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Op-Ed: Guns and vaping — The numbers do matter in a public health crisis

The numbers continue to rise - not just the deaths and illnesses attributed to vaping e-cigarettes - but more alarming is the number of gun deaths in the United States. Yet, in our ignorance, we are more concerned over the loss of e-cigarettes,

China crackdown on livestreaming on social media sites

The Chinese government has taken an action on live-streaming services on its top social media sites. This appears to be a move to battle unsuitable political content that's broadcast via live-streaming services.

Plastic bags banned in one of world's most populous regions

India's National Capital Region is home to 54 million people, and the use of plastic bags and cups has been outlawed since the first day of January. They join a select club that also includes Puerto Rico and the state of California.

Landlord bans battered wives from becoming tenants

Kent - A property tycoon in Kent has banned battered wives from renting his properties because their angry partners damage his places.

Berlin bans entire apartment rentals on Airbnb

Berlin - As of May, people in Berlin can face up to a fine of $115,000 if they rent out their full apartments on Airbnb under a new law.

In China, advertisers cannot say they're the best

The Chinese government made some revisions to its guidelines to advertisers, and one revision in the law prevents companies from proclaiming that they are the best.

Denmark has banned kosher and halal slaughter

On Monday, a sweeping ban on religious slaughter of animals was enacted in Denmark. The move has led to backlash from Muslim and Jewish community representatives.

Court in India bans animal sacrifice

On Monday, a court in northern India banned a tradition of sacrificing animals for religious purposes. The court deemed the practice as cruel and barbaric.

NY regulator says financial firms could face bans over money laundering

New York state's top financial regulator on Wednesday said his office, as part of efforts to crack down further on Wall Street misdeeds, is considering banning certain banks from specific business...

Op-Ed: Banning fun — Tyranny on the rise in schools

A Long Island middle school has taken away virtually all playground equipment, banning "anything that might hurt someone."

School in America bans e-cigarettes

A high school in the state of Connecticut has become one of the first schools in the state to ban electronic cigarettes.

U.S. imposes import restrictions on Chinese IT

The U.S. has imposed restrictions upon the import of Chinese manufactured information technology and other electronic goods under a cyber-espionage rule.

Op-Ed: Take this butter, soda and sugar from my cold, dead hands

Toronto - Perhaps it's the libertarian in me, but I am just about sick and tired with government issuing bans, prohibitions and mandates. Whether it's my neighbours to the south or in the igloos of the north, politicians want to tell me how to live.

After GMO rat study: Russia suspends imports, France investigates

Following the recent rat study on NK603 GMO corn, Russia has suspended imports of Monsanto corn, while France continues investigations into the possible dangers of GMOs to human health.

Iran bans ‘love triangles’ and ‘half-naked men’ on TV Special

The Iranian government has banned state television from featuring “tempting love triangles” and “half-naked men”, according to state-run Fars news.

UK school bans hugging, handshakes and high-fives

Croydon - A secondary (high) school in Croydon, South London, has banned students from hugging, shaking hands and exchanging high-fives.

UK Bans Drinking Contests, Other Alcohol Promotions

Soon the UK will no longer have all-you-can-drink deals available to bar goers. Some of their outlandish drinking games will be banned as well.

Soft Drink Ban in School Has Minor Effect on Consumption

A new study, conducted by a doctoral fellow at the Rand Corporation, says that banning soft drinks in schools has had little impact on students' consumption of the sugary drink.

Air Force bans sites with 'blog' in the URL

Air Force will deny access to any of its crew if they try to access sites with “blog" as part of the address, such as or Air Force officials say the blogs are not legitimate media outlets and shouldn’t be read at work.

Disney restaurant bans children

Walt Disney World is adopting a new policy that may cause a stir among the public: they plan to introduce a “no children” policy for their pricey restaurant. They want to give a "better dining experience" for adults at Victoria and Albert’s.

City Bans Private Sex Party

A Texas city has taken action against a swingers club held at a private residence. A group sex room and naked twister are the features at the Friday and Saturday Night parties and it may be against the law.

Australian Food Company Supports GM Food Ban

One of Australia's largest food companies is urging the government of the Australian state of Victoria to renew a ban against genetically modified food. Goodman Fielder's chief executive, Peter Margin has sent a letter to the Premier.

China Bans Canadian Poultry: Bird Flu Blamed

China has issued a ban on all Canadian poultry and has joined the United States and Japan in doing so, the recent ban is based upon the recent outbreak of avian flu in Saskatchewan.

School Daze: Oak Park School Bans Hugging

Hugging has been halted at Oak Park school. Care Bears everywhere are up in arms. Free-love loving hippies must be toking up to deal with this latest blow to the sign of affection.

China Says Bra Ads Not Socially Uplifting

After the recent banning of "sexually provocative sounds" on Chinese television, the Chinese are now banning TV networks from advertising provocative push-up bras and tight, sensual underwear.

High School Bans American Flag

On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks, students at one North Carolina high school were not allowed to wear clothes with the American flag on them due to a new school rule.

UK Plans to ban plasma TV's

The Conservatives will propose banning plasma screens and other energy-guzzling devices in a report that is to be unveiled next week. It targets fridges and freezers, as well as TVs, PC's and DVD players that use too much energy or operate on stand-by.

Female Genital Mutilation: Will It Ever End?

The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices says that every year around the world, there are an estimated 3 millions girls who are at risk of being subjected to a clitoral excision, or as it is more commonly known, female genital mutilation.

China bans Buddhist monks in Tibet from Reincarnation

Dictatorship and totalitarianism at its worst, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. China is doing this to cut off the influence of the exiled Dalai Lama in India and his remaining followers in Tibet.

Canada Bans U. K. Animal Products: Hoof and Mouth Disease

Canada has just imposed a ban on all animals and animal products that originate from the United Kingdom. A recent outbreak of hoof and mouth disease in the U.K. is behind the ban.
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Digital Journal gives a Green Thumb's Up to New Delhi, India, Puerto Rico and California for taking action to ban plastic bags.

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