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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 1,632,794
  • Recovery: 779----
  • Death: 28,164

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 332,139,927
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death: 5,550,002

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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A nurse prepares a fourth dose of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as part of a trial in Israel, at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel December 27, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
A 4th shot may not offer much
protection against omicron

Initial results from a study showed that the fourth dose boosted antibodies fivefold, but they may not work well against omicron

This isn’t the presidency Biden imagined for himself

The problems Biden is facing are a perfect inversion of the problems Obama faced. One was bedevilled by crises of demand, the other is struggling with crises of supply

A photo provided by Mark Birnbaum shows Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker in Colleyville, Texas, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022, one day after the hostage situation at his synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel. Mark Birnbaum via The New York Times

Texas rabbi recounts dramatic escape from synagogue

Rabbi Cytron-Walker said that he allowed Malik Faisal Akram into the synagogue because it appeared Akram was looking for somewhere to get warm

Children play at a waterfront in Shekou area of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China March 15, 2021. REUTERS

Historic low births cause political problem in China

The demographic crisis, a challenge to the economy, also signals a limit to the reach of the government, which has struggled recently to grow the population

FILE — An idle construction site for an Evergrande residential project in Taiyuan, China, and completed buildings behind on Oct 20, 2021. China Evergrande Group is only the largest and most visible of a lengthening list of real estate developers in China that have run into severe financial difficulty lately. Gilles Sabrié/The New York Times

China’s economy is
slowing, a worrying
sign for the world

The country's economic output has slowed and growth has faltered as home buyers and consumers become cautious

The VW chief designer Jozef Kaban speaks about the Volkswagen ID at an event in Munich, Sept. 6, 2021. Europeans bought more electric cars than diesels in December 2021, a stunning illustration of the growing popularity of battery power and the decline of diesel, which was once the most popular engine option in Europe. Felix Schmitt/The New York Times

Sales of electric vehicles surpass diesel in Europe

More than 20% of new cars sold in Europe and Britain in December were powered solely by electricity, according to data

Cross-country ski racers were less likely to develop anxiety disorders. Less intense aerobic activities may provide similar benefits. Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times

How exercise may tame our anxiety

Cross-country ski racers were less likely to develop anxiety disorders. The good news is less intense aerobic activities may provide similar benefits

The body of Mexican photojournalist Margarito Martinez Esquivel lies on the ground next to his car after he was killed outside his home, in Tijuana, Mexico, Jan 17, 2022. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Mexican journalist shot dead outside home in Tijuana

Martinez, 49, worked for more than a decade in Tijuana for several national and international news outlets covering the gang crime and violence

Reflecting sunlight to keep the Earth cool, often dubbed as ‘solar geoengineering,’ attracts less than 1% of climate science budgets, amid fears of unexpected consequences. The New York Times

Geoengineers seek a
diplomatic fix after
sun-dimming setback

Reflecting sunlight to keep the Earth cool, often dubbed as ‘solar geoengineering,’ attracts less than 1% of climate science budgets, amid fears of unexpected consequences

An apple and a pear in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, 2022. Aileen Son/The New York Times

Why do women gain belly fat in midlife?

And is there any way to target it through diet or exercise?

  • Students protesting for the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed stage a sit-in at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022.

    Students protesting for the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed stage a sit-in at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022.

  • Students demanding resignation of Vice-Chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed lay a siege to his residence at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022.

    Students demanding resignation of Vice-Chancellor Farid Uddin Ahmed lay a siege to his residence at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022.

  • Spectators crowd the scene of a fire at a shoe factory next to the Rajmahal Cinema Hall in Dhaka’s Demra on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Spectators crowd the scene of a fire at a shoe factory next to the Rajmahal Cinema Hall in Dhaka’s Demra on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Five fire service units worked to extinguish a blaze at a shoe factory next to the Rajmahal Cinema Hall in Dhaka’s Demra on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Five fire service units worked to extinguish a blaze at a shoe factory next to the Rajmahal Cinema Hall in Dhaka’s Demra on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Low-income people crowd around a truck of a TCB dealer to buy groceries at cheap rates outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2021, amid surging coronavirus cases in Bangladesh. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Low-income people crowd around a truck of a TCB dealer to buy groceries at cheap rates outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2021, amid surging coronavirus cases in Bangladesh. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Sarbadaliya Chhatra Oikya Parishad holds a press briefing at Dhaka Reporters' Unity on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 to protest against “police attack” on demonstrators at a rally to increase the maximum age limit for government jobs. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Sarbadaliya Chhatra Oikya Parishad holds a press briefing at Dhaka Reporters' Unity on Tuesday, Jan 18, 2022 to protest against “police attack” on demonstrators at a rally to increase the maximum age limit for government jobs. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Mango trees across Chapainawabganj, including the ones next to roads, are being cut down. Farmers say mango cultivation is not as profitable as it used to be. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

