Global Covid-19 cases top 160 million By UNB | Last Updated: 13th May, 2021, 14:15

The death toll from the virus surged to 3,331,823 on Thursday

Global Covid-19 cases top 160 million

Man shot to death at Vancouver’s airport in gang incident Man shot to death at Vancouver’s airport in gang incident

The man was fatally shot near the departure terminal at Vancouver’s airport, which is in neighboring Richmond, British Columbia


China to set up separation line on Mount Everest over Covid-19 fears China to set up separation line on Mount Everest over Covid-19 fears

The official did not provide details on what the dividing lines would be made of


India sees 366,161 Covid-19 cases as tally tops 22.6 mn, daily deaths below 4k India sees 366,161 Covid-19 cases as tally tops 22.6 mn

This is for the first time after four straight days that India's Covid-19 count has risen by less than 400,000 fresh infections


Maldives bombing: 'Prime suspect' in attack on Mohamed Nasheed arrested Arrests after bomb attack on Maldives ex- president

They allege he is the same man seen on CCTV waiting in an alley just before a device planted on a motorbike parked near Mr Nasheed's car exploded on Thursday evening


Deadly suicide attack in Somali capital: police Deadly suicide attack in Somali capital: police

The attack targeted the station at Waberi, in the south of the city, on the busy Maka Al-Mukaram road


Saudi Arabia to hold Hajj pilgrimage under ‘special conditions’ amid COVID-19 Saudi Arabia to hold Hajj pilgrimage under ‘special conditions’ amid COVID-19

Saudi Arabia will hold the Hajj pilgrimage under “special conditions” to protect against the spread of COVID-19


Boyfriend kills 6 people and himself at Colorado birthday party Boyfriend kills 6 people and himself at Colorado birthday party

However, the suspected shooter did not fire on traumatized children who were present inside a trailer at a mobile home park


Afghan children buried as attack toll rises to 60 Afghan children buried as attack toll rises to 60

Most of the victims of Saturday's blasts which killed more than 60 near a Kabul school were girls


Infections on the rise across South Asia
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India's immediate neighbours have also seen numbers rising - although on different trajectories


Australia will only open borders 'when it is safe to do so', PM warns 

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The Prime Minister says borders will open "when it is safe", adding "we still have a long way to go" 


Pakistan Taliban claims to have attacked security forces in KP, Balochistan Pakistan Taliban claims to have attacked security forces

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as Pakistani Taliban, on Thursday claimed responsibility for recent attacks


Arab nations hit out at Israel over Jerusalem violence Arab nations hit out at Israel over Jerusalem violence

Israel occupied east Jerusalem during the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it, in a move not recognised by most of the international community


Pak reports 4,198 new COVID-19 cases, 108 deaths Pak reports 4,198 new COVID-19 cases, 108 deaths

Islamabad under complete lockdown from 6pm


Japan Cost Guard Shot Chines vessel Japan Cost Guard Shot Chines vessel

The Japanese government lodged a protest with Beijing through diplomatic channels the same day, the Yomiuri newspaper reported Monday.


Pashtun Uprising Marches Toward Pakistan Capital After Graves Of Four Youngsters Found Pashtun Uprising Marches Toward Pakistan Capital After Graves Of Four Youngsters Found

Pashtun nationalists are accusing the state authorities of persecution and continued violence against the community


Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new CM of India's Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma to be new CM of India's Assam

The BJP won a second straight term in the recently concluded assembly polls in the state


Attack on strategic pipeline in Myanmar threatens China's investment Attack on strategic pipeline in Myanmar threatens China's investment

The strategic pipeline carries 12 billion cubic meters of gas


How China turned a prize-winning iPhone hack against the Uyghurs How China turned a prize-winning iPhone hack against the Uyghurs

An attack that targeted Apple devices was used to spy on China’s Muslim minority—and US officials claim it was developed at the country’s top hacking competition


EU resolution on deplorable HR state in Pakistan overdue EU resolution on deplorable HR state in Pakistan overdue

The European Parliament resolution denouncing the deplorable state of human rights in Pakistan was overdue


J-K: 3 Al-Badr terrorists killed, one surrendered in Shopian encounter

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According to police, the encounter broke out this morning and four newly recruited local terrorists of Al-Badr terror outfit were trapped in the encounter


