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Messi doubts reflect chaos at Barcelona

Barcelona may be about to lose the league but losing Lionel Messi would be much harder to stomach. Messi’s contract is due to expire next year and the Argentinian has reportedly stopped talks due to frustrations with the direction of the club. “Messi is planning to leave Barca,” Spanish radio Cadena Ser said on Thursday. “Right now, Messi’s idea is ...

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Bangladesh confirms 55 more deaths, 2738 new corona cases

Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 55 deaths from coronavirus in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 2,052. The number of total COVID-19 patients also surged to 1,62,417 as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 2,738 new cases across the country during the same period. In the last 24 hours, 64 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country ...

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Bogura DAE’s deputy director dies from COVID-19

A deputy director of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of Bogura has died from COVID-19 at Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) on Sunday morning. Md Abul Kashem Azad, hailing from Tarash upazila of Sirajganj, breathed his last at 11:00 am while undergoing treatment at the hospital. Md Shahaduzzaman, additional deputy director of the DAE, confirmed the matter to media.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas completes 20 years in the film industry

From a girl who dreamt of becoming an aeronautical engineer to global icon now, bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has made her mark. The actor completed her 20 years in the entertainment industry on July 4, 2020. With more than 50 movies under her credits and being one of the few actors from the Bollywood to make a strong imprint ...

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WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir trial for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday that it was discontinuing hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms for its Solidarity Trial, citing little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The WHO said the decision was in light of the evidence from the Solidarity Trial interim results. “These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little ...

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23 killed as lightning strikes Bihar again

At least 23 people were killed after being struck by lightning in Biharon Saturday, officials said. The fatalities were reported from five districts, with Bhojpur accounting for the highest number of nine deaths, the Disaster Management Department said. The other districts affected by the lightning striked are Saran, Kaimur, Patna and Buxar, it said. The incident came a day after ...

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Bangladesh moves 7 marks up in SDG Index

Bangladesh has moved seven notches up in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index 2020 as it has ranked 109 among the 166 countries. Last year, Bangladesh ranked 116th out of 162 countries. Overall, the country improved its ranking and score in the 2020 edition of the report. The position is ahead of India (117th) and Pakistan (134th) in South Asia, ...

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Sunamganj Flood: Fisheries sector suffers a loss of ‘TK 21.45 cr’

Fish farmers in Sunmganj are in troubled waters as the recent floods have reportedly caused a Tk 21.45 crore loss to the potential sector. According to district fisheries office, the floods have also affected the livestock and poultry sector in addition to creating a widespread scope for cattle lifters to lift cattle. Nurul Haque, owner of a fish enclosure at ...

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Buffon breaks Serie A appearances record as Juve move seven points clear

Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as Juventus beat Torino 4-1 in the Turin derby to move seven points clear at the top of the table after nearest challengers Lazio lost to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan. The 42-year-old goalkeeper passed the previous record of 647 appearances he jointly held with AC Milan great Paolo ...

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UK confirmed COVID death toll rises to 44,198, up 67

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has increased by 67, reaching a total of 44,198. The jump is lower than yesterday – when 137 fatalities were announced – and last Saturday, when 100 deaths were recorded. NHS England has revealed 39 people have died from Covid-19 in English hospitals over the past day. Welsh hospitals reported five new deaths, while Scotland ...

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