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This is Kyrgyzstan's first cricket farmIt is home to around one tonne of cricketsLocation: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CRICKET FARM OWNER, ADYL GARAPOV, SAYING:"Our main business is producing cricket flour with high protein content. Our flour contains no less than 70% of protein and many micro and macro elements."Garapov hopes to cash in on demand in China next doorHe was inspired by online articles about breeding cricketsThrough trial and error he has built his farm from scratch(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CRICKET FARM OWNER, ADYL GARAPOV, SAYING:"Over half a year, there were three cases where we lost a whole generation overnight. And we don't have any experts in this field around. We have people who want to help us but they don't know how to do it."But to export shipments he needs at least five tonnes of the bugsIn the meantime he sells the deep-fried insects as snacks
Police say they have found the weapon used in the alleged murder of a young Queensland mother at a coastal town in northern Tasmania.Gabrielle Marshall's body was found at a friend's home in Ulverstone in the early hours of Tuesday.
Queensland schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer likely died as a result of choking or asphyxiation in a deliberate act by her foster father, a coroner has found.Convicted sex offender Rick Thorburn told the inquest into Tiahleigh's death he accidentally suffocated his foster daughter, but this was rejected by Deputy State Coroner Jane Bentley.
Japanese government bond (JGB) yields slid on Friday, tracking an overnight retreat in U.S. Treasury yields, while the Bank of Japan announced an extension of its pandemic-relief programme. The 10-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis points to 0.055%, while the 20-year JGB yield declined 1.5 basis points to 0.430%. The 30-year JGB yield sank 1 basis point to 0.675% and the 40-year JGB yield dropped 1.5 basis point to 0.730%.
Mitchell Pearce has missed more than two months but Adam O'Brien believes the star halfback can spur Newcastle to the NRL finals with a hot run of form.Pearce is set for his return against the Warriors after missing 10 weeks with a pectoral injury he suffered back in round four.
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Hunters shot and killed a brown bear in northern Japan on Friday after it rampaged through a city, injuring four people including a soldier and lumbering across busy roads.
(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. plans to add four new data centers within China by early 2022 in a wider effort to expand its service capacity across Asia, according to people familiar with its strategy who asked not to be named as its details are not public.Microsoft’s expansion in China is among the fastest for the company on the continent and in March it announced plans to expand its data center network with a greater presence in the northern region around Beijing. The Redmond, Washington-base
The Pacific island nation shut its borders and used tough lockdown measures to become one of the few countries to have virtually eliminated COVID-19 in the community, but the government is facing criticism for a slow rollout of vaccines."For me, I never wanted to be amongst the first, for me we needed to get those front line workers but I also need to be a role model and this demonstrates that it's safe, that it's effective and that it's really important that everyone is vaccinated when they have their opportunity...," she said after receiving the vaccine shot.About 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine has so far been administered in New Zealand. The country's medical authorities are yet to approve the use of any other vaccine, including AstraZeneca.
Japanese corporate giants are joining the nation's COVID-19 vaccination effort ahead of the Olympic Games as the government struggles to meet its inoculation targets amid fears of a resurgence of infections. Thousands of corporations from Toyota Motor Corp to telecom and investing outfit SoftBank Group Corp are setting up clinics in a massive private-sector vaccination drive which will begin in earnest on Monday. The campaign, launched with the government's backing, takes added urgency with the start of the Tokyo Olympics just over a month away and fears that the influx of visitors could cause a resurgence in infections.
After months cooped up in coronavirus-hit Manila, Tanya Mariano fled the Philippine capital to work from the beach, joining a growing number of digital nomads helping a devastated tourism industry stay afloat.
Terry Gou, the billionaire founder of Taiwan's Foxconn, sought government permission on Friday to negotiate with a Chinese firm to source supplies of BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccines and alleviate a shortage of doses. Taiwan's own deal with BioNTech fell through this year, with the government blaming it on pressure from Beijing. China has denied the accusation, saying Taiwan is free to obtain the vaccines through Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd, which has a contract with BioNTech to sell the vaccines in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
A tearful Neymar inspired hosts Brazil to become the first side to qualify for the Copa America knock-out stages following a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
England can join Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands in the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Friday if the Three Lions get the better of neighbours Scotland in a grudge match at Wembley.
Concerned promoter Dean Lonergan is pleading with Paul Gallen not to re-enter the ring for a return bout with Justis Huni, fearing the Australian heavyweight champion could seriously hurt the ageing sports star.Huni broke one of Gallen's ribs during his 10-round battering of the 39-year-old on Wednesday night and Lonergan worries about an even more brutal pounding if the pair have a rematch.
Chinese police have detained eight suspects over a gas blast that killed 25 people and reduced several buildings to rubble in the central city of Shiyan, authorities said Friday.
Carlton coach David Teague says axed veteran Marc Murphy will not be gifted matches just so he can become only the sixth player in the AFL club's storied history to reach 300 games.Murphy, a former Blues captain, was dropped for the second time this season as Carlton prepare to tackle GWS at Giants Stadium on Saturday.
US actor Frank Bonner, who played a brash salesman with an affection for polyester plaid suits on the TV comedy WKRP In Cincinnati, has died at 79.Bonner died on Wednesday from complications of Lewy body dementia, said his daughter, Desiree Boers-Kort.
(Bloomberg) -- Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s dream run up the global wealth rankings is faltering after a media report raising questions about some offshore investors triggered a rout in his conglomerate’s six listed stocks.The 58-year-old tycoon has lost more money this week through Thursday than anyone else in the world, with his personal fortune tumbling by about $13.2 billion to $63.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Just days ago, he was closing the gap with Mukes
The Aussie comedian went from drab to fab thanks to a MCoBeauty bargain makeover from drag queen Courtney Act. Watch it here.