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England beat Kazakhstan to maintain perfect start to World Cup qualifying – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device A Fran Kirby-inspired England scored four goals in 12 minutes as they thrashed Kazakhstan to maintain their perfect start to World Cup qualifying.Mel Lawley scored from close range on her full international debut, and substitute Kirby added a second-half penalty with her first touch.The Chelsea forward was involved in both of Nikita Parris' goals, while Izzy Christiansen's tap-in capped an easy night for England in Colchester. England are second in Group 1.After what could be Mo Marley's last game in interim charge, England are one point behind Wales, who beat Bosnia Herzegovina 1-0 on Tuesday and have played one game more.The Lionesses are still yet to concede a goal in the qualifying camp...
Scratchy England beat PNG to make World Cup semi-finals – highlights & report

Scratchy England beat PNG to make World Cup semi-finals – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Rugby League World Cup quarter-finalEngland (14) 36Tries: McGillvary 2, Walmsley, Currie, Watkins 2, Hall Goals: Widdop 4Papua New Guinea (0) 6Try: Lo Goal: MartinEngland beat Papua New Guinea to set up a World Cup semi-final against Tonga despite an error-strewn performance.England built a healthy half-time lead after a double from winger Jermaine McGillvary and Alex Walmsley's score.Ben Currie crossed after the break as Garry Lo got PNG on the board, but two tries from Kallum Watkins and a late try from Ryan Hall sealed the victory.But the winning margin masked a 56% completion rate and an error count of 20 from Wayne Bennett's side.Relive England's quarter-final victoryMcGillvary was one ...
Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

Health
Body dissatisfaction can start as young as six and lead to depression, anxiety and eating issues, MPs will be told.The Youth Select Committee urged the government to recognise the seriousness of body image fears, before young people suffered a long-term impact.It is launching its report into the issue, A Body Confident Future, as part of the annual Parliament Week.One expert said it was now normal for young people "to be unhappy with the way their bodies look".Dr Phillippa Diedrichs, associate professor at the Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, added that body dissatisfaction was the biggest known risk factor for eating disorders such as bulimia. "It is a really important mental health issue, and I don't think it is taken seriously enough," she said.There ar...
U.S. government report blames humans for global climate change

U.S. government report blames humans for global climate change

Science
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Humans are to blame to for global warming, according to the most comprehensive climate change report yet produced by the federal government.The 600-page report is unambiguous and contradicts many of the Trump administration's positions and talking points on climate change.Since taking office, Trump and Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, have downplayed the severity and certainty of global warming."I believe that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said earlier this year. "There's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact."The latest report strikes a different tone."It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th cent...
Global carbon emissions stall for third year straight, according to new report

Global carbon emissions stall for third year straight, according to new report

Science
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- For the third year in a row, global carbon dioxide emissions have stalled, according to the latest report by the European Commission's Joint Research Center and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.According to the latest data, the United States and Russia both decreased their CO2 emissions by 2 percent in 2016. Japan decreased carbon emissions by 1 percent. Europe and China's CO2 emissions both held steady, while India increased carbon emissions by 5 percent. Brazil also decreased CO2 emissions by 6 percent.Most developing economies across Eurasia and Southeast Asia, however, increased carbon emissions.Despite in an uptick in emissions in countries like Pakistan and the Philippines, decreases in emissions in the the largest greenhouse gas-emitting countries ens...