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German DJ Zedd says he was banned from China for liking a South Park tweet

It’s been a big week for one of the planet’s most populous, least populace-friendly countries, as international scrutiny—and also the attentions of a planet full of South Park fans, which is arguably more terrifying—have been focu...

German DJ Zedd says he was banned from China for liking a South Park tweet

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Grammy winner Zedd 'permanently banned' from China after liking 'South Park' tweet, musician claims International DJ Zedd claimed he was “permanently banned from China” after liking a tweet from the adult animated show “South Park,” following a rift between the show and the Communist government.  ...
23:51, 2019-10-12

Ted Cruz knocks NBA in tweet defending 'South Park' in China Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continued to assail the NBA and China on Monday, tweeting his support of "South Park," which was banned from China after a recent episode critical of the Communist government, and at the same time criticizing the league for its perceived capitulation to Beijing. ...
07:00, 2019-10-08

‘South Park’ banned from Chinese internet after ‘Band in China’ episode China has a message for “South Park”: You will respect their authoritah! After Comedy Central aired an episode of the animated series that chided Hollywood for fearing Chinese censors, that country responded by stripping any mention of the show from internet providers and streaming servi...
17:34, 2019-10-07

‘South Park’ episode banned in China screened on Hong Kong street On Tuesday night, passersby in Hong Kong stopped to watch a recent 'South Park' episode that was banned in China as it was screened on a projector in the street....
22:17, 2019-10-10

'South Park' creators offer tongue-in-cheek 'apology' to China after show gets banned: 'We cool now?' The creators of "South Park" offered a tongue-in-cheek apology to China after its latest episode mocked the Communist government's control over Hollywood, causing a ban of the long-running animated series in the country....
04:34, 2019-10-08

'South Park' creators issue a mocking 'apology' to China after the show was reportedly banned in the country Comedy Central "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker issued an "apology" to China through the show's Twitter account on Monday. The statement comes after The Hollywood Reporter reported that "South Park" had been banned from China's internet. The most recent episode of the animated serie...
22:00, 2019-10-07

Twitter Is Down, Which Must Be Why No One's Liking My Sick Tweet [Updated: It's Back] Continuing the summer of site outages... Twitter is now down. Both the mobile and web-based versions of Twitter are failing to load tweets, or even show like and retweet notifications.Read more......
02:34, 2019-07-12

Turkey Summons U.S. Diplomat for ‘Liking’ Tweet Suggesting Nationalist Party Leader May Soon Die (ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkey has summoned a top U.S. diplomat to protest after U.S. Embassy’s official Twitter account “liked” a tweet that said Turkey should prepare for a political era without the leader of Turkey’s national party, who is reportedly ill. The Foreign Mini...
18:00, 2019-10-06

Los Angeles Lakers' Moritz Wagner apologizes for liking tweet defending George Zimmerman Los Angeles Lakers rookie Mortiz Wagner apologized Wednesday for appearing to like a tweet that defended George Zimmerman over the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012....
05:00, 2019-06-21

'South Park' creators offer sarcastic apology after China bans episode: 'We good now China?' The creators of "South Park" offered a tongue-in-cheek apology after an episode critical of the Chinese government.        ...
05:17, 2019-10-10

‘South Park’ Is Erased in China After Mocking Censors “Like the N.B.A., we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the show’s creators said in a tongue-in-cheek response. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy.”...
13:51, 2019-10-08

‘South Park’ Is Pulled in China After Mocking Censors “Like the N.B.A., we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the show’s creators said in a tongue-in-cheek response. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy.”...
12:17, 2019-10-08

NBA, 'South Park' episodes spotlight Hollywood's China dilemma China's removal of animated comedy "South Park" from online sites just as it dropped U.S. basketball broadcasts highlighted a tension familiar to Hollywood studios - the need to please Chinese authorities in order to reach the country's vast audience....
18:17, 2019-10-10

'We too love money': South Park mocks China after NBA apology South Park's creators have issued a mocking apology to China after an NBA basketball manager caused a storm by tweeting support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters....
18:17, 2019-10-08

RPT-NBA, 'South Park' episodes spotlight Hollywood's China dilemma China's removal of animated comedy "South Park" from online sites just as it dropped U.S. basketball broadcasts highlighted a tension familiar to Hollywood studios - the need to please Chinese authorities in order to reach the country's vast audience....
19:51, 2019-10-10

'South Park' creators offer mocking 'apology' to China over episode The creators of satirical animated series "South Park" issued a mocking "apology" to China after media reports that episodes of the show were no longer available on some Chinese websites....
15:17, 2019-10-08

South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury TV show South Park and a major video game studio are the latest businesses to get swept into a controversy over how to handle China’s censorship efforts...
14:17, 2019-10-08

'We good now China?' South Park creators issue mock apology after ban Facetious statement comes after reports that show was banned in China after episode critical of the countrySouth Park’s creators have responded with a mock apology to reports that China has censored the programme, ridiculing the country and comparing President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.The “apol...
02:00, 2019-10-09

‘South Park’ Creators Offer Fake Apology to China After Mocking Censorship “Like the N.B.A., we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the show’s creators said in a tongue-in-cheek response. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy.”...
16:17, 2019-10-08

‘South Park’ Creators Offer Fake Apology After Show Is Erased in China “Like the N.B.A., we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts,” the show’s creators said in a tongue-in-cheek response. “We too love money more than freedom and democracy.”...
21:17, 2019-10-08

South Park takes some hard shots at China as Randy grows his weed business Over the course of its 23 seasons on the air, South Park has gained a reputation for its take-no-prisoners policy when it comes to satire. No topic is off limits, no matter how rough the consequences might be. The most memorable example of this came in 2006, and again in 2010, when South Park came c...
12:34, 2019-10-03

‘Statue of Liberty’ ticket sellers banned from Battery Park Pesky ticket sellers pushing deceptive ferry rides around — but not to — the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are finally getting the heave ho from Battery Park, The Post has learned. NY Waterway, which manages Pier 36 at the south of Manhattan, warned boat operators last week that the...
06:00, 2019-08-21

Trainer banned at Santa Anita Park after 30th horse dies _____ A Hall of Fame trainer was banned from Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles after the fourth horse from his stable died, marking the 30th death of a race horse at the famed track since December, state officials said Saturday. The horse American Currency was injured while exercising Saturday morni...
21:34, 2019-06-23

Horse trainer banned from Santa Anita Park racetrack after 30th animal dies A Hall of Fame horse trainer was banned from Santa Anita Park racetrack in Southern California on Friday after a 30th horse died at the track since this season's racing began in December....
08:17, 2019-06-23

'Swastika' ride shut down by German amusement park An amusement park in southwestern Germany has had to shut down a new ride after people quickly noticed that it looked like a big spinning swastika. The "Adlerflug," German for "eagle's flight," will now be redesigned....
02:17, 2019-08-21

German Theme Park Shuts Swastika-Shaped Ride The park’s owner said he had not noticed the ride’s resemblance to the Nazi symbol. Public display of the swastika is banned in Germany, where anti-Semitic crimes are on the rise....
01:17, 2019-08-22

Angry rhino flips car at German safari park in frightening footage The attack took place at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen in northern Germany and saw the 30-year-old bull, named Kusini, slamming his horn into the body of the car....
01:34, 2019-08-29

German theme park forced to shut down ride that looked like ‘flying swastikas’ A theme park in Germany was forced to close their new ride Eagle Fly after people said it looked like “flying swastikas”. Park guests reported the resemblance to Tatzmania theme park in Löffingen after it debuted. The ride, which opened at the end of July, features one long arm with two ...
22:17, 2019-08-20

Swastika Ride Shut Down at German Amusement Park After Going Viral on Social Media A new ride at a German amusement park recently raised quite a few eyebrows on social media for its bizarre design. Now the ride, called the Adlerflug or “Eagle’s Flight,” will reportedly be shut down after so many people pointed out the obvious: The ride looks like two giant swastikas.Read more......
18:17, 2019-08-22

Diplomat lists Central Park South co-op for $2.5M The honorary consul of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Mexico, Nadine Karachi-Estrada, and her husband Fernando Estrada, are listing their two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit at 150 Central Park South for $2.49 million. It is also available as a rental asking $7,995 per month. The couple bought the 1,211-squar...
16:51, 2019-06-13

Comedy Central will keep going down to South Park for at least 3 more seasons In a bit of completely unsurprising news, Comedy Central has announced that it has no intention of shutting down the immortal ratings machine that is South Park any time soon. The network has just picked up the show for three more seasons, meaning it’ll survive through at least 26 seasons and 327 ep...
22:17, 2019-09-12

Ken Griffin buys two more units in 220 Central Park South The Citadel hedge funder broke the record for most expensive home ever purchased in the US when he bought four floors at 220 Central Park South in January....
02:51, 2019-10-11

South Africa: 14 lions on the loose near Kruger National Park The lions were seen near a mining community close to the town of Phalaborwa outside the wildlife park. People have been warned to stay alert as rangers try to capture and resettle them....
17:51, 2019-06-07

Leopard kills toddler in South Africa's Kruger park Big cat that attacked two-year-old was hunted down and shot dead to avoid risk of a repeat A leopard has killed a two-year-old boy inside a fenced-off staff compound at South Africa’s Kruger national park, officials said.“The toddler was only 30 months old,” the park said in a statement on Thursday....
05:34, 2019-06-07

Fourteen lions escape from Kruger park in South Africa Police warn local residents after pride escapes from world-famous reserveAuthorities in South Africa have warned residents living close to the Kruger park after 14 lions escaped from the world-famous reserve.The state government of Limpopo said the pride had been seen near the town of Phalaborwa, cl...
20:34, 2019-06-07

Donald Trump criticised over 'racist' tweets: Thousands call for President to be banned from Twitter over his 'go back' Tweet to democrat 'squad' Twitter users from across the world have called for Donald Trump to be banned from the platform after he launched a tirade of tweets which have been denounced as "racist and disgusting"....
17:00, 2019-07-16

How a Tweet Put the NBA in Hot Water in China A quickly deleted post by a Houston Rockets executive opened the league, which has had huge success in China, up to blowback in a vital overseas market....
23:00, 2019-10-07

China is pumping tons of banned chemicals into the air Chinese factories are pumping tons of dangerous chemicals into the air despite an international agreement intended to halt the destruction of the ozone layer, a study released on Wednesday said. Two provinces in China have been cited as a source of a spike in emissions of a globally banned chemical ...
02:51, 2019-05-23

Billionaire Buyers' Club: Ken Griffin and His Neighbors at 220 Central Park South The hedge-fund manager, who paid $238 million for a penthouse, is joined by purchasers like Brazilian construction billionaire Renata de Camargo Nascimento....
02:34, 2019-05-22

World Cup countdown starts for South Africa, Australia at Ellis Park South Africa and Australia ramp up their World Cup preparations when they clash in their opening game of the shortened Rugby Championship season at Ellis Park on Saturday, for which both sides have made surprise selections....
20:01, 2019-07-18

'South Park' takes aim at Chinese government amid censorship controversy "South Park" is doubling down on the Chinese censorship controversy, sending an F-bomb to the Chinese government after issuing a sarcastic apology.        ...
01:17, 2019-10-11

Bilbies returned to national park in south-west NSW after 100-year absence In effort to restore marsupial’s population, 30 released into Mallee Cliffs national park inside predator-free enclosureBilbies have been reintroduced to the Mallee Cliffs national park in the far south-west of New South Wales in an effort to restore populations of the marsupial, which is regionally...
10:34, 2019-10-06

ICE cuffs, separates the Broflovskis in teaser for tonight's South Park premiere South Park’s quick turnover and relentless pace has always allowed creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to address and satirize the most recent and hot-button of issues. That won’t change in the show’s 23rd season, which kicks off tonight in an episode that, per the above trailer, finds Kyle and his ...
22:51, 2019-09-25

South Korean Singer-actor Park Yoo-chun sentenced for drug use A local court sentenced Park Yoo-chun, an actor and former member of boy band JYJ, to 10 months in prison on Tuesday, suspended two years, for using an illegal drug....
08:51, 2019-07-02

South Park says "Fuck the Chinese government" in its 300th episode, which is now free to stream South Park celebrated its 300th episode last night as you might expect it to—by publicly, profanely condemning a communist regime. “Fuck the Chinese government!” declared Randy Marsh in “SHOTS!!!,” an episode that found the character’s ally, Towelie, demanding he stop selling weed to China since it’...
04:51, 2019-10-11

14 Lions Escape South Africa's Kruger National Park, Alert Issued A pride of 14 lions is on the loose near a mining community bordering South Africa's Kruger National Park, officials said Friday, and warned members of the public to be alert. The lions have been......
15:01, 2019-06-07

R.I.P. Robert Axelrod, voice of Lord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers As reported by Deadilne, actor, musician, and voice actor Robert Axelrod—best known for providing the voices of both Lord Zedd and Finister on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers—has died. No cause of death has been given, but his agent shared a statement on Twitter confirming the news and referring to Axe...
04:00, 2019-09-09

Soccer - Jailed former South American soccer boss banned by FIFA Former South American football boss Juan Angel Napout has been banned for life from the sport and fined one million Swiss francs ($1 million) by FIFA, more than one year after being given a nine-year jail sentence by a U.S. Court....
20:51, 2019-09-12

How a Quickly-Deleted Tweet About China Got Pretty Much Everyone Mad at the NBA The NBA finds itself caught between two cultures after a tweet about Hong Kong protests sparked criticism from China that threatens the U.S. basketball league’s expansion efforts in its most important international market. The controversy erupted after Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houst...
03:17, 2019-10-08

China suspends work with Rockets over GM tweet China's official basketball association says it will suspend cooperation with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong....
23:34, 2019-10-06

