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FILE PHOTO: A medic administers COVAXIN, an Indian government-backed experimental COVID-19 vaccine, to a health worker during its trials, at the Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society in Ahmedabad, India, November 26, 2020. REUTERS
India delays vaccine supply to COVAX

The decision comes a day after the WHO said the agency could not ‘cut corners’ to approve an Indian-developed vaccine

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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 1,566,296
  • Recovery: 779----
  • Death: 27,785

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 241,113,527
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death: 4,905,124

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Sheikh Russel: the child who embodies the spirit of freedom struggle

The picture of Sheikh Russel holding Bangladesh’s flag says it all. He has become an eternal symbol of childhood in Bangladesh

Students wearing protective face masks clap along instead of singing during a music class at Takanedai Daisan elementary school in Funabashi, east of Tokyo, July 16. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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In a photo provided by American Folk Art Museum, the “Martha and Mary” sculpture, after cleaning. The New York Times

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Using solar energy provides a more affordable way for rural communities to support water points.

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A photo from The Swedish National Heritage Board shows a 1,200-year-old smallpox-infected Viking skeleton found in Oland, Sweden. An extinct version of the smallpox virus dating to 1,400 years ago has prompted speculation about viruses becoming more lethal over time. (The Swedish National Heritage Board via The New York Times)

Can skeletons have a racial identity?

A growing number of forensic researchers are questioning how the field interprets the geographic ancestry of human remains

Yaakov Sharvit of the IAA holds a sword believed to have belonged to a Crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago after it was recovered from the Mediterranean seabed by an amateur diver, the Israel Antiquities Authority said, Caesarea, Israel October 18, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Diver discovers sword dating to the Crusades

The 900-year-old sword, recovered off the coast of Israel, most likely belonged to a knight who fell into the sea or lost the weapon in battle, experts said

The longer you have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, the greater your risk of a heart attack. (Maria Hergueta/The New York Times)

How lifelong cholesterol can affect your heart

The longer you have high levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, the greater your risk of a heart attack

A syringe is filled with a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccine center in Rohnert Park, California on Jan 27, 2021. Deaths among people who have been fully vaccinated remain rare, but older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at much higher risk. Jim Wilson/The New York Times

What scientists know about the risk of breakthrough Covid deaths

Deaths among people who have been fully vaccinated remain rare, but older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at much higher risk

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Patriotic Chinese-made war epic tops global box office

Having premiered 20 days ago, the three-hour-movie currently accounts for half of all films being shown in Chinese cinemas

  • The Chhatra League attends the Awami League’s procession following a meeting over communal harmony in front of the party office on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Chhatra League attends the Awami League’s procession following a meeting over communal harmony in front of the party office on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Jubo League, an associate organisation of the Awami League, attends a procession on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on Hindu temples. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Jubo League, an associate organisation of the Awami League, attends a procession on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on Hindu temples. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Awami League takes out a procession on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues around the country. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Awami League takes out a procession on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues around the country. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Awami League held a meeting over communal harmony in front of the party office at Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on temples and puja venues around the country.

    The Awami League held a meeting over communal harmony in front of the party office at Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on temples and puja venues around the country.

  • The Awami League takes out a procession on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues around the country. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Awami League takes out a procession on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 to protest attacks on Hindu temples and puja venues around the country. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Passengers on a pickup truck used plastic covers to protect themselves from the rain on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Passengers on a pickup truck used plastic covers to protect themselves from the rain on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Heavy downpour waterlogs an area in front of Dhaka’s Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital. People struggled to reach the hospital on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021.

    Heavy downpour waterlogs an area in front of Dhaka’s Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital. People struggled to reach the hospital on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021.

  • Different organisations held meetings and took out processions in the capital on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021, calling for efforts to prevent communal violence. Protests disrupted traffic in parts of the city, including the Moghbazar-Tejgaon Flyover. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Different organisations held meetings and took out processions in the capital on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021, calling for efforts to prevent communal violence. Protests disrupted traffic in parts of the city, including the Moghbazar-Tejgaon Flyover. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Members of the ISKCON at Swamibag Ashram protested recent attacks against Hindu temples and puja venues by blocking Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection on Monday, October 18, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of the ISKCON at Swamibag Ashram protested recent attacks against Hindu temples and puja venues by blocking Dhaka’s Shahbagh intersection on Monday, October 18, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Protesters occupy the Shahbagh intersection on Monday, Oct 18, 2021, in protest of attacks on Hindu temples and pandals around the country during Durga Puja. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Protesters occupy the Shahbagh intersection on Monday, Oct 18, 2021, in protest of attacks on Hindu temples and pandals around the country during Durga Puja. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Protesters blocked Dhaka's Shahbagh intersection over the attacks on temples and other places of worship around the country, causing misery to people who were on their way to nearby hospitals for treatment on Monday, Oct 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Protesters blocked Dhaka's Shahbagh intersection over the attacks on temples and other places of worship around the country, causing misery to people who were on their way to nearby hospitals for treatment on Monday, Oct 18, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Protesters occupy the Shahbagh intersection on Monday, Oct 18, 2021, in protest of attacks on Hindu temples and pandals around the country during Durga Puja. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Protesters occupy the Shahbagh intersection on Monday, Oct 18, 2021, in protest of attacks on Hindu temples and pandals around the country during Durga Puja. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Rain cooled down the weather and brought relief to the people on Monday, Oct 18, 2021 after a spell of sweltering heat in the city. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rain cooled down the weather and brought relief to the people on Monday, Oct 18, 2021 after a spell of sweltering heat in the city. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Motorcycle riders and pedestrians take shelter from the rain under bus stop shades on Monday, Oct 18, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Motorcycle riders and pedestrians take shelter from the rain under bus stop shades on Monday, Oct 18, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The Left Democratic Alliance held protests over the hike in prices of daily necessities at Dhaka’s Purana Paltan intersection on Monday, Oct 18, 2021.

    The Left Democratic Alliance held protests over the hike in prices of daily necessities at Dhaka’s Purana Paltan intersection on Monday, Oct 18, 2021.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins the award ceremony on Sheikh Russel Day 2021 via video conferencing from Ganabhaban on Monday, Oct 18, 2021. She unveiled two books dedicated to the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the programme on his 57th birth anniversary. Photo: PMO

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins the award ceremony on Sheikh Russel Day 2021 via video conferencing from Ganabhaban on Monday, Oct 18, 2021. She unveiled two books dedicated to the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the programme on his 57th birth anniversary. Photo: PMO

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