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  • US sets new global record with 1,480 virus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

    The United States records nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-hour death toll globally since the pandemic began.

  • Saving lives ‘prerequisite’ to save jobs: WHO, IMF chiefs

    The WHO and IMF chiefs insisted yesterday that saving lives was a “prerequisite” to saving livelihoods in the coronavirus pandemic -- a crisis they called “one of humanity’s darkest hours”.

  • Trump doubts China coronavirus numbers

    President Donald Trump cast doubt on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover up.

  • Coronavirus drives 6.65 mn to file for US jobless benefits

    Another 6.65 million US workers file for unemployment benefits last week, the most ever recorded, as the coronavirus forces businesses to shut down nationwide, the Labor Department reports.

  • White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus

    President Donald Trump warns Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the US from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.

  • AI predicts which patients will get deadly ‘wet lung’

    Researchers in the US and China reported Monday they have developed an artificial intelligence tool that is able to accurately predict which newly infected patients with the novel coronavirus go on to develop severe lung disease.

  • US deploys Patriot air defence system to Iraq

    The United States has deployed Patriot air defence batteries to Iraqi bases to protect American troops recently targeted by Iranian missiles, US and Iraqi military sources told AFP Monday.


    A limited emergency-use authorisation for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.

  • US won’t pay Harry and Meghan security: Trump

    President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States would not pay security costs for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, appearing to confirm that the royal couple have moved to live in California.

  • UK epidemic slowing

    The coronavirus epidemic in the United Kingdom is showing signs of slowing and antibody tests could be ready in days, Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London, said yesterday.

  • ‘It is my first time’

    New York food banks have become inundated with newcomers deprived of income since the near-total halt of business in the United States’ economic capital.

  • 269 US citizens leave Dhaka on special flight

    A total of 269 US citizens leaves Dhaka on a special flight arranged by the US government for those who opted to return home on their personal choice amid the outbreak of COVID-19.

  • US arranges special flight for its citizens leaving Dhaka

    The US Department of State and US Embassy Bangladesh have arranged a special chartered flight for US citizens and their families departing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka.

  • Trump signs $2 trillion recovery plan as US virus cases skyrocket

    President Donald Trump signs $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day the nation recorded more than 100,000 confirmed cases of virus infections.

  • Coronavirus could become seasonal

    There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.

  • New Zealand mosque shooter changes plea to guilty

    An Australian far-right extremist charged with murdering 51 Muslim worshippers in last year’s mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques unexpectedly flipped his plea to guilty yesterday.

  • Trump seeks virus kits from S Korea

    US President Donald Trump has requested novel coronavirus test kits from South Korea, his counterpart Moon Jae-in said yesterday.

  • Trump seeks virus kits from S Korea

    US President Donald Trump has requested novel coronavirus test kits from South Korea, his counterpart Moon Jae-in said yesterday.

  • G7 pledges to ‘do whatever necessary’

    G7 finance ministers and central bank chiefs yesterday vowed to “do whatever is necessary” to safeguard jobs and the economy from disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • US orders first shutdown of website over coronavirus fraud

    The US Department of Justice announces it had shut down a website claiming to sell a coronavirus vaccine, in its first act of federal enforcement against fraud in connection with the pandemic.

  • Millions could die if virus spreads unchecked: UN

    Millions of people could die from the new coronavirus, particularly in poor countries, if it is allowed to spread unchecked, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, appealing for a coordinated global response to the pandemic.

  • Mujib Borsho 2020

    Blood donation programme in Canada to mark ‘Mujib Borsho’

    Bangladeshi expatriates in Canada will organise a three-day voluntary blood donation programme from March 17 to mark Mujib Borsho.

  • Canada PM's wife tests positive for coronavirus

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announce they were self-isolating Thursday as she undergoes tests for the new coronavirus after returning from a speaking engagement with "mild flu-like symptoms."

  • Trump suspends travel from Europe to US; UK excluded

    President Donald Trump announces the United States would ban all travel from Europe for 30 days to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

  • California declares state of emergency over coronavirus

    The US death toll from coronavirus infections rose to 11 as new cases emerged around New York City and Los Angeles, while Seattle-area health officials discouraged social gatherings amid the nation's largest outbreak.

  • Women’s inequality a global ‘shame’

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called women’s inequality “stupid” and a cause for global shame on Thursday, as he pledged to press governments to end discriminatory laws in the face of a “strong and relentless pushback” against women’s rights.

  • 5 killed in US mass shooting

    A gunman has killed five co-workers at one of America's best-known breweries before turning the weapon on himself in the latest burst of mass gun violence in the US.

  • UN sanctions regime for Yemen renewed

    The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed its sanctions regime on Yemen for another year.

  • ‘Just the beginning’

    The guilty verdict in the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein energized Hollywood celebrities and activists who said it was just the start of their movement to hold abusers accountable.

  • Trump ally gets 40 months’ prison

    Donald Trump’s longtime ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation, in a case that ignited a firestorm over the US president’s political interference in the justice system.