China, NBA Standoff Deepens Over Executive's Tweet Beijing and the NBA hardened their standoff, as China canceled broadcasts of preseason games and the league’s commissioner said he wouldn’t apologize for a weekend tweet by a team executive that triggered a firestorm of criticism....
01:34, 2019-10-09

Tennis Fan Banned From China Open After Punching And Kicking Rival Fan A tennis fan who beat up another tennis fan at the China Open on Sunday will not be returning to the event, the WTA said in a statement via the New York Post....
02:34, 2019-10-02

Banned Ozone-Destroying Gases Are Coming From China, Scientists Say A new study has determined that the mysterious source of ozone-destroying gases that have increased in the atmosphere recently is eastern China. Last year, scientists discovered that chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly known as CFCs, were increasing despite an international ban on their use, accordin...
16:17, 2019-05-23

South Africa tells public to be 'on alert' after 14 lions escape from Kruger National Park South African officials are warning the public to “be alert at all times” after a group of more than a dozen lions escaped from one of the country’s biggest game reserves....
15:34, 2019-06-07

South Park has a vaccination rodeo, and Randy tries to get his Tegridy back in a strong 300th episode It’s been just shy of a decade since South Park’s 200th episode, and considering how much controversy that episode stirred, as well as just how perfectly it embodied the show’s irreverent style, tonight’s 300th outing had quite a bit to live up to. Thankfully, “SHOTS!!!” was more than up to the task...
12:34, 2019-10-10

Robert Axelrod, the voice of Lord Zedd in 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,' dies at 70 Robert Axelrod, who was famous for voicing Lord Zedd and Finster on the '90s children's TV series "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" has died, his agent announced on Twitter....
23:00, 2019-09-09

China, NBA Standoff Deepens Over Basketball Executive's Tweet Beijing and the NBA hardened their standoff, as China canceled broadcasts of preseason games and the league’s commissioner said he wouldn’t apologize for a weekend tweet by a team executive that triggered a firestorm of criticism....
17:51, 2019-10-08

NBA faces backlash in China over Houston Rockets GM's tweet Several Chinese businesses are suspending ties with the Houston Rockets after the American basketball team's general manager expressed support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests....
21:34, 2019-10-07

China Cries Foul Over NBA GM's Tweet About Hong Kong Chinese fans expressed outrage and online retailers raced to take down merchandise after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for demonstrators in Hong Kong....
21:00, 2019-10-07

Basketball's NBA under fire in China, at home over HK protest tweet The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official in support of Hong Kong protests for democracy, the latest overseas business to run afoul of political issues in China....
19:00, 2019-10-07

Defense chief calls out China on tech theft, South China Sea U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is denouncing China’s efforts to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a “toolkit of coercion.”...
07:51, 2019-06-01

China rebuffs Shanahan’s rebuke over military outposts in South China Sea SHANAHAN DENOUNCES CHINA’S ‘TOOLKIT OF COERCION’: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan went to Singapore with the intent of laying down a marker, namely that the United States will not accept China’s militarization of man-made islands in the South China Sea and its theft of U.S. technology....
02:51, 2019-06-04

China rejects U.S. accusations of running missile tests in South China Sea The Pentagon said on Tuesday the missile launch was "disturbing" and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the strategic waterway....
19:51, 2019-07-05

China tests anti-ship missile in South China Sea, Pentagon says China has test-fired at least one anti-ship missile in recent days in the area around the contested Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the United States military confirmed Tuesday....
10:51, 2019-07-03

China warns of ‘reverse sanctions’ if Huawei 5G is banned in India: sources Canada is also weighing whether it will permit Huawei to supply 5G equipment. The considerations come amid increasingly tense relations between Canada and Beijing -- sparked by the Vancouver arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on U.S. charges....
02:00, 2019-08-09

| Boy or girl? Hong Kong at centre of banned China gender test Shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing, an AFP investigation has found....
01:34, 2019-05-23

China slams US warship for 'provocative' transit through South China Sea, calling it 'maritime hegemony' China hit back at the U.S. on Wednesday after a Navy warship sailed near disputed islands China has claimed as its own in the South China Sea, calling the action “provocative” and a sign of “maritime hegemony.” ...
17:00, 2019-08-30

U.S.-China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks: South China Morning Post The United States and China made no progress in deputy-level trade talks held during Monday and Tuesday in Washington, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the meetings....
01:51, 2019-10-10

China defense minister says military will “resolutely take action” to defend its claims over Taiwan and South China Sea SINGAPORE (AP) — China defense minister says military will “resolutely take action” to defend its claims over Taiwan and South China Sea. The post China defense minister says military will “resolutely take action” to defend its claims over Taiwan and South China Sea appeared ...
07:00, 2019-06-02

China announces South China Sea military training exercises BEIJING (AP) — China has closed off an area of the South China Sea this week for military training. The China Maritime Safety Administration says drills are being held all day Sunday and half a day Tuesday in an area near China’s holdings in the Paracel island group. China claims virtually the...
12:34, 2019-06-02

China says U.S. actions on Taiwan, South China Sea threaten stability The United States' actions on Taiwan and the South China Sea are hardly conducive to maintaining stability in the region, a senior Chinese military official said on Saturday, responding to comments by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan....
14:51, 2019-06-01

Pentagon says China missile test in South China Sea 'disturbing' The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the South China Sea was "disturbing" and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway....
01:00, 2019-07-03

‘We too love money more than freedom’: South Park creators issue mock apology over Chinese censorship “It's not worth living in a world where China controls my country's art,” Stan Marsh, one of the main characters in the animated show, said in the episode....
21:51, 2019-10-08

The NBA Feels a Backlash in China After a Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Chinese companies have suspended ties with the Rockets, one of the NBA’s most popular teams in China, after Houston’s general manager tweeted his support of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong....
09:34, 2019-10-07

China's business bullying jumps to new heights over tweet by NBA Rockets GM At least Daryl Morey got support from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver who, to his credit, said the league would adhere to American values: Our view       ...
16:17, 2019-10-11

N.B.A. Executive’s Hong Kong Tweet Starts Firestorm in China Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, posted a tweet supporting protesters in Hong Kong, upsetting the Chinese Basketball Association led by the Hall of Famer Yao Ming....
02:34, 2019-10-07

As impasse over pro-Hong Kong tweet simmers, what's at stake for the NBA in China? NBA revenue from China -- a conservative estimate puts that at $500 million annually based on deals that are publicly known -- impacts the salary cap.       ...
07:00, 2019-10-10

Why the N.B.A. Apologized to China Over Daryl Morey’s Tweet About Hong Kong A general manager’s tweet catapulted one of China’s favorite sports leagues into a tiptoe act familiar to many companies doing business in the autocratic country....
19:34, 2019-10-07

Study Pinpoints Source of Banned Gas That Saps Ozone Layer: Eastern China An international team of researchers said Wednesday that two provinces in China were the source of most of the emissions of a banned gas that harms the ozone layer....
21:34, 2019-05-22

Ride resembling 'flying swastikas' is shut down by German theme park The operators of the Eagle Fly attraction said they had not noticed the ride's resemblance to the Nazi emblem until they saw footage circulated online....
11:00, 2019-08-21

The Latest: Shanahan calls out China over South China Sea SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the U.S.-China relationship (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is describing China’s actions to steal technology from other nations and militarize man-made outposts in the South China Sea as a “toolkit of coercion.&#...
04:34, 2019-06-01

China warns outsiders not to 'sow distrust' in South China Sea China's top diplomat on Wednesday warned outside countries not to amplify disputes in the South China Sea, where recent Chinese maneuvering in the energy-rich waters has rattled regional states and drawn condemnation from the United States....
18:17, 2019-07-31

Vietnam, China embroiled in South China Sea standoff Vietnamese and Chinese ships have been embroiled in a weeks-long standoff near an offshore oil block in disputed waters of the South China Sea, which fall within Vietnam's exclusive economic zone, two Washington-based think-tanks said on Wednesday....
12:34, 2019-07-17

China denies Philippines' allegations of 'hit and run' in South China Sea China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line....
14:17, 2019-06-15

Everything Social Media Giants Banned in 2019 (That They Should've Banned Ages Ago) One of the more frequent annoyances of our modern world is the endless defenses social media platforms make to sidestep their responsibilities to curb the myriad problems that arise solely because they exist. Every so often, one of them will pat themselves on the back for doing the Absolute Bare Min...
00:17, 2019-07-11

NBA scrambles after China angered by Houston Rockets' 'regrettable' pro-democracy tweet Daryl Morey sorry for ‘Stand with Hong Kong’ tweetNBA says many Chinese have been ‘deeply offended’ Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not inten...
17:00, 2019-10-07

Zion Williamson already liking this NBA offense-friendly rule Zion Williamson knows he has a lot to learn starting when he makes his NBA Summer League debut. That said, he’s already picked up a few things. The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft by the New Orleans Pelicans is in Las Vegas, where his first game on Friday is officially sold out......
12:17, 2019-07-03

NBA stands to lose billions as China lashes out over tweet supporting Hong Kong The NBA boasts some 600 million fans in China and rakes in billions of dollars from lucrative TV and merchandising contracts with the PRC. But that could all change because of a single tweet. Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, took to Twitter last week in support of the people ...
07:34, 2019-10-09

Stanley Druckenmiller sold everything and bought Treasurys after Trump's tweet threatening China Billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller says he sold nearly all of his investments and piled into Treasurys following Trump's China tweet in May....
17:51, 2019-06-04

Warriors president: NBA won't muzzle players or management after Rockets GM tweet angered China "It's not going to happen. It's not what the NBA is about. It's not what our leadership is about," Warriors President Rick Welts says....
10:51, 2019-10-08

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed....
21:00, 2019-10-07

NBA postpones media sessions in China as rift over Hong Kong tweet simmers Pre-season games in Shanghai and Shenzen also in doubtCompanies cut ties with league after argument over free speechThe NBA has postponed Wednesday’s scheduled media sessions in Shanghai for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as...
15:51, 2019-10-09

China says U.S. criticism over South China Sea is slander Remarks by U.S. officials on China's role in the South China Sea are slanderous, its foreign ministry said on Monday, after the United States voiced concern over reports of Chinese interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters....
12:17, 2019-07-22

US concerned over China’s ‘interference’ in South China Sea The U.S. says it’s concerned by reports of China’s interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam says Beijing violated its sovereignty...
08:00, 2019-07-21

Shanahan to call out China over South China Sea Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says he will call out China's bad behavior in a speech Saturday, including what he termed the excessive militarization of manmade islands in the South China Sea....
14:51, 2019-05-31

Rockets GM Daryl Morey tries to defuse tenuous spot with China after Hong Kong tweet Daryl Morey clarified his earlier tweet after his expression of support for Hong Kong protesters did not go over well with Chinese authorities.       ...
07:00, 2019-10-07

NBA in China: Rockets shut down question to James Harden, Russell Westbrook about tweet fallout A Houston Rockets media relations official shut down a reporter’s question to stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook on Thursday amid the continuing controversy surrounding the NBA and China....
04:51, 2019-10-11

China Abruptly Pulls Away From Rockets Over Daryl Morey's Since-Deleted Hong Kong Tweet The backlash in China to a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey supporting Hong Kong protesters has accelerated over the weekend, now to include formal consequences. The Rockets, long one of the most popular NBA teams in China, are now seeing their foothold in the country swiftly ...
00:34, 2019-10-07

China suspends ties with Houston Rockets after general manager’s pro-Hong Kong tweet The Chinese Basketball Association said Sunday on its official Twitter-like Weibo account that Daryl Morey had made "improper remarks regarding Hong Kong'' to which it expressed its "strong opposition.''...
00:00, 2019-10-07

Kacey Musgraves denies liking Kid Rock's Taylor Swift diss After Kid Rock slammed Taylor Swift with a sexist remark on her political activism, fellow country crossover artist Kacey Musgraves came under fire for allegedly "liking" his misogynist missive....
20:34, 2019-08-11

Maryland Gov. urges caution on China trade war messaging after Trump's tariff tweet rocks market Maryland Governor Larry Hogan urged caution in how the Trump administration communicates about the trade war with China following Trump's tweet threatening new tariffs on Chinese goods....
01:51, 2019-08-02

Philippine president calls on Trump to park US Navy outside China President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines wants President Trump to park the Navy's 7th Fleet on China's doorstep in response to ongoing tensions in the Pacific....
13:17, 2019-07-18

DayZ Is Somehow Banned, But Also Not Banned In Australia Despite recent attempts at fixing things, Australia’s video game classification system remains something of a joke. It’s very much a joke today, though, with news emerging that the upcoming physical copy of DayZ has been “refused classification” (effectively banning it), while the digital copy remai...
05:51, 2019-08-08

China summons German ambassador to Beijing The Chinese government took action in protest at German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas meeting with pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong. Beijing says it has "sufficient proof" of foreign intervention in Hong Kong....
01:00, 2019-09-12

China denies entry to German Greens party Germany's Green party says China has rejected a Bundestag delegation because one of its members is a vocal supporter of the Muslim Uighur minority. Another committee's plans to travel to China are also in doubt....
09:34, 2019-08-04

German food discounter Aldi to open first store in China Supermarket chain Aldi is set to open its first location in China. The German discounter is reportedly hoping to tap into a more affluent customer base by touting sought-after products from Europe....
10:51, 2019-05-30

SAP chief says German headquarters an advantage amid U.S.-China trade war German business software company SAP SE has an edge over its U.S. rivals because it faces potentially fewer restrictions on doing business with China, Chief Executive Bill McDermott said in an interview....
06:34, 2019-09-10

With a $2 Billion Factory From China, a German City Lets Others Worry Arnstadt’s embrace of a giant new battery plant for electric cars illustrates Europe’s ambivalence toward Chinese investment: Jobs trump geopolitics....
07:51, 2019-09-03

The German Data Diver Who Exposed China's Muslim Crackdown Research by Adrian Zenz, a born-again Christian anthropologist working alone in a German suburb, thrust China and the West into one of their biggest clashes over human rights in decades, after he showed how China built internment camps and surveillance networks and recruited police officers to run t...
14:38, 2019-05-21

