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    Bangladesh opts for Russia, China vaccines as India fails to supply

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:48am on April 27, 2021

    A government expert committee has recommended using Covid vaccines from the Chinese company Sinopharm and Sputnik V of Russia as alternatives to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine...

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    Sinopharm, Sputnik recommended as alternatives to Serum

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:04pm on April 26, 2021

    The government’s expert committee has recommended using vaccines from Chinese company Sinopharm and Sputnik V of Russia as alternatives to the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine manufactured...

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    Russia begins troop drawdown from Ukraine borders

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 09:14pm on April 23, 2021

    Russia on Friday began withdrawing its armed forces that had been on manoeuvres near the borders of Ukraine following weeks of heightened tensions between Moscow...

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    Deal signed for local production of Russian vaccine in Bangladesh

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 11:51pm on April 22, 2021

    Russia has agreed to transfer the formula for producing Sputnik V vaccine in Bangladesh while the government has in principle agreed to join a China-led...

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    Bangladesh FM moves to allay fears about Covid vaccine shortage

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 08:00pm on April 22, 2021

    Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said there was no reason to be worried about Covid-19 vaccine stock, noting that Bangladesh would have enough...

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    Kremlin downplays pro-Navalny rallies

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow, Russia | Updated at 02:48pm on April 22, 2021

    The Kremlin on Thursday downplayed opposition protests in support of jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny that saw nearly 1,800 people detained across Russia. Thousands of...

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    Russia detains Navalny allies ahead of Putin speech

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 07:46pm on April 21, 2021

    Russian police detained aides of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and raided his offices Wednesday ahead of nationwide protests called for the day of President Vladimir...

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    Russia moves Navalny to prison hospital under Western pressure

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 10:10pm on April 19, 2021

    Russia’s penitentiary service on Monday said it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to prison hospital, as the EU warned it would hold Moscow...

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    US warns of ‘consequences’ if Navalny dies

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:42am on April 19, 2021

    The United States on Sunday warned Moscow of ‘consequences’ if the hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny dies in prison, as the opposition politician’s team called...

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    Bangladesh still hopeful of getting COVID vaccines from India: FM

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:33pm on April 18, 2021

    Despite its high demand in India, Dhaka hopes that New Delhi will supply the rest of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses produced by Serum Institute...