    Mango trees across Chapainawabganj, including the ones next to roads, are being cut down. Farmers say mango cultivation is not as profitable as it used to be. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

  • Old mango trees in an orchard in the Moharajpur area of Chapainawabganj are being cut down. The owner of the orchard is planning to sell the land. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

    Old mango trees in an orchard in the Moharajpur area of Chapainawabganj are being cut down. The owner of the orchard is planning to sell the land. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

  • Old mango trees in an orchard in the Moharajpur area of Chapainawabganj are being cut down. The owner of the orchard is planning to sell the land. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

    Old mango trees in an orchard in the Moharajpur area of Chapainawabganj are being cut down. The owner of the orchard is planning to sell the land. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

  • Mango trees along the roads are being cut down. As the price of land in the Moharajpur area of Chapainawabganj has gone up, many landowners have begun to sell. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

    Mango trees along the roads are being cut down. As the price of land in the Moharajpur area of Chapainawabganj has gone up, many landowners have begun to sell. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

  • The chopped-down mango trees are taken to the mill to produce wood for making furniture. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

    The chopped-down mango trees are taken to the mill to produce wood for making furniture. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

  • Furniture is made from the mango trees felled in Chapainawabganj. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

    Furniture is made from the mango trees felled in Chapainawabganj. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

  • Although the burning of trees in brick kilns is prohibited, wood from mango trees in Chapainawabganj are still used in brick kilns. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

    Although the burning of trees in brick kilns is prohibited, wood from mango trees in Chapainawabganj are still used in brick kilns. Photo: Md Fakrul Islam

  • Cargo ships from Myanmar are docked at the Teknaf Land Port along the Naf River. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Cargo ships from Myanmar are docked at the Teknaf Land Port along the Naf River. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Cargo ships from Myanmar are docked at the Teknaf Land Port along the Naf River. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    Cargo ships from Myanmar are docked at the Teknaf Land Port along the Naf River. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • Awami League chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, leads a party delegation in talks on the formation of a new Election Commission with President Md Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Press Wing, Bangabhaban

    Awami League chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, leads a party delegation in talks on the formation of a new Election Commission with President Md Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Press Wing, Bangabhaban

  • An Awami League delegation, led by party chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, pose for a photo with President Abdul Hamid after talks on the formation of an Election Commission at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Press Wing, Bangabhaban

    An Awami League delegation, led by party chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, pose for a photo with President Abdul Hamid after talks on the formation of an Election Commission at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Press Wing, Bangabhaban

  • An Awami League delegation, led by party chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, attends talks on the formation of an Election Commission with President Md Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Press Wing, Bangabhaban

    An Awami League delegation, led by party chief Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, attends talks on the formation of an Election Commission with President Md Abdul Hamid at the Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Press Wing, Bangabhaban

  • Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique places a wreath on the coffin of TH Khan after the funeral prayers for the veteran lawyer and former minister at the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique places a wreath on the coffin of TH Khan after the funeral prayers for the veteran lawyer and former minister at the Supreme Court premises in Dhaka on Monday, Jan 17, 2022. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

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Bangladesh-India trade doubled in a year: Doraiswami

The high commissioner says annual trade is expected to cross $2bn in 2022

Aircrew work onboard a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft during a surveillance flight over an area in Tonga after the Pacific island nation was hit by a tsunami triggered by an undersea volcanic eruption January 17, 2022. Picture taken January 17, 2022. New Zealand Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS

Tongans fear never seeing loved ones again

With telephone and internet links severed, relatives in Australia and New Zealand are praying for their families

Police arrest two over murder of actress Shimu

The dismembered body of the actress was found in Keraniganj, leading to the arrests of her husband and his friend