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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 856,304
  • Recovery: 779,796
  • Death: 13,626

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 178,686,182
  • Recovery: 3,405,121
  • Death: 3,870,373

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Spotlight

A man removes bamboo rooftop of a damaged hut following Cyclone Yaas in Digha, Purba Medinipur district, in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, May 27, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
In India's Sundarbans, villagers
have no place to call home

People are sleeping on cloths spread on the ground, struggling to get clean drinking water and constantly worried about the crowded conditions in emergency shelters

The American renaissance has begun

Americans are shifting their personal lives to address common problems. Nobody knows where this national journey will take them, but the voyage has begun

Chanel, 7, and her sister Adriana, 10, both unaccompanied minors traveling alone from Honduras, sits among other asylum-seeking children as they await to be transported to a US border patrol processing facility after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in La Joya, Texas, US, May 6, 2021. REUTERS

Migrant children report overcrowding, depression in US shelters

About 14,500 unaccompanied children are currently in the care of the US Department of Health and Human Services, down from 22,000 in late April

COVID delays routine
vaccination of children

Amid the desperate scramble for COVID vaccines, children are missing shots for TB, polio, measles

Reef fish swim above recovering coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns, Australia October 25, 2019. REUTERS

Great Barrier Reef should be listed as 'in danger': UN

The long-term outlook for the world's biggest coral reef system had deteriorated and action was needed to counter the effects of climate change, said UNESCO

Members of the Sindh Police’s in-line skating unit during a break in training in Karachi, Pakistan. Saiyna Bashir for The New York Times

Pakistan police don skates to fight terrorism

The police in Karachi, Pakistan, put 20 officers on in-line skates for counterterrorism patrols and to soften the force’s image. Critics call it a publicity stunt

A girl walks past a tent at a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Marib, Yemen April 5, 2021. REUTERS

End of Yemen quagmire?

As Yemen pushed to brink of famine, talks hinge on lifting blockade to unlock truce

FILE -- An aerial view of Byron Bay, Australia, April 27, 2021. Going to bed early and waking up early may help to provide some protection against depression, a new study suggests. (Matthew Abbott/The New York Times)

Morning people may have lower risk of depression

Going to bed early and waking up early may help to provide some protection against depression, a new study suggests

People drink coffee at a market in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, June 18, 2021. The New York Times

Ethiopia’s leader faces voters

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed plunged Ethiopia into a war in the Tigray region that spawned atrocities and famine

Hong Kong's Tsang Yin-Hung, 45, who scaled Mount Everest in less than 26 hours, the shortest time taken by any woman after starting from the base camp, waves for a picture upon her arrival after climbing Everest, in Kathmandu, Nepal May 30, 2021. REUTERS

Record-breaking
female climber
stranded in Nepal

Tsang, who climbed Mount Everest in 25 hours and 50 minutes, says getting back home appears harder than her ascent to the peak

  • Garment factories use plastic jars to store colourful dye. But these are not reusable. Delwar Hossain Dulal cuts out the plastic from these jars on the embankment in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh. He earns Tk 5 for each kg of plastic he extracts. But his income is solely dependent on the availability of such plastic jars. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Garment factories use plastic jars to store colourful dye. But these are not reusable. Delwar Hossain Dulal cuts out the plastic from these jars on the embankment in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh. He earns Tk 5 for each kg of plastic he extracts. But his income is solely dependent on the availability of such plastic jars. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Narayanganj’s Hosne Ara Begum was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with respiratory distress. Her relatives rushed her to the COVID unit of the hospital on Monday, Jun 21, 2021.

    Narayanganj’s Hosne Ara Begum was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with respiratory distress. Her relatives rushed her to the COVID unit of the hospital on Monday, Jun 21, 2021.

  • A man is reduced to tears after losing his mother, Amena Begum, to COVID-19 infection. Amena was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital three days ago and passed away on Monday, Jun 21, 2021.

    A man is reduced to tears after losing his mother, Amena Begum, to COVID-19 infection. Amena was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital three days ago and passed away on Monday, Jun 21, 2021.

  • Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University's Vice Chancellor Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed inaugurates the campaign to administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shots, Jun 21, 2021.

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University's Vice Chancellor Dr Sharfuddin Ahmed inaugurates the campaign to administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine shots, Jun 21, 2021.

  • A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 21, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 21, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Health workers are preparing to administer the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 21, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Health workers are preparing to administer the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 21, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A man takes his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 22, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A man takes his first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 22, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech experimental vaccine at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 21, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech experimental vaccine at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday, Jun 21, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Chhatra Union holds a rally in the rain on the Dhaka University campus before submitting a memorandum to the education minister demanding the reopening of educational institutions, Jun 21, 2021.

    Chhatra Union holds a rally in the rain on the Dhaka University campus before submitting a memorandum to the education minister demanding the reopening of educational institutions, Jun 21, 2021.

  • Members of the Bangladesh International Hotel Association stage a sit-in protest outside Dhaka Medical College Hospital over 11 months worth of unpaid quarantine bills of doctors and nurses at various hotels during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of the Bangladesh International Hotel Association stage a sit-in protest outside Dhaka Medical College Hospital over 11 months worth of unpaid quarantine bills of doctors and nurses at various hotels during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The authorities demolished the installations to free Dhaka’s Shyampur canal from the grasp of encroachers, but parts of an illegal structure still occupy the canal. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The authorities demolished the installations to free Dhaka’s Shyampur canal from the grasp of encroachers, but parts of an illegal structure still occupy the canal. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The authorities demolished the installations to free Dhaka’s Shyampur canal from the grasp of encroachers, but parts of an illegal structure still occupy the canal. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The authorities demolished the installations to free Dhaka’s Shyampur canal from the grasp of encroachers, but parts of an illegal structure still occupy the canal. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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A female garment worker sews a piece of cloth at Zaber and Zubair Fabrics Ltd, a Bangladeshi textile factory in Dhaka, June 11, 2021. Thomson Reuters Foundation/Abid Alam

Fabric factories take on a greener hue

Activists say the global fashion industry should cut climate-heating emissions and Bangladeshi factory owners say renewables and recycling can help save them money

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks on as UN General Assembly appointed him for a second five-year term from January 1, 2022, in New York City, New York, US, June 18, 2021. Reuters

More than 8,500 children used as soldiers in 2020: UN

More than 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world and nearly 2,700 others were killed, the UN said

Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, US, August 28, 2016. REUTERS

Britney Spears doesn't know whether she'll ever perform again

Spears, who has not performed in public since late 2018 and is under a court-ordered conservatorship, made the statement in a video post on her Instagram page