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Bangladesh
  • Infection:357,873
  • Recovery:268,777
  • Death:5,129

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection:32,601,345
  • Recovery:22,512,527
  • Death:989,761

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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Mahmudkathi village in Swarupkathi is home to a floating market of seedlings. Wholesalers from across the country visit the market to buy seedlings, which are produced in the villages of Mahmudkathi, Samudoykathi, Aramkathi, Kamarkathi, Jagannathkathi, Aklam and Atghar. The market opens in the morning at the estuary of three canals in Mahmudkathi. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman
World Tourism Day: Celebrating the colours of the south

World Tourism Day on Sept 27 celebrates the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development” at a time when countries around the world look to tourism to drive economic recovery. Bangladesh, a riverine country, boasts a flurry of floating markets in the south.

Harold Evans, a journalist of tenacity

For Evans it wasn’t enough to print a story on the front page. He also wanted to make sure that every decision-maker read it

“Untitled 1, 2, 3” (2019), by Anna Boghiguian, installed in La Vieille Charité, a former almshouse in Marseille, France, Sept 18, 2020. Manifesta, the roving international biennial, is carrying on despite the pandemic — this edition, in Marseille, could be a model for biennials in a changed world. Gabrielle Voinot/The New York Times

Movies, museums are coming back. Should you go?

Cultural attractions are reopening across the US. If you decide to see a film or take in an exhibit, know the risks and take precautions

Members and supporters of the Proud Boys gather for a rally in Portland, Ore, Sept 26, 2020. The New York Times

‘Proud Boys’ converge on the city of Portland

The US’ divisive political scene has increasingly spilled from social media into public rallies and Portland is bracing for possible violent clashes between far-right and left-wing activists

‘Father of the Bride,’
the pandemic and me

The director Nancy Meyers explains how a sort-of sequel was born amid worry and a desire to help. George Banks would approve

Sheryl Roberts, a COVID-19 patient, breathes through a ventilator at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, July 9, 2020. The New York Times

Virus cases surged in young adults

CDC research found that young adults accounted for more than 20% of all confirmed cases and may have seeded waves of new infections among the middle-aged, older Americans

More chores, little recognition

Household chores should be acknowledged and appreciated, say women as they face more work at home amid pandemic

Pedestrians in Tokyo, Jul 24, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has driven home the risks of overreliance on China for the production of consumer goods to Japanese policymakers who are now powering up incentives for firms to expand manufacturing at home and in other countries after years of stop-and-go efforts. Noriko Hayashi/The New York Times

Japan seeks to break loose from China

It is attempting to bring manufacturing back home with the pandemic underlining the risks of the world's economic reliance on Beijing

Police investigators search for human remains near Long Island's shoreline near Gilgo Beach on April 11, 2011. After a decade of little movement in a series of killings on Long Island, there is a new sense of urgency. Robert Stolarik/The New York Times

Gaining ground on a serial killer

After a decade of little movement in a series of killings on Long Island, a new sense of urgency

Miriam Flores works with children at a free day care she offers to single mothers who have nowhere to bring their children while schools were closed in Lima, Peru, on Aug 12, 2020. Improvements in gender equality in the workplace may be another casualty of the coronavirus, as women find their place in the work force more at risk. (Marco Garro/The New York Times)

Pandemic will set women back in the workplace

Improvements in gender equality in the workplace may be another casualty of the coronavirus

  • Workers sort polythene sheets for drying before recycling in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers sort polythene sheets for drying before recycling in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers sort polythene sheets for drying before recycling in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers sort polythene sheets for drying before recycling in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Shakib Al Hasan sells street food at his father’s makeshift shop during rains on the bank of the Buriganga river in Old Dhaka on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shakib Al Hasan sells street food at his father’s makeshift shop during rains on the bank of the Buriganga river in Old Dhaka on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Shakib Al Hasan sells street food at his father’s makeshift shop during rains on the bank of the Buriganga river in Old Dhaka on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Shakib Al Hasan sells street food at his father’s makeshift shop during rains on the bank of the Buriganga river in Old Dhaka on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Sample collection begins at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers at the DNCC Market at 8 am. Health workers say they work until at least 8 pm. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Sample collection begins at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers at the DNCC Market at 8 am. Health workers say they work until at least 8 pm. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A Bangladeshi expatriate from Germany takes a photo of a poster containing information at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A Bangladeshi expatriate from Germany takes a photo of a poster containing information at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Seven out of the 17 kiosks to collect samples were open at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Seven out of the 17 kiosks to collect samples were open at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rakib Hossain, a medical technologist at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market, says it takes at least five hours to deliver the results. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rakib Hossain, a medical technologist at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market, says it takes at least five hours to deliver the results. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A health worker takes swabs from an overseas air passenger at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A health worker takes swabs from an overseas air passenger at the COVID-19 test centre for overseas air passengers in Dhaka’s DNCC Market on Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A group of activists organised a human-chain protest in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Sep 26, 2020 against the rapes of women in the Chattogram Hill Tracts and Sylhet MC College, and the murder of a college girl in Dhaka’s Savar.

