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China nursery head given death for child poisoning: media

Beijing - A Chinese court has sentenced the head of a kindergarten and an accomplice to death for killing two children with poisoned yoghurt in northern China, state-run media reported Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Airlines demand crackdown on unruly passengers

Geneva - Global aviation body IATA on Tuesday demanded that governments close legal loopholes that allow unruly passengers to escape law enforcement for serious offences committed on board planes."Airlines are doing all they can to prevent and manage unruly pas...
In the Media by AFP

Australia to strike down law banning racial slights

Sydney - Australia moved Tuesday to water down its race discrimination laws, saying hurt feelings were inevitable during robust debate and the government would not legislate to protect them.Attorney-General George Brandis said the government planned to repeal a...
In the Media by AFP

Comcast report shows range of secret data requests

Washington - US conglomerate Comcast said Thursday it received 24,698 law enforcement requests for customer data in 2013, plus some for national security reasons.The company, which published its first "transparency report," followed guidelines of an agreement with ...
In the Media by AFP

New law to create investment-friendly Cuba

Havana - Foreign investors will be able to do business in communist Cuba without fear of government interference once a new law is approved later this month, a top lawmaker told state media on Monday.The lawmaker tasked with overseeing the drafting of the new i...
In the Media by Carlos Batista (AFP)

British govt 'won't block assisted suicide bill'

London - The British government will not stand in the way of legislation that would permit assisted suicide, the Ministry of Justice said Sunday as parliament prepares to examine a bill.The governing coalition will not order its lawmakers to block the proposals...
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Drivers may use smartphones for maps: court

San Francisco - A California appeals court has tossed out a fine for a driver checking a smartphone map to escape traffic, offering a new interpretation in the crackdown on "distracted driving."A panel of judges reasoned that the summons and its $165 fine applied to h...
In the Media by AFP

Apple asks Chinese court to overturn patent ruling

Beijing - US technology giant Apple on Thursday asked a Beijing court to strike down a patent ruling by state authorities, as it fights an intellectual property battle with a Chinese firm.Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology has sued Apple for allegedly inf...
In the Media by AFP

Australia holding up royal succession changes: Britain

London - Australia is holding up changes to the royal succession laws that would end the practice where sons take precedence over daughters, a British government minister said Wednesday.The 16 Commonwealth realms which share the same royal family -- including B...
In the Media by AFP

France passes law punishing hasty plant closures

Paris - The French parliament on Monday definitively passed a law slapping tough penalties on firms who shut down without looking for a buyer in three months' time.The so-called "Florange law" is named after a steelworks in northern France where Socialist Pres...
In the Media by AFP
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