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Westminister, MA, considering banning all tobacco products

Westminster - Westminsiter, a town in central Massachusetts, is considering becoming the first town in the U.S. to ban all tobacco products.

Junk food banned in schools in Poland

Lawmakers in Poland decided to ban junk food in schools in an effort to reduce the obesity rates among children. The ban will go into effect next school year.

Convicted murderer sues state over porn being banned in prison

A convicted murderer in Connecticut is suing the state over a ban on porn in prison, saying it violates his constitutional rights.

Court slaps Uber with temporary nationwide ban in Germany

Frankfurt - Uber, a ride-hailing service that allows people to use their smartphones to book rides, has been temporarily banned from operating anywhere in Germany.

California legislature OK's first statewide plastic bag ban Special

Sacramento - California is poised to become the first state to ban the use of plastic grocery bags under a bill approved by the legislature in August.

Hamas resumes rocket fire as 72-hour truce ends

Gaza - Israel resumed air strikes against Palestinian facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to missiles fired by Hamas militants marking the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Kenza Drider with niqab.
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Snowball fighting has been banned in some communities in Belgium.
Snowball fighting has been banned in some communities in Belgium.
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Turkish army officers have been forbidden to watch Games of Thrones  which includes Daenerys Targary...
Turkish army officers have been forbidden to watch Games of Thrones, which includes Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.
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Turkish army officers have been forbidden to watch Games of Thrones  which includes Daenerys Targary...
Turkish army officers have been forbidden to watch Games of Thrones, which includes Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.
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Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
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Food shoppers are already using reusable bags at a Blackwood Foodland market in South Australia on t...
Food shoppers are already using reusable bags at a Blackwood Foodland market in South Australia on the day before a ban on plastic bags went into effect in 2009.
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