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  • 144 Bangladeshis rescued from truck in North Macedonia

    Authorities in North Macedonia found 144 Bangladeshis in a truck near the country’s southern border with Greece, during a routine check on a regional road, police say.

  • Siberian tiger kills zookeeper in Zurich

    A female Siberian tiger attacked and killed a 55-year-old zookeeper at Zurich's zoo on Saturday, the authorities say.

  • UK citizens leave Dhaka

    264 UK, 154 Turkey citizens leave Dhaka for home

    A total of 264 UK and 154 Turkey citizens left Dhaka on special flights this afternoon. They had opted to return home amid the Covid-19 outbreak, for which their governments arranged their return flights home.

  • UK PM Johnson discharged from hospital

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from a London hospital and will continue his recovery from COVID-19 at his country residence of Chequers, his office said on Sunday.

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    'We'll meet again': Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit to defeat coronavirus

    Queen Elizabeth tells the British people that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking the spirit of World War Two in an extremely rare broadcast to the nation.

  • It’s time to go home

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told visitor visa holders and international students the time has come to return to their home countries as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

  • UK virus deaths could reach 1,000 per day at Easter peak

    UK deaths from coronavirus could reach as many as 1,000 per day around the peak of the country’s epidemic, which could come around Easter Sunday, health secretary Matt Hancock warned yesterday.

  • Harry, Meghan quit royal life

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family yesterday, as they start a controversial new life in the United States.

  • Middle-age patients too at high risk

    Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, new research from Britain showed yesterday.

  • Nature takes back world’s empty city streets

    As humans retreat into their homes as more and more countries go under coronavirus lockdown, wild animals are slipping cover to explore the empty streets of some of our biggest cities.

  • Germany ramps up virus testing

    In the race against the coronavirus, Germany is betting on widespread testing and quarantining to break the infection chain, a strategy borrowed from South Korea whose success in slowing the outbreak has become the envy of the world.

  • Worship that set a virus time bomb in France

    From the stage of an evangelical superchurch, the leader of the gospel choir kicked off an evening of prayer and preaching: “We’re going to celebrate the Lord! Are you feeling the joy tonight?”

  • Germany to carry out 5,00,000 tests

    Germany has boosted its coronavirus test rate to 500,000 a week, a virologist said yesterday, adding that early detection has been key in keeping the country’s death rate relatively low.

  • Social media sees virus solidarity bloom in UK

    Help groups on social media are connecting people with those most in need during the coronavirus lockdown, fostering a community spirit often neglected in the capital’s fast-paced life.

  • Alarm as US, UK teen die of coronavirus

    Two healthy teens in US and UK died of coronavirus raising doubts on the narrative that the virus is not deadly for youths.

  • Quarantine dodgers may get 7-year-jail in Russia

    Russian lawmakers have proposed imposing severe punishments -- including up to seven years in prison -- for people breaking coronavirus quarantine rules.

  • UK wakes up to lockdown

    Britain awoke to a virtual lockdown yesterday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home, shops to close and an end to all social gatherings to halt the spread of coronavirus.

  • Elite hackers target WHO as virus cyberattacks spike

    Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks.

  • US can be the new virus epicenter: WHO

    The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has the potential to exceed that in Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday as the number of reported US cases surges.

  • One lakh cameras are watching in Moscow

    A vast and contentious network of facial recognition cameras keeping watch over Moscow is now playing a key role in the battle against the spread of the coronavirus in Russia.

  • Loss of smell could reveal hidden cases

    From a mother unable to smell her baby’s nappy to a lawmaker who suddenly could not taste food, some coronavirus patients have described a loss of olfactory senses -- and experts say this might be a new way to detect the virus.

  • Italy's coronavirus deaths slow, offering glimmer of hope

    The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy rose by 602 on Monday, the smallest increase for four days, while the number of new cases also slowed, raising hope that the most aggressive phase of the epidemic may be passing.

  • Amid crisis, God goes online

    As coronavirus closes churches, synagogues and mosques worldwide, religious leaders are taking faith online to ensure God’s word gets to the millions marooned by the pandemic.

  • Spanish PM's wife has tested positive for coronavirus

    Begona Gomez, the wife of Spanish Prime minister Pedro Sanchez, has tested positive for coronavirus, the prime minister’s office says.

  • 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.

  • Coronavirus Outbreak in Italy

    Coronavirus deaths jump to 631 in Italy

    The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has jumped by 168 to 631, an increase of 36 percent, the Civil Protection Agency says, the largest rise in absolute numbers since the contagion came to light on February 21.

  • UK health minister tests positive for coronavirus

    British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about whether senior government figures have been infected.

  • Putin approves changes allowing him to stay in power until 2036

    Russian President Vladimir Putin opens the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036, but said he favored term limits once the country became politically “mature”.

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    British-Bangladeshi dies from coronavirus in UK

    A British national of Bangladeshi origin succumbs to coronavirus infection yesterday at a hospital in UK’s Manchester, the third death from the disease in the country.

  • A man wearing a protective mask holds a bouquet of flowers

    Italy locks down millions as army chief of staff affected by coronavirus

    Italy orders a virtual lockdown across much of its wealthy north, including the financial capital Milan, in a drastic new attempt to try to contain a outbreak of coronavirus that saw the number of deaths leap again sharply.