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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 772,127
  • Recovery: 706,833
  • Death: 11,878

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection:157,113,663
  • Recovery:93,217,307
  • Death:3,274,385

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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FILE PHOTO: The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station Tianhe, takes off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, China April 29, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS
Chinese rocket debris lands in Indian Ocean

Bulk of the rocket’s components were destroyed upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, according to China’s state media

Our pathetic herd immunity failure

The basic sense of peoplehood, of belonging to a common enterprise with a shared destiny, is exactly what’s lacking today

Diners in Detroit on May 5, 2021. The largest job gains were in leisure and hospitality, two industries that had been particularly hard hit during the pandemic. The New York Times

The boom that wasn’t

Citing the jobs report, the US Chamber of Commerce on Friday urged an immediate end to the $300 weekly unemployment benefit supplement

People wait to have oxygen tanks refilled in Delhi on April 27, 2021. As the crisis has worsened, many Indian-Americans are struggling to cope with the trauma unfolding back home, juxtaposed with a vaccination drive that has reached nearly half of Americans and anticipation of a

A community mobilises amid India’s crisis

As the crisis has worsened, many Indian Americans are struggling to cope with the trauma unfolding back home

Demonstrators for Scottish Independence gather at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland on May 1, 2021. The New York Times

Of Brexit and Boris

Were Scotland to become independent, Britain would lose 8% of its population, one-third of its landmass and significant amounts of international prestige

Family members of COVID-19 victims perform a cremation ceremony in Delhi, India, May 6, 2021. At the cremation grounds, where the fires only briefly cool off late at night, relatives wait hours for their turn to say goodbye. (Atul Loke/The New York Times)

Virus sunders funeral rites at India’s pyres

Mourners in protective gear, long waits at the cremation grounds, the trauma of loss has become both lonely and public

A photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows the state’s electric chair in Columbia, SC, in March 2019. Frustrated by the lack of drugs available to carry out lethal injections in their state, South Carolina lawmakers are on the cusp of a controversial solution: forcing death row inmates to face the electric chair or firing squad when lethal injection is not possible. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via The New York Times)

Bringing out firing squad is
South Carolina’s solution

Frustrated by the lack of drugs available to carry out lethal injections in the state, South Carolina is on the cusp of a controversial solution

Then-Sen Kamala Harris (D-Calif) speaks about her books at an event in New York on Jan 11, 2019. Border officials are not mass-purchasing copies of Harris’s book to hand out to refugee children, though the false rumour drew attention. Gabriela Bhaskar/The New York Times

The age of misinformation

Social and psychological forces are making the sharing and believing of misinformation an endemic problem with no easy solution, a columnist writes

People at a club in New York, April 30, 2021. The New York Times

You might need a ‘vaccine passport' to party

At some parties and night clubs, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards are the new velvet rope

Wastewater samples in a lab at the University of Missouri’s Christopher S Bond Life Sciences Centre in Columbia, Mo, May 6, 2021. Researchers around the world are tracking the coronavirus in sewage, validating the once niche field of wastewater epidemiology as a useful way to track infectious disease and yield actionable public health information. (Michael B Thomas/The New York Times)

From the wastewater drain, solid pandemic data

US virus expert Marc Johnson spotted something new in his water samples in January: traces of a more contagious variant first detected in Britain

  • Dhaka South City Corporation workers felled a banyan tree at Eskaton Garden on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The authorities need to fell four trees at the site to expand a waste management facility. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka South City Corporation workers felled a banyan tree at Eskaton Garden on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The authorities need to fell four trees at the site to expand a waste management facility. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Switch Foundation Bangladesh is selling dresses and some other items at Dhaka Udyan for only Tk 10 apiece to the poor ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Switch Foundation Bangladesh is selling dresses and some other items at Dhaka Udyan for only Tk 10 apiece to the poor ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Sufia Begum, a poor senior citizen, returns home after buying a sari for only Tk 10 on Saturday, May 8, 2021 under a programme launched by Switch Foundation Bangladesh at Dhaka Udyan. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Sufia Begum, a poor senior citizen, returns home after buying a sari for only Tk 10 on Saturday, May 8, 2021 under a programme launched by Switch Foundation Bangladesh at Dhaka Udyan. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A senior citizen getting on a footbridge in Dhaka's Shyamoli after seeing a doctor amid hot summer weather and a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A senior citizen getting on a footbridge in Dhaka's Shyamoli after seeing a doctor amid hot summer weather and a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Garment factory workers demonstrate in Dhaka's Mirpur-10 on Saturday, May 8, 2021 demanding a weeklong holiday on Eid-ul-Fitr, payment of wage and festival allowance, and resumption of long-haul transport services for them to return home celebrate the festival.

    Garment factory workers demonstrate in Dhaka's Mirpur-10 on Saturday, May 8, 2021 demanding a weeklong holiday on Eid-ul-Fitr, payment of wage and festival allowance, and resumption of long-haul transport services for them to return home celebrate the festival.