German foreign minister meeting with Joshua Wong 'disrespectful': China Beijing has slammed democracy activist Joshua Wong's meeting with Germany's foreign minister as "disrespectful." Wong has urged countries to stand by Hong Kong protesters against the long arm of China in the city....
13:34, 2019-09-10

China Angered After German Minister Meets Hong Kong Activist China expressed anger on Tuesday after German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met prominent Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, saying that no foreign country had a right to interfere in China's internal......
03:17, 2019-09-11

Iowa official who liked to host "Tupac Fridays" might've been ousted for liking Tupac too much It might make you roll your eyes to hear that a 66-year social services director in Iowa liked to slip quotes from the late Tupac Shakur in emails to his staff, an act that gives off a real “how do you do, fellow kids” vibe. The story of Jerry Foxhoven, however, is more complicated—he was no fair-we...
02:51, 2019-07-18

Want To Ditch Junk Food? These 5 Tips Can Help You To Start Liking Healthy Food! Aspiring to eat healthy is much easier than actually doing it. So how does one practice 'mind over matter' and get themselves to opt for the healthier food every single time?...
14:00, 2019-05-26

Toxic algae that’s killed 9 dogs found in Central Park, Prospect Park The same toxic algae that’s killed at least nine dogs across the country this summer is in full bloom in the water at popular city parks — and parents and pet owners are being warned to stay away. Central Park’s Harlem Meer and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Lake are coated with the blue-green muck, which...
04:17, 2019-08-25

Relive the danger with this trailer for theme park documentary Class Action Park “Growing up, we would try to die for fun.” That’s comedian Chris Gethard, talking about the allure of Action Park, New Jersey’s most dangerous water park in the new trailer for just-announced documentary Class Action Park. We’ve written about Action Park before: The danger of deeply unsafe rides was...
18:51, 2019-09-24

Utah's Arches National Park certified as International Dark Sky Park; what does that mean? The designation will help Utah's Arches National Park grow astronomy programs and encourages astronomy-based tourism in nearby communities.       ...
16:51, 2019-07-10

Boy with autism breaks down at Orlando theme park, park employee saves the day https://pmd.cdn.turner.com/cnn/big/us/2019/06/09/boy-autism-theme-park-employee-vpx.hln_2640954_768x432_1300k.mp4 _____ (CNN) – While Spider-Man was off-duty, a real-life superhero swung into action to comfort Lenore Koppelman’s son. She and her husband, Steve, took Ralph, 9, to Universa...
03:00, 2019-06-10

Silver Dollar City theme park announces giant raft ride, major park expansion Silver Dollar City's announcement capped off more than a year of fan rumors and speculation about what would replace the Lost River of the Ozarks.       ...
21:17, 2019-08-13

Beijing Auto Buys Daimler Stake, Bolstering German Carmaker’s Ties to China The deal strengthens the German automaker’s relationship with a Chinese counterpart in a country that has become an important market but where overall sales are falling....
17:51, 2019-07-23

European stocks higher amid US-China trade optimism, German consumer data European stocks traded higher on Thursday amid hopes that the U.S. and China will be able to resolve their protracted trade battle, with upbeat consumer sentiment data out of Germany providing an additional boost....
13:51, 2019-09-26

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look at deve...
09:51, 2019-06-03

European stocks close higher amid US-China trade optimism, German consumer data European stocks closed higher on Thursday amid hopes that the U.S. and China will be able to resolve their protracted trade battle, with upbeat consumer sentiment data out of Germany providing an additional boost....
20:17, 2019-09-26

China beats South Africa 1-0 to set up decider vs. Spain China is back on track at the Women's World Cup, tied for second in Group B after a 1-0 victory in South Africa, and focused on it goal of moving into the next round of the tournament....
13:34, 2019-06-14

Pompeo blasts Chinese 'coercion' in South China Sea U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized Chinese "coercion" in the disputed South China Sea, highlighting a divide with Beijing at a meeting of Southeast Asian nations with world powers....
13:34, 2019-08-01

South Africa v China: Women's World Cup – live! Women’s World Cup updates from the Group B gameCheck out the latest Golden Boot standingsAnd you can email Niall here or tweet him here 9.38pm BST 79 mins: Plenty of noise around the Parc des Princes now, both sets of fans encouraging their teams forward. 9.37pm BST 76 mins: South Africa appeal for ...
22:51, 2019-06-13

Australian Navy Pilots Were Hit With Lasers on the South China Sea Australian navy helicopter pilots were reportedly hit with laser beams from fishing boats during a recent military exercise on the South China Sea, leading experts to believe they were being monitored by Chinese maritime militia on the disputed waters. The pilots were “followed at a discreet d...
17:34, 2019-05-29

FedEx pilot detained by police in South China - WSJ Chinese authorities have detained a FedEx Corp pilot in the southern city of Guangzhou, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing a lawyer for the pilot's family....
19:00, 2019-09-19

Australia Pilots Hit By Lasers During South China Sea Flights: Report Australian navy pilots were hit by lasers during flights in the hotly contested South China Sea, the national broadcaster reported Wednesday, with informal Chinese militia vessels believed to be......
05:17, 2019-05-29

Eye On China, US Seeks $30 Million For South Asia Security Project With an eye on countering increasing Chinese influence in key South Asian countries, the Trump administration has sought $30 million for what it has described as "Bay of Bengal" security initiative to......
06:17, 2019-06-13

Philippine finance secretary: Duterte talked South China Sea with Xi Philippine Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez didn't specify whether the two leaders discussed an arbitration court ruling in 2016 that rejected China's claims in the South China Sea....
12:34, 2019-08-30

Pentagon Calls China’s South Sea Missile Test ‘Truly Disturbing’ The U.S. denounced as “coercive acts” Chinese anti-ship missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, underscoring continued strategic tensions between the two Pacific powers even as they restart trade talks. China fired at least one missile into the sea over the weekend and was expecte...
00:17, 2019-07-04

US Warship Sails In South China Sea Amid Trade Tensions A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the US military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two......
16:00, 2019-08-28

"Could Feel Rocks Chasing US": 17 Missing After Landslide In South China More than a dozen workers remained missing Friday after a landslide in southwest China buried a section of railway that was under repair, according to state media....
18:34, 2019-08-16

Beijing vows to defend 'islands and rocks' in the South China Sea A high-level colonel in the Chinese military admits there's a possibility of a "miscalculation" in the South China Sea, but defended China's "need" to protect what Beijing deems as its territory....
17:17, 2019-06-03

Pentagon Says Chinese Missile Launch In South China Sea "Disturbing" The Pentagon said on Tuesday a recent Chinese missile launch in the disputed South China Sea was "disturbing" and contrary to Chinese pledges that it would not militarize the disputed waterway....
09:51, 2019-07-03

U.S. to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region The Trump administration has moved ahead with a surveillance drone sale to four U.S. allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Washington will no longer "tiptoe" around Chinese behavior in Asia....
03:34, 2019-06-04

Malaysia PM says can't provoke Beijing on South China Sea, Uighur issue Malaysia does not want to take a confrontational stance toward China over the disputed South China Sea and Beijing's alleged mistreatment of its minority Uighur Muslims, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in an interview published on Saturday....
14:51, 2019-09-28

South Korea's LG Chem to team up with China's Geely on EV batteries South Korean battery maker LG Chem Ltd said on Thursday it had signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce batteries for electric vehicles....
07:17, 2019-06-13

South Koreans Say Sorry To China As Player Celebrates With Foot On Trophy South Korea's victorious under-18 footballers apologised to "all the people in China" after a picture emerged of one of their players celebrating with his foot on the Panda Cup....
09:17, 2019-05-30

U.S. State Department says concerned by reports of Chinese interference in South China Sea The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, including Vietnam's long-standing exploration and production activities....
19:34, 2019-07-20

Russia-China Air Patrol Draws Fire From South Korean Jets The first joint patrol by Russian and Chinese bombers aimed at testing the air defenses of U.S. allies in northeast Asia triggered a rare clash as South Korean fighters scrambled to ward off what Seoul said was an intrusion into its airspace....
23:00, 2019-07-23

2 dead as storm triggers landslides, hits south China coast A powerful tropical storm has swept across southern Taiwan, triggering landslides and flooding and leaving one dead before it hit southern China on Sunday morning...
05:51, 2019-08-25

Thousands stranded, five killed, as heavy rain lashes south China Thousands of people have been stranded and at least five killed amid torrential rain throughout central and southern China, with authorities bracing themselves for at least another four days of downpours, state media reported on Tuesday....
06:51, 2019-06-11

U.S. destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two largest economies....
14:51, 2019-09-13

Australian navy pilots hit with lasers during South China Sea military exercise ANU expert questions if beams came from fishing boats that are part of China’s maritime militiaAustralian navy helicopter pilots have been hit with laser beams from fishing boats suspected of being part of China’s maritime militia during a recent military exercise in the South China Sea.La Trobe Uni...
09:51, 2019-05-29

Merger of Yards in South Korea, China Will Control Global Shipbuilding Mega shipyard mergers in South Korea and China will create two behemoths that will control around 46% of the global market among the world’s top 10 yards, according to marine data provider VesselsValue....
16:00, 2019-08-01

Pentagon calls missile test in South China Sea ‘disturbing,’ report says The Pentagon on Tuesday said China’s decision to test-fire missiles in the South China Sea was “disturbing” and a U.S. official told Reuters that multiple anti-ship ballistic missiles employed in the test....
15:00, 2019-07-03

Duterte says Xi Jinping offered him an oil and gas deal to ignore South China Sea ruling Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he has been offered a controlling stake in a joint energy deal by Chinese President Xi Jinping in exchange for ignoring an international arbitration in Manila's favor on the South China Sea....
21:17, 2019-09-12

Sinking of Philippine Boat Puts South China Sea Back at Issue The Philippines accuses a Chinese fishing vessel of intentionally ramming the vessel in the disputed waterway, and the government is demanding action from China....
12:34, 2019-06-13

ASEAN Leaders Expected To Discuss Rohingya Crisis, South China Sea Southeast Asian leaders met on Sunday for a second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight of Myanmar's fleeing Rohingyas and the......
09:34, 2019-06-23

Huawei ban puts South Korea in a familiar place: caught between the U.S. and China Less than a week after Huawei Technologies was blacklisted by the United States, more than a hundred South Korean politicians and business leaders toured the Chinese tech giant's headquarters and its lavish new campus outside Shenzhen....
06:34, 2019-05-29

Unipec resells U.S. oil to India, South Korea after China tariffs -sources China's Unipec is reselling some of the crude oil it imports from the United States to buyers in India and South Korea to avoid tariffs Beijing imposed in its trade war with the U.S., three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday....
13:34, 2019-09-05

Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the safety of U.S Treasuries, the Japanese yen and gold....
07:34, 2019-06-14

China to impose anti-dumping tax on stainless steel from the EU, Japan and South Korea China said on Monday it will impose anti-dumping duties on some stainless steel products imported from the European Union, Japan, South Korea and Indonesia....
08:51, 2019-07-22

Firebrand Philippine president pushes the US to send the entire 7th Fleet into the South China Sea US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica O. Blackwell Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte dared the US on Monday to send the entire US 7th Fleet into the South China Sea to confront China if it really wants to drive Chinese forces from the disputed waterway. His comments fo...
09:51, 2019-07-10

Li Ying’s volley seals vital World Cup victory for China against South Africa • Striker’s first-half goal seals points for Asian side• South Africa bottom of Group B after two matchesChina kept their hopes of qualification from Group B alive with a 1-0 win over South Africa in the Women’s World Cup.Banyana Banyana’s first finals appearance is unlikely to go further than the g...
01:34, 2019-06-14

South Korea cuts growth target as global demand gets hit from US-China trade war South Korea on Wednesday cut this year's economic growth target to what would be a 7-year low as the prolonged U.S.-China tariff war hit global demand, although the revised projections were above the market's estimates....
04:51, 2019-07-03

China v Spain, South Africa v Germany: Women's World Cup clockwatch – live! Live updates from the final Group B games, kick-off 5pm (BST)Hope Solo: Endler shows women don’t need smaller goalsFeel free to email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 5.44pm BST Drifting towards half-time in Le Havre, although Spain have a free kick in the China half. It’s hoiked into the area in rather...
18:51, 2019-06-17

Filipino fishing boat sunk by suspected Chinese vessel in the South China Sea A Filipino fishing boat carrying 22 fishermen sank after being hit by a suspected Chinese vessel in the South China Sea, ratcheting up tensions in the disputed area....
22:34, 2019-06-14

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc "deeply concerned" about South China Sea standoff Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Friday he is "deeply concerned" about recent developments in a long-running standoff in the South China Sea between Vietnamese and Chinese vessels....
21:17, 2019-08-23

South Africa resumes beef exports to China after foot and mouth outbreak South Africa has resumed beef exports to China after an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease (FMD) in January halted trade, officials said on Tuesday....
00:01, 2019-08-01

Southeast Asian leaders meet, expected to discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea Southeast Asian leaders met on Sunday for a second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight of Myanmar's fleeing Rohingyas and the South China Sea dispute....
08:17, 2019-06-23

Russia confirms joint air patrol with China after South Korea claims airspace violation Russia confirmed Tuesday that it had carried out its first-ever joint air patrol with China, an event which prompted South Korea and Japan to scramble fighter jets in response....
23:34, 2019-07-23

Southeast Asia making good progress on South China Sea conduct code: Thailand Southeast Asian nations made good progress on a Code of Conduct negotiating draft for the disputed South China Sea and likely will finish a first reading by the end of this year, the Thai foreign ministry said as regional leaders met in Bangkok....
15:51, 2019-06-22

