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UK sees more food waste as restrictions ease

GLOBAL COVID-19 TODAY

CORONAVIRUS CASES: 16,899,588

DEATHS: 663,540

RECOVERED: 10,462,813

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UK sees 30% more food waste as restrictions ease

The Guardian says household food waste in the UK has increased by nearly a third as coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been eased and could spiral further, new research has warned. 

The government’s waste advisory body, Wrap, said self-reported food waste was up by 30%, reversing progress made at the start of the pandemic as consumers threw away less food while confined to their homes.

Read the full story on The Guardian

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Trump sticks with discredited coronavirus treatment 

BBC News says President Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials.

He argued the malaria medication was only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he had suggested it.

His remarks come after Twitter banned his eldest son for posting a clip touting hydroxychloroquine.

Read the full story on BBC News

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Five US states report one-day records for Covid-19 deaths

France24 says five US states in the South and West reported one-day records for coronavirus deaths on Tuesday and cases in Texas passed the 400,000 as California health officials said Latinos made up more than half its cases.

Arkansas, Florida, Montana and Oregon all recorded spikes in death. In California, deaths rose by 171, the state’s largest increase. More than 1,200 people in the US died on Tuesday, the biggest one-day increase since May.

Read the full story on France24

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Lights, Camera, masks off, action: Bollywood back in business after lockdown

Arab News says after more than five months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bollywood is back in business.

The Indian movie industry is rolling again with several filmmakers shooting for a slew of big releases next year. The first major production house to bell the cat has been Excel Entertainment, which has begun filming comedy “Hello Charlie” and gangster drama “Dongri To Dubai” amid strict anti-virus guidelines issued by the Maharashtra government.

Read the full story on Arab News

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Kenya extends coronavirus curfew, restricts alcohol sales

Aljazeera says Kenya has extended a nightly curfew and banned alcohol sales in restaurants as part of a bid to halt a steep rise in coronavirus cases.

In a televised address to the nation on Monday, Kenyatta said a countrywide curfew from 9 pm to 4 am will remain in place for another 30 days and that “there shall be no sale of alcoholic beverages or drinks in eateries and restaurants” over the same period.

Read the full story on Aljazeera

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Fears grow over complacency as Japan sees nationwide coronavirus spike 

Japan Times says the recent nationwide surge in coronavirus infections is raising questions over whether Japan will reimpose a state of emergency, with the central government’s seemingly wait-and-see attitude prompting some medical experts to warn about a growing burden on the nation’s health care system while pushing for a longer-term approach.

With 239 new infections in Tokyo on Sunday, the capital surpassed the 200 mark for the sixth straight day. A day earlier, there were 803 new cases reported nationwide, pushing the country’s cumulative total over 30,000. 

Read the full story on Japan Times 

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ARTS & ENTS

Amber Heard is a ‘compulsive liar’ and ‘unreliable,’ Johnny Depp libel trial told

Sky News says Amber Heard is a “compulsive liar” and a “wholly unreliable witness” who has changed her story and swapped key dates in a bid to manipulate the case, Johnny Depp’s lawyers have argued at the High Court.

In the final day of speeches and submissions, Depp’s barrister David Sherborne told the court that Heard’s “lack of” credibility was key to the case, drawing on several examples – including the unexpected introduction of Kate Moss into the case

Read the full story on Sky News

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SPORT

I’m bowling as well as ever and I don’t feel like the old outcast – Broad

BBC Sport says Stuart Broad says he is bowling “as well as ever” after he took his 500th Test wicket as England wrapped up a series victory against West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford.

Broad, 34, who was not selected for the first Test of the series, which West Indies won, has played a key role in England’s 2-1 Wisden Trophy success.

“I’ve done some technical work and changed my run-up in the last 18 months and I think I am feeling the benefits and getting the rewards for that,” said Broad.

Read the full story on BBC Sport

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