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Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests, marchers defy police ban

Thousands rally in Hong Kong in fresh protests, marchers defy police ban

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters rallied on Sunday, defying a police ban on marches in the Chinese-controlled territory and continuing a restive weekend of demonstrations which saw police fire teargas overnight.

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting 'triad' attack

Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kongers protesting 'triad' attack

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Saturday at protesters holding a banned rally against suspected triad gangs who beat up pro-democracy demonstrators near the Chinese border last weekend

Messi given one-match ban for Copa America red card

Messi given one-match ban for Copa America red card

Argentina star Lionel Messi was hit with a one-game suspension by South American football bosses over his dismissal during the Copa America third-place play-off against Chile earlier this month.

Indian court refuses to suspend ban order on Chinese app TikTok

Indian court refuses to suspend ban order on Chinese app TikTok

An Indian court on Tuesday refused a request by China's Bytedance Technology to suspend a ban on its popular video app TikTok, a lawyer involved in the case said ...

'Ban' on mercenaries to help fight extremism in region

'Ban' on mercenaries to help fight extremism in region

The passage of a resolution rejecting the use of mercenaries as a way to undermine peace and violate human rights will have a positive impact on Middle East’s efforts in fighting extremism ...

Tourist buses block Rome traffic in protest against ban

Tourist buses block Rome traffic in protest against ban

Hundreds of tourist buses blocked Rome traffic for several hours on Thursday, as drivers protested a plan to ban their vehicles from the centre to reduce air pollution and noise.

US lawmakers mull bill to ban arms sales to Saudi

US lawmakers mull bill to ban arms sales to Saudi

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives that would stop most US arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi ...

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.

Denmark issues first 'burqa ban' fine

Denmark issues first 'burqa ban' fine

The 28-year-old woman who wore a niqab was due to receive a fine of 1,000 kroner ($156) through the post, news agency Ritzau reported.

Women defiant as Danish ban on full-face veil takes effect

Women defiant as Danish ban on full-face veil takes effect

Human rights campaigners have slammed the ban as a violation of women's rights.

French lawmakers vote to ban smartphones in schools

French lawmakers vote to ban smartphones in schools

French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September, after lawmakers voted for a ban on Monday.

France hangs up: new bill would ban cell phones at school

France hangs up: new bill would ban cell phones at school

France's phone-addicted children will be obliged to do without their mobile devices at school under a bill the education minister on Thursday called a ‘detox measure’ to combat classroom distraction and bullying.