USS Ronald Reagan, Japanese helicopter carrier conduct joint exercise in South China Sea Two aircraft carrier strike groups -- the USS Ronald Reagan CSG and ships from Japan's MSDF -- conducted a joint naval exercise in the South China Sea from Monday through Wednesday, the U.S. 7th Fleet said....
00:51, 2019-06-13

Philippines' Duterte calls for action to reduce the risk of military conflict in the South China Sea President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines is calling for action to lessen the chance of conflict in the South China Sea, where the U.S. and other countries are challenging China's assertions of sovereignty....
11:17, 2019-06-01

Factbox: Safe havens emerge in China, South Asia as recession risks grow Fears of a global recession are on the rise as the U.S.-China trade war re-escalated in May, sending investors to the safety of U.S Treasuries, the Japanese yen and gold....
10:17, 2019-06-13

China treads a fine line as it seeks to mediate in Japan-South Korea trade dispute China appears to be stepping up to mediate between Japan and South Korea as their trade battle intensifies — a move that could prompt the U.S. to get more involved in the region, one expert says....
15:17, 2019-08-22

South Koreans are canceling vacations to Japan and boycotting its beer in a trade war more bitter than Trump's feud with China Komeil Soheili/Business Insider South Korea and Japan are in the middle of an unrelenting trade war, which has seen both sides curb vital exports and remove each other as preferred trading partners. The feud is reigniting more than 100 years of tension between the two nations, which involved Japan ...
14:00, 2019-09-27

Another German citizen arrested in Turkey for political reasons: German media A man has reportedly been arrested in Turkey for posts he shared on Facebook. A series of arrests of German citizens in recent years has strained relations between the two countries....
02:34, 2019-08-07

South Korea's July exports slump for eighth month amid US-China trade dispute and Japan curbs South Korea's exports shrank 11.0% in July from a year earlier, trade ministry data showed on Thursday, largely in line with an 11.3% fall tipped in a Reuters poll....
05:34, 2019-08-01

Nick Castellanos rips Tigers' Comerica Park: 'This park is a joke' Even after hitting a walk-off home run on Sunday, the Tigers slugger went on how his home ballpark is unfair for hitters.       ...
00:17, 2019-07-23

North Korea and China are huge winners in the worsening Japan-South Korea spat The cracks in the relationship between South Korea and Japan are deepening -- undercutting security cooperation on North Korea and potentially handing a win to China....
23:17, 2019-08-23

South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ us toward 2030 goals, UN Chief says on International Day Collaboration among countries of the global south offers a “unique pathway” that accelerates us towards the key 2030 sustainable development targets, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, told a commemorative event for South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Thursday....
00:17, 2019-09-13

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New ‘UNComplicated’ ...
07:17, 2019-09-13

Why your kid should read banned books Controversial behavior or sensitive language may add realism to the story, or it may seem gratuitous or distracting. Letting kids decide for themselves is just another lesson in literature....
04:17, 2019-09-28

NYC eateries don’t want to let go of banned CBD products Last month, the city’s Health Department forced 15 eateries to destroy food and drinks infused with cannabidiol, or CBD, which doesn’t get you high but is said to relieve pain and anxiety....
15:51, 2019-08-24

Phone use while driving should be banned entirely, say MPs Report calls for ban on phones to be extended to hands-free calling, as well as tougher penalties and enforcement Mobile phone use behind the wheel should be banned entirely, according to the Transport Committee. In a new report, the group of MPs called on the Government to extend the ban on hand-h...
15:51, 2019-08-13

How to Tell If the FAA Has Banned Your MacBook Pro From Flying On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration officially banned select MacBook Pros from U.S. flights. This news comes months after Apple voluntarily recalled some laptops for overheated batteries that posed fire risks....
22:17, 2019-08-14

Should Trump be banned from Twitter? Kamala Harris urged Twitter’s CEO to ban Trump. Is she right, or would it amount to an assault on free speech?Should Donald Trump, the most powerful man in the world, be banned from Twitter?Kamala Harris thinks so. On Tuesday she sent a letter to Twitter’s CEO arguing that Trump has been violating t...
10:34, 2019-10-04

Your MacBook Pro might’ve just been banned from flights by the FAA Apple announced a recall program a few weeks ago for a limited number of 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops with batteries that might overheat and pose a fire risk. Buyers of units sold between September 2015 and February 2017 — which is obviously quite a lengthy timespan — can and should have ...
01:17, 2019-08-15

Doping: Seven more Russian weightlifters banned Another seven Russian weightlifters have been provisionally suspended for doping violations, joining five compatriots already banned from the sport earlier this week....
09:00, 2019-08-17

| Non-marital sex hoping to be banned in Indonesia Indonesia is set to vote on a plan to outlaw gay and pre-marital sex while beefing up its blasphemy laws in a shakeup fuelled by religious conservatism and slammed by rights groups....
20:34, 2019-09-19

Canadian man banned from US for trying to volunteer at festival A Canadian man claims that US Border Agents had him banned from the country for five years because they thought he would take American jobs. Kyle Kuchirka, 25, attempted to cross the American border on Aug. 29 to volunteer at a music festival when he was denied entry into the United States, accordin...
11:00, 2019-10-02

Bad riders could be banned under new Uber policy Badly behaving Uber passengers can be banned from using the ride-sharing service if their rating score falls below a certain threshold, the company said in a policy update Wednesday....
19:51, 2019-05-29

Office 365 banned from schools in privacy row Microsoft's Office 365 software has been banned in part of Germany following fears over data privacy.The cloud-based online suite has been barred for use in schools in the state of Hesse after lawmakers ruled it was gathering information from users who were unable to give their consent.Office 3...
13:17, 2019-07-16

Sexist ads banned over gender stereotypes An advertisement juxtaposing male astronauts with a woman sitting by a stroller, and another depicting two hapless dads, are the first casualties of a British ban on gender stereotypes in advertising....
20:00, 2019-08-14

Just How Bad is Amazon's Banned Products Problem? The average American purportedly has more trust in Amazon than their own government, which makes recent reports on thousands of potentially unsafe products making their way onto the company’s online marketplace particularly terrifying. Read more......
09:51, 2019-09-01

Delete These Banned Apps From Your Android Google recently removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of service—and, more importantly, could be used as stalkerware. That doesn’t mean they’re deleted from your Android device, though, so now’s a great time to remove them....
20:00, 2019-07-18

A bad Uber rating could get you banned from the service If your Uber rating is too low, you could be banned from using the car-riding service. Uber announced it was refreshing its guidelines.        ...
03:00, 2019-05-30

FAA investigating why Chick-fil-A was banned at airports The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into allegations that New York and Texas airports discriminated against Chick-fil-A by barring the fast-food chain over the owner’s stance on LGBT issues. According to the FAA, the US Department of Transportation “received complaints ...
20:34, 2019-05-29

U.S.-South Korean military exercise to proceed: top South Korean official A top South Korean official on Saturday said a U.S.-South Korean military exercise would go ahead as planned next month, denying Pyongyang's charges that holding it would breach an agreement made between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un....
01:34, 2019-07-21

How to read your first tweet (and all your other old ones) Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Whether you’re looking for that hilarious joke you tweeted last year, or worried that some of your old tweets might contain embarrassing information, there are se...
20:51, 2019-07-06

How to Tweet Via SMS Rather Than Using Twitter's App Late last night news broke that Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account had been compromised. Friday evening his account tweeted roughly a dozen racist and offensive tweets over a 20-minute span. The reason? Hackers were able to gain access to his account through SIM hacking....
06:51, 2019-09-01

'Look like Kylie Jenner' beauty ads banned from Instagram Beauty salons AKJ Aesthetics and Queen of Aesthetics used images of celebrity to promote ‘filler package’The advertising watchdog has banned Instagram ads run by two beauty companies for claiming their procedures could make customers look like Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenn...
05:17, 2019-09-25

The FAA Just Banned Flights Over Iranian Air Space. Here’s What Fliers Need to Know United Airlines has canceled some direct flights after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from Iranian airspace following Iran’s shoot-down of a high-altitude U.S. drone in the area. Other airlines around the world are following suit and avoiding the area. The FAA order c...
21:51, 2019-06-21

Police banned from using facial recognition in San Francisco A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is considering federal legislation to limit the use of facial recognition technologies by law enforcement agencies....
06:17, 2019-05-31

Pro Fortnite Player Banned From Twitch After Claims He Was Only 12 Most of the details in Turner “Tfue” Tenney’s recent lawsuit against FaZe Clan focused on the ills of his since-leaked contract with the esports organization. But the suit also alleged that FaZe lied about the age of another player it signed, saying he was 13 when, at the time, he was only 11. This ...
00:17, 2019-06-06

UK eco-activists banned from using boats in street protests Climate-change activists Extinction Rebellion have been banned from using their trademark boats in the last of a series of Summer protests on Friday....
06:34, 2019-07-20

Smoking On Apartment Balconies Banned In Russia No more late-night balcony cigarettes, summer barbeques or candle-lit patio dinners: Russians are fuming at the latest fire safety legislation adopted to decrease the number of careless blazes....
03:17, 2019-09-28

GSW investor banned 1 year after shoving Lowry The Warriors are "disappointed" in team investor Mark Stevens, who will not be allowed to attend games through the 2019-20 season after he shoved and directed obscenities at Raptors guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals....
04:34, 2019-06-07

Warriors’ investor banned for 1 year, fined $500,000 by NBA OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry wanted the Golden State Warriors’ executive who shoved him during an NBA Finals game ousted from the league. The NBA decided a one-year ban and $500,000 fine is enough for now. Mark Stevens, a Warriors’ investor and a member of the teamR...
10:17, 2019-06-07

‘Arthur’ episode about same-sex wedding banned in Alabama “Arthur” is one controversial cartoon. Alabama Public Television pulled the Season 22 premiere of the long-running animated series. The episode, titled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” revolved around the same-sex wedding of the series’ elementary school teacher. ...
21:17, 2019-05-21

Outdoor smoking now banned in Sweden in certain places STOCKHOLM (AP) — An outdoor smoking ban in Sweden in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect. The ban, which started Monday, means smoking in outdoor sections of restaurants and entrances to designated booths for smokers is prohibited. The ban also ...
11:00, 2019-07-01

Hong Kong protester app banned by Apple Apple has banned an app allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track the movements of police, despite growing international condemnation against the violence deployed by police against pro-democracy activists....
17:00, 2019-10-03

First ads banned for contravening UK gender stereotyping rules Watchdog bans VW and Philadelphia ads with bungling dads and ‘passive’ womenTwo television ads, one featuring new dads bungling comically while looking after their babies and the other a woman sitting next to a pram, have become the first to be banned under new rules designed to reduce gender stereo...
04:17, 2019-08-14

Climate groups call for SUVs to be banned Climate groups including Greenpeace and Deutsche Umwelthilfe called on Monday for sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) to be banned as part of a wider campaign to curb pollution by the auto industry....
18:34, 2019-09-09

FIA explains why it banned twin-motors from Formula E The FIA has clarified the decision to ban twin-motor powertrains from Formula E, with technical director Gilles Simon saying it was taken over costs and "not to limit technology development"...
14:51, 2019-06-28

Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe? China, Brazil and members of the EU have weighed the potential risks and outlawed chemicals found in US loavesGive us this day our daily foam expander. It may sound odd, but in America, your loaf of bread can contain ingredients with industrial applications – additives that also appear in things lik...
20:17, 2019-05-28

‘Violent’ Hells Angels banned from the Netherlands AMSTERDAM – A Dutch court on Wednesday banned the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in the Netherlands, saying it had a track record of violent crime including the killing of rivals, shoot-outs and drug and weapon offenses. Prosecutors had sought the measure in response to hundreds of incidents in ...
20:34, 2019-05-29

Phone use while driving should be banned entirely, says Transport Committee Report calls for ban on phones to be extended to hands-free calling, as well as tougher penalties and enforcement Mobile phone use behind the wheel should be banned entirely, according to the Transport Committee. In a new report, the group of MPs called on the Government to extend the ban on hand-h...
11:00, 2019-08-13

Smoking On Flights Is Banned, So Why Do Planes Still Have Ashtrays? Today, smoking on flights is banned almost internationally. And yet, most aircrafts still have ashtrays inside the washroom. So why do airplanes still have ashtrays? A video by Cheddar explains....
05:51, 2019-06-15

DOTA 2 Cheats Are Getting Their Asses Banned Until 2038 Valve released a matchmaking update for DOTA 2 yesterday, and as part of that some players breaking the rules have begun receiving comically long bans....
04:34, 2019-09-19

Bulgarian brothers banned from tennis for corruption LONDON (AP) — Two brothers from Bulgaria have been provisionally suspended from professional tennis for corruption. The Tennis Integrity Unity says 24-year-old Karen Khachatyran and 19-year-old Yuri Khachatyran “are ineligible to compete in or attend any sanctioned event organized or recognize...
15:17, 2019-06-17

The U.K. Just Banned ‘Harmful Gender Stereotypes’ in Advertising A ban on advertisements containing “harmful” gender stereotypes came into force in the U.K. on Friday, in a move experts hope will reduce gender inequality. Adverts containing stereotypes such as women being bad at driving, or a husband being lazy while his wife cleans, will likely fall ...
16:17, 2019-06-14

U.S.'s Quill banned for three weeks for shoulder charge Flanker John Quill has been banned for three matches and will likely miss the rest of the United States' World Cup campaign after he was sent off in his side's Pool C match against England in Kobe on Thursday....
14:00, 2019-09-27

Huawei is banned from using SD cards in future devices Things just keep getting worse for Huawei. The company was barred from being a member of the SD Association, the trade group responsible for standardizing SD and microSD cards. The change in status means that Huawei will no longer be able to offer of......
23:17, 2019-05-24

