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Six Kazakhstan airlines banned from flights

Kazakhstan Ministry of Transport and Communications revoked licenses of several air carriers.

Six Kazakhstan airlines banned from flights
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Malaysia Catholic newspaper loses fight to use 'Allah'

An appeals panel ruled Monday that a Malaysian Catholic newspaper could not use "Allah" to refer to the Christian God, in a case that sparked attacks on places of worship three years ago.

Malaysia Catholic newspaper loses fight to use 'Allah'
Iranians mock Israel PM's jeans remark on social media
Iranians mock Israel PM's jeans remark on social media

Iranians hit back at Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that they were banned from wearing jeans and listening to Western music.

Iranians mock Israel PM's jeans remark on social media
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Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban

Japan has asked the World Trade Organisation to step into a row over Seoul's import ban on fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Tuesday.

Japan asks WTO to intervene on S.Korean atomic fish ban
Belgrade bans Gay Pride parade again
Belgrade bans Gay Pride parade again

Serbia on Friday banned Gay Pride for the third year running, saying the risk of allowing the parade to go ahead was too high.

Belgrade bans Gay Pride parade again
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Brazil territory bans sales of toy guns

A Brazilian territory is believed to have become the first region in Latin America to ban the sale of toy guns as the country attempts to staunch an epidemic of firearm-related crime.

Brazil territory bans sales of toy guns
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Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from operating and ordered its assets seized, in the latest blow to the Islamist movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities
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Kazakhstan senator deems foreign adoption ban undemocratic

Kazakhstan Senator Svetlana Dzhalmagambetova opposes the ban of foreign adoption of Kazakhstan children.

Kazakhstan senator deems foreign adoption ban undemocratic
Pope to investigate Poland's ritual slaughter ban
Pope to investigate Poland's ritual slaughter ban

Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals.

Pope to investigate Poland's ritual slaughter ban
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Kazakhstan wants to ban gay 'propaganda'

Kazakhstan parliament wants to follow in Russia's footsteps and put through a bill banning homosexuality 'propaganda' in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan wants to ban gay 'propaganda'
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Tank farms of all three Kazakhstan refineries full to gills: media

The ban on export of oil products introduced by the Kazakhstan government has resulted in the local refineries overstocking their tank farms with products.

Tank farms of all three Kazakhstan refineries full to gills: media
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Some Samsung imports banned in US patent case

The US International Trade Commission on Friday blocked imports of some older model Samsung mobile devices following complaints by Apple that the South Korean company had violated its patents.

Some Samsung imports banned in US patent case
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Russia bans top Ukrainian chocolate brand

Russia has banned imports of a popular Ukrainian chocolate brand, the Kremlin's chief sanitary official said Monday, as Moscow steps up efforts to retain influence over its EU-inclined neighbour.

Russia bans top Ukrainian chocolate brand
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Australian doctors call for ban on smacking kids

Australian doctors Friday called for the smacking of children by parents to be made illegal, saying it was too easy to blur the line between reasonable discipline and abuse.

Australian doctors call for ban on smacking kids
Turkey mulls more regular flights to Kazakhstan
Turkey mulls more regular flights to Kazakhstan

The aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and Turkey may increase the number of regular flights between the two countries.

Turkey mulls more regular flights to Kazakhstan
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Russia suggests moratorium on catching sturgeons in Caspian Sea

Russia has suggested introducing a 5-year sturgeon-catching ban in the Caspian Sea in several months.

Russia suggests moratorium on catching sturgeons in Caspian Sea
Elders ban women from shopping alone in northwest Pakistan
Elders ban women from shopping alone in northwest Pakistan

Tribal elders and Islamic clerics in northwest Pakistan have barred women from shopping in bazaars without a male relative.

Elders ban women from shopping alone in northwest Pakistan
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Early ban on foreign charter flights from Kazakhstan may send many bankrupt

Kazakhstan Tourist Association is asking the authorities to postpone introduction of the ban on foreign charter flights until the end of the tourist season.

Early ban on foreign charter flights from Kazakhstan may send many bankrupt
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Kazakhstan postpones charter flights ban to October 1

The ban on foreign charter flights from Kazakhstan has been postponed until October 1, 2013.

Kazakhstan postpones charter flights ban to October 1
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Ban on foreign charter flights to have no effect on ticket rates in Kazakhstan

The decision to ban foreign companies from making charter flights from Kazakhstan was made with observance of all the necessary procedures and was approved by all respective authorities: expert.

Ban on foreign charter flights to have no effect on ticket rates in Kazakhstan