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New hope for Star Wars on Disney Plus in ‘The Mandalorian’

Actor Pedro Pascal hadn’t either when he started talking to Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni about an ambitious new “Star Wars” series that would become a marquee offering for the Walt Disney Co.’s new streaming service, Disney Plus, which launches Nov. 12. But Pascal, known for playing Oberyn Martell on “Game of Thrones,” knew that this Mandalorian character looked a ... Read More »

Facilitate access to new biologic drugs, update guidelines

A total of 35 civil society organizations and eight concerned individuals of the world have urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) to update the guidelines for facilitating access to new biologic medicines. They have made the call in a joint letter addressed to Prof. Cichutek, Chairperson, Expert Committee on Biologic Standardization, World Health Organisation. Read More »

361 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours

A total of 361 people were hospitalised across the country with dengue in the last 24 hours till 8am on Thursday. Of them, 100 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and 261 in other parts of the country, said the Directorate General of Health Services. Currently, 1,419 dengue patients, including 505 in the capital, are being treated at hospitals, it ... Read More »

2 die of dengue; 750 new patients hospitalised in 24 hours

Two persons reportedly died of dengue in Chattogram and Barishal as the government said 750 new patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Thursday morning. The victims were identified as Doume Ching Marma, 27, and Suraiya, 14. Doume Ching was admitted to Ruma Upazila Health Complex on September 10 with fever and was later diagnosed with dengue, said Bandarban Civil ... Read More »

New genetic links to same-sex sexuality found in huge study

The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay. The genome-wide research on DNA from nearly half a million U.S. and U.K. adults identified five genetic variants not previously linked with gay or lesbian sexuality. The variants were ... Read More »

1299 new dengue patients admitted, four died on Tuesday

Dhaka, Aug 27 – Four more patients died of dengue mosquito-borne disease in Dhaka, Rangpur and Jhenaidah on Tuesday. Hospitals across the country admitted a large number of dengue patients on the day. A total of 1,299 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the last 24 hours across the country. Read More »

New IPCC land report – contentious issues raised, resolved

Delhi, 21 August (Indrajit Bose) — Several contentious issues arose prior to the adoption of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land. The SPM was adopted in Geneva, Switzerland, on 7 August, after a hectic week of negotiations on a line-by-line basis, between authors of the ... Read More »

Facebook rolls out new privacy settings for groups

Facebook is homing in on Facebook groups to help crack down on harmful content on the platform. In a tandem of blog posts this week, Facebook detailed two major changes to its user-created groups feature — one of which will simplify privacy settings across the platform. According to the company, groups will now have just two privacy settings, public or ... Read More »

Disney to reboot ‘Home Alone’ for new TV streaming service

Disney is rebooting “Home Alone” and “Night at the Museum” for its new TV streaming service, which launches in the US in November and is intended to rival Netflix. The beloved and high-grossing film franchises were acquired by Disney during its takeover of 21st Century Fox. Chief executive Bob Iger said Disney was “focused on leveraging Fox’s vast library of ... Read More »