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E-Cigarettes must be regulated: WHO

E-Cigarettes must be regulated: WHO

The UN health agency recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. In a report to its 194 member nations, the World Health Organization also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and...

Nigeria football federation voted out as Fifa ban looms

Nigeria football federation voted out as Fifa ban looms

Nigeria’s football federation were voted out of office on Saturday after being accused of botching up the country’s World Cup campaign but it is unlikely Fifa will recognise the hastily-arranged elections as anything more than a coup d’état, Reuters reports. An extraordinary general assembly of the federation went ahead in Abuja on Saturday despite...

Court upholds French full veil ban

Court upholds French full veil ban

The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a ban by France on wearing the Muslim full-face veil - the niqab. A case was brought by a 24-year-old French woman, who argued that the ban on wearing the veil in public violated her freedom of religion and expression. French law says nobody can wear in...

Suarez ban excessive: Chiellini

Suarez ban excessive: Chiellini

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini says the four-month ban given to Luis Suarez for biting him is excessive. Suarez, 27, bit the Juventus player during Uruguay's 1-0 win over Italy and has been banned from all football-related activity until the end of October by world governing body Fifa. Chiellini, said he has "no feelings of joy,...

Ukraine bans entry to Russian male citizens

Ukraine bans entry to Russian male citizens

Ukraine today said it will impose stricter border controls on Russian men trying to enter the country, where pro-Moscow rebellions have broken out. "From today the Ukrainian border control service has significantly increased checks at the border with Russia, not only at the airport," a spokesman for the service, Oleh Slobodian, said. "This applies to...

Turkey officials lift ban on Twitter

Turkey officials lift ban on Twitter

The Turkish authorities have lifted a ban on Twitter following Wednesday's constitutional court ruling, officials and media reports say. The court had told the country's telecommunication authorities the two-week-old ban must be lifted as it was a breach of freedom of expression. It may take a couple of hours for full access to Twitter to...

Prosecution gets probe report on ‘Jamaat war crimes’

Prosecution gets probe report on ‘Jamaat war crimes’

War crimes investigators today submitted to the prosecution the probe report on Jamaat-e-Islami's role during the Liberation War of the country. Investigation officer Matiur Rahman handed over the 373-page report along with other documents to chief prosecutor Ghulam Arief Tipoo at his office around 1:20pm. At a press conference on Tuesday, the investigators said they...

YouTube blocked in Turkey

YouTube blocked in Turkey

Turkey has moved to block access to YouTube, a day after a court ordered the suspension of a ban on Twitter, which PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan backed. The telecoms authority (TIB) said it had taken an "administrative measure" against the site but another report suggests that talks are under way. Some users found access blocked...

Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter

Furious reaction, political split after Turkey bans Twitter

Turkey's ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad on Friday, with users of the social networking service denouncing the move as a "digital coup" and the president expressing his disapproval. A court blocked access to Twitter after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's defiant vow, on the...

Turks seek to challenge Twitter ban

Turks seek to challenge Twitter ban

The shutdown, which people Turkey began to notice around midnight, occurred 10 days before local elections and came after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Twitter at an election rally in the western town of Bursa on Thursday, saying that he did not care about international reaction if national security was...

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