the river after use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman collects plastic bottles from the Padma River at Shimulia, Munshiganj. Ferry crews throw plastic products into river waters while cleaning the vessels. Passengers also dump plastic bottles in the river after use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic bottles and packets float on the Padma River in Shimulia, Munshiganj. Ferry crews throw plastic products into river waters while cleaning the vessels. Passengers also dump plastic bottles in the river after use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic bottles and packets float on the Padma River in Shimulia, Munshiganj. Ferry crews throw plastic products into river waters while cleaning the vessels. Passengers also dump plastic bottles in the river after use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Plastic bottles and packets float on the Padma River in Shimulia, Munshiganj. Ferry crews throw plastic products into river waters while cleaning the vessels. Passengers also dump plastic bottles in the river after use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Plastic bottles and packets float on the Padma River in Shimulia, Munshiganj. Ferry crews throw plastic products into river waters while cleaning the vessels. Passengers also dump plastic bottles in the river after use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

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AT&T, which sells wireless phone and broadband services, has already made moves to turn itself into a media powerhouse, buying satellite TV provider DirecTV last year for $48.5 billion. Reuters File photo

AT&T will shed media business

The company will join together two of the largest media businesses in the country

Rohingya refugees sit on wooden benches of a navy vessel on their way to the Bhasan Char island in Noakhali district, Bangladesh, December 29, 2020. REUTERS

UN refugee chief appeals
for funds for Rohingya

Close to a million Rohingya have been living in crowded camps in southern Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state

Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn react while accepting the Best Fight award for WandaVision during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards in Los Angeles, California, US May 16, 2021. Viacom via REUTERS

'WandaVision' rules at MTV Movie, TV Awards

Marvel comics spinoff "WandaVision" dominated the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday, while Scarlett Johansson and Sacha Baron Cohen got special awards