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Dec 31 2020 করোনা ভাইরাস: ব্রিটেনে রোগীর প্রচণ্ড চাপ, হিমশিম খাচ্ছে হাসপাতালগুলো

ব্রিটেনে বুধবারও নতুন করে ৫০ হাজার কোভিড রোগী শনাক্ত হয়েছে, মারা গেছে ৯৮১ জন। শীর্ষ একজন চিকিৎসক বলেছেন, ‘কোভিড রোগীর সুনামি চলছে’। [Read More]

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Dec 31 2020 NY’s Times Square Revelry on New Year’s Eve Replaced by … Nothing

Gone were the revelry and shoulder-to-shoulder crowds that typify Times Square on New Year’s Eve, replaced by empty streets and an eerie quiet as the final hours of 2020 ticked away.
This was New Year’s Eve in the age of COVID-19.
Crowd control gave way to crowd prevention, as police closed the Crossroads of the World to [...]


Dec 31 2020 NKorea’s Kim Marks New Year with Letter, Visit to Rulers’ Tomb

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marked the new year with a letter to the country’s citizens and a visit to the tomb of his father and grandfather, state media reported, but gave no immediate sign he would give a speech as he has in past years.
In the letter, Kim offered thanks to the people [...]


Dec 31 2020 WHO Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer Vaccine

The World Health Organization on Thursday approved the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, a move aimed at helping the developing world gain access to the vaccine sooner.
The WHO set up its emergency use process to help countries without their own regulatory resources to approve vaccines, clearing the way for their use.
“This is a very [...]


Dec 31 2020 Source: Iran Sentences Azerbaijani Turk Rights Activist to Prison

Iran has sentenced a rights activist from its Azerbaijani Turk ethnic minority to an effective five-year prison term for his peaceful campaign against discrimination of his minority group by the Islamist rulers of the Persian-majority nation, according to a knowledgeable source.
In a Wednesday interview with VOA Persian from Iran, the source familiar with the situation [...]


Dec 31 2020 Census Says It Sees Little Fake Data; Critics Say It’s Not Looking

Responding to criticism that a shortened schedule jeopardized data quality, the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday said less than one-half of 1% of census takers interviewing households for the 2020 head count may have falsified their work, suggesting such problems were few and far between. 
The statistical agency said in a statement that a preliminary look [...]


Dec 31 2020 ‘We Have to Be Remembered for What’s Been Done,’ Trump Says on Return to DC

After weeks of vowing to win his fight to remain in office, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a video Thursday looking back on what he called “historic victories” and said: “We have to be remembered for what’s been done.” 
Trump, who has yet to formally concede his November election defeat to Democrat Joe Biden, posted the [...]


Dec 31 2020 US Senator Perdue in Quarantine After Coronavirus Contact Days Before Vote

David Perdue, one of two Republican U.S. senators facing a runoff election in Georgia next week that will determine control of the Senate, is quarantining after coming in close contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus, his campaign said Thursday.
Perdue was notified of the contact Thursday and has tested negative, his campaign said.
It [...]


Dec 31 2020 Wall Street Ends Wild Pandemic Year With Dow, S&P at Record Highs 

U.S. stocks ended a tumultuous year with the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 at record highs, as the three major U.S. equity indexes notched solid-to-spectacular yearly gains despite an economy upended by the COVID-19 virus.
At the close of a year that marked the end of the longest bull market on record as [...]


Dec 31 2020 Is Boko Haram Gaining Foothold in Nigeria’s Northwest?

Boko Haram’s claim of responsibility for a recent kidnapping of more than 300 students in Nigeria’s northwestern state of Katsina signals that the militant group is expanding its terror activities beyond its traditional stronghold in the West African country’s northeast, experts warn.  
On December 11, Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, said in an audio recording [...]