Any Other Business: A new politics podcast where Brexit is banned Does the thought of a facilitated customs arrangement make your eyes glaze over? Are you flummoxed by Norway, Norway Plus and Norway For Now? Are you (dare I say it) bored of Brexit?...
07:51, 2019-05-22

| Niqab banned in Tunisian government offices Prime Minister Youssef Chahed decided to ban the niqab Muslim face covering for women in Tunisian government offices "for security reasons", his office said....
15:00, 2019-07-06

| Former Kenya athletics chief banned for corruption Kenya's former athletics team manager Michael Rotich has been banned for 10 years for agreeing to provide advance notice to athletes of doping tests in exchange for money....
14:00, 2019-05-22

Violence escalates in Zimbabwe over banned protests Tensions between Zimbabwe's main opposition party and President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government escalated into violence in the country's capital on Friday after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest....
23:34, 2019-08-19

US cosmetics are full of chemicals banned by Europe – why? A long list of potentially harmful ingredients banned in the EU are legally allowed in the US due to historically relaxed regulationsHelp us reach our $150,000 goal to fund this series. Make a contributionA brief but telling piece of legislation was put forward in Connecticut in January. Just three ...
19:51, 2019-05-22

Should Trump be banned from Twitter? | Arwa Mahdawi Kamala Harris urged Twitter’s CEO to ban Trump. Is she right, or would it amount to an assault on free speech?Should Donald Trump, the most powerful man in the world, be banned from Twitter?Kamala Harris thinks so. On Tuesday she sent a letter to Twitter’s chief executive arguing that Trump has been...
22:51, 2019-10-04

Kenyan marathoner Biwott banned for eight years – AIU Kenyan marathoner Salome Jerono Biwott has been banned for eight years after being found guilty of committing a second doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Thursday in another blow to Kenya's sporting reputation....
20:01, 2019-07-18

Cream cheese ad gets banned in UK for ‘dopey dad’ stereotype A Philadelphia cream cheese ad — which shows two new fathers getting distracted and leaving their babies on a conveyor belt — has been banned in Britain under new gender stereotyping rules. The “dopey Dads” commercial, as some social media users have dubbed it, was produced by the intern...
07:51, 2019-08-18

DDT still affecting lake ecosystems 50 years after it was banned The highly potent pesticide DDT was banned more than a half-century ago, but the toxic chemical persists in lake ecosystems and continues to impact freshwater food chains, according to a new study....
17:17, 2019-06-12

Food delivery service's TV ad banned for being 'likely to mislead' The ad, from Deliveroo, showed an astronaut receiving his order on the moon, and an escaped convict getting pizza delivered after tunneling free from prison....
17:51, 2019-09-13

Plastic straws will be banned in the UK from April 2020 The billions of plastic straws consumed in the UK each year will be banned from April 2020. The move will also cover plastic drinks stirrers and cotton buds...
08:17, 2019-05-22

Kevin Smith won't let That Tweet die As Kevin Smith’s career has evolved, so has our nostalgia for earlier iterations of the filmmaker, whose name was once synonymous with indie flicks like Clerks and Chasing Amy. But with each new phase comes a begrudging escalation in that nostalgia: we once longed for the man who gave us Jay and Sil...
06:00, 2019-07-10

When to Quote Tweet a Jerk Twitter is for yelling. I go on Twitter to yell, be yelled at, and to read slightly different takes and jokes about whatever we’re collectively yelling about that day. It’s not relaxing, but it is cathartic at times. In terms of Twitter-catharsis, nothing feels quite as good as the judiciously execu...
02:51, 2019-09-17

How far can a viral tweet get you? Be careful what you wish for Adam Koszary’s ‘absolute unit’ sheep led to a job at Tesla, but his new boss, Elon Musk, has had less social media success – with one missive landing him in courtTwitter is a game with two objectives. The first is to scream your opinions at people who hold an identical set of opinions, in the mistak...
18:00, 2019-05-22

Chronicle director Josh Trank says he banned Max Landis from set Earlier today The Daily Beast published a damning exposé in which eight women came forward with allegations that they had suffered repeated sexual assault and emotional abuse at the hands of Max Landis—son of filmmaker John Landis and screenwriter of such profound works of cinematic fiction as Victo...
00:34, 2019-06-19

Kenyan banned after positive test for rat poison substance Kenyan marathon runner Felix Kirwa has been suspended for nine months after testing positive for strychnine, a substance sometimes used as rat poison....
00:00, 2019-06-13

Diesel cars could be banned from Bristol city centre News 12 Jun, 2019 Bristol City Council will discuss a proposed ‘Clean Air Plan,’ which suggests banning diesel cars the city centre to combat emissions...
15:51, 2019-06-12

YouTuber in Spain banned for 5 years after tasteless prank A Spanish court has banned a YouTuber from using the video sharing platform for the next five years after he played a prank by feeding toothpaste-laced cookies to a homeless person....
12:34, 2019-06-04

Afghan football boss banned over 'sexual abuse' Fifa says Keramuudin Karim, the former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation, "sexually abused" various players of the women's national team....
22:00, 2019-06-08

| Red beret banned, jail time for those who wear it in Uganda Uganda has designated the red beret and tunic as official military clothing that could land civilians who wear them in jail, essentially banning the uniform of opposition leader Bobi Wine and his supporters....
18:00, 2019-10-02

Athletes ask doping agency to take marijuana off banned list More than 150 current and former athletes signed a letter sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency, asking the organization to remove marijuana from its list of prohibited substances....
00:34, 2019-05-24

| Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare....
23:00, 2019-08-19

3 Russian soccer players banned over match-fixing MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian soccer players have been banned for three years each in a match-fixing case. The three, all defenders for third-tier club Chernomorets Novorossiisk, were allegedly offered money to lose a game against promotion-chasing Chaika Peschanokopskoye last month. The Chernomorets ...
15:51, 2019-06-07

Trump Claims He Banned Trans Troops Because 'Drugs' President Donald Trump started winding down his less-than-thrilling state visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday with a sit-down interview with one of England’s worst global exports, Piers Morgan. Over the course of the more than half-hour conversation, aired on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Trump c...
16:17, 2019-06-05

Prithvi Shaw banned from cricket after doping violation Prithvi Shaw, one of India's most promising cricket stars, has been banned from the sport until the middle of November after testing positive for a prohibited substance....
19:51, 2019-07-31

Former canoe world champion from Russia banned for 4 years LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Canoe Federation says former world champion Oleg Zhestkov of Russia has been banned for four years for doping. The ICF says Zhestkov, who competed at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, tested positive for the banned endurance-boosting hor...
12:51, 2019-06-10

Man accused of killing Mackenzie Lueck was banned from university The man arrested in the alleged murder of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck was banned seven years ago from the Utah State University Campus, where he was once a student, new documents reveal. Ayoola A. Ajayi, now 31, was arrested on suspicion of having stolen an iPad, a misdemeanor, during...
21:34, 2019-07-03

Gender stereotypes can cause serious harm. Now they're banned from British ads From Friday, advertisements in Britain must not include "gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offense."        ...
05:34, 2019-06-17

Styrofoam-slinging food cart vendors don’t know it’s banned The city began enforcing its ban on Styrofoam Monday following a six-month warning period — but some food cart vendors claimed they didn’t know anything about it. “I’m here every day and no notification,” Mohammed Ali, a vendor with two carts at Bryant Park in Manhattan...
01:17, 2019-07-02

Autonomous weapons that kill must be banned, insists UN chief UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged artificial intelligence (AI) experts meeting in Geneva on Monday to push ahead with their work to restrict the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems, or LAWS, as they are also known....
17:51, 2019-05-21

New drivers could be banned at night as graduated licences explored News 18 Jul, 2019 Department for Transport says graduated driving licences are "being explored further", including a night-time ban for new drivers...
14:34, 2019-07-18

The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan: the museum that hid art banned by Stalin This museum in a bleak outpost has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches by an electrician. But now it needs a rescue of its ownI am sitting at a huge table at the Ministry of Culture in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, as officials explain what sounds like ...
17:51, 2019-05-21

Should ‘digital dopers’ get banned from sports in the real world too? This year cycling got its first British National Zwift e-racing champion, but it also got its first cheater. Last week, six months after wining, following a tip-off from an unnamed individual, the rider that won was stripped of their title and banned for “digital doping” – both from e-racing and rea...
16:51, 2019-10-11

Father jailed for stalking judge who banned him from seeing his children A father who branded a family court judge a "vile monster" in a series of threatening messages during a nine-month online stalking campaign has been jailed for a year....
21:17, 2019-08-07

Kay Jewelers splits with worker who banned armed deputy STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Kay Jewelers has split with a North Carolina store manager who wouldn’t allow a deputy to pick up an engagement ring because the deputy was wearing his service weapon. The Charlotte Observer reports the store said on Facebook Thursday that the Statesville worker is no ...
15:51, 2019-06-07

Previously Banned Fortnite Duo Qualifies For World Cup Finals Yesterday, Fortnite duo Damion “XXiF” Cook and Ronald “Ronaldo” Mach qualified for the World Cup by placing third with 91 points in the eighth week of North America East duo competition. On May 3, both players were temporarily banned from Fortnite and were dropped by their esports team, Rise Nation,...
23:17, 2019-06-03

LG smart refrigerator used for tweeting by teen whose mom banned electronics A teenager who claims her mother took her electronics away seemingly resorted to what might be the last imaginable place to tweet from: a refrigerator....
22:17, 2019-08-14

Controversial Palestinian rappers banned from performing in Berlin Known for their anti-Israel lyrics, Palestinian rappers Shadi Al-Bourini and Shadi Al-Najjar were due to headline a so-called "solidarity rally" held by Palestinian groups that the Israeli ambassador to Germany opposed....
22:51, 2019-09-25

Putin again threatens to develop previously banned missiles if US does Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. once again this week that Russia would develop missiles previously banned under a landmark nuclear forces treaty if it learns that the United States has begun building them....
02:00, 2019-09-07

Viking Symbols and Runes May Soon Be Banned by the Swedish Government Depictions of the runes and Norse symbols such as Thor’s hammer may soon be banned in Sweden. Hate groups have been using many of these symbols for years and the government now fears that the ancient symbols may be offending ethnic minorities. The Runes and Norse Symbols that May Be Banned As RT rep...
21:51, 2019-05-23

Ibrahimovic banned for violent conduct in LA Galaxy victory "LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was handed a two-game ban for violent conduct after he grabbed New York City goalkeeper Sean Johnson by the neck in their 2-0 MLS win last Saturday."...
14:51, 2019-05-21

Gender stereotypes can cause serious harmful. Now they're banned from British ads From Friday, advertisements in Britain must not include "gender stereotypes which are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offense."        ...
18:17, 2019-06-14

Milan banned from Europa League for one year after FFP breach Cas says Milan breached FFP in three separate seasonsTorino could be given Milan Europa League spotItalian side Milan have been banned from the 2019-20 Europa League season for breaching Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) said on Friday. Related: ...
13:00, 2019-06-28

A Year Later, Twitter’s New Banned Speech Policy Adds Little to the Old One An effort to forbid “dehumanizing” tweets was scaled back after criticism and debate, and for now focuses only on those directed at religious groups....
17:34, 2019-07-09

Sturridge banned for 2 weeks for breaching betting rules Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a two-week suspension from domestic soccer matches in England for breaching betting rules, including giving inside information to his brother about a possible move to Sevilla       ...
20:34, 2019-07-18

Dibsy debates if 'fat-shaming' works after he was banned from takeaways Dibsy shot to fame when he was banned from takeaway chains by his personal trainer. He has since shed 20st – and some think this is down to 'fat shaming'...
20:51, 2019-10-08

Referee who forced wrestler to cut dreadlocks banned for two years Alan Maloney given two-year ban for December 2018 incidentNew Jersey referee is suing for defamation, emotional distressA referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year was suspended by the state for two seasons Wednesday, and officials also ann...
09:00, 2019-09-19

Protesters against LGBT lessons banned from gathering outside school Protesters who have been gathering outside a school to demonstrate against the teaching of same-sex relationships have been banned from the area following a court order....
22:17, 2019-05-31

Face Recognition Surveillance Banned by Second American City One day after the biggest police body camera manufacturer in America banned the use of face recognition technology, Somerville, Massachusetts became the second city in the United States to ban the tech after San Francisco broke new ground with a ban last month, Vice reported.Read more......
02:34, 2019-06-29

Plastic straws will be banned in England from April 2020 The billions of plastic straws consumed in the UK each year will be banned from April 2020. The move will also cover plastic drinks stirrers and cotton buds...
18:00, 2019-05-22

Messi banned from internationals for three months for 'corruption' outburst "Argentina\u0027s Lionel Messi has been banned from international duty for three months and fined $50,000 after levelling accusations of \"corruption\" at South American chiefs during the Copa America."...
16:51, 2019-08-03

Banned By ICC, Sanath Jayasuriya Watches Ind-SL Game From Stands Sanath Jayasuriya was in February banned from all cricket-related activities for two years after he admitted to breaching Articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Code....
01:17, 2019-07-07

Asian Games champ Keyhani banned for doping MONACO (AP) — Asian Games steeplechase champion Hosein Keyhani has been banned for doping. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping cases in track and field, says the Iranian runner has been banned four years over a positive test for stamina-booster EPO. Keyhani is also disqualified from A...
14:34, 2019-06-21

Russian runner suspended for working with banned coach - AIU Russian runner Artyom Denmukhametov has been provisionally suspended for working with banned coach Vladimir Kazarin, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Friday....
18:51, 2019-06-14

Russian minister says bodies working with banned coaches could be punished Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday that local athletics federations working with coaches and doctors banned for doping could be punished....
03:34, 2019-06-11

AC Milan banned from Uefa Europa League for FFP breach, CAS confirms AC Milan have been removed from the 2019-20 Europa League season for breaching Uefa's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed on Friday....
15:34, 2019-06-28

