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Bangladesh
  • Infection:2,55,113
  • Recovery:1,46,604
  • Death:3,365

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection:19,412,292
  • Recovery:11,773,112
  • Death:722,066

Source: Johns Hopkins University

The 1950s China, echoed today

William Stevenson was one of the first foreign correspondents to visit China. Decades later, despite its transformation, his daughter recognises the same country

TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS

Is TikTok more of a parenting problem?

Even as the White House moves against the app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major security issue

A man watches British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's press conference as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Britain Mar 23, 2020. REUTERS

Johnson tries to stop Scotland from leaving UK

Scottish polling shows a majority favour independence. The prime minister is concerned

Susi Susanti, director of performance for the national team, and her husband Alan Budikusuma, who won the first and second, respectively, of Indonesia’s seven Olympic gold medals for badminton, in Jakarta.

‘When you say badminton, you say Indonesia’

Badminton is more than a casual pastime in Indonesia and part of the country’s social fabric

Crosses, balloons and Brazilian flags are seen at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, placed by members of the NGO Rio de Paz in tribute to the one hundred thousand mortal victims of the coronavirus disease in Brazil on Aug 8, 2020. REUTERS

Why the coronavirus is more likely to ‘superspread’ than the flu

A confluence of factors — a person in the wrong place at the wrong point in their infection — sets the stage for “explosive transmission”

Visitors pay their respects at the tomb of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut on July 24, 2010. THE NEW YORK TIMES

Long-awaited Hariri assassination verdicts loom

The Hariri proceedings cost nearly $700 million, took many years and became a virtual industry unto itself, with a staff of nearly 400 and 11 full-time judges

A photo provided by Cumberland County, N.J., Department of Corrections, of Zachary Latham, 18, who is charged with manslaughter in the killing of his neighbour, William Durham, in South Jersey. Durham’s family is accusing Latham of committing the slaying to become “TikTok famous,” even as they also face charges for their roles in the deadly altercation. (Cumberland County, N.J., Department of Corrections via The New York Times)

US man accused of killing
to become ‘TikTok famous’

Zachary Latham and the Durham family were South Jersey neighbours who did not get along. Ultimately, their conflict turned fatal

Officials inspect the site where a passenger plane crashed when it overshot the runway at the Calicut International Airport in Karipur, in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 8, 2020. REUTERS

What is a 'table-top runway'?

At least 18 people died in India's Kozhikode after a Boeing-737 overshot a runway known as a 'table-top' in the aviation industry

Zomato logo taken via Facebook.

Zomato introduces 'period leave' for employees

The Indian food delivery company says it would give female employees up to 10 days of ‘period leave’ per year to combat stigma around the issue

  • Animal hides are loaded onto a cart for transportation to a tannery at Savar leather industrial estate. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Animal hides are loaded onto a cart for transportation to a tannery at Savar leather industrial estate. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers separate different grades of animal hides at a tannery in Savar leather industrial estate. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers separate different grades of animal hides at a tannery in Savar leather industrial estate. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Processed leather is being dried at a tannery in Savar leather industrial estate. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Processed leather is being dried at a tannery in Savar leather industrial estate. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Polythene and other imperishable waste matter are dumped freely in Khilgaon-Shahjahanpur canal. It leads to waterlogging during the monsoon season. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Polythene and other imperishable waste matter are dumped freely in Khilgaon-Shahjahanpur canal. It leads to waterlogging during the monsoon season. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Polythene and other imperishable waste matter are dumped freely in Khilgaon-Shahjahanpur canal. It leads to waterlogging during the monsoon season. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Polythene and other imperishable waste matter are dumped freely in Khilgaon-Shahjahanpur canal. It leads to waterlogging during the monsoon season. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man on a partially submerged truck at a garage in Savar trying to hook fish from floodwaters. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man on a partially submerged truck at a garage in Savar trying to hook fish from floodwaters. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Several trucks are submerged in floodwaters at a garage in Savar's Baliarpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Several trucks are submerged in floodwaters at a garage in Savar's Baliarpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Boats and banana tree rafts have become the preferred means of transport at flooded Bhakurta in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Boats and banana tree rafts have become the preferred means of transport at flooded Bhakurta in Savar on the outskirts of Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Flash floods have devoured the roads linking a small bridge in Savar's Bhakurta. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Flash floods have devoured the roads linking a small bridge in Savar's Bhakurta. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A boat carrying people passes by as homes have gone under flood water at Sadapur village in Savar's Baligaon. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A boat carrying people passes by as homes have gone under flood water at Sadapur village in Savar's Baligaon. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • To motivate people to wear masks, philanthropic organisation ‘Artanaad’ used a street painting initiated by artist Nipun, beside Mirpur Ideal Bidyaniketan School. The organisation also distributed 20,000 three-layered masks with the help of garment company Skyrun among the people. The face coverings comply with the standards set by the World Health Organisation. Photo: Saad Abdullah

