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Trump’s Supreme Court push roils US election

US President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to quickly nominate a successor, likely a woman, to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, only a day after the death of Read More

UN chief urges int’l community to come together to defeat COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the international community to come together to defeat COVID-19. “The virus is the number one global security threat in our world Read More

Vaccine trial resumes as virus continues grim march

Clinical trials of one of the most advanced experimental Covid-19 vaccines resumed Saturday after a brief safety pause, as infection numbers continued to march upward in countries across the globe. Read More

Coronavirus death toll passes 900,000 worldwide: AFP tally

The global toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 900,000 deaths since it first appeared in China late last year, according to an AFP tally late Wednesday. A total of Read More

AstraZeneca pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial after unexplained illness

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said Tuesday it had “voluntarily paused” a randomized clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine in what it called a routine action after a volunteer developed an unexplained Read More

Bangladesh reports 42 COVID-19 deaths, 1,53,089 total recoveries

Bangladesh today recorded 42 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 2,995 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 1,53,089 after another 1,117 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the Read More

Trump announces sixth vaccine contract, for 100 mn doses

President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for 100 million doses of an eventual coronavirus vaccine, the sixth such deal reached since Read More

Man shot outside White House, Trump evacuated mid press conference

US Secret Service agents shot and wounded a man who was apparently armed outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the Read More

Lancet expects COVID-19 vaccine studies to yield quicker results

One of world’s oldest medical journals The Lancet today expected quicker success of COVID-19 vaccine studies unlike experiences about other inoculates as the globe now witnesses a race among drug Read More

Bangladesh reports 22 more COVID-19 deaths, 1541 fresh cases

Bangladesh today reported 22 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a daily count, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 544. “The caseload has also surged to Read More