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African music star Mory Kanté dies aged 70

The singer Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, has died in Guinea. Kanté died in hospital on Friday in the capital, Conakry, aged 70, his son Balla Kanté told the AFP news agency. His death was the result of untreated health problems, Balla Kanté said.”He suffered from chronic illnesses and often ...

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Five Eid jamaats at Baitul Mukarram

A total of five Eid jamaats (congregations) will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in Dhaka on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, reports BSS. Due to coronavirus pandemic, no Eid congregation will be held at the Jatiya Eidgah Maidan. Like previous years, five Eid jamaats of Eid-ul-Fitr will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, said a ...

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Pakistan passenger plane crashes in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, aviation officials say. The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to Jinnah International Airport, one of Pakistan’s busiest airports. Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a residential area in Karachi. Emergency ...

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Coronavirus: UK arrivals could face £1,000 fines if they break quarantine

Anyone arriving in the UK from abroad could be fined £1,000 if they fail to self-isolate for 14 days, the government is expected to announce. Under the plans, health officials would be able to carry out spot checks to check whether people were complying. The new rules, which will also apply to British people returning from abroad, are not expected ...

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Coronavirus in Bangladesh: 1,694 new cases, 24 deaths reported in 24 hrs

Bangladesh witnessed further surge in croronavirus cases as 1,694 new patients tested positive in the span of 24 hours till Friday, raising the total cases to 30,205. During the period, 24 more people died from the fast spreading COVID-19 disease, taking the death tally to 432. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima ...

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COVID-19: Uncertainty looms over this year’s hajj

Although millions of Muslims across the world, including those from Bangladesh, have eagerly been waiting to perform hajj in late July this year, uncertainty looms large over their largest congregation as the Saudi government is yet to take any decision in this regard as the coronavirus pandemic keeps on deteriorating. Amid speculations that the holy hajj might be cancelled this ...

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Trump says may attend SpaceX manned rocket launch

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he could attend next week’s launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon craft in Florida, the first manned space flight from US soil in nearly a decade. “I’m thinking about going,” he told reporters, joking that he’d like them to board the rocket themselves “and get rid of you for a while.” Two US astronauts ...

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Amazon trials online food delivery in India

Internet giant Amazon is entering the meal delivery business with a trial in four parts of India’s Bengaluru. The move comes as pandemic lockdowns prompt a surge in online ordering in some places, such as the US, BBC reported.However in India, the two big players in the market have seen significant declines in demand. Amazon has set ambitious plans for ...

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Olympics official sees ‘real problems’ in holding Games in 2021

A senior Olympics official has warned that holding the postponed Tokyo Games next year faces “real problems”, with even a vaccine unlikely to stave off the threat of the coronavirus. John Coates, the International Olympic Committee’s pointman for Tokyo 2020, indicated that officials would start deciding in October if and how the pandemic-hit Games could go ahead in July 2021. ...

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Actress Lori Loughlin to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

American actress Lori Loughlin has agreed to plead guilty and accept a prison sentence over her role in a sprawling college admissions scandal, US prosecutors said Thursday. The star of the 1980s-90s sitcom “Full House” along with her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among 50 people indicted in an elaborate scam to secure spots for privileged children at prestigious US ...

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