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Bangladesh may end general holiday to prevent COVID-19 spread soon 

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Dhaka/IBNS: The Bangladesh government is likely to end the ongoing nationwide general holiday to prevent spread of COVID-19 and allow  all offices and businesses to resume operation on June 1, media reports said.
Pakistan: Christian woman Asia Bibi's brother-in-law killed 
Sheikhupura/IBNS: Brother-in-law of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who was convicted of blasphemy by a Pakistani court, was killed in the country's Sheikhupura city on Monday, media reports said.
Pakistani forces see Coronavirus as more suitable opportunity to whisk away people in Balo...
Paris: Speakers like prominent human rights activists from Balochistan and western analysts have accused Pakistan Army of being responsible for enforced disappearances, torture and killing of intellectuals, students and political activists in the country's resource-rich province in a recent virtual conference by a Paris-based rights group of the Baloch.
'Europe must protect dissident journalists fleeing Pakistan to seek refuge'
The death of a Pakistani journalist in Sweden has raised concerns that these scribes, who have fled Pakistan over safety issues, are now being targeted by their own country in European nations.
Sudden increase in corona cases is deeply unsettling: Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad/IBNS: PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has said if a strategy was in place at the time of the imposition of lockdown or when the decision was taken to lift it then the number of Coronavirus cases in the country would not have increased at a rapid speed.
Kabul urges Taliban to extend 3-day ceasefire to facilitate prisoner release
Kabul/Sputnik/UNI:  The Afghan government urges the Taliban to extend the ceasefire announced on occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday to facilitate the mutual prisoner release, the National Security Council spokesman said on Tuesday.
Bangladesh: 21 COVID-19 deaths registered
Dhaka/IBNS: Bangladesh has witnessed the deaths of 21 people due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the toll to 522, media reports said.
Cyclone Amphan’s trail of destruction in Bangladesh and India; UN concerned
UN humanitarians and partners are working hard to assist the people of Bangladesh and India suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which made landfall on Wednesday, wreaking havoc, causing high tidal surges, flooding and embankments to collapse. 
Century-old Christian graveyard destroyed, houses demolished in Pakistan's Punjab
Islamabad/IBNS: In a fresh episode of violence against the minority community in Pakistan, houses and a graveyard belonging to the Christian community in Khanewal district of Punjab province in Pakistan were desecrated and grabbed by a member of Prime Minister Imran Khan's Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), according to an ANI report.
China reports three new cases of coronavirus, no new fatalities
Beijing/UNI: Chinese health authority on Sunday informed that it received reports of three new confirmed COVID-19 cases since Saturday, of which two were imported.
Eid in Afghanistan: Taliban announces three-day ceasefire
Kabul/IBNS: Marking the Eid celebrations, the Taliban on Saturday declared a three-day ceasefire with the Afghanistan government.
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