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Days after school shooting, gun group holds convention in Texas

Just a few days after a lone teenage gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and killed 19 children and two teachers, the National Rifle Association will proceed with opening its annual convention on Friday in Houston. This comes just days after the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. On Friday, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott planned to make a personal appearance at the conference to give an in-person message; however, he has decided not to make the presentation and instead fly to Uvalde. However, former President of the United States Donald Trump is still set to give a speech at the three-day event that the gun rights lobbying organisation is hosting. The police in Texas are being grilled on their actions, and the amount of time it took them to rush to t...

Why won’t Bangladesh be like Sri Lanka and Pakistan?

Mehjabin Bhanu

Sri Lanka, a South Asian island country, is confronted with the prospect of experiencing the worst economic slump in its history. Sri Lanka's economy has come to a grinding halt. In addition, the amenities for the general public are being closed. As a result of political and administrative issues, Sri Lanka is going through a challenging period.

Corona vaccine approved for use in Russia

A locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been given regulatory approval in Russia after less than two months of testing on humans. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the vaccine had passed all the required checks, adding that his daughter had already been given it, reports BBC. Officials have said they plan to start mass vaccination in October. Experts have raised concerns about the speed of Russia’s work, suggesting that researchers might be cutting corners. Amid fears that safety could have been compromised, the World Health Organization (WHO) urged Russia last week to follow international guidelines for producing a vaccine against Covid-19. [caption id="attachment_27822" align="alignright" width="660"]

US likely to postpone auto tariff decision

The Trump administration plans to issue a deferral this week on its decision about whether to impose additional tariffs on imported cars, two industry sources told AFP Tuesday. The delay could last up to another six months, the sources said, with the announcement expected Wednesday or later. President Donald Trump “doesn’t have to make this decision tomorrow,” one of the sources said. trumpThe Trump administration has been threatening since last year to impose tariffs of perhaps 25 percent on auto imports to defend the US ...

Iran to hold talks if US lifts ban

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani delivers speech at a conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on June 15, 2019. — Reuters file photo Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Sunday. IranUS president Donald Trump’s administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more far-reaching agreement on nuclear and...

62 killed in protests of US embassy in Jerusalem

Palestinians followed through with their vow to protest massively along the Gaza border Monday with tens of thousands demonstrating and 62 killed by Israeli fire as clashes erupted over the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem. The death toll made it the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war, reports AFP. The 41, including a 14-year-old, were shot dead by Israeli forces as clashes broke out at five points along the Gaza border hours before the opening of the embassy. Mideast