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# Ban

All time
# crackdown
Florida passes bill to restrict guns and arm some teachers
Last month’s mass shooting at a Florida school took 17 lives.
# give it the boot
Boots bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s
The pharmacy chain will no longer sell energy drinks containing more than 150mg of caffeine per litre to children under 16.
# not suckin' diesel
It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution
The move paves the way for the phasing out of diesel vehicles in a country with a huge automotive industry.
# restaurants
Poll shows support for ban on smoking outdoors near food
Would you agree with a ban?
# Punishment
Cork striker receives one-match ban after controversial red card
Graham Cummins was dismissed against St Patrick’s Athletic last week.
# backing
Munster confirm Gerbrandt Grobler 'will continue to be considered for selection' following doping controversy
The province’s acquisition of the player last summer has since been criticised.
# on hold
Transgender people can join the US military from tomorrow - for now
The proposed ban is currently on hold.
# transgender
Judge rules transgender people are free to enlist in the US military from January
The move will be seen as a blow to President Donald Trump.
# Corruption
Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa
Rafael Esquivel, Julio Rocha and Richard Lai have been found guilty of taking bribes by a US court.
# Ban
Patrice Evra banned from European football until next season for head kick
The defender also picked up a €10,000 fine.
# Animal Welfare
'Breathtaking hypocrisy': Calls to ban hare coursing in light of animal ban in circuses
Wild animals will be banned in circuses from 1 January 2018. Hare coursing remains legal.
# Sanctioned
Ronan O'Gara handed 10-week touchline ban for remarks made to Top 14 referee
Racing 92 have also been fined €15,000.
# cosnervative
Saudi's driving ban: 'You cannot force men to allow their sisters and wives to drive'
What do men in Saudi Arabia think about the removal of the ban on women driving?
# the great bawl
Unlikely bad boy Villas-Boas given eight-match ban for insulting referee in China
The Portuguese coach has clocked up about 16 grand in fines this week.
# Suspension
Munster's Fineen Wycherley handed three-week ban for 'reckless behaviour'
The second row was sent off in the defeat to Glasgow.
# Debate
World Rugby slams calls for tackling ban in schools
Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University have published research on the issue.
Fifa scraps ban of poppies on football shirts
The organisation’s initial stance was based on a strict interpretation of its laws.
# Clampdown
Uber has lost its licence to operate in London after black cab protests
Uber said it will fight the decision in the courts.
# Ban
Davy Russell gets four-day ban for punching a horse
Russell was initially cautioned for the incident at Tramore racecourse.
# plastic bag ban
Anyone who gets caught with a plastic bag in Kenya could face a €31,000 fine or four years in prison
The ban came into force today but has sparked a lot of criticism.
# something in the water
Swimming ban in place at Dublin beach over animal contamination
The results of a routine sample showed a deterioration in the water quality.
# Ban
One of the NFL's biggest names suspended for six games after year-long investigation
The Dallas Cowboys will be without one of their star players for the first six games of the new season.
# United Nations
New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'
A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.
# Nuclear Weapons
US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.
# relatives
Hawaii judge extends list of family relationships allowed for entry under Muslim travel ban
“Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents,” he wrote.
# virgin daiquiris
Spain's tourism bosses want to ban alcohol on flights to Ibiza and Magaluf
Spain’s tourist industry is trying to battle some regions which have developed a bad reputation.
# Supreme Court
Chaos and outrage: The twists and turns of Trump's travel ban
Yesterday, the Supreme Court partially reinstated the ban.
# Ban
William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban
The Japanese centre has been banned for tip tackle on Devin Toner.
# way harsh
Joey Barton: My ban more severe than Suarez, Terry and Cantona put together
The midfielder is planning to appeal against an 18-month ban for breaching betting rules and suggests he has been treated unfairly.
# spreading the message
Manspreading is now banned on buses in Madrid
Buses have been kitted out with stickers banning the habit
# kodi
There are hundreds of piracy-enabling gadgets for sale on Facebook, despite a ban
The boxes are often tweaked to give customers access to pirate TV and film content.
# shut down
Flying to the US soon? You may soon be banned from using your laptop
Lat month, the US banned passengers on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in eight countries.
# infamous
Portuguese 'thug' hit with four-year ban for breaking referee's nose with knee to face
Many opponents are too afraid to play against Canelas and instead have chosen to give them walkovers.
# judgment
Joey Barton says he's been forced into retirement after receiving 18-month ban for gambling
The Burnley midfielder is disappointed with the ‘harshness’ of the decision and intends to appeal.
# ruled out
Massive blow to Argentina's World Cup qualification hopes as Messi handed four-game ban
The Barcelona superstar has picked up the suspension for verbally abusing a referee’s assistant in the win over Chile.
# New Order
US judge refuses to rule on Trump's latest travel ban
Judge James Robart said a complaint over the revised ban needed to be filed before he could rule.
# Poll
Poll: Do you think there should be restrictions on diesel vehicles?
The UN climate and clean air coalition says soot from diesel vehicles is among the big contributors to ill health and global warming.
# public consultation
Have an opinion on microbeads? The government wants to hear views on proposed ban
Microbeads are tiny balls of plastic which are most common in soaps, shower gels and facial scrubs, used to exfoliate your skin.
# chaos reigns
Confusion and outrage over Trump migrant ban as UK secures exemption
The new American president has ruffled feathers globally with his ban on refugees from Muslim-dominated countries entering the US.
# Banned
Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site
Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.