Wickes sees 'half price discount' advert banned Home improvement retailer Wickes has been forced to withdraw a customer savings advert for a kitchen after doubling prices on the same day, wiping out any effective discount....
04:51, 2019-06-05

Olympic marathon runner-up Kirwa banned 4 years for doping MONACO (AP) — Olympic marathon silver medalist Eunice Kirwa has been banned for four years for doping. The Athletics Integrity Unit says Kirwa’s ban will end on May 7, 2023, when she will be 38. Kirwa, who was born in Kenya but switched nationality and represented Bahrain at the 2016 Rio de Ja...
15:17, 2019-06-17

Cowboys DE Robert Quinn banned two games for 'masking agent' Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn has been suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances....
15:51, 2019-08-09

YouTube, Which Remains Exhaustingly Inconsistent, Reinstates Several Banned Far-Right Channels YouTube is absolutely capable of keeping white nationalists from hijacking its platform, but is it even remotely interested in doing so? Sigh along with me as we review the site’s latest exploits.Read more......
22:34, 2019-08-30

Catalan separatists protest on anniversary of banned independence referendum Protesters gathered in Girona on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of a banned Catalan independence vote, some hurling eggs at police and toppling garbage bins, amid a hardening political atmosphere around Spain's most polarizing issue....
15:00, 2019-10-01

Huawei’s next big flagship phone launches next month, and it might be banned from using Android Huawei’s highly anticipated Mate 30 series will be formally unveiled on September 18 in Munich, though our original expectation that the phones would run Android now seems in danger of not coming to pass. Both of those facts come from a new Reuters report, which quotes an unnamed source pinpoi...
16:34, 2019-08-29

Lionel Messi banned from Argentina national team for 3 months Lionel Messi will miss four international friendlies after a lengthy ban from CONMEBOL. The Argentine captain accused the South American soccer governing body of "corruption" during this year's Copa America....
06:17, 2019-08-03

Principal who banned books over homosexuality is busted for child porn A Kentucky vocational school principal is facing child porn charges — a decade after he banned books for “soft pornography” and homosexual content, according to a report. Philip Todd Wilson, 54, was busted Tuesday after state troopers received a tip that he was in possession of explicit images invol...
02:00, 2019-08-31

India Banned Onion Exports. Now Asia Has Eye-Watering Prices From Kathmandu to Colombo, it's a kitchen nightmare: Onion prices have gone crazy. That's because India, the world's biggest seller of the Asian diet staple, has banned exports after extended monsoon......
12:34, 2019-10-02

Bradford’s George Flanagan banned for eight games for testicle attack • Attack made on Toronto’s French full-back Hakim Miloudi• Flanagan pleaded guilty and was also handed £250 fineThe Bradford hooker George Flanagan has been given an eight-match ban for attacking the testicles of an opponent.Flanagan, 32, was seen on video footage making contact with Toronto’s Frenc...
00:34, 2019-08-14

Russian lawmakers seek to stamp out banned content in emails Russian lawmakers floated draft legislation on Tuesday that would prohibit email service providers from circulating messages containing banned content and also require email accounts to be linked to their user's mobile phone number....
19:51, 2019-07-23

Banned Party Drugs Worth Rs 400 Crore Seized In Manipur In one of the largest drug seizures in Manipur, the police have seized banned party drugs worth Rs 400 crore in the international market from Thoubal district, a senior police officer said on Sunday....
13:00, 2019-08-25

Kenya's Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests....
22:51, 2019-05-23

NYPD busts repeat city subway criminal, wants him banned A recidivist robber and subway sex offender released from jail earlier this summer has been busted — and police want to keep him out of the system for good, a high-ranking NYPD official said Wednesday. Santiago Gonzalez, 71, was arrested Tuesday after trying to steal cash out of a straphanger’...
15:00, 2019-09-05

Farage could be banned from making European Parliament victory speech Nigel Farage could be temporarily banned from the European Parliament, after he refused to give evidence to an investigation into whether he broke its funding rules....
00:17, 2019-06-06

Upcoming Huawei Mate 30 officially banned from using Google apps The ongoing dispute between the US and China has resulted in some real strife for Huawei and its devices, making it difficult for the Chinese smartphone giant to work with American companies like Google. While things started looking up recently when Huawei was offered a 90-day reprieve from thi...
04:00, 2019-08-29

Europe's 5G to cost $62 billion more if Chinese vendors banned: telcos A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros ($62 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters....
16:34, 2019-06-07

Afghanistan football official banned by Fifa over sex abuse scandal Former Fifa committee member Sayed Aghazada has been banned from all football for five years for failing to act upon reports of sexual abuse towards female players in Afghanistan....
19:51, 2019-10-11

Warriors' investor banned from NBA Finals for Lowry shove Warriors' investor Mark Stevens won't attend remaining NBA Finals for courtside shove of Raptors' Kyle Lowry        ...
22:51, 2019-06-06

Dusan Borkovic banned from remainder of 2019 TCR Europe season TCR Europe frontrunner Dusan Borkovic has been banned from competing in the series for the remainder of the 2019 season for "inadmissible behaviour" at last weekend's Red Bull Ring round...
20:34, 2019-07-16

Warriors part-owner banned for shoving Raptors player Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens, who shoved the Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry during the NBA Finals game on Wednesday, will be fined $500,000 and banned from attending NBA games for one year, the Warriors and the NBA said on Thursday....
00:34, 2019-06-07

Alabama church to screen banned ‘Arthur’ gay wedding episode BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Methodist church in Alabama is screening an episode of the PBS children’s show “Arthur” that has been shunned by Alabama Public Television for featuring a same-sex wedding. AL.com reports the First United Methodist Church in Birmingham is hosting the free scree...
20:01, 2019-06-03

Europe's 5G to cost $62 billion more if Chinese vendors banned: industry A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros ($62 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters....
14:17, 2019-06-07

Kenya’s Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption The coach of Kenya’s Olympic track team in 2016 has been banned for 10 years for corruption after he asked for $12,000 to give athletes advance notice to help them beat doping tests. Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercov...
15:51, 2019-05-22

Banned in Boston: Without vaping, medical marijuana patients must adapt In the first few days of the four-month ban on all vaping products in Massachusetts, Laura Lee Medeiros, a medical marijuana patient, began to worry. ...
10:00, 2019-10-02

First British eRacing champion banned for using bot to gain unfair advantage • Cameron Jeffers suspended for six months• Title awarded to James Phillips insteadProfessional cycling has been infamously dogged by cheating in previous years but the sport broke new ground on Friday when the inaugural winner of the British eRacing Championships was banned for “manipulation of pre...
00:17, 2019-10-05

"Single-Use Plastic To Be Banned In A Phased Manner": Ram Vilas Paswan With the government waging a war on single-use plastic, mixed feelings have cropped up with some pointing at the positive environmental impact of such an action and others citing the potential......
05:17, 2019-09-13

Uniformed police officers banned at Sacramento pride parade SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Organizers of a pride parade in the California state capital have banned uniformed police officers from participating in this weekend’s march and other festivities. The Sacramento LGBT Community Center says it asked city officers not to participate in uniform to honor...
21:51, 2019-06-04

Cycling: Former Vuelta champion Cobo banned for doping violation Spain's Juan Jose Cobo has been found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation based on "abnormalities" in his biological passport between 2009 and 2011, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Thursday....
23:00, 2019-06-13

Arsenal academy coach banned for abusive language to Under-9s referee • Alex Nichols reduced teenage female referee to tears• Nichols banned for three games and finedAn Arsenal academy coach has been fined and banned for three matches after he was found to have called a female teenage referee a “little prick” and reduced her to tears. The behaviour of Alex Nichols dur...
22:51, 2019-06-13

Browns fan banned for Logan Ryan beer toss: I wasn’t even there! Drink it in: The Browns may have just punished the wrong fan in the aftermath of Sunday’s beer toss. After a Cleveland fan was caught on camera dousing the Titans’ Logan Ryan on Sunday, the team vowed to dish out an indefinite ban to the offender from FirstEnergy Stadium. Now, the punish...
04:34, 2019-09-12

New Zealand's "Buy-Back" Scheme For Guns Banned After Christchurch Attack New Zealand's government on Thursday launched a multibillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of......
05:34, 2019-06-20

Should people without children be banned from Disney World? | Arwa Mahdawi A Facebook rant claims the theme park is blighted by ‘IMMATURE’ millennials in ‘SLUTTY’ shorts. But why would anyone without kids ever waste their time there?If you’re not a fan of unbridled capitalism, please brace yourself: I am sorry to report that an EXTREMELY EMPHATIC Facebook post is going vir...
18:00, 2019-07-31

Afghanistan’s football president banned for life for sexual abuse • Keramuudin Karim fined a million Swiss francs• Fifa says he abused his position of powerThe suspended Afghanistan Football Federation president, Keramuudin Karim, has been banned for life from all football-related activity and fined a million Swiss francs by Fifa following an investigation finding...
19:51, 2019-06-08

Hells Angels biker gangs banned by Netherlands court Judges in the Netherlands said the biker gang was led by "a culture of violence" and represented a danger to the public. It is the third biker gang to be banned in the country since 2017....
22:00, 2019-05-29

Russia to develop previously banned missiles, Vladimir Putin says The Russian president has expressed a "certain alarm" over the US deployment of intermediate-range conventional missiles in Asia. He said Moscow would now develop arms previously banned under the now-defunct INF Treaty....
18:34, 2019-09-05

Ukrainian Ploskina fined and banned for life for match-fixing Ukrainian Helen Ploskina, ranked 821 in the world in women's singles, has been banned for life and fined $20,000 for match-fixing offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said in a statement on Tuesday....
01:51, 2019-05-29

US stoking tension after missile test that would have been banned under treaty, Russia says A top Russian official on Tuesday said the U.S. is stoking tension after firing a ground-based version of a Tomahawk cruise missile that was previously barred under a Cold War-era agreement between the two sides that both accused the other of violating....
16:51, 2019-08-20

Could Mets recoup Yoenis Cespedes’ money? Here’s what’s banned in one contract On a characteristically chaotic day — even a win didn’t make it that much better — the Mets did one thing right: They offered few facts and even fewer opinions on Yoenis Cespedes’ shocking injury at his Port St. Lucie, Fla., ranch. Clearly, they were leaving their options open to see if an avenue ex...
02:51, 2019-05-22

Mike Pence Brought A Motorcade To An Island That Banned Cars Mike Pence showed up to Mackinac Island, Michigan in a convoy of eight cars. That’s eight more cars than Mackinac Island sees most days, since the island banned cars over a century ago....
02:17, 2019-09-23

Social worker banned from work after pursuing abuse victim for sex A social worker who repeatedly called and messaged a vulnerable domestic abuse victim to tell her he was looking for a girlfriend has been suspended from the profession for a year....
15:00, 2019-09-09

Banned coach Salazar loses world championship accreditation Leading athletics coach Alberto Salazar has had his world championship accreditation removed by the US Track and Field federation (USATF) after being banned for four years for doping violations....
13:00, 2019-10-01

Turkish police disperse banned LGBT march with tear gas ISTANBUL (AP) — Activists gathered in Istanbul to promote rights for gay and transgender people Sunday before police dispersed the crowd at a pride event that Turkish authorities had banned for the fifth year. The rally on a side street to Istanbul’s main pedestrian avenue drew several hundred...
22:34, 2019-06-30

Russian travel embargo worsens; flights from Georgia banned After banning Russian airlines from flying to Georgia, Moscow is to stop its southern neighbor's airlines from landing at its airports. Relations slumped this week when anti-Russia protests erupted in Tbilisi....
00:34, 2019-06-23

On second anniversary of banned referendum, Catalan separatists call for independence Catalan separatists chanting "Freedom for the political prisoners" and "Independence!" took part in largely peaceful rallies on Tuesday that failed to draw massive crowds at a time when the restive Spanish region has come to a crossroads....
02:34, 2019-10-02

Hong Kong: Banned pro-independence party chief arrested The Hong Kong National Party's Andy Chan was detained along with seven others. Civil servants are due to rally in support of the weekslong anti-government protests....
22:00, 2019-08-02

President’s tweet stirs controversy TUCSON – The President’s tweets have generated a lot of controversy.  The tweets read: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as the...
15:51, 2019-06-19

Tourists May Soon Be Able To Tweet Their Grievances To Government The Tourism Ministry is planning to launch a Twitter-based grievance redressal mechanism for tourists to file their complaints in real time on the lines of a platform run by the External Affairs......
12:00, 2019-07-04

Zomato's Tweet Is Very Relatable For A Lot Of People. Seen It Yet? This morning, Zomato India took to Twitter to share a joke that seems to have resonated with many. If you have a special corner for all the oregano and chilli flakes packets you get with your food......
12:51, 2019-09-03

'Don't tweet about it': Pelosi scolds progressives Speaker Nancy Pelosi chided progressives in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, calling on them to address their intra-party grievances privately rather than blasting their centrist colleagues on Twitter.Pelosi’s comments, which were described as stern, came during the first full caucus meeting since a...
18:00, 2019-07-10

| Carter's advice for Trump? Tweet less Former US president Jimmy Carter has two simple pieces of advice for Donald Trump as he faces the threat of impeachment: tell the truth - and tweet less....
21:00, 2019-10-09

Gold Rises After Trump Tweet The price of gold snapped a four-day losing streak after President Trump renewed his call for lower interest rates, urging the Federal Reserve to cut borrowing costs to zero or less....
04:34, 2019-09-12

Fiorentina coach Montella banned for referee rant & punching advertising "Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella will miss the last match of the season against Genoa, which will determine whether his team will be relegated, following a two-game ban imposed by the league\u0027s disciplinary committee on Tuesday."...
21:01, 2019-05-21

Airline banned photos after blogger posts picture of handwritten menu Indonesia’s national airline Garuda sought to ban passengers from snapping photos during flights after a video blogger posted an image of a handwritten menu he was given in business class, according to reports. Rius Vernandes — who has 121,000 followers on Instagram and 500,000 on YouTube R...
20:51, 2019-07-18

