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    World won’t vanquish virus this year: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:55am on March 02, 2021

    It is unrealistic to think the world will be done with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the World Health Organisation warned...

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    Dealing with a pandemic as if human lives mattered

    Dean Baker | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2021

    IT’S fair to say that the US performance in dealing with the pandemic has been disastrous. With the effort led by Donald Trump, this is...

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    Pandemic gives food frauds a free rein in Bangladesh

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 11:41pm on January 31, 2021

    The activities of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority have largely been limited to deskbound tasks after the coronavirus crisis struck Bangladesh nearly a year ago in...

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    Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ delayed again by pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 11:04am on January 22, 2021

    Much-delayed James Bond movie ‘No Time To Die’ was postponed again due to the pandemic on Thursday, with studio MGM confirming 007’s next mission will...

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    Netflix continues flourishing amid COVID-19 situation

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:54am on January 20, 2021

    Netflix on Tuesday topped subscriber growth expectations in the past quarter, keeping ahead of new streaming rivals competing for viewers stuck in their homes during...

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    Some Bangladesh online trades see boost, some slump in pandemic

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 11:59pm on January 18, 2021

    Mohammad Toton is struggling to regain his pre-coronavirus-outbreak income level as the number of calls for his ride service has dropped by two-thirds in the...

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    Coronavirus pandemic slows global migration by nearly 30pc: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 03:05pm on January 16, 2021

    The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 per cent, with around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020,...

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    Bishwa Ijtema postponed due to COVID-19 situation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:48pm on January 13, 2021

    The Bishwa Ijtema, one of the biggest congregations of Muslim pilgrims which usually takes place in January, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak....

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    Despite vaccines, no COVID-19 herd immunity in 2021: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:20am on January 12, 2021

    Despite vaccines against COVID-19 being rolled out in a number of countries, the World Health Organisation warned on Monday that herd immunity would not be...

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    World ushers in New Year in shadow of pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:20am on January 01, 2021

    From Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Acropolis, fireworks burst in skies above eerily deserted landmarks as the world ushered in the New Year with muted...