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Global Covid death toll tops three million: AFP tally

The number of people who have died from Covid-19 around the world passed three million on Saturday, according to an AFP tally at 0830 GMT, as the number of fatalities Read More

Biden says ‘time to end’ US war in Afghanistan with total pullout

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday it’s “time to end” America’s longest war with the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, where they have spent two decades in a bloody, increasingly Read More

Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

India’s most coronavirus-hit state Maharashtra went into a weekend lockdown on Saturday as the country battled exploding infection numbers and vaccine shortages. Having let its guard down with mass religious Read More

Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip dead age 99

Britain’s Prince Philip, a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II’s side for decades, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is a Read More

Kerry arrives to hand over Biden’s invitation to PM

The United States (US) Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry arrived here to hand over the US President Joe Biden’s invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for attending a Read More

Biden attempts to tackle US gun violence ‘epidemic’

President Joe Biden on Thursday branded US gun violence an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment” at a White House ceremony to unveil his first attempt at getting the problem under Read More

Indian army chief arrives on 5-day visit

Indian Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived here this morning on a five-day visit at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart General Aziz Ahmed. “The visit of Read More

Biden tackles ‘ghost guns’ and US firearms violence

President Joe Biden will unveil measures on Thursday aimed at curbing rampant US gun violence, especially seeking to prevent the spread of untraceable “ghost guns,” White House officials said. Biden Read More

Saudi to allow only ‘immunised’ pilgrims to Makkah

Saudi authorities said Monday only people immunised against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims. The Read More

Kamal seeks $500m as budget support from WB to face COVID-19 impact

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has sought $500 million as budget support from the World Bank to face the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The finance minister also sought Read More