Four priests claim ‘mafia’ eyeing church land Four priests claim ‘mafia’ eyeing church land

A lawyer is even trying to misguide the Sindh High Court by making amendments to the church’s constitution and election rules



Winter Pasture: Book describing hardships endured by ethnic Kazakh herders of Xinjiang now available to wider audience Winter Pasture: Book describing hardships endured by ethnic Kazakh herders of Xinjiang now available to wider audience

The book covers the dying tradition of herding in the south of the Ulungur river as China introduced a new land conservation policy in 2003 to discourage the millennia-old practice of nomadic herding in the west


Surge in iron ore prices worry China amid tensions with Australia Surge in iron ore prices worry China amid tensions with Australia

China imports over 50 per cent of its iron ore from Australia, and consumes more iron ore than any other nation


US calls on WHO to invite Taiwan as observer during upcoming annual meeting US calls on WHO to invite Taiwan as observer during upcoming annual meeting

The WHA is set to hold its 74th annual meeting virtually from Geneva, Switzerland, from May 24 to June 1


Scottish election 2021: Nicola Sturgeon celebrates 'historic' SNP election win Scotland’s Sturgeon celebrates SNP victory

Ms Sturgeon said her priority was the pandemic but she still intended to hold an independence referendum once the crisis has passed


4 dead, 1 hurt after shooting, fire in Maryland 4 dead, 1 hurt after shooting, fire in Maryland

Another longtime neighborhood resident, Kweku Quansah, told the Baltimore Sun what took place Saturday morning was “not surprising”


Maldives: Islamic extremists behind attack on ex-president Maldives: Islamic extremists behind attack on ex-president

Nasheed, the current Parliament speaker, has been an outspoken critic of religious extremism in the predominantly Sunni Muslim nation, where preaching and practicing other faiths are banned by law


Two lions test positive for Covid-19 at Indian safari park Two lions test positive for Covid-19 at Indian safari park

This comes after eight lions had tested positive for the same at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad earlier this week


Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs

The World Health Organization says nearly a dozen countries — many of them in Africa — are still waiting to get vaccines


Scores more wounded in new Jerusalem clashes Scores more wounded in new Jerusalem clashes

The fresh violence, a day after more than 200 people were wounded at the mosque, prompted international calls for an end to the violence


Global Covid-19 cases surpasses 157 million Global Covid-19 cases surpasses 157 million

The US has logged 32,685,864 cases and  581,511 deaths from the highly contagious virus


New York Times Square shooting leaves three injured, including a child New York Times Square shooting leaves three injured, including a child

The shooting took place just before 5:00 pm local time (9:00 pm GMT), at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 44th Street


Guatemala protesters demand president resign over vaccine shortage Guatemala protesters demand president resign over vaccine shortage

We are protesting for him [Giammattei] to resign and to tell us where the money for the vaccines is,” Karla Perez, a 48-year-old woman who held up a banner at the demonstration


Chinese rocket debris crashes into Indian Ocean - Chinese media
China rocket debris ‘crashes into Indian Ocean’

The point lies west of the Maldives


New Zealand to resume Sydney flights as Covid scare eases New Zealand to resume Sydney flights as Covid scare eases

There is no evidence to suggest widespread, undetected community transmission


India’s Covid-19 tally tops 22 million with 403,738 new cases, 4,092 fresh fatalities India’s Covid-19 tally tops 22 million with 403,738 new cases

The number of active cases jumped to 3,736,648 and 18,317,404 people have recovered with 386,444 were discharged in a span of 24 hours, figures updated at 8am on the health ministry’s dashboard showed


Nigeria Rivers attack: Gunmen kill at least seven police officers Gunmen kill at least seven police officers in Nigeria

It is not clear who was behind the killings, but the region has seen a surge in separatist attacks on police


At least 15 dead after Guinean gold mine landslide At least 15 dead after Guinean gold mine landslide

This situation in the Siguiri mines concerns all of us — at the end of the day these landslides are more deadly than the Covid-19 pandemic


London elections: Sadiq Khan wins second term as mayor Sadiq Khan wins second term as London mayor

He won 55.2% of the popular vote, after entering a run-off with Mr Bailey when neither managed to secure a majority in the first round of voting

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