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Dining out at eateries banned

Dining out at eateries banned

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced that dining in at restaurants and cafes around the country is prohibited from Monday.

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it ...

Hong Kong protesters gather in force in banned harbour-front rally

Hong Kong protesters gather in force in banned harbour-front rally

Hong Kong riot police turned out in force on Sunday as thousands of protesters, many wearing now-banned face masks, converged on the Kowloon harbour front ...

Banned FIFA chief Blatter attends match: ‘It's my World Cup’

Banned FIFA chief Blatter attends match: ‘It's my World Cup’

Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter attended a World Cup match in Moscow on Wednesday and said the soccer tournament was a bit like ‘my World Cup’ because of the warm welcome he had received in Russia.

Cambodian PM tells opposition to defect or face being banned from politics

Cambodian PM tells opposition to defect or face being banned from politics

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday called on lawmakers from the main opposition party to defect ahead of a court ruling on whether to dissolve it ...

Catalans defy Spain, turn out for banned independence vote

Catalans defy Spain, turn out for banned independence vote

Thousands of Catalans gathered at designated polling stations on Sunday morning as they sought to defy Spanish authorities by voting in a banned independence referendum ...

Police in Cannes stop Muslim women wearing banned burkinis

Police in Cannes stop Muslim women wearing banned burkinis

Ten Muslim women wearing burkinis to the beach have been apprehended by police in the southern French city of Cannes in the three weeks since it imposed a temporary ban on the full body swimsuit ...

Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping

Russia banned from Rio Paralympics over doping

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday banned all russians from its own Games next month because of the widespread doping culture that it says has polluted sport in the country.

Dog racing banned by Australian state for 'systemic cruelty'

Dog racing banned by Australian state for 'systemic cruelty'

Greyhound racing will be outlawed in the Australian state of New South Wales from next year after a damning investigation into the sport uncovered reports of systemic animal cruelty ...

Qat banned on weekdays in Aden

Qat banned on weekdays in Aden

Authorities in south Yemen have banned the sale of the mild narcotic qat on working days, and it will be only allowed into the city of Aden

US regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors

US regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors

US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18, in line with cigarette rules ...

Islamic face veil to be banned in Latavia

Islamic face veil to be banned in Latavia

Latvia has banned women from wearing the Islamic full-face veil in public, despite only three people being known to wear them in the entire country.