Friday, 20 September 2019

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Trump vetoes bans on arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, UAE

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump in multiple letters to Congress said he rejected resolutions that call for prohibiting weapons transfers to Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several other countries. In June, Congress passed several resolutions to block the Trump administration from executing pending arms sales to ...

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Sri Lanka bans face coverings in public

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public, following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds. President Maithripala Sirisena said he was using an emergency law to impose the restriction from Monday. Any face garment which “hinders identification” will ...

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Sri Lankan civil aviation bans drones and unmanned aircraft

Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Authority has announced that the use of drones and all unmanned aircraft has been banned in Sri Lankan airspace, as the government seeks to address the issue of potential terrorist threats in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks. The ban on drones is reported to remain in effect ...

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Singapore bans use of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s aviation regulator banned the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country’s airspace following a deadly Ethiopia plane crash at the weekend. The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, months after a ...

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Facebook bans accounts tied to Indonesian fake news group

JAKARTA: Facebook has shut down hundreds of accounts and pages linked to an Indonesian group accused of spreading hate speech and fake news, the company said Friday. The world’s biggest social network said cyber group Saracen engaged in “coordinated abuse of the platform” by operating a network of hoax accounts ...

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Trump bans ‘bump stocks’ used in mass Las Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration said it had banned the high-power gun attachments used in last year’s Las Vegas shooting that killed 58 people, giving the owners of “bump stocks” 90 days to turn in or destroy the devices and blocking owners from being able to register them. President Donald Trump’s ...

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ICC bans Sri Lankan off-spinner Akila Dananjaya

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action, the International Cricket Council announced. Dananjaya was reported over a suspect bowling action during last month’s first Test of the England series in Sri Lanka, which the tourists won by 211 runs on their way to ...

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Chinese court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering ...

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Priyanka Chopra bans alcohol and cigarettes on sets

BOLLYWOOD: Priyanka Chopra always likes to do things differently. After having previously enhanced the working conditions of the female crew in their company, Purple Pebbles, Priyanka and mother Madhu have taken a step further to ensure a healthy working environment for children by banning cigarattes and alcohol on the sets ...

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Keira Knightley bans daughter from watching some Disney films

HOLLYWOOD: Keira Knightley says she has banned her three-year-old daughter from watching Disney films whose portrayal of women she disagrees with. Edie Knightley Righton is not allowed to watch Cinderella or Little Mermaid. Knightley told Ellen DeGeneres that 1950’s Cinderella “waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! ...

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