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

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 229,400,528
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death: 4,705,370

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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A defaced beauty shop window display in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug 22, 2021. A Taliban spokesman urged that women should stay home, at least for now. Why? Because some of the militants have not yet been trained not to hurt them, he explained. (Victor J Blue/The New York Times)
What next for Afghanistan's
deserted beauty salons?

When the Taliban last ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 they shut down beauty parlours and flogged women in public for violating strict dress codes

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

A memorial to Than Than Htwe, an immigrant from Myanmar who was fatally injured in an attack in the New York subway system, at a funeral home in Brooklyn, August 3, 2021. The New York Times

A family, a dream and a season of fear

They are small figures moving through a subway station on a Saturday in Manhattan — a mother and her son speaking softly to each other in Burmese.

Ziba Murat poses for a portrait while holding a photo of her mother Gulshan Abbas in Virginia, US, June 16, 2021. Murat's mother Gulshan Abbas was sentenced for crimes of terrorism and

Overseas Uyghurs struggle to
locate relatives in Xinjiang prisons

UN experts estimate more than a million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities were interned in camps that China described as vocational training centres to combat religious extremism

Representational image. Photo: Collected

Social entrepreneurs fight to make gig work fairer

The gig economy boomed during COVID lockdowns but many people reported being exploited by companies paying low wages

Various N95 masks at a laboratory of 3M, that has been contracted by the US government to produce extra masks in response to the country's novel coronavirus outbreak, in Maplewood, Minnesota, US March 4, 2020. Picture taken March 4, 2020. REUTERS

Will a mask protect me if nobody else is wearing one?

Masks work best when everyone in the room has one on, but you’ll still benefit from masking up even when those around you aren’t

A boy cries in Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 30, 2021, after his sister was killed in a US drone strike a day earlier. The Pentagon acknowledged on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, that a US drone strike in Afghanistan on Aug. 29 that officials said was necessary to prevent an attack on American troops was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, an American military official familiar with the investigation said. (Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times)

A botched drone strike in Kabul started with the wrong car

An errant strike that killed 10 civilians has called into question the reliability of the intelligence that will be used to conduct future US operations in Afghanistan

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

Supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, at a rally last month. The party’s popularity has slipped since the last elections, but the AfD looks likely to stay in Parliament. EPA, via Shutterstock. The New York Times

Germany’s far right is nowhere in the election. But it’s ‘here to stay’

Founded eight years ago as a nationalist free-market protest party against the Greek bailout and the euro, the Alternative for Germany or AfD has sharply shifted to the right

  • 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

  • Transportation of goods grinds to a halt at NCC Gate No. 2 in Chattogram due to a strike by Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Unity Council at the port on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Transportation of goods grinds to a halt at NCC Gate No. 2 in Chattogram due to a strike by Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Unity Council at the port on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Goods vehicles are parked on Chatttogram Link Road as Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Unity Council enforces a strike at the port on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Goods vehicles are parked on Chatttogram Link Road as Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Unity Council enforces a strike at the port on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Workers demonstrate at Chattogram Port Crossing as Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Unity Council enforces a strike at the port on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

    Workers demonstrate at Chattogram Port Crossing as Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Unity Council enforces a strike at the port on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Hilsa fish weighing 1.5 kg are sold at Tk 1,200 to Tk 1,400 per kg at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hilsa fish weighing 1.5 kg are sold at Tk 1,200 to Tk 1,400 per kg at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Retailers sort out fish purchased at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Retailers sort out fish purchased at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hilsa fish of different sizes are sold at Tk 300 to Tk 1,600 per kg at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hilsa fish of different sizes are sold at Tk 300 to Tk 1,600 per kg at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hilsa fish prices have dropped due to a buoyant supply. At Karwan Bazar in Dhaka, hilsa weighing 1 kg are sold at Tk 1,000 to Tk 1,200. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hilsa fish prices have dropped due to a buoyant supply. At Karwan Bazar in Dhaka, hilsa weighing 1 kg are sold at Tk 1,000 to Tk 1,200. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A trader shows hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A trader shows hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A customer must buy at least 5 kg or four hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A customer must buy at least 5 kg or four hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Jatka, or juvenile hilsa, are sold along with adult fish jatka, or juvenile hilsa, at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Jatka, or juvenile hilsa, are sold along with adult fish jatka, or juvenile hilsa, at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Retailers crowd Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka for hilsa. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Retailers crowd Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka for hilsa. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Traders sell hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Traders sell hilsa at Karwan Bazar wholesale market in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Evaly Managing Director Mohammad Rassel was brought before the court of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the end of a three-day remand to interrogate him over an embezzlement case filed at the Gulshan Police Station. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Evaly Managing Director Mohammad Rassel was brought before the court of the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the end of a three-day remand to interrogate him over an embezzlement case filed at the Gulshan Police Station. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Customers of e-commerce site Evaly hold a demonstration in front of a Dhaka court on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, to push for a seven-point list of demands including the release of Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Customers of e-commerce site Evaly hold a demonstration in front of a Dhaka court on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, to push for a seven-point list of demands including the release of Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Customers of e-commerce site Evaly hold a demonstration in front of a Dhaka court on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, to push for a seven-point list of demands including the release of Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Customers of e-commerce site Evaly hold a demonstration in front of a Dhaka court on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, to push for a seven-point list of demands including the release of Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • A woman holds up a sign in support of Evaly Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations, during a demonstration on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    A woman holds up a sign in support of Evaly Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations, during a demonstration on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Customers of e-commerce site Evaly get into arguments with police during a demonstration in front of a Dhaka court on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, as they push for a seven-point list of demands including the release of Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Customers of e-commerce site Evaly get into arguments with police during a demonstration in front of a Dhaka court on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, as they push for a seven-point list of demands including the release of Managing Director Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, who have been arrested over embezzlement allegations. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

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Goods vehicles are parked on Chatttogram Link Road as Truck and Covered Van Owners-Workers Unity Council enforces a strike at the port on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021. Photo: Suman Babu

Cargo transporters call off strike

The strike brought transportation at Chattogram Port to a halt for two days

Migrants on a wooden boat wait for the Italian Guardia Costiera near the island of Lampedusa, in the Mediterranean Sea, September 1, 2021. Reuters

'He wanted to die
rather than go back'

Cold, hunger and danger. These are the conditions people face when they escape circumstances ranging from poverty to war in their 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