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Pandemic or not, people must stay active: WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for not getting enough exercise, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, warning that even before the crisis many were getting too little physical activity. Read More

Coronavirus crisis to dominate Saudi-hosted G20 summit

Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the downsized virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and a crippling Read More

Diverse team likely as Biden mulls his cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has promised a cabinet that reflects America’s diversity, and he is choosing his team even though Donald Trump is refusing to concede or cooperate. Dozens of names Read More

UK Covid 19 deaths pass 50,000: official data

More than 50,000 people who tested positive for coronavirus in Britain have now died, official figures showed Wednesday, with another 595 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours. Britain’s death Read More

Biden brands Trump’s refusal to concede an ’embarrassment’

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday called President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede his election loss an “embarrassment” but dismissed the standoff as unimportant. “I just think it’s an embarrassment, quite Read More

Biden begins transition as Trump refuses to concede

US President-elect Joe Biden took the first steps Sunday towards moving into the White House in 73 days, as Donald Trump again refused to admit defeat and tried to sow Read More

PM greets Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today congratulated United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Democrat Joe Biden won the US presidency beating Republican incumbent president Donald Trump in Read More

Global coronavirus death toll tops 1.1 million: AFP

The total number of declared deaths from the new coronavirus has topped 1.1 million around the world, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 1500 GMT Friday. At Read More

More than 10 million virus cases in Latin America, Caribbean: AFP tally

More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean according to an AFP tally at 0640 GMT based on official sources. Read More

Trump leaves hospital for White House — removing mask immediately

President Donald Trump checked out of hospital on Monday after four days of emergency treatment for Covid-19, pulling off his mask the moment he reached the White House and vowing Read More