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NEWS

Hong Kong Bans Activist Joshua Wong

Joshua Wong, the prominent pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong, has been disqualified from running in forthcoming district council elections. The 23-year-old – who rose to prominence in the 2014 ‘Umbrella’ protests for electoral reform – said the decision was “clearly politically driven”. Wong has been arrested twice since mass protests in the city began in early summer, is the only […]

LIFESTYLE

Hit Song ‘Despacito’ Gets Malaysia Ban

Malaysia has banned hit song Despacito from state radio and TV channels. The move was announced by the government just as the runaway hit became the most streamed song of all time. The song, with its numerous sexual references and innuendos, is a turnoff for the government. Though 90 per cent of the country does not understand the lyrics, it […]

cricket SPORTS

JADCO Withdraws Appeal Against Russell’s One Year Ban

Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell looks set to escape serving the maximum two-year ban for a whereabouts rule violation. A day before the Jamaica Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal chaired by Justice Karl Harrison was set to start hearing the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) appeal against Russell’s one year ban for a whereabouts violation, impeccable RJR Sports sources have revealed […]

NEWS

President Trump Seeks To Revisit Travel Ban

Following the stall of his travel ban by the courts, U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a new approach by issuing another executive order banning citizens of certain countries traveling to the United States. Trump announced the possibility of a “brand new order” that could be issued as soon as Monday or Tuesday, in a surprise talk with reporters aboard […]

NEWS

Trump’s Travel Ban Gets Rebuff From Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court has refused to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, thus creating another legal setback to the President’s immigration policy. In a unanimous decision, the panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed […]

BUSINESS

Maggi Sales Ban: A Big Blow To Nestle In India

India’s ban on the sale of Nestle’s Maggi instant noodles over safety concerns has cost the company $3.2 billion rupees (44.5 million euros, $50.5 million). India’s food safety regulators had banned the product over test which it said showed high levels of lead in the product. The company in a news release, however, reconfirmed that MAGGI Noodles in India are […]