China’s population growth at slowest pace in decades By BBC | Last Updated: 11th May, 2021, 11:50

As countries become more developed, birth rates tend to fall due to education or other priorities such as careers

China: Census reveals slowest population growth in decades

Mucormycosis: The 'black fungus' maiming Covid patients in India Mucormycosis: The 'black fungus' maiming Covid patients in India

Patients suffering from the fungal infection typically have symptoms of stuffy and bleeding nose; swelling of and pain in the eye; drooping of eyelids; and blurred and finally, loss of vision


Sophie Scholl: Student who resisted Hitler and inspires Germany Sophie Scholl: Student who resisted Hitler and inspires Germany

This weekend many will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of a young woman who famously stood up to Adolf Hitler and paid for it with her life


S Arabia releases never-before-seen images of Black Stone at Makkah’s Grand Mosque Kaaba’s Black Stone seen in first time in 49,000 megapixel image

The 49,000-megapixel images were taken over seven hours and required a week to edit


Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: What is it and what does it do? Gates divorce puts spotlight on their foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spends billions of dollars every year to eradicate infectious diseases and reducing poverty


Covax: How will Covid vaccines be shared around the world? Extra $45bn needed for Covax plan to vaccinate poor

Some nations, including the UK, have said they will donate surplus doses to poorer nations but the WHO is urging nations to do more earlier


Stephen Karanja: Kenyan anti-vaccine doctor dies from Covid-19 Kenyan anti-vaccine doctor dies from Covid-19

Dr Stephen Karanja, chairman of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, advocated steam inhalation and hydroxychloroquine tablets


Vaccination Demand Observatory launched to address vaccine misinformation Vaccination Demand Observatory launched to address vaccine misinformation

As countries begin rolling out COVID-19 vaccination, public health experts know that the last inch


Covid: Turkey prepares for its first full lockdown Covid: Turkey prepares for its first full lockdown

Turkey mainly uses the Chinese Sinovac vaccine, as well as lower numbers of Pfizer-Biontech


What is the India Covid variant? What is the India Covid variant?

Viruses mutate all the time, producing different versions or variants of themselves


Why India's vaccine manufacturers need US help Why India's vaccine manufacturers need US help

India has allowed the import of foreign-made vaccines such as Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson


Chemical warehouses: Old Dhakaites still living with ticking time bombs Old Dhakaites still living with ticking time bombs

In Old Dhaka, known for its food, centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys, people are living with “bombs” in the form of hundreds of chemical warehouses


Myanmar coup cripples healthcare system Myanmar coup cripples healthcare system

Myanmar's healthcare system has been one of the worst-affected sectors in the aftermath of a coup on February 1 which saw the military seize control of the country, sparking widespread protests


Afghanistan: Have things improved since the Taliban? Afghanistan: Have things improved since the Taliban?

The US says its forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11, almost 20 years after it invaded the country and ousted the Taliban leadership


Covid situation in Bangladesh unlikely to improve before June: Experts Covid situation in Bangladesh unlikely to improve before June: Experts

Bangladesh is unlikely to see any improvement in the Covid-19 situation before June next as the country is still in the grip 


What's gone wrong with Australia's vaccine rollout? What's gone wrong with Australia's vaccine rollout?

The country has been slower than most others to immunise its population, with some high-risk groups crying out for protection


Drought-hit Taiwan rations water to protect tech Drought-hit Taiwan rations water to protect tech

They're key to objects ranging from ventilators to smartphones, and the pandemic has left demand high and supply tight


Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success Chile sees Covid surge despite vaccination success

More than 93pc of the doses administered in Chile so far have been CoronaVac, produced by the Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company Sinovac


Day workers leaving India's Mumbai as virus dries up jobs Day workers leaving India's Mumbai as virus dries up jobs

Maharashtra has been the center of the nation’s recent record surge in new infections


Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil? Why are so many babies dying of Covid-19 in Brazil?

After two years of trying, and failed fertility treatments, teacher Jessika Ricarte had all but given up on having a family


Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile Royal funeral offers chance for William, Harry to reconcile

Philip’s funeral will provide an ideal opportunity for “The Firm” to show a united front to the world 


What is Ramadan and when is it? What is Ramadan and when is it?

Fasting is considered to be an act of worship, which enables Muslims to feel closer to Allah and strengthen their spiritual health and self-discipline


Road accidents killed 409 pedestrians in 3 months: RSF Road accidents killed 409 pedestrians in 3 months: RSF

A report prepared by RSF with information collected from seven national dailies, five online portals and electronic media report


Prince Philip: How can Prince Harry attend the funeral? Prince Philip: How can Prince Harry attend the funeral?

It will be the first time that Prince Harry has visited the UK since he and Meghan Markle stepped back from royal duties last March


Covid tests don't contain cancer-causing chemical Covid tests don't contain cancer-causing chemical

Lateral flow tests for coronavirus are becoming widespread in workplaces and schools, but viral Facebook posts are incorrectly claiming that they are a cancer risk


How US history explains vaccine passport scepticism How US history explains vaccine passport scepticism

Experts say the resistance is a product of America's peculiar public health history


Philip, in role with no job description, was queen’s bedrock Philip, in role with no job description, was queen’s bedrock

There was no official role for the husband of a sovereign queen, no constitutional duty or legal responsibility


A to Z of Britain’s Prince Philip A to Z of Britain’s Prince Philip

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, today

 


Ten things named after Prince Philip Ten things named after Prince Philip

Here are 10 things named after Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh


Climate Change: Biden's administration urged to take genuine leadership role Climate Change: Biden's administration urged to take genuine leadership role

 A group of young climate activists in Bangladesh have urged the US President Joe Biden's administration to take the genuine leadership role


AstraZeneca vaccine: How do you weigh up the risks and benefits? How do you weigh up the risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine?

If you delayed vaccinations for our 10 million people by a week, about 16,000 might catch coronavirus, based on current levels of the virus


India Covid-19: 'No end in sight' as doctors battle second wave India Covid-19: 'No end in sight' as doctors battle second wave

"Healthcare workers are now bearing the brunt of the spike in cases," says Dr Reshma Tewari Basu, the head of critical care at Artemis hospital in Gurugram


Covid Greece: Waiting for the tourists to come back Covid Greece: Waiting for the tourists to come back

Greece is planning to vaccinate all tourism workers by the summer


What we know about India's coronavirus vaccines What we know about India's coronavirus vaccines

International clinical trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine showed that when people were given a half dose and then a full dose, effectiveness hit 90pc


India Covid-19 vaccination for 45+: Third phase launched India boosts Covid jab drive

The world's biggest inoculation drive aims to cover 250 million people by July


The vaccine misinformation battle raging in France The vaccine misinformation battle raging in France

France is one of the most vaccine-sceptical countries in the world - fertile ground for hard-line anti-vaccine activists spreading online misinformation


Evidence mounts Covid jab protects those around you Evidence mounts Covid jab protects those around you

Protection from the vaccine may not be perfect and people still need to be careful - but this does not mean it provides no protection to others


How do we know Covid vaccines are safe? How do we know Covid vaccines are safe?

Some recently immunised people suffered an extremely rare form of blood clot - cerebral sinus vein thrombosis (CSVT) - in the brain


A Moment of True National Glory A Moment of True National Glory

The celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence is beginning on March 26 in Dhaka, says Dr. M. Shahinoor Rahman


South African medics using unproven worm drug to treat Covid-19 South African medics using unproven worm drug to treat Covid-19

Ivermectin, which is touted by some as an effective COVID-19 treatment even though it is clinically unproven, is at the centre of a legal battle in S Africa 

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