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One in seven babies born too small, study says

One in seven babies born too small, study says

Health
May 17 (UPI) -- About one in seven babies globally came into the world at low birth weight, a new study says. More than 20 million newborns weighed less than 5.5 pounds in 2015, and many of them were born in middle- and low-income countries, according to research published Wednesday in The Lancet Global Health. "National governments are doing too little to reduce low birth weight," said Hannah Blencowe, a professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and study lead author, in a news release. "To meet the global nutrition target of a 30 percent reduction by 2025 will require more than doubling the pace of progress." For the study, the researchers looked at 281 million births from 148 countries, excluding India and other countries due to a lack of data. The largest conc...
England in West Indies: Dismal tourists lose by seven wickets as series drawn 2-2

England in West Indies: Dismal tourists lose by seven wickets as series drawn 2-2

Sports
Fifth one-day international, Daren Sammy Stadium, St LuciaEngland 113 (28.1 overs): Thomas 5-21West Indies 115-3 (12.1 overs): Gayle 77West Indies win by seven wickets; series drawn 2-2ScorecardWest Indies dismissed a dismal England for just 113 to set up a seven-wicket thrashing in the final one-day international and draw the series 2-2.On a bouncy pitch in St Lucia, eight England batsmen fell to short-pitched balls, with Oshane Thomas taking 5-21.They lost their last five wickets for two runs in collapsing to their lowest ever 50-over total against West Indies. In reply, Chris Gayle smashed 77 off 27 balls in his final home ODI before retirement to secure an emphatic win.With the third of t...

BAFTAs 2019: Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman share kiss as The Favourite wins seven gongs

Entertainment
Weisz, 48, appeared overjoyed after receiving the award for her role in the 18th century period drama at the BAFTAs ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday.Coleman, who stars as Britain's Queen Anne in the film, seemed ecstatic about her friend’s prize as she gave her a peck on the cheek and congratulated her.The 45-year-old won Leading Actress later in the evening.The Favorite, which is about Queen Anne and the two women vying for her affections, scooped the first category of the night by taking the outstanding British film prize.Weisz said she needed no preparation to kiss Colman during filming for The Favourite because she is "gorgeous".Director Yorgos Lanthimos picked up the prize for Outstanding British film. The movie also won Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Produ...
Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

Technology
US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. American officials are attempting to prevent Meng Wanzhou from being bailed from a Canadian court after she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014.It is alleged the 46-year-old used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions.She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same.Meng was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and appeared in one of the city's courts on Friday, where prosecutor John Gibb-Carsley asked the judge to deny her application for bail.He said that the dau...
Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Science
Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change - aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement.The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord's goal of limiting global warming to "well below 2C above pre-industrial levels" is in danger because major economies, including the US and the EU, are falling short of their pledges.But scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the leading international body on global warming - last month argued the 2C Paris pledge didn't go far enough. The global average temperature rise actually needed to be kept below 1.5C, they said.So how warm has the world got and what can we do about it?1. The world has been getting hotter each yearThe world is now nea...