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Washington DC mayor declares March 26 as ‘Bangladesh Day’

United States capital Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared 26 March, 2021 as “Bangladesh Day”. She congratulated the government and people of Bangladesh on the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence coincided with the birth centenary of Founding Father of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, according to a press release received here on Saturday, reports BSS. A proclamation signed by ...

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At least 48 dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

Dozens of people were killed on Friday when a packed train derailed inside a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, the island’s worst railway accident in decades. Taiwan’s National Fire Agency said at least 48 people were confirmed dead with 66 others sent to hospital. Officials said the accident could have been caused by a maintenance vehicle sliding down an embankment and ...

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Biden unveils ‘once in a generation’ spending plan

US President Joe Biden has called for trillions in spending aimed at re-igniting America’s economic growth by upgrading its crumbling infrastructure and tackling climate change. The $2.3tn (£1.7tn) proposal would direct billions to initiatives such as charging stations for electric vehicles and eliminating lead water pipes. The spending would be partially offset by raising taxes on businesses. Those plans have ...

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Mexican man charged with smuggling 13 immigrants killed in border crash

A Mexican man accused of smuggling into the United States 13 immigrants who died in a horrific car crash near the border this month has been arrested and charged with federal crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday. The SUV crash — when a packed vehicle collided with a truck in California after crossing the frontier on March 2 — made global headlines, ...

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Infant found alive after Egypt building collapse kills 25

Search and rescue workers pulled a 6-month-old baby alive from the rubble of a collapsed building as the death toll from the incident rose to 25, Egyptian officials said Sunday. The infant’s mother, father, and sister had already been found dead, but teams continued to search for his older brother, who was missing, said the officials, who spoke on condition ...

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Death toll from Egypt building collapse climbs to 18

The death toll from the collapse of a nine-story apartment building in Cairo has climbed to 18, Egyptian state media reported. The building collapsed early Saturday. State newspaper Al-Ahram said that search and rescue workers recovered the bodies over the course of the day. Excavators could be seen digging through the debris in the el-Salam neighborhood. Police cordoned off the ...

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50 protesters killed in Myanmar on ‘day of shame for armed forces’

Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least 50 protesters on Saturday, news reports and witnesses said, a brutal crackdown on dissent that came as the leader of the ruling junta said the military will protect the people and strive for democracy. Protesters against the Feb 1 military coup came out on the streets of Yangon, Mandalay and other towns, ...

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6 dead in Mumbai hospital fire, corona patients evacuated

At least six people died in a fire that engulfed a mall housing and a hospital that treated coronavirus patients in Mumbai, authorities said on Friday. More than 70 patients with COVID-19 infections in the private hospital, on the third floor of the mall, were evacuated to other centres, local civic officials said, adding that the cause of the fire ...

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Lotay Tshering reaches Bhutan, starts 21-day quarantine

Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering returned to his country on Thursday and started a 21-day mandatory quarantine. Other delegation members are also undergoing 21-day mandatory quarantine starting on Thursday. The Bhutanese Prime Minister drove himself from the airport to the quarantine facility in the car that was parked at the airport, according to his office.   The delegation was ...

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EU set to curb Covid-19 vaccine exports for 6 weeks

The European Union (EU) is finalising emergency legislation that will give it broad powers to curb exports for the next six weeks of Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in the bloc, a sharp escalation in its response to supply shortages at home that have created a political maelstrom amid a rising third wave on the continent. The draft legislation, which is set ...

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