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12 killed, 19 missing in Nepal landslides

Kathmandu: At least 12 people were killed and 19 others missing in multiple landslides caused due to incessant rains in western Nepal, police said on Friday. Seven people, including three children, lost their lives due to landslides in…

Latin America and Caribbean are hot spots: UN

United Nation: Latin America and the Caribbean have become a hot spot for the COVID-19 pandemic, with several countries now having one of the highest per capita infection rates and absolute number of cases in the world, U.N.…

B’desh’s shortest-ever budget session prorogued

Dhaka: The budget and eighth session of Bangladesh's incumbent 11th Parliament was prorogued after only nine working days, becoming the shortest in the country's recent history, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The session was prorogued at…

WORLD WATCH

2 deputies shot in California shooting Knightsen (US): Two sheriff's deputies were shot late Thursday night and a suspect is dead in a shooting in Contra Costa County, California, according to reports. The shooting was reported in…

Satellite images show undeclared N Korean facility

Washington/Seoul: New satellite imagery has revealed a previously undeclared North Korean facility that experts suspect could be used to build nuclear warheads, a media report said on Thursday. The images, captured by Planet Labs and…

US surpasses 3 mn COVID cases

Washington: More than three million people in the US have now tested positive for Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 131,000 deaths have been reported, and on Tuesday the US broke its record for most new cases reported…