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UN Chief: Israeli Attack on Gaza School 'Unjustifiable'
World  (tags: UnitedNations, Ban, Israeli War Crimes:Terrorism, humanitarian crisis, Obama, war crimes, bombings and attacks, schools, hospitals, children, death, news, Refugees&Relief, usa, media, humanrights, world, middle-east, europe, blog )

- 1755 days ago -
Ban accused the Israeli military of ignoring repeated communications on the location of the school.
China Renews Push to Ban Smoking Starting May 1
World  (tags: China, smoking, ban, health )

- 2982 days ago -
Chinese health authorities are renewing a push to ban smoking in indoor public places, adding more venues like hotels and restaurants as of May 1, though still excluding many workplaces.The guidelines given on the Health Ministry's website are the latest
Miniskirts Ban Planned By Italian Resort
World  (tags: miniskirts, italy, resort, beach, women, ban )

- 3130 days ago -
The mayor of a southern Italian beach town has ordered police officers to fine women who wear short miniskirts or show too much cleavage, as part of a battle to raise what he describes as the level of public decorum.
White House Lifts Ban on Deepwater Drilling
World  (tags: white house, oil, gas, drilling, ban, deepwater )

- 3144 days ago -
The Obama administration lifted the moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling on Tuesday, but it will be weeks or months before drilling resumes while industry and government regulators scramble to meet strict new rules.
California Bombs on Plastic Bag Ban
World  (tags: California, Plastic Bag, Ban, shops, consumers )

- 3183 days ago -
Despite San Francisco leading the way on banning plastic bags back in 2007, California senators rejected a proposed plan to ban plastic bags statewide. The measure to remove carryout plastic bags from supermarkets, drug stores and convenience shops ....
Catalonia Bans Bullfighting in Landmark Spain Vote
World  (tags: Spain, Catalonia, ban, bullfighting )

- 3220 days ago -
The parliament of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting - the first region of mainland Spain to do so.
Fatwa Alone Will Not Stop FGM/C
World  (tags: FGM/C, Female Genital Mutilation, Mauritania, West Africa, fatwa, ban, religious leaders, message, education, Islam, gender issues, women's rights )

- 3390 days ago -
A recent fatwa banning female genital mutilation/cutting in Mauritania will help reduce the practice only if religious leaders take the message to the people, scholars and anti-FGM/C activists say.
Catalonia to Become First Spanish Region to Ban 'Sadistic Spectacle' of Bullfighting
World  (tags: ban, bull murdering, bullfighting, catalonia, spanish region, outlaw bullfighting, world )

- 3442 days ago -
Catalonia is set to become the first region in mainland Spain to ban bullfighting following a campaign by animal rights activists. The area's regional parliament today took a major step towards outlawing the tradition. It voted by 67 votes to 59
Global Campaign Condemns Japanese Rape Videogame
World  (tags: rape, Japan, international, human rights, global campaign, government, ban )

- 3666 days ago -
An international human rights group has launched a global campaign demanding the Japanese government ban a video game in which players simulate the rape of a woman and her two daughters.
Sign Petition: Ask President Obama to Act Now for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World
World  (tags: world, america, obama, russia, medvedev, war, violence, humanrights, death, nuclear, weapons, ban, atomic, bomb )

- 3707 days ago -
On April 1, US President Obama and Russian President Medvedev will meet for the first time in London. This is an incredible opportunity for the two men who oversee 95% of the world's nuclear weapons to reverse decades of mistrust and danger.
Russia Bans Bloody Hunting of Baby Seals
World  (tags: world, russia, arctic, whitecoats, government, putin, ban, baby seal, hunting, bloody, cruel, wildlife, protection, goodnews )

- 3717 days ago -
Russia has banned baby seal hunting after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called it a "bloody industry." "The bloody sight of the hunting of seals, the slaughter of these defenseless animals which you cannot even call a real hunt, is banned in our country."
China Begins Preperations For A Smokefree Olympics
World  (tags: China, Olympic, smoking, ban )

- 4254 days ago -
Beijing has started posting "No Smoking" signs in all of its cabs,.banning smoking in hospitals, schools, restaurants, government offices and private organizations and other places in an attempt to fulfill the commitment of ensuring a "Green Olympics".
China Protests U.S. Block on Chinese Seafood
World  (tags: Chinese, China, seafood, block, ban, US, protest )

- 4344 days ago -
BEIJING, China (AP) -- A key Chinese official criticized a U.S. block on its seafood as "indiscriminate" and urged closer cooperation on food safety between the two trading partners, state media said Saturday. "China cannot accept the indiscriminate and
Italy Dinounces Seal Hunting!
World  (tags: Italy, Rome, seal, seals, hunt, Canada, ban )

- 4399 days ago -
LAV (Italy's Anti-Vivisection League) and IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) showed the video in the media room of Italy's Senate for an audience of Italian MPs, "advocating an urgent act ensuring that last year's temporary ban on the import

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