    To motivate people to wear masks, philanthropic organisation ‘Artanaad’ used a street painting initiated by artist Nipun, beside Mirpur Ideal Bidyaniketan School. The organisation also distributed 20,000 three-layered masks with the help of garment company Skyrun among the people. The face coverings comply with the standards set by the World Health Organisation. Photo: Saad Abdullah

  • To motivate people to wear masks, philanthropic organisation ‘Artanaad’ used a street painting initiated by artist Nipun, beside Mirpur Ideal Bidyaniketan School. The organisation also distributed 20,000 three-layered masks with the help of garment company Skyrun among the people. The face coverings comply with the standards set by the World Health Organisation. Photo: Saad Abdullah

    To motivate people to wear masks, philanthropic organisation ‘Artanaad’ used a street painting initiated by artist Nipun, beside Mirpur Ideal Bidyaniketan School. The organisation also distributed 20,000 three-layered masks with the help of garment company Skyrun among the people. The face coverings comply with the standards set by the World Health Organisation. Photo: Saad Abdullah

  • Holidaymakers crowd Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj to reach Dhaka after Eid-ul-Azha on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Holidaymakers crowd Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj to reach Dhaka after Eid-ul-Azha on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Holidaymakers crowd Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj to reach Dhaka after Eid-ul-Azha on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Holidaymakers crowd Shimulia terminal in Munshiganj to reach Dhaka after Eid-ul-Azha on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People headed to Dhaka after Eid-ul-Azha holidays rush to board a ferry even before it docked at Shimulia pier in Munshiganj on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People headed to Dhaka after Eid-ul-Azha holidays rush to board a ferry even before it docked at Shimulia pier in Munshiganj on Thursday. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Cars parked illegally created problems for motorists to move on the street narrowed due to metrorail project work from Dainik Bangla intersection to Shapla Chattar in Dhaka's Motijheel on Thursday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Cars parked illegally created problems for motorists to move on the street narrowed due to metrorail project work from Dainik Bangla intersection to Shapla Chattar in Dhaka's Motijheel on Thursday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Cars parked illegally created problems for motorists to move on the street narrowed due to metrorail project work from Dainik Bangla intersection to Shapla Chattar in Dhaka's Motijheel on Thursday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Cars parked illegally created problems for motorists to move on the street narrowed due to metrorail project work from Dainik Bangla intersection to Shapla Chattar in Dhaka's Motijheel on Thursday. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Students of Stamford University’s Film and Media Studies Department form a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka demanding release of their peer Shipra Debnath and Shahadul Islam Sefat, two crew members of ex-army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan, who was shot dead in Cox’s Bazar on Jul 31. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Students of Stamford University’s Film and Media Studies Department form a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka demanding release of their peer Shipra Debnath and Shahadul Islam Sefat, two crew members of ex-army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan, who was shot dead in Cox’s Bazar on Jul 31. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Students of Stamford University’s Film and Media Studies Department form a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka demanding release of their peer Shipra Debnath and Shahadul Islam Sefat, two crew members of ex-army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan, who was shot dead in Cox’s Bazar on Jul 31. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Students of Stamford University’s Film and Media Studies Department form a human chain in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka demanding release of their peer Shipra Debnath and Shahadul Islam Sefat, two crew members of ex-army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan, who was shot dead in Cox’s Bazar on Jul 31. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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Zomato introduces 'period leave' for employees

The Indian food delivery company says it would give female employees up to 10 days of ‘period leave’ per year to combat stigma around the issue

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS

Germany, France quit
WHO reforms talks

The move is a setback for President Donald Trump as Washington had hoped to issue a common roadmap for a sweeping overhaul of the WHO in September

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It is amazing to watch live dance again

From the performances to Brandon Stirling Baker’s light-and-sound installation the Kaatsbaan Summer Festival is not only about live dance