Anti-Trump Resistance Scammers Who Got Banned From Twitter Were Also Big Ouya Advocates Yesterday, prolific tweeters Brian and Ed Krassenstein were banned for life from the platform for allegedly operating fake accounts and trying to buy clout. The two brothers then took to The Hill Reporter to plead their innocence and mount a defense, which relied in part on their past enthusiasm for...
21:17, 2019-05-24

Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal on Scary Stories and banned books It’s impossible to think back on Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark books without conjuring up the ghastly images of Stephen Gammell’s illustrations in your mind. The eerie drawings have been freaking out children for years, so it was no surprise when monster maestro Guillermo del To...
03:34, 2019-08-10

Banned tennis player's brother suspended for integrity probe An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations        ...
22:51, 2019-07-31

Istanbul's LGBT community holds small rally after march banned Istanbul's gay and transgender community gathered for a small rally that ended with tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday after their annual march was banned for the fifth consecutive year....
19:17, 2019-06-30

There are calls for models wearing fake pregnancy bumps in ad campaigns to be banned There are calls for fashion firms to stop using fake bump models, after reality star Arabella Chi was used as ASOS's maternity model despite never having been pregnant....
03:00, 2019-06-29

Man sends ‘white powder’ and ‘blood-like substance’ to OkCupid after site banned him A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending threatening letters — one of which included white powder — to the Dallas office of the popular dating service OkCupid in 2017. Liam MacLeod, 47, was arrested in February for sending the letter between September and December 2017, the...
20:51, 2019-06-21

Video: Penske and Mercedes' secret Indy engine so good it was banned Penske's 1994 Indianapolis 500 triumph was on paper just one of its 12 wins in a season of CART Indycar World Series domination, but there was a remarkable technology story behind it...
05:00, 2019-05-25

Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott banned by FA over video mocking Harry Kane • Winger, 16, banned for 14 days from domestic club football• Elliott has said he is ‘truly sorry’ for offensive social media videoThe teenage Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott has been banned for 14 days from domestic club football for using offensive language in a social media video mocking Harry Ka...
22:17, 2019-10-11

Pakistan announces terrorism finance crackdown on banned militant group Pakistani authorities announced a crackdown on Wednesday against Hafiz Saeed, leader of the group blamed for deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008, amid growing international pressure to act against militant groups....
17:34, 2019-07-03

A Passenger Was Fined $105,000 and Banned for Life for ‘Extremely Disruptive Behavior’ on an Airplane An unruly passenger has been billed $105,000 after her “extremely disruptive behavior” caused a flight to be diverted with a military escort. British budget carrier Jet2 accused passenger Chloe Haines of “a catalogue of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior,” including t...
10:00, 2019-07-19

Maine Just Banned Native American Mascots. It’s a Movement That’s Inching Forward. Professional sports teams and big college sports programs have often resisted calls to rethink their names and logos. But at local levels, lawmakers have had more success....
06:51, 2019-05-23

Sprinter Nirmala Sheoran Banned For 4 Years, Stripped Of Asian Titles The Athletics Integrity Unit (ACU) said Nirmala Sheoran tested positive for the steroids drostanolone and metenolone at a competition in India in June 2018....
15:51, 2019-10-09

Public gatherings banned in Kasese District in Uganda after Ebola outbreak Uganda has banned public gatherings in Kasese District, a part of the country where an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has been confirmed, Emmanuel Ainebyona, a health ministry spokesman, told Reuters....
20:00, 2019-06-13

Anna Faris Recalls Her Hilarious Apology Letter After Being Banned From New Zealand Anna Faris is now back on good terms with New Zealand. While appearing on Justin Long's Life is Short podcast, posted Tuesday, the Mom star revealed that she was once briefly banned......
23:51, 2019-09-10

Banned Fortnite Streamer Admits He's 12, Streams On YouTube With His Mom Supervising [UPDATED] A pro Fortnite player signed to the esports organization FaZe Clan, who was recently banned from Twitch for being under the age of 13, has admitted that he is, in fact, 12 years old. The streamer, named Patrick, aka “H1ghSky1,” has now moved his stream to YouTube, with his mom occasionally supervis...
05:51, 2019-06-07

Exclusive: Two Russian coaches, doctor banned for doping still active in sport Three years ago, Russian athletics coach Vladimir Mokhnev was banned for 10 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, global sport's over-arching judicial body, for giving prohibited performance-enhancing drugs to members of the national track team....
15:34, 2019-06-06

Swimming Banned at All Mississippi Beaches After Huge Toxic Algae Bloom An unusually large bloom of toxic blue-green algae has prompted the closure of all beaches along the Mississippi coastline. Officials are attributing the bloom to excessive rainfall and overuse of fertilizers. Read more......
23:00, 2019-07-08

Pentagon tests missile previously banned under US-Russia arms treaty The Pentagon announced Monday that the military conducted a test over the weekend of a type of missile that previously had been banned for the last 30 years under a treaty between the United States and Russia....
03:00, 2019-08-20

| 8 years later, Semenya to receive gold medal after Russian winner banned Following the IAAF's decision to re-allocate medals from the 2011 world championships, Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen will now receive their gold and silver medals....
19:17, 2019-09-12

Hall of Fame trainer banned at Santa Anita after horse death ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been banned by the ownership of Santa Anita after a fourth horse from his stable has died — and the 30th overall — at the Southern California track. The Stronch Group, which owns the track, says Saturday in a statement that Hollendor...
23:34, 2019-06-22

AC Milan banned from Europa League for Financial Fair Play breach - CAS "Italian side AC Milan have been banned from the 2019-20 Europa League season for breaching UEFA\u0027s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday."...
13:00, 2019-06-28

Hong Kong activists freed on bail, protest march banned Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and another core member of a pro-democracy group have been granted bail after being charged with inciting people to join a protest in June...
04:34, 2019-08-31

Tim Tebow, BALCO chemist on witness list in banned drug case The trainer for Tim Tebow and James Harrison has denied allegations of giving or injecting other athletes with banned performance-enhancing drugs.       ...
03:51, 2019-09-13

Amazon hosts thousands of unsafe or banned products, new investigation finds Amazon shows numerous listings for toys and medications that lack the proper health risks to children, as well as sleeping mats previously banned by the FDA, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation....
19:17, 2019-08-23

Thousands attend banned protest to demand free elections in Moscow Thousands of Russians filled the streets of central Moscow Saturday, calling for free elections to the city’s legislature. The protest was the latest in a series that stem from the exclusion of some opposition and independent candidates from the Moscow City Council, Reuters reported. The unaut...
18:51, 2019-08-31

NZ launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for weapons banned after Christchurch mosque attacks New Zealand's government on Thursday launched a multimillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks on two mosques in the Southern city of Christchurch....
02:34, 2019-06-20

Athletics: American Lawson banned for four years for positive drugs test American long jumper and sprinter Jarrion Lawson has been suspended for four years after testing positive for the banned substance epitrenbolone, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Saturday....
22:34, 2019-06-01

Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds to be banned from next year Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds will be banned in England from next year as part of a government plan to tackle pollution and protect the environment....
07:34, 2019-05-22

Plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers to be banned in England Government confirms ban on sale and use of items from April next yearPlastic straws and drink stirrers, and cotton buds with plastic stems will be banned from sale and use in England from next April, the government has confirmed.The move, which has been in the offing for more than a year, is hoped t...
11:00, 2019-05-22

US athletics coach Alberto Salazar banned for four years for doping violations The head coach of Nike's Oregan Project and former trainer of Olympic champion runner Mo Farah was found to have breached anti-doping regulations. Salazar has been barred from the ongoing World Athletics Championships....
17:34, 2019-10-01

Hong Kong professional gamer banned from tournament over pro-democracy comments Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai was expelled from Hearthstone eventOrganizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize moneyChinese holding company Tencent owns stake in maker BlizzardA leading professional gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international esports tournament after showing sup...
08:34, 2019-10-09

U.S. figure skating coach Richard Callaghan banned for 'sexual misconduct' U.S. Figure Skating and the U.S. Center for SafeSport have permanently banned coach Richard Callaghan after an investigation into accusations he engaged in sexual misconduct with two teenage boys, officials said....
02:17, 2019-08-23

Syrian forces drop banned cluster bombs and target hospitals Sky News has seen first-hand evidence that hospitals in Idlib are being targeted by Syrian regime forces who also appear to be using banned cluster bombs as they rachet up their bombardment of the last rebel stronghold in the country....
15:00, 2019-05-28

Hong Kong police get more powers, masks to be banned in bid to end crisis: media Hong Kong has loosened guidelines on the use of force by police as it struggles to stamp out anti-government protests that have rocked the Asian financial hub for nearly four months, according to documents seen by Reuters on Thursday....
15:00, 2019-10-03

'No regrets': Hong Kong Hearthstone gamer banned over pro-democracy support Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai was expelled from Hearthstone eventOrganizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize moneyChinese holding company Tencent owns stake in maker BlizzardA leading professional gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international esports tournament after showing sup...
11:00, 2019-10-09

Kenya's Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption The coach of Kenya's Olympic track team in 2016 has been banned for 10 years for corruption after he asked for $12,000 to give athletes advance notice to help them beat doping tests        ...
16:17, 2019-05-22

Dear Twitter, I thoroughly despise the new ’embed tweet’ UI Despite all the flak it caught for its revamped look, I tried giving Twitter‘s new design a fair shake. The updated layout is supposedly faster, more intuitive, and easier to customize – and for the most part, it is. But as much as I wanted to dig the redesign, there’s one aspect that truly ruffles ...
17:00, 2019-08-06

The Londoner: Racism row over Brexiteer's tweet Anti-Brexit campaigner Femi Oluwole responds to Leave.EU figure's comments / Labour's biscuit bother / Jurgen Klopp wades into politics / Andrea Jenkyns's twitter gaffe...
21:51, 2019-05-31

"Congratulations Everyone On This New India": Anurag Kashyap's Last Tweet Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has deleted his Twitter account, citing concerns for his family after receiving threats for posting tweets in which he "spoke" his mind....
09:00, 2019-08-11

"Was Waiting To See This Day In My Lifetime": Sushma Swaraj's Last Tweet Barely three hours before former Foreign Minister and BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj died on Tuesday night, she had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the centre's move on Jammu and Kashmir and said......
03:00, 2019-08-07

"Speak For Minorities In Pak": BJP MP To Malala Yousafzai On J&K Tweet Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai's tweet on Jammu and Kashmir drew a sharp response from a BJP MP, who told the young Pakistani activist to instead raise concern for minorities in her country......
10:17, 2019-09-15

Pelosi scolds AOC, progressives: Don’t tweet, talk to me! Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday warned progressive members of Congress to stop tweeting insults at their moderate colleagues — as one of the apparent objects of her ire, Bronx/Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said the House speaker was giving her “busy” work to keep her occupied. “I was assigned to s...
12:51, 2019-07-11

Teen claims to tweet from her smart fridge – but did she really? A Twitter user’s claim to have tweeted from a kitchen appliance went viral but experts have cast doubtA resourceful teenager appeared to have taken the rise of increasingly powerful smart home devices to its logical conclusion – tweeting from her family’s smart fridge after her mother confiscated he...
08:34, 2019-08-17

| Does North Korea's Kim get Trump tweet alerts? How people stay informed in the Hermit State of North Korea is always a question, and US President Donald Trump may have answered it Thursday: by Twitter alerts....
04:34, 2019-08-17

MLB: Umpire union tweet about Machado was ‘inappropriate’ SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball says it was inappropriate for the umpire’s union to comment on the one-game suspension levied against San Diego Padres star Manny Machado for his conduct following his ejection for arguing a called third strike Saturday at Colorado. The MLB Umpires Associ...
04:34, 2019-06-19

After "Where Is He" Murmurs In Parliament, Rahul Gandhi's Tweet Congress's Rahul Gandhi gave Parliament a miss this morning as the 17th Lok Sabha began after the national elections. On Day One, the elected lawmakers took oath as members of the house - led by Prime......
16:17, 2019-06-17

Nickelback is getting a (relatively) big bump thanks to that stupid Trump tweet A few days ago, we reported that Donald Trump (a man so naive and weak-willed that he was able to get conned into abusing his presidential powers by… Rick Perry?) had posted a meme on Twitter featuring a reference to Nickelback’s “Photograph” music video, with the image altered to show some dumb bul...
13:00, 2019-10-07

Milton’s Shakespeare Was Just a Trans-Atlantic Tweet Away A scholar in England suspected annotations in a First Folio at the Free Library of Philadelphia were John Milton’s, so he connected the dots with someone who had studied the work for a decade....
04:51, 2019-09-20

Donald Trump's Bad Tweet Is Tearing NOAA Apart We are now into the second week of Donald Trump’s dumb tweet. I want to stop writing about this. You want to stop reading about this. And yet, because the president cannot be wrong, here we are, watching a federal agency rip apart at the seams.Read more......
01:00, 2019-09-10

"Go Fix Countries You Came From": Trump's Tweet Attack On Congresswomen US President Donald Trump on Sunday told unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of the party to brand him a "racist" and a xenophobe....
05:17, 2019-07-15

Bill Cosby says he is still ‘America’s Dad’ in Father Day’s tweet Despite serving a prison sentence for sexual assault, Bill Cosby stays active on social media. On Sunday, he posted a Father’s Day message on Twitter that social media users said fell flat. “Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…,” the disgraced actor tweeted on Sunday. “I know it’s late, but to al...
20:00, 2019-06-17

Dr Disrespect Streams Inside An E3 Bathroom, Gets Banned From Twitch [Update: E3 Badge Revoked] Today, popular Twitch streamer Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm got suspended from Twitch after streaming from inside a bathroom at the Los Angeles Convention Center during E3. His E3 badge was also revoked....
08:34, 2019-06-12

