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WHO deal backs higher tobacco taxes to cut smoking

The World Health Organization on Wednesday adopted guidelines recommending countries bring in higher taxes on cigarettes to help cut smoking rates, a move fiercely opposed by the tobacco industry. Delegates from 179 countries meeting...

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Paris women finally allowed to wear trousers

Women in Paris can finally wear trousers without fear of criminal prosecution after the government said a more than 200-year-old ban no longer had any legal effect. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s minister of women’s rights,...

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New Yorkers oppose super-size soda ban

An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s unprecedented proposal for banning super-sized sweet drinks and his support for breastfeeding, a poll found Thursday.   The Quinnipiac University poll found that 54...

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Dutch government now bans miraa

The Dutch government has banned the use of khat, a leaf native to East Africa chewed for its stimulant properties mainly by the Netherlands’ sizeable Somali community. “The drug khat is banned,” the Dutch...

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Tech War: Apple wins round one

US technology giant Apple on Thursday won a temporary ban on Samsung selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia after launching legal action on the grounds that it copied Apple’s top-selling iPad. The Federal...

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Samsung to sue to ban iPhone 5 sales

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics will file lawsuits to try to block the sale of Apple’s iPhone 5 as part of its global legal tussle with the US technology giant, a report said Tuesday. The...