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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 1,547,176
  • Recovery: 779----
  • Death: 27,313

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 229,865,099
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death: 4,714,781

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Spotlight

Rohingya refugee children look on at the Jamtoli camp in the morning in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, January 22, 2018. REUTERS
US to give $178m in aid for Rohingya

The humanitarian aid will be provided to refugees and host communities in Bangladesh and Myanmar

Rivers across Bangladesh's coastal districts are swelling under the influence of Cyclone Amphan. Kholpetua River in Satkhira’s Shyamnagar, where water only flows downstream at low tide, was overflowing on Wednesday. Photo: Tomzid Mollick

Climate financing to developing countries falls short

The financing committed by developed countries is nowhere near enough to transform developing countries’ energy systems, achieve net-zero emissions and provide access to modern energy services to all

The Aedes aegypti mosquito in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Feb. 24, 2016. It is an invasive species that has been found across much of California. (Victor J. Blue/The New York Times)

Even California has a mosquito problem

Since 2011, scientists have tracked an invasive mosquito species in parts of California: the Aedes aegypti. These black-and-white-striped ‘ankle-biters’ can transmit dengue fever

Medical concierge services are offering coronavirus antibody tests as a perk, despite caveats about their usefulness. (Julia Dufosse/The New York Times)

Counting antibodies ‘like calories’

Some people check their antibodies because they are immunocompromised. Others do it for peace of mind before taking an international flight or attending a gala

Shawki Abuzeid, Egyptian cleric and head of Al-Azhar's mission to Afghanistan, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, Egypt, August 29, 2021. Picture taken August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Sayed Sheasha

Sunni scholars hope Islam's tolerant message survives Taliban

Clerics from Egypt's ancient seat of Sunni study Al-Azhar, who spent years teaching in Afghanistan, speak up

A man runs along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, US, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Your workout burns fewer calories than you think

Our bodies compensate for at least a quarter of the calories we expend during exercise, undermining our best efforts to lose weight by working out

A provided image shows Vincent van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring.” Dutch prosecutors said that DNA evidence tied a man to the thefts of a van Gogh and a Frans Hals painting; he denies the charges. Via Groninger Museum via The New York Times

DNA traces led to arrest in van Gogh theft

Dutch prosecutors said that DNA evidence tied a man to the thefts of a van Gogh and a Frans Hals painting; he denies the charges

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct 23, 2019. The New York Times

Inside Facebook’s push to defend its image

Zuckerberg has reportedly signed off on Project Amplify, an initiative that would use Facebook’s News Feed to show people positive stories about Facebook itself

Excavators pile coal in a storage area in an Indonesian Power Plant in Suralaya, in Banten province January 20, 2010. Reuters

China coal power retreat could wipe out $50bn of investment

Xi Jinping pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas will have a far-reaching impact on coal power expansion plans in countries like Bangladesh

An employee works at the factory of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer during a visit by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (not pictured) to oversee the production of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, in Puurs, Belgium April 23, 2021. John Thys /Pool via REUTERS

Pressure grows on US firms
to share vaccine technology

With a dearth of doses contributing to millions of deaths, health officials are pressing Pfizer and Moderna to do more to address the global shortage

  • An elderly man carries bags full of abandoned plastic bottles collected from parts of Dhaka for sale, at Dhaka University. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    An elderly man carries bags full of abandoned plastic bottles collected from parts of Dhaka for sale, at Dhaka University. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Parents crowd the gates of schools and colleges to pick their children after classes, flouting coronavirus health rules. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Parents crowd the gates of schools and colleges to pick their children after classes, flouting coronavirus health rules. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Parents and students do not follow coronavirus health rules outside Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur after classes following the protocols on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Parents and students do not follow coronavirus health rules outside Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur after classes following the protocols on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Teachers visit schools every day to hold online and in-person classes. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Teachers visit schools every day to hold online and in-person classes. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Students attend in-person classes at Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Students attend in-person classes at Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur has set up an isolation centre with oxygen cylinders for students, teachers or employees. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur has set up an isolation centre with oxygen cylinders for students, teachers or employees. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur has set up an isolation centre with oxygen cylinders for students, teachers or employees. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur has set up an isolation centre with oxygen cylinders for students, teachers or employees. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Students wearing masks and with hand sanitisers attend an in-person class by keeping physical distancing at Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Students wearing masks and with hand sanitisers attend an in-person class by keeping physical distancing at Agrani School and College in Dhaka’s Azimpur on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka South City Corporation workers bulldoze illegal structures on the footpaths of Dhaka University’s Curzon Hall on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka South City Corporation workers bulldoze illegal structures on the footpaths of Dhaka University’s Curzon Hall on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Police bring three people to the Detective Branch office of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021 after their arrest on charges of robbing Tk 2.4 million from an ATM booth of United Commercial Bank in Sylhet’s Osmaninagar.

    Police bring three people to the Detective Branch office of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021 after their arrest on charges of robbing Tk 2.4 million from an ATM booth of United Commercial Bank in Sylhet’s Osmaninagar.

  • Stolen money and other pieces of evidence recovered after a robbery from an ATM booth of United Commercial Bank in Sylhet’s Osmaninagar are on display at the Detective Branch office of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021.

    Stolen money and other pieces of evidence recovered after a robbery from an ATM booth of United Commercial Bank in Sylhet’s Osmaninagar are on display at the Detective Branch office of Dhaka Metropolitan Police on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021.

  • Members of the Bangladesh Homeopathic Students’ Rights Organisation demonstrate outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021, demanding that the government protect the rights of homoeopaths and fulfil their 11-point charter of demand.

    Members of the Bangladesh Homeopathic Students’ Rights Organisation demonstrate outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021, demanding that the government protect the rights of homoeopaths and fulfil their 11-point charter of demand.

  • Members of the Amra Bangladesh Jubo Party demonstrate outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021 demanding compensation for the victims of what they say plundering of Tk 210 billion by e-commerce, multilevel marketing and cooperatives platforms.

    Members of the Amra Bangladesh Jubo Party demonstrate outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021 demanding compensation for the victims of what they say plundering of Tk 210 billion by e-commerce, multilevel marketing and cooperatives platforms.

  • Sardines look like hilsa. They are sold along with hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Sardines look like hilsa. They are sold along with hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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5G test run this year: Joy

The PM’s ICT affairs adviser reveals the plan at a roundtable in New York

Over the past year, many European visitors have spent two weeks in Mexico in order to get into the United States. Above, a scene at the Cancún International Airport. REUTERS

US is lifting travel ban. What do the new rules mean?

The Biden administration will allow vaccinated international travellers to enter the United States, including those from previously banned countries

Star Wars: Visions. Photo: Disney+

What if ‘Star Wars’ really were Japanese?

“Star Wars: Visions,” a collection of short films on Disney+, lets Japanese animators play with a franchise that has deep roots in their country’s storytelling traditions