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Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.

Qatar confirms first virus death

Qatar on Saturday recorded its first death from the coronavirus, a Bangladeshi resident, and 28 more cases to take its total to 590 infections, the health ministry said.
The country’s health minister Amadou Samateh said 70-year-old Bangladeshi tested positive for COVID-19 after he passed away.

Gambia confirms first coronavirus death

The Gambia has confirmed its first death related to COVID-19. It was a Bangladeshi Islamic preacher, who died in an ambulance as he was being rushed to hospital at the weekend.
Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is facing more than 100 lawsuits from disgruntled employees at the telecoms unit of his poverty-busting microfinance Grameen Bank, lawyers said Thursday.

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus facing over 100 Bangladesh lawsuits

Bangladeshi Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is facing more than 100 lawsuits from disgruntled employees at the telecoms unit of his poverty-busting microfinance Grameen Bank, lawyers said Thursday.

Seven sentenced to death for Bangladesh cafe attack

Seven Islamist militants were sentenced to death for their roles in an attack in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka more than three years ago, officials said on Wednesday.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Why many Nigerians won’t leave South Africa despite xenophobia

Two months after taking up the teaching job, what would seem like the first sign of xenophobia reared its head. The South African authorities came up with a law barring all foreigners from their education sector. “I had no option but to resort to buying and selling.”

Migrant dies after police car chase in Croatia

A migrant died after a van smuggling her and 11 others through Croatia crashed into a river during a police chase early on Sunday.
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Two Japanese held with 12kg of gold in pant pockets in Dhaka

Customs officials at Bangladesh’s main airport in Dhaka said on Thursday they seized gold bars weighing about 12 kg from two Japanese nationals from Malaysia.
A Bangladeshi man known as the “Tree Man” because of bark-like growths on his hand and body said he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.

Bangladeshi man with tree hands begs doctor for amputation

A Bangladeshi man known as the “Tree Man” because of bark-like growths on his hand and body said he wanted his hands amputated to relieve him of unbearable pain.
At least 23 teenage Rohingya girls have been rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital, Dhaka, to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said on Sunday.

Rohingya girls rescued from traffickers in Bangladesh

At least 23 teenage Rohingya girls have been rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital, Dhaka, to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said on Sunday.
A damaged water tank after Cyclone Fani hit Puri in the eastern state of Odisha [Reuters]

At least nine dead as monster Cyclone Fani enters Bangladesh

Cyclone Fani, one of the biggest to hit the Indian subcontinent in years, has barrelled into Bangladesh after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India.
Four people have been killed as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources.

Reports: Four killed in ‘foiled’ attack on Saudi police station

Four people have been killed as an attack on a police station in Saudi Arabia's central Riyadh province was foiled, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, citing sources.
Indian rupee crashes to all time low of 69 against US dollar | AFP

India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday.
The woman from Bangladesh did not realise she had twins in a second uterus. Jonas Gratzer-Getty Images

Woman with two wombs gives birth twice, nearly a month apart

A 20-year-old Bangladeshi woman has given birth to twins, 26 days after giving birth to her first child.

Man hanged for Saudi diplomat’s murder

A Bangladeshi man was hanged in a jail outside Dhaka over the murder of a Saudi diplomat in 2012, an official said Monday.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

Minister: Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, a British teenager who who ran away from home to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh, the South Asian country's state minister for foreign affairs has told Al Jazeera.
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Police kill two suspected kidnappers in shootout

Malaysian Police on Tuesday shot dead two suspected kidnappers believed to be part of a kidnapping gang targeting foreigners.
UN Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener (2nd-R) arrives at the airport in Sittwe, capital of Rakhine state the home of persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority on January 22, 2019. – (Photo by – - AFP)

UN expert visits Bangladesh Rohingya ‘relocation’ island

A UN Special Rapporteur on human rights visited on Thursday an island off Bangladesh where Dhaka aims to move Rohingya refugees despite worries it will be vulnerable to extreme weather.

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Man sentenced to death by hanging for murder

Ogunyemi was said to have killed one Moshood Babalola on 17th of February 2010 at about 10am at a village called Agbedegbede in Ile Ife, Osun State.
The ex of Chelsea footballer Michy Batshuayi has taken him to court over the alleged failure to pay child maintenance for his two-year-old daughter.

West Ham linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi

West Ham have been linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates in 18 states, FCT

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has released a total of 7, 813 inmates from various Correctional Centers since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Governor Wike: Abdullahi Ganduje has exposed plot to rig Edo election

Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election, Nyesom Wike, has said the statement credited to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, that he (Wike) will be quarantined, was an admission of the plot by the party to use security forces to rig the Edo State election come September 19.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: Court dismisses charges, acquits ex-NMA chairman, others

Justice Efe Ikponwonba of Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, yesterday, dismissed the charges brought against former Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo State branch, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro, and two other executive members by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).