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    Triggering a global financial crisis

    Sabri Öncü | Updated at 12:00am on March 23, 2020

    WHETHER a black swan or a scapegoat, COVID-19 is an extraordinary event. Declared by the World Health Organisation as a pandemic, COVID-19 has given birth...

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    Dilip Kumar in complete isolation to avoid coronavirus

    Culture Desk | Updated at 11:11pm on March 17, 2020

    Currently, the world is facing its biggest threat, coronavirus, which is spreading with every passing day. World Health Organisation has declared it as a pandemic....

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    Coronavirus fears grip Bangladesh amid doubts over preparedness

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:14am on March 13, 2020

    The novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation later named as Covid-19 giving it a specific identifier, finally entered Bangladesh on last Sunday as the...

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    China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 09:25am on February 09, 2020

    The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on Sunday, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as...

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    Scarcity of anti-virus masks created worldwide: WHO chief

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:20pm on February 08, 2020

    The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Friday...

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    7 dead in Congo fever outbreak in Mali

    Agence France-Presse . Bamako | Updated at 02:29pm on February 06, 2020

    Seven people have died in an outbreak of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, also known as Congo fever, in a village in central Mali, an official said....

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    SARS-like virus spreads in China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 03:00pm on January 20, 2020

    A SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached another Asian country, authorities said Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak...

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    Brazil collects venom from deadly snakes to save lives

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 03:30pm on December 10, 2019

    Gripping the deadly snake behind its jaws, Fabiola de Souza massages its venom glands to squeeze out drops that will save lives around Brazil where...

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    Vaping causes disease caused by exposure to industrial metals

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:34pm on December 05, 2019

    Doctors treating a patient with a rare lung disease usually caused by exposure to industrial metals say it may instead be the first case linked...

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    Antibiotic use in Bangladesh alarming

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 01:08am on November 28, 2019

    The alarmingly high rate of consumption of antibiotics in Bangladesh created a great risk of antibiotic resistance, a new study revealed. Consumption of antibiotics is...