European traders banned from trading Swiss blue chips as EU talks break down European traders are banned from trading stock in hundreds of Swiss companies from Monday following a breakdown of treaty talks between Switzerland and the European Union....
15:17, 2019-07-01

Stanley Cup champion banned from international competition for 4 years after positive cocaine test Stanley Cup champion Evgeny Kuznetsov was banned from international competition for four years after testing positive for cocaine while representing Russia at the world championship....
04:00, 2019-08-27

Blind British Paralympic ski champion banned from taking guide dog into Sainsbury's A British Paralympic skiing champion has been left "shaken" and "humiliated" after he was barred from taking his guide dog into a Sainsbury's store minutes from the supermarket chain's head office....
15:00, 2019-06-08

Hall of Fame trainer banned from Santa Anita after latest horse death Jerry Hollendorfer banned after horse sustains fatal injuryThirty horses have died at Santa Anita since 26 DecemberHall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died – and the 30th overall – at the Southern Califor...
05:17, 2019-06-23

Russian Olympic chief calls on athletes to stay away from banned coaches: TASS Russia's Olympic chief on Thursday urged athletes to steer clear of coaches banned for doping after Reuters reported that two athletics coaches and one doctor serving doping suspensions were still working with athletes....
23:00, 2019-06-13

Free speech activists defend banned gamer after Hong Kong remark The maker of “Call of Duty” avoided China’s wrath Tuesday by suspending a professional gamer and seizing all his winnings after he shouted “Liberate Hong Kong” during a post-game interview. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision Blizzard, which is 5 % owned by Tencent Holdings in Shenzhen, China, ban...
05:34, 2019-10-09

Apple MacBook Pro models deemed a fire risk, banned from flights around the globe UPDATE: While airlines in the US were the first to issue bans over the affected MacBook Pro laptops, others around the world have followed suit after warnings from both the US and EU. Virgin Airlines in Australia is the most recent to ban affected models from being stowed in checked-in luggage,...
09:00, 2019-08-27

‘I Support That.’ Mike Pence Confirms U.S. Embassies Were Banned From Displaying Pride Flags Vice President Mike Pence made it clear that U.S. embassies were told not to display rainbow pride flags celebrating LGBTQ rights on their flagpoles during Pride Month, confirming reports that the Trump administration refused to give embassies permission to do so. Pence told NBC News that he was awa...
19:34, 2019-06-11

Hall of Fame trainer banned from Santa Anita after 30th horse since Dec. 26 dies Hall of Fame horse trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from Santa Anita racetrack after the death of another horse under his care.       ...
00:51, 2019-06-23

Cue The Eye Roll: This School Banned ‘Harry Potter’ Just Because It Taught A Kid A Spell He Used To Turn His Teacher Into A Pig The religious right has a long history of imposing its own values on American public schools, and it looks like conservative zealots have once again struck a blow against educational freedom: This school banned Harry Potter books just because a student learned a spell from them that he used to turn ...
08:34, 2019-10-04

Facebook Says Natural News Got Banned For Spam, Not For Spreading Health Misinformation and Hate Natural News was banned by Facebook over the weekend, causing founder Mike Adams to call for President Donald Trump to use military action against the tech companies. But we didn’t actually know what moved Facebook to finally ban the website. Facebook now says it banned Natural News for spam.Read mo...
15:34, 2019-06-11

Famed figure skating coach Richard Callaghan banned for sexual misconduct Richard Callaghan, who led Tara Lipinski to the 1998 Olympic gold medal, has been declared “permanently ineligible” by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.       ...
03:17, 2019-08-23

Texas woman banned from Walmart reportedly for eating half a cake and refusing to pay Six months after a Texas woman was banned by Wichita Falls police for drinking wine from a Pringles can, a second has been banned for taking the cake.       ...
12:00, 2019-06-29

Bob Baffert says he never intentionally gave banned substance to Triple Crown winner Justify Horse trainer Bob Baffert and his attorney denounced the failed drug test allegations made against his 2018 Triple Crown winner, Justify.       ...
03:51, 2019-09-13

Warriors’ co-owner Mark Stevens banned, fined $500K for shoving Lowry The NBA and the Golden State Warriors said in a statement on Thursday that Stevens, who owns a minority stake in the team, will not be permitted to attend games through the end of the 2019-20 season....
01:51, 2019-06-07

Mark Stevens: Who is the banned Warriors minority owner who pushed Kyle Lowry? Mark Stevens has been described by an associate as "a gentleman through and through," but that is in stark contrast to how Kyle Lowry says he acted.        ...
04:34, 2019-06-07

Blizzard banned a Hong Kong protest supporter and all hell broke loose Blizzard, perhaps ironically, has ignited a firestorm over the banning of an esports pro for his support of Hong Kong. While the initial response was flammable enough, the aftermath is swiftly growing beyond its original gaming context into a proper international incident. If you want the skinny on ...
23:34, 2019-10-09

| WATCH | Zimbabwe deploys security forces to prevent banned march in Bulawayo Security forces and police are out in force in Zimbabwe's second city of Bulawayo to prevent a planned opposition march, days after brutally dispersing a similar banned protest in Harare....
23:00, 2019-08-19

Leading Afghan football official banned by Fifa in relation to sexual abuse • Sayed Ali Reza Aghazada banned for five years• Aghazada failed to ‘report and prevent’ abuse of female playersThe former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation and current Asian Football Confederation executive committee member Sayed Ali Reza Aghazada has been banned from all foo...
22:17, 2019-10-11

Huawei P30 Pro camera experience: Stunning results that may be worth owning a banned phone Last year, Huawei passed up Apple in global smartphones sales with recent quarter reports indicating it was fast approaching Samsung at the number one spot. With the current political climate and trade wars, Huawei's future is in flux. However, looking strictly at camera performance, no other phone ...
16:51, 2019-05-27

Former Afghan football president banned for life after being found guilty of sexual abuse "The former president of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been banned from football for life after FIFA\u0027s ethics committee found him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players, the global soccer body said on Saturday."...
18:17, 2019-06-08

| WATCH | Curious visitors flock to Nazi design expo, but selfies banned A Dutch museum has banned visitors from taking photos at a controversial exhibition of designs from Hitler's Nazi regime to stop them being "interpreted the wrong way"....
07:34, 2019-09-21

Pokémon Card Requiring Players To Speak Banned To Prevent Linguistic Confusion The Pokémon Company announced late yesterday that it’s banning one of the Pokémon trading card game’s newest cards at this year’s World Championship. That’s because this card introduces some potential language barrier issues between international players that would, overall, make it a huge pain in ...
22:34, 2019-08-06

Horse racing: Trainer banned after 30th death of season at Santa Anita Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer says it was a "little premature and extreme" for Santa Anita Park to ban him on Saturday after a horse under his supervision died at the track, bringing the number of fatalities there since late December to 30....
04:51, 2019-06-23

‘The Hunt’ canceled after Trump slams movie in tweet A controversial soon-to-be released movie trashed by President Trump on Twitter Friday has been canceled entirely, Universal Studios announced Saturday. “The Hunt,” starring Hilary Swank — and billed as a “satirical horror film” — told the story of liberal elitists who gleefully track and kill Trump...
03:00, 2019-08-11

Bernardo Silva charged by FA over Mendy tweet and could face ban • Manchester City player charged with misconduct• FA would recommend ban if Silva found guiltyManchester City’s Bernardo Silva could face a lengthy ban if found guilty of discrimination after being charged by the Football Association over a tweet in reference to his teammate Benjamin Mendy.The FA ha...
15:00, 2019-10-02

May calls Trump 'go back' tweet 'completely unacceptable' Theresa May has called comments by Donald Trump about oppositon congresswomen from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds "completely unacceptable"....
21:51, 2019-07-15

Russian blogger sentenced to 5 years in prison for a tweet A Moscow court has sentenced Vladislav Sinitsa to prison for a tweet promoting "extremism" and "violence." The blogger is one several Russians jailed in the wake of mass anti-government protests....
01:17, 2019-09-04

| Portugal coach defends Silva in racist tweet row Portuguese coach Fernando Santos has defended Bernardo Silva over a controversial social media post comparing teammate Benjamin Mendy with a black cartoon....
22:34, 2019-10-03

Bishop faces backlash after tweet about Pride Month PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop is facing backlash after tweeting that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events. Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin tweeted Saturday that Pride Month events in June “promote a culture and encourage...
18:51, 2019-06-02

"Not Going To Challan You": Nagpur Police's Tweet To Vikram Lander Asking Chandrayaan 2's Vikram lander to respond, Nagpur City Police said in a tweet this afternoon that they would not fine it for "breaking the signals!"...
18:34, 2019-09-09

Portland alt-right rally end without major incident after Trump's tweet What some billed as a possible major confrontation between right-wing activists and those opposing them in Portland, Ore. Saturday afternoon that caught the attention of President Donald Trump, ended with no major skirmi...
07:51, 2019-08-18

Fertitta on Morey tweet: Rockets are politics-free Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said he felt compelled to respond to Houston general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the protesters in Hong Kong, stressing that the team does not take political positions....
13:00, 2019-10-05

In a Dangerous Move, NOAA Debases Itself in the Name of Trump's Bad Tweet Against all odds, we have reached an even lower nadir in Donald Trump’s war on the hurricane forecast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the federal agency in charge of making sure every American has access to trusted, life-saving forecasts, sent out a Friday news dump pres...
13:00, 2019-09-07

You Got Complaint? Talk To Me, Do Not Tweet: Nancy Pelosi To Democrats US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged unity among fellow Democrats in the face of battles over the direction of the party and warned members to ditch Twitter and keep their disagreements......
04:17, 2019-07-11

Russian Blogger Jailed For 5 Years Over 'Extremist' Tweet A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a blogger to five years in prison for a tweet that called for attacks on the children of law enforcement officials, news agencies reported....
14:17, 2019-09-03

John Cusack apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet Actor John Cusack is apologizing for tweeting an anti-Semitic cartoon and quotation after defending the post, then deleting it. The image showed a blue Star of David above a hand pushing down on a group of people accompanied by a quote frequently misattributed to the philosopher Voltaire: “To ...
02:34, 2019-06-19

British Man Arrested For Racist Tweet About Mohamed Salah A 32-year-old Englishman was arrested this morning on suspicion of committing a hate crime for sending a tweet that, according to the Liverpool Echo, included “racist slurs and pictures” of Liverpool’s Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah....
04:17, 2019-08-09

For "Sarcastic" Tweet On Gandhi, Maharashtra IAS Officer Transferred The IAS officer who triggered a row with her tweet thanking Nathuram Godse has been transferred from her post. The government has also issued her a show-cause notice and asked her to explain the......
02:34, 2019-06-04

Samsung Deletes Tweet That Warned Its QLED TVs Can Get Viruses Samsung's US Support Twitter account deleted a tweet in which it reminded its followers that it is imperative to regularly scan their QLED TVs for viruses and malwares....
21:01, 2019-06-18

What does ‘30-50 feral hogs’ mean? Anti-gun control tweet goes viral Pesky wild hogs have taken over the internet, after being invoked in the debate about gun control. The odd development began with a tweet about assault weapons from Jason Isbell, a singer-songwriter from Alabama, on the heels of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. “If you’re on he...
21:00, 2019-08-06

Man arrested over racist tweet about Liverpool's Mohamed Salah Merseyside police say man being questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenceA man has been arrested after a racist tweet was posted about Liverpool football player Mohamed Salah.Merseyside police said a 32-year-old man was arrested just before 9.30am on Thursday following an i...
22:17, 2019-08-08

Trump’s Tweet Was Condemned as Racist. His Response: No, They’re the Racists. The president demanded that the representatives apologize to him and “the people of Israel” after he used a racist trope in urging the four Americans to “go back” to their countries....
19:17, 2019-07-15

Silva charged by FA for Mendy tweet - could face six-match ban "Bernardo Silva has been charged with “aggravated misconduct” by the FA and could face a six-game ban for his tweet aimed at Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy."...
14:00, 2019-10-02

Sterling hopes FA will be understanding over Silva's tweet to Mendy "Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling said he hoped the Football Association (FA) would understand that Bernardo Silva\u0027s Twitter exchange with team mate Benjamin Mendy, which is the subject of an investigation, was not intended to be racist."...
05:51, 2019-09-29

Times apologizes for tweet, revises Kavanaugh article NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is under fire for its story about a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The paper apologized for an offensive tweet, and revised its article to reflect that the alleged victim couldn’t recall the incident. The Times...
18:51, 2019-09-16

Chetan Bhagat Trolled For Tweet On Indian Tennis. Here's What He Said Chetan Bhagat's tweet praising tennis player Sumit Nagal's performance against Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has not gone down well with netizens as many criticised the author for his poor......
11:34, 2019-08-28

This AI-powered bot is learning how to tweet like Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin There’s a new form of artificial intelligence that mimics Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin with alarming accuracy. Vitalik Boterin is a bot powered by machine learning (ML). It regularly tweets unique nuggets of wisdom that read eerily similar to the real deal, like this one. The idea that *all* ...
22:51, 2019-05-22

Why Trump's tweet about (not) going to the Moon is a problem for space exploration Just one month after proclaiming his administration's mission to go back to the moon before going to on to Mars, President Donald Trump seemed to completely shift spaceflight gears in a confusing tweet June 7....
19:34, 2019-06-11

Priyanka Chopra accused of 'encouraging nuclear war' over tweet Actress Priyanka Chopra has been called a hypocrite and accused of "encouraging nuclear war" over a tweet she posted supporting Indian armed forces amid escalating tensions with Pakistan....
19:00, 2019-08-12

Malala's Witty Tweet On iPhone 11 Has Twitter In Splits The latest iPhone with their triple camera setup, reminiscent of a fidget spinner, led to many hilarious comparisons and jokes on social media. Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai also joined the fun with......
10:00, 2019-09-11