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Canada: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party wins snap poll gamble but misses majority

Four countries will join Bangladesh's victory parade in Parade Square

Bangladesh has surprised the world under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh to export 2,000 tonnes of Hilsa fish to India ahead of Durga Puja

Prime Minister Hasina calls for bold steps for a sustainable future

China: Wuhan lab created '10,000-times stronger than usual’ coronavirus strains, says scientist

Wuhan: A Wuhan-based lab in China created coronavirus strains that were up to 10,000-times stronger than usual, media reports said on Saturday.

Chinese researchers claim they found new batch of coronavirus in bats

Beijing, June 12: Chinese researchers have claimed that they have found a new batch of coronavirus in bats, media reports said.

Chinese vaccine may require third dose: Egyptian researcher

Cairo, June 8: A third dose may be needed to increase the effectiveness of the Chinese vaccine, said an Egyptian member of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine research team.

Mike Pompeo claims Wuhan lab was engaged in military activity alongside civilian research

Washington, June 1: Ex-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has claimed that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China was engaged in military activity alongside its civilian research.

COVID infections drop 16% worldwide in one week: WHO

New York: In its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the number of gobal infections have fallen by 16 per cent in a week – 500,000 fewer cases – regions, including Europe, are still in the grip of the virus whose variants are spreading.

Kent coronavirus variant might ‘sweep world’, warns UK scientist

London/UNI, February 12: The head of the United Kingdom's genetic surveillance programme Sharon Peacock warned on Thursday that the coronavirus variant which was first recorded in southeast England is likely to “sweep the world” and become the most dominant global strain, as concerns grow over several emerging mutations of the virus.

Study finds COVID-19 virus triggers antibodies from previous coronavirus infections

New York: The results of a study led by Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest the immune systems of people infected with COVID-19 may rely on antibodies created during infections from earlier coronaviruses to help fight the disease.

Norway issues coronavirus vaccine caution on elderly as 23 people die days after vaccination

Oslo, January 16: Norway has cautioned against vaccinating the very old and terminally ill patients with Coronavirus vaccine after 23 people died in the country after a few days of the injection.

EU starts mass vaccination

Brussels: The European Union on Sunday started a co-ordinated vaccine rollout to fight the COVID-19 vaccine, in what the bloc's officials said is a "touching moment of unity".

New Covid-19 variants under the microscope as travel bans mount over UK mutation

Dhaka, December 22: The UN health agency chief said on Monday that scientists have been working to understand new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

French President Emmanuel Macron tests Covid-19 positive

Dhaka, December 17: France's President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, Elysée Palace said on Thursday.

Covid-19: UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for roll out

Dhaka, December 2: The United Kingdom has become the first country to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 for widespread use, media reports said.

WHO alerts third wave of COVID19 may hit world

Dhaka, Nov 23, 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that a third wave of infections could begin across Europe in early 2021 if it fails to take the necessary steps to prevent a second wave of Kovid-19 infections.

Coronavirus: Italy reports highest ever daily total, adds more names to 'red zones'

Dhaka, November 14: Italy has added more areas to its Covid-19 red zone list after the country reported nearly 41,000 infections.

Asia-Pacific countries commit to advance regional cooperation for sustainable connectivity

Dhaka, November 13: Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread socio-economic impacts and disruptions across Asia-Pacific, high-level officials called for a rethink on the future development of sustainable transport connectivity and mobility in the region at the sixth session of the Committee on Transport on Friday, an Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) press release notified.