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© ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves after appearing in a court in Lahore, Pakistan. Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, has left the country and is traveling to London for medical treatment. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)
Ants in a formicarium devour a live worm at the "Just Ants" shop in Singapore September 13, 2020. Picture taken September 13, 2020. REUTERS/Joseph Campbell
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) speaks to his family members, using a robot named 'Mitra' at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, September 15, 2020. Picture taken September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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© Provided by Associated Press The stands around the Central Court of the Foro Italico are empty during a match between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Italy's Salvatore Caruso, at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The tournament at the Foro Italico was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and is being played without fans in attendance. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)
© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, trainees work at Snowtex garment factory in Dhamrai, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. After months of decline in exports of its garment products, Bangladesh’s economy is showing signs of recovery. The Asian Development Bank in a new report said Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the country's economy's comeback was encouraging and it is expected to grow by 6.8 percent in the current fiscal year ending in June if this recovery sustains. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)
There’s been lots to try in the last 10 years (Picture: Getty)

The biggest food and drink trends of the last decade

January 1 (Metro) - The food and drink scene has changed a lot in the last decade. Yes, we’ve seen plenty of delicious new products, been introduced to more unusual cuisines and everything has got a bit more convenient, but we’re also more concerned about how our food looks for Instagram and where it comes from. With 2020 about to...

Singapore will force drink companies to put labels on their products ranking their sugar content, and the worst offenders will be banned from advertising. Pic - Shutterstock / Vintage Tone

Singapore to become first country to ban ads for sugary drinks

October 13 (AFP) - Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban ads for the most unhealthy sugary drinks in its latest move to combat rising diabetes rates, the health ministry said on Thursday. Products deemed "less healthy" must now display labels grading their nutritional and sugar content, with those considered to be most unhealthy banned from...

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21kg Balapur Ganesh laddu sold for Rs 17.6 lakh in auction.

September 13 (India Today) - The Balapur Ganesh laddu was auctioned for Rs 17.6 lakh on Thursday in Hyderabad as Kolanu Ram Reddy - a local resident - emerged as the successful bidder, say reports. Around 19 people participated in the auction that was held ahead of the Ganesh idol immersion. For the gold-coated laddu that weighs 21kg, Reddy quoted...

The average person could be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic every week from water alone

You may be eating a credit card’s worth of plastic each week

June 17 (Reuters) - Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday. The study by Australia’s University of Newcastle said the largest source of plastic ingestion was drinking water, but another major source was shellfish,...

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