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    Working hour losses highest in lower-middle-income states: ILO

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:44pm on January 25, 2021

    Lower-middle-income countries, including Bangladesh, witnessed the highest losses in working hours in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a latest report of the...

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    National hockey camp called off

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:24pm on January 25, 2021

    Bangladesh Hockey Federation on Monday called off the national team camp for the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy three days after the Asian Hockey Federation postponed...

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    Xi warns Davos WEF against ‘new Cold War’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:01pm on January 25, 2021

    Chinese president Xi Jinping warned global leaders at an all-virtual Davos forum Monday against starting a ‘new Cold War’, and urged global unity in the...

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    COVID-19 claims 18 more, infects 602 in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:32pm on January 25, 2021

    COVID-19 claimed the lives of 18 more people and 602 people tested positive for the disease in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours ending at...

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    Common drug colchicine reduces COVID-19 risk

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal, Canada | Updated at 10:02am on January 25, 2021

    A major clinical trial in Canada shows that an inexpensive anti-inflammatory drug called colchicine can significantly reduce the risk of complications and death from COVID-19,...

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    Protest caravans in Brazil demand Bolsonaro ouster over pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília | Updated at 10:43pm on January 24, 2021

    Thousands of people on Saturday joined caravans in several Brazilian cities to demand the ouster of president Jair Bolsonaro over his handling of the coronavirus...

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    Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:35pm on January 24, 2021

    Thousands of Hong Kongers were ordered to stay in their homes on Saturday for the city’s first coronavirus lockdown as authorities battle an outbreak in...

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    Spain defence chief resigns for getting vaccine before allowed

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:33pm on January 24, 2021

    Spain’s chief of the defence staff resigned on Saturday, the armed forces said, after a row over him getting the coronavirus vaccination despite not being...

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     India’s huge coronavirus vaccine push falters

    Agence France-Presse . Greater Noida | Updated at 11:22am on January 24, 2021

    India’s huge coronavirus vaccination drive is behind schedule, with a third of recipients not showing up for appointments because of safety fears, technical glitches and...

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    Art Basel June fair postponed until September over virus

    Agence France-Presse . Zurich | Updated at 11:09pm on January 23, 2021

    Art Basel’s June show in the Swiss city has been postponed until September because of the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers said Thursday. One of the...

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