    A group of activists organised a human-chain protest in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Sep 26, 2020 against the rapes of women in the Chattogram Hill Tracts and Sylhet MC College, and the murder of a college girl in Dhaka’s Savar.

  • A group of activists organised a human-chain protest in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Sep 26, 2020 against the rapes of women in the Chattogram Hill Tracts and Sylhet MC College, and the murder of a college girl in Dhaka’s Savar.

    A group of activists organised a human-chain protest in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Sep 26, 2020 against the rapes of women in the Chattogram Hill Tracts and Sylhet MC College, and the murder of a college girl in Dhaka’s Savar.

  • Bangladeshi migrants based in Saudi Arabia line up outside the office of Saudia, the national carrier of the Gulf state, to buy air tickets to return to their country of employment, Sept 26, 2020. Large swathes of stranded migrants have begun returning to the Middle East after concerns over their visa and residence permit amid the pandemic were recently resolved.

    Bangladeshi migrants based in Saudi Arabia line up outside the office of Saudia, the national carrier of the Gulf state, to buy air tickets to return to their country of employment, Sept 26, 2020. Large swathes of stranded migrants have begun returning to the Middle East after concerns over their visa and residence permit amid the pandemic were recently resolved.

  • Bangladeshi migrants based in Saudi Arabia line up outside the office of Saudia, the national carrier of the Gulf state, to buy air tickets to return to their country of employment, Sept 26, 2020. Large swathes of stranded migrants have begun returning to the Middle East after concerns over their visa and residence permit amid the pandemic were recently resolved.

    Bangladeshi migrants based in Saudi Arabia line up outside the office of Saudia, the national carrier of the Gulf state, to buy air tickets to return to their country of employment, Sept 26, 2020. Large swathes of stranded migrants have begun returning to the Middle East after concerns over their visa and residence permit amid the pandemic were recently resolved.

  • Bangladeshi migrants based in Saudi Arabia line up outside the office of Saudia, the national carrier of the Gulf state, to buy air tickets to return to their country of employment, Sept 26, 2020. Large swathes of stranded migrants have begun returning to the Middle East after concerns over their visa and residence permit amid the pandemic were recently resolved.

    Bangladeshi migrants based in Saudi Arabia line up outside the office of Saudia, the national carrier of the Gulf state, to buy air tickets to return to their country of employment, Sept 26, 2020. Large swathes of stranded migrants have begun returning to the Middle East after concerns over their visa and residence permit amid the pandemic were recently resolved.

  • Snake-charming in the bazaar once was the main occupation of the Bede. Now the male river gypsies make a living from fishing while the women hawk clothes or utensils. Rupa Begum, a Bede woman, is no exception. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Snake-charming in the bazaar once was the main occupation of the Bede. Now the male river gypsies make a living from fishing while the women hawk clothes or utensils. Rupa Begum, a Bede woman, is no exception. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • With no wardrobe, the Bede usually keep their clothes hanging from the ceiling of their boats. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    With no wardrobe, the Bede usually keep their clothes hanging from the ceiling of their boats. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Uzani Begum is sorting out clothes on her boat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Uzani Begum is sorting out clothes on her boat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Sirajul Islam has been selling lace ribbons for 20 years. Among the Bede at Taltola Bazar, he is the only person who ekes out a living in this trade. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Sirajul Islam has been selling lace ribbons for 20 years. Among the Bede at Taltola Bazar, he is the only person who ekes out a living in this trade. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Rupa Begum is combing her daughter’s hair on their boat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Rupa Begum is combing her daughter’s hair on their boat. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

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US President Donald Trump holds an event to announce his nominee of US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18, at the White House in Washington, US, September 26, 2020. REUTERS

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