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City of Seoul plans to ban Uber

Seoul - On Monday Uber, a transportation network company that allows people to connect with rides via an app, found itself banned in the capital of South Korea, Seoul.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

NBA announces Clippers owner Sterling banned for life

Today, the National Basketball Association banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from basketball for life and fined him $2.5 million for racist remarks attributed to him in recordings posted online.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Shehzad ton powers Pakistan to 190-5 vs Bangladesh in World T20

Dhaka - Opener Ahmed Shehzad smashed an unbeaten 111 off 62 balls to lift Pakistan to a commanding 190-5 against Bangladesh in the Super-10 match of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

India enter World Twenty20 semi-finals

Dhaka - India roared into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 with a eight-wicket demolition of hosts Bangladesh in a Super-10 group two match in Dhaka on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Smoking ban reduces pre-term births, childhood asthma

Paris - Bans on smoking in public and the workplace led to a 10 percent drop in premature births and in emergency asthma treatment for children, researchers said Friday.The evidence, based on the records of more than two million children, comes from 11 publish...
In the Media by AFP

Turkey tries to ban Twitter

Some 1.2 million tweets have been sent in Turkey, despite the Turkish government attempting to ban the micro-blogging site.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

UN chief tells Putin he is 'deeply concerned' over Ukraine

Moscow - UN chief Ban Ki-moon told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that he was deeply concerned over the crisis in Ukraine, which saw Moscow absorb the ex-Soviet country's peninsula of Crimea into Russian territory."As the secretary general of the ...
In the Media by AFP

Griffin shows no restraint on Asian Tour return

Australian Matthew Griffin moved into contention with an opening round three-under-par 68 at the Solaire Open on Thursday, his first event on the Asian Tour since overturning a suspension imposed by the circuit for playing on a rival tour. ...
In the Media by Reuters

Sun Pharma shares slide after US import ban

New Delhi - Shares in Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceuticals sank more than six percent Thursday after US regulators banned the import of some of its products, dealing a fresh blow to the nation's troubled generics market.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an...
In the Media by AFP

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh, gear up for Asia Cup final

Dhaka - Sri Lanka fought hard to beat hosts Bangladesh by three wickets in the last league match of the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Thursday, gearing up for the final with an all-win record.
In the Media by AFP

Sri Lankan bowlers restrict Bangladesh to 204-9

Dhaka - Sri Lanka bowled a tight line and length to restrict Bangladesh to a modest 204-9 in their last league match of the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Thursday.Spinners Ashan Priyanjan (2-11) and Ajantha Mendis (2-55) put the brakes on after Bangladesh won the toss ...
In the Media by AFP

US bans commercial ivory trade

Washington - The United States banned the domestic trade of elephant ivory as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.The White House administrative action prohibits all commercial imports of African elephant i...
In the Media by AFP

Sangakkara hits another ton as Sri Lanka eye win

Chittagong - Kumar Sangakkara became the second batsman in history to score a triple-century and a hundred in the same match as Sri Lanka pressed for victory in the second Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

China lifts ban on video games

The Chinese government have decided to lift the ban on foreign games consoles that was introduced in the country 14 years ago.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 1 comment

Spain plans to ban e-cigarettes in public places (updated)

Madrid - It seems that those who switched to electronic cigarettes to avoid having to go outside to smoke will now have to do the same with their e-cigarettes. Spain's Ministry of Health wishes to apply similar legislation as with tobacco products.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Angola reportedly bans Islam

According to several reports, the African nation of Angola has declared Islam illegal, and has ordered mosques throughout the country be closed and demolished.
In the Media by Saunon Malek - 15 comments

Call for ban of mobile phone use in cars

London - The charity group Brake are calling for a ban on hands-free mobile phones for drivers in the UK. The charity is asking for a total ban of mobile phone use in cars.
In the Media by Mark Harradine - 3 comments

Catalonia, Spain launches bid to ban animals in circus shows

Barcelona - On Tuesday this week, two years after the animal-loving region of Catalonia in Spain banned bullfighting, they are now lobbying to ban the use of animals in circus shows.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Bullwatch: Pamela Anderson speaks out on bullfighting in Spain

Madrid - Joining forces with animal rights campaigners who want the brutal sport banned, Baywatch's Pamela Anderson has sent a letter to Spain's politicians telling them to stop subsidizing the "cruel pastime."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Russia's anti-gay adoption laws affect Canadian couple

Halifax - The only thing Pam and Adam Webber want more than the child they were excitedly awaiting, is a change in Russia’s international adoption laws.
In the Media by Kavelle Christie

Egyptian court bans Muslim Brotherhood from all activities

Egyptian authorities toughened their crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood today, when a court ordered all activities of the movement to be banned.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 1 comment

French Senate votes to ban 'Mini Miss' beauty pageants

Paris - On Wednesday, the French upper house of Parliament approved a proposal which bans beauty pageants for girls younger than 16.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

France to discontinue three-strikes Internet piracy ban policy

Internet piracy and file sharing is on the rise. While each government struggles to combat such an ordeal, France is easing up on their Internet piracy policy.
In the Media by Milton Este

One in five Brits want to ban Google Glass

There are already privacy concerns about Google Glass, and it has yet become available to the public, but in a new UK survey one in five Brits want Google Glass banned altogether.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Starbucks bans smoking within 25 feet of its 7,000 stores

Beginning June 1, Starbucks will implement a smoking ban of 25 feet around their stores in the U.S. and Canada. This ban won't affect major metropolitan areas where smoking is already banned in public spaces.
In the Media by Ashley Woods - 9 comments

Move to ban glass in pubs in Scottish Highlands sparks outrage

A new plan to ban pint glasses at Scottish Highlands pubs is sparking outrage among bars owners and bar patrons, who are calling the act a "nanny -state" act.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Transgender woman banned from grocery store over bathroom use

A transgender woman has been cited for trespassing and banned from an Idaho grocery store for a year after using the woman's bathroom, police said on Friday.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 8 comments

Strip clubs, movie theaters and casinos may ban Google Glass

Google Glass will not be receiving a warm reception in places such as strip clubs, casinos, and movies theaters, as well as other places that do not allow photos to be taken.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 4 comments

Alaskan town considers banning public defecation

Bethel - A rural Alaskan town, Bethel, is considering whether to borrow from state law and make it against the law for people to urinate or defecate in public.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Sweden's ban on 'flammable' USB charger cables

In Sweden, five types of USB chargers had been recalled and ten overall had sales halted over concerns regarding the cables starting fires and causing electric shock. Most of the cables were knockoffs of Samsung and Apple brands.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast
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