About 17 per cent of all food for human consumption was thrown away in 2019, according to a UN report.Homes, restaurants, stores and other food providers discarded 931 million tonnes of food, according to the report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Thursday.
Title holder Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week's Dubai Tennis Championships with a lower back complaint.3, who also pulled out of this week's Qatar Open in Doha, has not played a competitive match since losing in straight sets to Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarter-finals last month.
At least 19 Myanmar police have crossed into India to escape taking orders from a military junta that is trying to suppress protests against last month's coup, an Indian police official says, adding that more are expected.The men have crossed into Champhai and Serchhip, two districts in the northeastern state of Mizoram that share a porous border with Myanmar, the official said, declining to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue.
This month's World Cup qualifiers in South America are in serious doubt, with European clubs unlikely to release their players to travel amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine restrictions.World soccer's governing body FIFA has relaxed its normal rules about player-release for internationals because of the pandemic and worries about the impact of long-distance travel to areas with high case-rates.
Opening batsman Dean Elgar will captain South Africa in Tests and Temba Bavuma in white-ball cricket after a shake-up of the leadership positions within the team.Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock had led South Africa across all three formats recently, and although he had been expected to hand over the Test captaincy, his replacement by Bavuma in the limited overs formats is a surprise.
Security forces in Myanmar have cracked down on demonstrations again - using tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds - even as anti-coup protesters turned out to remember the dead from the previous day of clashes.People gathered across the country on Thursday to pay respect to those killed, placing flowers in their memory and singing pro-democracy songs.
1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the east of New Zealand's North Island, prompting a tsunami warning."People near the coast who felt a long or strong earthquake.
England star Ben Stokes has played down what appeared to be feisty exchange of words between himself and the India captain Virat Kohli on the opening day of the fourth Test.The pair had what looked like a combative exchange on the pitch in Ahmedabad on Thursday when Stokes was batting.
A Hong Kong court has granted bail to 15 of 47 democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion as the case draws widespread criticism that China is using a security law to crush the city's opposition.Well-known activists including Lester Shum, who served as deputy secretary for the Hong Kong Federation of Students, Jimmy Sham and veteran activist Leung Kwok-hung are among the 32 denied bail.
The Illawarra Hawks have roared home in the fourth quarter to defeat Adelaide 36ers 98-89 in the NBL Cup.Both teams entered Thursday's clash at Melbourne's State Basketball Centre in dire need of a win having lost five of their past seven outings.
Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Myanmar for the funeral of a 19-year-old protester shot and killed at a demonstration against military rule.Angel, also known as Kyal Sin, was shot in the head and killed in the city of Mandalay on Wednesday while wearing a shirt bearing the message "Everything will be OK".
The potential offensive impact of the AFL's contentious new 'stand' rule was laid bare as St Kilda and Carlton produced a fast-paced shootout in the opening match of the AFL pre-season series.The teams combined for 13 goals in a blistering first quarter under the roof at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night as the ball often pinged from end to end at rapid speed.
Kevin Walters' assertion that Brisbane do not have an issue with off-field behaviour has taken a further knock with the news that teenager Tesi Niu will face court on a serious driving charge.The Broncos released a statement on Thursday evening saying they have informed the NRL's integrity unit Niu will appear in court on Friday charged with unlicensed driving.
Europe's medicines regulator has started an ongoing review of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia's Gamaleya Institute for possible approval in the region, in a major sign of confidence in the shot.The human medicines committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will review data from ongoing trials of the vaccine until there is enough clinical data for approval, the regulator said on Thursday.
Nepal's government has signed a peace agreement with a small communist rebel group widely feared because they were known for violent attacks, extortion and bombings.The government on Thursday agreed to lift a ban on the group, release all their party members and supporters in jail and drop all legal cases against them, while the group agreed to give up all violence and resolve any issues through peaceful dialogue, the government said in a statement after peace talks.
David Warner returned with a bang as New South Wales posted a comfortable six-wicket win over South Australia to maintain their unbeaten start to the domestic one-day series.After overcoming a groin injury that ruined his international summer, Warner top-scored for the visitors with 87 at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.
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Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 deaths could have been avoided if the obesity epidemic had been tackled, the World Obesity Federation says.Obesity has been linked to a higher risk of severe COVID-19 and death from the disease, and a World Obesity Federation report claims that about nine in 10 COVID-19 deaths have occurred in countries with high obesity rates.
Three young children perished in a house fire over the weekend, devastating the family and local community.
Veteran Nate Jawai has turned back the clock to inspire Cairns Taipans to a tight 96-92 victory over Sydney Kings in the NBL Cup.Jawai finished with 22 points at Melbourne's State Basketball Centre on Thursday, the 34-year-old collecting his highest score in more than four years to help the Taipans snap a three-game losing streak.