Thursday, 19 September 2019

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Bieber banned from China for ‘bad behaviour’

CHINA: Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in China, according to Beijing’s Culture Bureau. In a statement, the ministry said it was not appropriate to allow in entertainers who have engaged in “bad behaviour.” “Justin Bieber is a gifted singer, but he is also a controversial ...

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Top Europe court upholds ban on full-face veil in Belgium

BELGIUM: The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday upheld a Belgian ban on wearing the full-face niqab veil in public. The court ruled that the restriction sought to guarantee social cohesion, the “protection of the rights and freedoms of others” and that it was “necessary in a democratic society”, ...

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Lionel Messi’s four-match FIFA ban overturned

ZURICH: Argentina’s hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup were given a huge boost on Friday after FIFA overturned Lionel Messi’s four-game ban for swearing at an assistant referee.FIFA said there was not enough evidence to support the stiff punishment meted out in March to the 29-year-old Barcelona striker, who ...

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Germany bans civil servants, judges, soldiers from wearing Burqa

BERLIN: Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament agreed to a draft law on Thursday that will prevent civil servants, judges, and soldiers in Germany from wearing full-face veils at work as part of security measures what they call a “precaution” to prevent extremist attacks. The move comes after Chancellor Angela ...

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Indian CM invites Pakistani artists to India despite ban

NEW DELHI: Indian Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday that he was never in favour of the ban on Pakistani artists visiting India. The minister said that despite the ban, he would be happy to invite Pakistani artists to Indian Punjab and expressed his wish to ...

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Airlines must implement Electronic ban by Saturday: British goverment

LONDON: Britain’s ban on laptops and tablet computers in the cabin on flights from several Middle Eastern and North African countries must be implemented by Saturday, the government said. The airlines have until 0001 GMT Saturday (8.01am Saturday, Singapore time) to implement the measure. But passengers “should go to the airport with the expectation ...

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EU headscarf ruling and its consequences

There are mixed feelings about the EU ruling on religious symbols – including headscarves – in the workplace. Is it discriminatory or not? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that employers may generally ban “political, philosophical or religious symbols” in the workplace and that this does not constitute ...

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EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

LUXEMBOURG: European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of ...

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ICC suspends Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella

OVAL: Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella has been suspended for two limited-over matches after he was found guilty of ‘showing dissent at an umpire’s decision’ during Sunday’s second T20I against Australia. Dickwella had made his way to 14 in the early stages of his side’s incredible run chase at Geelong’s Kardinia ...

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Iranian Actress to Boycott Oscars Over Trump’s Immigration Stance

TEHRAN: Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti, the star of best foreign language film nominee “The Salesman,” has announced that she will be boycotting the Oscars over President Trump’s expected restrictions on immigration to the United States. “Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist,” Alidoosti tweeted earlier today. “Whether this will include ...

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