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Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, including the United States. Yin Weidong, the CEO of SinoVac, vowed to apply to the US Food and Drug Administration to sell CoronaVac in the United States if it passes its third and final round of testing in humans. ...

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Man City, Liverpool reach League Cup fourth round

Holders Manchester City needed a Phil Foden goal 15 minutes from time to see off Bournemouth 2-1 and reach the fourth round of the League Cup, while Liverpool ran riot in a 7-2 win at Lincoln on Thursday. City have won the competition for the past three years, but Pep Guardiola admitted he had been forced to name a youthful ...

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Legendary UK newspaper Sunday Times’s editor Harold Evans dies aged 92

Campaigners, journalists and politicians on Thursday paid tribute to the crusading British newspaper editor Harold Evans, after his death in New York aged 92. Former Sunday Times editor Evans is best remembered for his hard-hitting expose of the birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide in what remains a high watermark for the profession. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, himself a ...

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Nazrul Islam made new Bangladesh ambassador to Ethiopia

The Government has appointed Md Nazrul Islam, currently serving as the Director General of Multilateral Economic Affairs Wing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the new Ambassador of Bangladesh to Ethiopia. Ambassador-designate Islam is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 15th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, said the Foreign Ministry. In his diplomatic ...

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Trump: Major carmakers sue US government over China tax

Major carmakers are suing the US government over import taxes it has imposed on Chinese parts. Tesla, Volvo, Ford and Mercedes-Benz are all unhappy with the customs duties introduced by the Trump administration and are demanding refunds, BBC reported. The US and China have imposed border taxes on each other’s goods and services as part of a trade war. Tensions ...

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First Bangladeshi film now on Amazon Prime

The movie ‘Bengali Beauty’ directed by Rahsan Noor is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime. In the 1 hour and 43 minutes long film, Rahsaan Noor and Toya stars as the leads. The film ‘Bengali Beauty’ is based on the fictional love story of a couple in the changing political landscape of the seventies. Noor is seen, in the ...

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UN roundtable on climate: PM places 5-point suggestion to protect planet

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday placed a five-point recommendation to protect the planet and save people from the adversities of the climate changes. “To protect the planet and ourselves I’d suggest— political leadership must encourage robust international collaboration; the global temperature increase must be limited to 1.5 degree Celsius and all Paris provisions must be implemented; and promised funds ...

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Is one-shot Covid vaccine enough? Johnson and Johnson begins final trial

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday kicked off a final 60,000-person trial of a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that potentially would simplify distribution of millions of doses compared with leading rivals using two doses. The company expects results of the Phase III trial by year end or early next year, Dr. Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, said in a joint press ...

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International community continue to work for safe repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar

Representatives of the international community in Bangladesh have reiterated their commitment to solidarity with Bangladesh for generously hosting Rohingyas and continue working toward solutions and the safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation of the forcible displaced people to Myanmar. They reaffirmed their commitment after a two-day visit to Cox’s Bazar and the Rohingya camps on Thursday. The delegation reiterated that the ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 28 more die, 1,540 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 28 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,072. Another 1,540 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 355,384. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,139 people to ...

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