Tokyo fears losing a part of its soul as world’s biggest fish market moves

The shouts of shopkeepers beckoning customers mingle with tourist chatter in a host of languages. Soon, though, much of the market will fall silent. In October the core of its business – the hundreds of wholesalers that provide seafood, meat, fruit and veg to restaurants and shops across Japan – will move two kilometres east […]

Brazil detains man accused of being Amazon’s biggest deforester

The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources said Ezequiel Antônio Castanha, who was detained on Saturday in the state of Pará, operated a network that illegally seized federal lands, clear-cut them and sold them to cattle grazers.

U.S. Gave Millions to Help Vulnerable in Greece Amid COVID-19, yet Biggest Refugee Camp Saw Little Support: Aid Workers

A quarantine had been enforced at Moria, causing unrest among those living there, while aid workers on the ground were left frustrated by the fact that local authorities had forced them to shut down a coronavirus clinic ready to provide care just before the new outbreak was identified.

World’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in four decades, World Wildlife Fund says

“We are destroying rainforests to convert the land to cropland to feed a growing planet and the growing demand for food, in general, and animal protein, in particular,” Shaw said. “In the process of deforestation and forest fragmentation for food production, we are opening up more and more tropical forests to the poaching of its […]

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

The International Air Transport Association warned of severe capacity constraints that could hamper efforts to get a vaccine out quickly around the globe. While drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and get it approved by regulators, the international aviation group is working with airlines, airports, health bodies and pharmaceutical firms to draft an airlift […]

Wealth Report: London, Not New York, Is World’s Greatest City

Stephen Bayley, cultural critic and Londoner, said the fresh, foreign impetus had left London unrivaled. “Baalbek, Palmyra, Pompeii, Rome, Liverpool. New York can now be added to that melancholy list of lustrous metropolises gone dull,” he said. “My son often goes to what he calls New York, but he means Brooklyn. Williamsburg means to him […]

Global coronavirus report: WHO sees record daily rise in cases around world

US president Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday, despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated close together and many did not wear masks.Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge […]

In Madhya Pradesh, sportspersons scramble to get back on track

Lost flexibilityAnxiety usually gripped riders around the evening, the usual practice timing, during the lockdown, said Umar Ali, 16. Whereas Faraz Khan, 29, felt the reopening gave way to a conflict between riders and horses. “The animals are irritable now as they can’t bear the same stress as before, and have lost flexibility,” he said. […]

India’s Biggest Mall To Come Up In Kochi

The business capital of Kerala, Kochi will soon have an international landmark in the form of the biggest shopping mall to further boost the business and lifestyle growth taking place down south. The “Lulu International Shopping Mall” has announced the launch of its shopping mall, which according to the company, will be the biggest in […]

This Woman Surfed the Biggest Wave of the Year

It’s a moment we don’t often see in sports: a woman beating a man. But that’s exactly what was announced Thursday, when the World Surf League reported that the Brazilian big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira set a new world record. The 73.5-foot wave she surfed on February 11 in Nazaré, Portugal, was the largest wave surfed […]