The Holiday brothers have created history by becoming the first set of three brothers to play in the same NBA game.

Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Justin and Aaron Holiday and the Indiana Pacers 120-98 at the Smoothie King Center last week. Due to the age difference between the brothers — Justin is 30, while Aaron is 23 — the three have never played in the same game before, even as children. 

The brothers made NBA history in the first quarter, too, becoming the first family trio to ever play in the same game.

The three brothers, who went to the same high school in the Los Angeles area, all found their way to the NBA.

Jrue is now in his 11th season in the league. Justin has bounced around more, having played for seven different teams over seven seasons. While Aaron is in just his second season in the league, and averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 rebounds mainly off the bench in Indiana.

For the record, New Orleans were too strong – cruising to a 22-point win.

Parts of East Africa have been hit by huge swarms of locusts.

The countries of Ethiopia and Somalia are dealing with the worst locust swarms they’ve seen in 25 years.

The United Nations (UN) has called for international help to tackle the locust invasions which are destroying millions of crops, threatening a food crisis. The crops are important sources of food for many in the countries affected.

Why are locusts such a threat?

The main concern is due to the rate at which the insects eat crops.

Locusts can travel up to 150 kilometres in 24 hours and an adult insect eats its own body weight in food each day.

Scientist say that a locust swarm the size of Paris can eat as much food as half the population of France in just one day.

It fears the numbers of the insects could multiply 500 times by June.

A new study has found that New Zealand households throw out 1.7 billion plastic containers each year.

Most of the containers are thrown out in their rubbish and recycling bins.

The research was carried out by the Waste Management Institute. They also found that almost 40% of plastic bottles and containers that could be recycled actually ended up in landfills.

The company looked at the recycling and rubbish bins of more than 850 households from eight locations around the country were audited for the research.

It found that 97 million plastic drink and milk bottles are put in rubbish bins, instead of recycling bins.

The most common item being disposed of in either recycling or rubbish bins was single-use drink bottles – 188 per household per year.

WasteMINZ said New Zealand was the first country in the world to have such an in-depth understanding of its kerbside recycling of plastic.