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Dutch ban on burqas in public places takes effect

Den Haag - The Netherlands banned the wearing of a face-covering veil, such as a burqa or niqab, in public buildings and on transport from Thursday as a contentious law on the garment worn by some Muslim women came into force.

EU seals deal to end US beef row

Apo - The EU has sealed a deal to end a long-running row with Washington over US beef imports, a statement said on Friday, with hopes that the agreement can ease transatlantic trade tensions.

Protests as Bangladesh slaps two-month ban on shallow-water fishing

Dhaka - Bangladesh has banned fishing in the Bay of Bengal for the next two months in an effort to replenish stocks, a minister said Tuesday, triggering protests by hundreds of fishermen.

Nepal bans online game PUBG on concerns over children

Kathmandu - Nepal has banned the hugely popular but brutal online game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" over concerns about its impact on children, officials said Friday.

Bangladesh's Mashrafe defends move to politics

Dhaka - Bangladesh cricket superstar Mashrafe Mortaza has defended his decision to enter politics as the "need of the hour" after angering some fans by contesting upcoming elections.

Last straw for McDonald's, Burger King in Mumbai plastic ban

Mumbai - Burger King, McDonald's and Starbucks are among dozens of companies fined for violating a new ban on single-use plastics in India's commercial capital Mumbai, an official said Tuesday.

World Cup fever causes sleepless nights for Bangladesh flagmakers

Chhota Angutia - Flagmakers in Bangladesh are doing a roaring trade weeks ahead of the World Cup, but no-one is interested in the home nation's colours -- the money is all on pennants for Lionel Messi's Argentina and Neymar's Brazil.

Olympics not 'tainted' by Russian doping, says Bach

Pyeongchang - Olympics chief Thomas Bach denied the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had been "tainted" by the Russian doping scandal as officials voted to keep Russia's suspension in place for the closing ceremony on Sunday.

IOC keeps Russia doping ban for Olympic closing ceremony

Pyeongchang - Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony later Sunday after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country's ban for mass doping.

Kenya bans opposition protests as election crisis deepens

Nairobi - Kenya's government on Thursday banned protests in main city centres, citing lawlessness during opposition rallies against the electoral commission ahead of a scheduled presidential poll re-run.

N. Korea says door remains 'open' for US tourists

Seoul - North Korea's doors are still open to US tourists, Pyongyang said Friday, despite Washington banning its citizens from travelling there following the death of a US student who had been jailed in the country.

Bieber not welcome thanks to 'bad behaviour': Beijing authorities

Bejing - Justin Bieber is not welcome to perform in China because of his "bad behaviour", Beijing authorities have said, after the pop idol angered many Chinese in 2014 by visiting a controversial Japanese war shrineThe Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture revea...

Bangladesh cricketer admits to second wife

Dhaka - A top Bangladeshi cricketer is embroiled in a scandal after revealing he had secretly married a woman who filed a case against him for posting intimate photos of her on social media -- even though he already had a wife.

Bahrain bans newspaper for 'sowing division'

Dibai - The government in Sunni-ruled Bahrain announced Sunday an indefinite ban on the independent Al-Wasat newspaper on accusations that it publishes "what sows division" in the Shiite-majority Gulf kingdom.

Shanghai expands public smoking ban

Shanghai widened its ban on public smoking Wednesday as China's biggest city steps up efforts to stub out the massive health threat despite conflicts of interest with the state-owned tobacco industry.

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

Berlin - German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "spying device".

Passengers get airline ok after US court stays Trump travel ban

Paris - Several airlines on Saturday gave the green light to passengers wanting to fly to the United States who come from countries hit by President Donald Trump's travel ban after a US court suspended his order.

US suspends travel ban after judge stayed Trump executive order

Washington - US authorities on Saturday suspended President Donald Trump's controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, following a court ruling that blocked its enforcement.

UN chief to presidential never-was: Ban Ki-moon retires

Seoul - Nicknamed the "slippery eel" in South Korea for his ability to dodge uncomfortable questions and controversy, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon was a seasoned diplomatic player for decades, but his short-lived presidential ambitions leave a rough end to his ...

UN chief to presidential never-was: Ban Ki-moon retires

Seoul - Nicknamed the "slippery eel" in South Korea for his ability to dodge uncomfortable questions and controversy, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon was a seasoned diplomatic player for decades, but his short-lived presidential ambitions leave a rough end to his ...

UN chief to presidential never-was: Ban Ki-moon retires

Seoul - Nicknamed the "slippery eel" in South Korea for his ability to dodge uncomfortable questions and controversy, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon was a seasoned diplomatic player for decades, but his short-lived presidential ambitions leave a rough end to his ...

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon abandons S. Korea presidency bid

Seoul - Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea's presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his country's political establishment.

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon abandons S. Korea presidency bid

Seoul - Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea's presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his country's political establishment.

Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon abandons S. Korea presidency bid

Seoul - Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon abruptly ended his attempt to seek South Korea's presidency Wednesday, dropping a lifetime of diplomacy to denounce his country's political establishment.

Goldman Sachs latest to condemn Trump travel ban

New York - Goldman Sachs on Monday joined the growing list of big US companies criticizing President Donald Trump's executive order suspending entry into the United States by people from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

New Zealand to ban plastic microbeads by July 2018

New Zealand plans to ban cosmetic products containing tiny plastic particles known as microbeads from July next year because of the risk they pose to aquatic and marine environments.

Ban returns to S. Korea after hinting at presidency run

Seoul - Retired UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon returned to South Korea Thursday as momentum builds around his possible run in elections to succeed impeached President Park Geun-Hye.

UN distances itself from Ban relatives corruption scandal

New York - Corruption charges against the relatives of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon do not concern the United Nations, the UN spokesman said Wednesday.

Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to United Nations

New York - UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon paid an emotional farewell to the United Nations on Friday, wistfully describing his two-term stint at the helm of the global body as something of a fairy tale."I feel a bit like Cinderella.

UN's departing Ban leaves door open for S. Korea president run

New York - Ban Ki-moon left the door open to possibly running for president of South Korea in his final press conference as United Nations secretary general, noting that the country is "in turmoil".
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