  • The ticket counters at Gabtoli Bus Terminal are closed, an unusual picture before Eid-ul-Fitr, as long-haul passenger transport services remain suspended amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The ticket counters at Gabtoli Bus Terminal are closed, an unusual picture before Eid-ul-Fitr, as long-haul passenger transport services remain suspended amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dust gathers on the counters at Gabtoli Bus Terminal as long-haul passenger transport services remain suspended for a long time amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dust gathers on the counters at Gabtoli Bus Terminal as long-haul passenger transport services remain suspended for a long time amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Transport workers play cricket at Gabtoli Bus Terminal in Dhaka with long-haul passenger transport services suspended for a long time amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Transport workers play cricket at Gabtoli Bus Terminal in Dhaka with long-haul passenger transport services suspended for a long time amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Reaz Islam, CEO of LR Global Bangladesh, narrates the state of the capital market and the successes of his company, one of the top fund managers in the country, at a media briefing in Dhaka on Saturday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Reaz Islam, CEO of LR Global Bangladesh, narrates the state of the capital market and the successes of his company, one of the top fund managers in the country, at a media briefing in Dhaka on Saturday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Reaz Islam, CEO of top asset management firm LR Global Bangladesh, speaks at a media briefing in the American Chamber of Commerce office in Dhaka on Saturday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Reaz Islam, CEO of top asset management firm LR Global Bangladesh, speaks at a media briefing in the American Chamber of Commerce office in Dhaka on Saturday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A Dhaka North City Corporation vehicle spraying water on the road in Dhaka's Gabtoli, May 8, 2021 as dry weather makes the streets dusty leading to a rise in air pollution. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A Dhaka North City Corporation vehicle spraying water on the road in Dhaka's Gabtoli, May 8, 2021 as dry weather makes the streets dusty leading to a rise in air pollution. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People overcrowd the shops in Dhaka's New Market without maintaining physical distancing for shopping amid a second wave of deadly coronavirus infections on Friday, May 7, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

    People overcrowd the shops in Dhaka's New Market without maintaining physical distancing for shopping amid a second wave of deadly coronavirus infections on Friday, May 7, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • People overcrowd the shops in Dhaka's New Market without maintaining physical distancing for shopping amid a second wave of deadly coronavirus infections on Friday, May 7, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

    People overcrowd the shops in Dhaka's New Market without maintaining physical distancing for shopping amid a second wave of deadly coronavirus infections on Friday, May 7, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Parents bring children to overcrowded New Market for shopping amid a deadly second wave of coronavirus infections on Friday, May 7, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

    Parents bring children to overcrowded New Market for shopping amid a deadly second wave of coronavirus infections on Friday, May 7, 2021 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • A man delivering goods by bicycle in Dhaka on Friday, May 7, 2021 as the e-commerce business enjoys a boost amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man delivering goods by bicycle in Dhaka on Friday, May 7, 2021 as the e-commerce business enjoys a boost amid a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People travelling home for Eid crowd the port at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on May 7, 2021 despite the ongoing lockdown.

    People travelling home for Eid crowd the port at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on May 7, 2021 despite the ongoing lockdown.

  • Thousands of people travelling to southern Bangladesh break pandemic rules to cross the Padma River, at the port at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on May 7, 2021, amid the ongoing lockdown.

    Thousands of people travelling to southern Bangladesh break pandemic rules to cross the Padma River, at the port at Munshiganj’s Shimulia on May 7, 2021, amid the ongoing lockdown.

  • A ferry at Munshiganj’s Shimulia is packed with people trying to return home for Eid on May 7, 2021 amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

    A ferry at Munshiganj’s Shimulia is packed with people trying to return home for Eid on May 7, 2021 amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

  • A ferry at Munshiganj’s Shimulia is packed with people trying to return home for Eid on May 7, 2021 amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

    A ferry at Munshiganj’s Shimulia is packed with people trying to return home for Eid on May 7, 2021 amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

  • Worshippers offer Friday prayers in Dhaka's Baitul Mukarram National Mosque amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 7, 2021. They observe the last Friday of Ramadan as Jum'atul Vida or International Quds Day.

    Worshippers offer Friday prayers in Dhaka's Baitul Mukarram National Mosque amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 7, 2021. They observe the last Friday of Ramadan as Jum'atul Vida or International Quds Day.

  • Devotees pray for the world to be free from the coronavirus pandemic during Jum'atul Vida, or last Friday prayers of Ramadan, in Dhaka's Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on May 7, 2021.

    Devotees pray for the world to be free from the coronavirus pandemic during Jum'atul Vida, or last Friday prayers of Ramadan, in Dhaka's Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on May 7, 2021.

  • Devotees take part in Jummah prayers on Friday, May 7 2021 in front of Dhaka’s Sobhanbag Mosque. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Devotees take part in Jummah prayers on Friday, May 7 2021 in front of Dhaka’s Sobhanbag Mosque. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Devotees take part in Jummah prayers on Friday, May 7 2021 in front of Dhaka’s Sobhanbag Mosque. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Devotees take part in Jummah prayers on Friday, May 7 2021 in front of Dhaka’s Sobhanbag Mosque. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People crowd onto the back of a pick-up truck in Dhaka’s Aminbazar area on Friday, May 7 2021, headed home for Eid amid the ongoing lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People crowd onto the back of a pick-up truck in Dhaka’s Aminbazar area on Friday, May 7 2021, headed home for Eid amid the ongoing lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network after a cyber attack, the company said on Friday. REUTERS

Cyber attack shuts down
US fuel pipeline network

Investigators are looking into whether a group dubbed "DarkSide" by the cybersecurity research community is responsible for the attack

A woman being taken to a hospital following a bombing in Kabul on Saturday. Reuters

Blasts targeting Afghan school kill 40

Most victims are female students, with dozens more wounded

Singer Anup Bhattacharya dies

The freedom fighter and Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra musician dies in a Dhaka hospital at the age of 77