Second Swiss canton votes to ban the burka

Second Swiss canton votes to ban the burka

Second Swiss canton votes to ban the burka as two-thirds say those who wear the veil ‘threaten public security’ Voters in St Gallen approved a facial coverings ban by a two-thirds majority  The regional government opposed the measure but must now implement…

Tex handed two game ban for sling, season over

Tex handed two game ban for sling, season over

Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker's AFL season is likely over after he was handed a two-game suspension for his sling tackle on GWS star Josh Kelly. Walker was charged with rough conduct after knocking out Kelly with a heavy tackle in the third…

New Zealand set to ban foreigners buying homes

New Zealand set to ban foreigners buying homes

Apocalypse NO! New Zealand is set to ban foreigners buying homes after super-rich trend of creating luxury doomsday bunkers pushes property prices up Rich expats making doomsday bunkers ‘increased New Zealand home prices’ So the government is now set to ban foreigners from…

New Zealand to ban foreigners from buying homes

New Zealand to ban foreigners from buying homes

Wellington: Foreigners face a ban on buying homes in New Zealand after a spending splurge by millionaires seeking doomsday bolt-holes crowded out local buyers and pushed up property prices. Home purchases by tycoons such as tech billionaire Peter Thiel, the PayPal founder, and…

Woman becomes first to be fined £120 in Denmark for refusing to remove niqab after full face veil ban comes in

Woman becomes first to be fined £120 in Denmark for refusing to remove niqab after full face veil ban comes in

Police slapped the 28-year-old with a £120 fine after she got into a fight with another woman, who had tried to rip off the niqab. She was told to either remove the face veil or leave the public shopping centre in Horsholm, around…

Engineers battle monster 100ft geyser in Cheltenham

Engineers battle monster 100ft geyser in Cheltenham

Engineers battle to stop monster 100ft geyser that has been spraying water into the air for more than 24 HOURS amid threat of hosepipe ban because of shortages  Engineers are fighting a burst geyser near in Cheltenham for 24 hours  The 100ft…

Legal case to overturn ban on women inheriting peerages

Legal case to overturn ban on women inheriting peerages

Peers’ daughters launch landmark legal case to overturn 300 year-old ‘sexist’ rule which means women CANNOT inherit noble titles The landmark legal case will be heard by the European Court of Human Rights  Women claim to be discriminated against by being blocked…

NRL delay points to battle with Raiders over Jack Wighton ban

NRL delay points to battle with Raiders over Jack Wighton ban

A battle is brewing between the Canberra Raiders and the NRL over the length of Jack Wighton's suspension, with the governing body yet to rubber stamp the proposed six-week ban. The Raiders announced they want Wighton to miss six games, including the…

Horrified witness saw ‘little girl in pink fly up’ into the air during bouncy castle tragedy as MP calls for ban

Horrified witness saw ‘little girl in pink fly up’ into the air during bouncy castle tragedy as MP calls for ban

Politicians have called for a temporary ban on the giant inflatables as an investigation is launched into the horror on Gorleston Beach in Great Yarmouth. Horrified eye-witnesses said the young girl was thrown into the air and crashed onto the ground before…

Folau to appeal one-match ban that rules Tahs star out for Rebels

Folau to appeal one-match ban that rules Tahs star out for Rebels

Rugby Australia will appeal a one-match ban handed down to Israel Folau over the fullback’s conduct under the high ball. A World Rugby judicial committee handed down the suspension after a marathon hearing on Wednesday afternoon. Folau will miss the Waratahs’ crucial…

Patriots WR Edelman facing 4-game PED ban

Patriots WR Edelman facing 4-game PED ban

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, according to multiple reports Thursday. The suspension is reportedly under appeal. Edelman has never tested positive before despite "hundreds of tests," according…

Eels' Moeroa cops three-match ban over shoulder charge

Eels' Moeroa cops three-match ban over shoulder charge

Parramatta second-rower Tepai Moeroa has copped a three-game NRL ban for his shoulder charge on Newcastle forward Chris Heighington on Saturday. Moeroa risked a five-match suspension if he fought the grade three shoulder charge citing and lost, but he took the early…

Talk it up: Fittler places phone ban on Blues

Talk it up: Fittler places phone ban on Blues

It's one of Brad Fittler's novel approaches to this year's NSW Origin camp: Talking. Fittler banned the use of mobile phones during his time as NSW City Origin coach and now the rookie Blues mentor has got his Origin team communicating face-to-face…

Saints head to the tribunal over Carlisle ban

Saints head to the tribunal over Carlisle ban

St Kilda will head to the tribunal on Tuesday night to contest the two-match ban handed to star defender Jake Carlisle for his hit on Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt. Riewoldt was concussed and played no further part in the game following the…

Kung-fu Highlander handed six week ban

Kung-fu Highlander handed six week ban

The Highlanders player who gave NSW winger Cam Clark a fly kick to the face has been handed a six week ban. Tevita Nabura pleaded guilty to kicking Clark during the Waratahs' 41-12 win at Allianz Stadium last weekend. “I don’t have…

One-match ban for Nic Naitanui stands

One-match ban for Nic Naitanui stands

The aftermath of the incident. Nic Naitanui is set to miss Saturday's clash with Greater Western Sydney after the AFL tribunal upheld his one-match ban for rough conduct on Wednesday night. After a hearing of nearly two hours, jurors Richard Loveridge, David Neitz,…