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Egypt drugs case: Briton in court over banned pills

A British woman detained in Egypt on drug smuggling charges is due to appear in court in the Hurghada beach resort. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested last month accused of entering the country with 300 Tramadol tablets, a painkiller legal in the UK but not in Egypt. At the hearing – which is expected to be brief – the judge could extend her detention or free her on bail. The shop assistant from Hull said she had “no idea” the painkillers she was carrying were banned in the country. But ...

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Bears' Trevathan banned 2 games for Adams hit

5:14 PM ET Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan has been suspended two games without pay by the NFL for a frightening hit Thursday night that sent Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams to the hospital. The league announced the suspension Saturday, saying Trevathan violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 6: “There shall be no unnecessary roughness. This shall include, but will not be limited to: (i) using any part of a player’s helmet or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently on unnecessarily.” Trevathan will appeal, a ...

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Wayne Rooney banned after admitting drink-driving

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former England captain Wayne Rooney has appeared in court and admitted drink-driving. He was arrested when police stopped a car in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in the early hours on 1 September. The 31-year-old was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. Rooney was also ordered to pay £170 when he appeared at Stockport Magistrates’ Court. ‘Unforgivable’ The court heard Rooney was almost three times the legal limit when he ...

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Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling

Media playback is unsupported on your device Two rival criminal groups have been hit with what police describe as the largest ever gang injunction. Eighteen men, aged between 19 and 29 and some in prison, are banned from parts of Birmingham and must register phones and vehicles with police. The two-year orders aim to disrupt gang-related violence between the Burger Bar Boys and Johnson Crew. West Midlands Police said it was “a landmark ruling”. The orders follow a spate of firearms offences in the city in 2015 and 2016, but ...

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New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution, the government is set to announce. Ministers are to unveil a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with pollution from diesel vehicles as part of £3bn spending on air quality. The government will publish a court-mandated clean air strategy later, days before a High Court deadline. Campaigners said the measures were promising, but more detail was needed. The government was ordered by the courts to ...

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Bengals CB Jones banned 1 game for conduct

3:01 PM ET Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been suspended for the 2017 season opener for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday. Jones’ suspension stems from his January arrest at a hotel in downtown Cincinnati, where he allegedly pushed a security guard, poked him in the eye and refused to comply with law enforcement officers. Jones had faced misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business and a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance for allegedly spitting on a nurse in ...

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Afghan Girls Banned From US Robotics Competition Finally Attend Event

Earlier this month, a team of six Afghan girls with a passion for robotics were denied entrance into the United States. They were planning to attend the FIRST Global Challenge competition, which runs from Sunday July 16th through Tuesday July 18th in Washington DC. The event is meant to educate more high school students in robotics and to increase their overall knowledge and skills. Back then they were told their robot could attend the event, provided anyone who showed up knew how to test it. They would be allowed to ...

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With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

Essay: Why is Trump keeping so many secrets? The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so on Friday CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist. Bill Hennessy, the network’s regular sketch artist for Supreme Court proceedings, headed over to the White House on Friday afternoon and drew Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s afternoon briefing. He didn’t have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document the scene. Hennessy’s sketches aren’t exclusive to CNN; other news outlets may also use ...

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'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon because lead actress is Israeli

Movie Pass: Gal Gadot is ‘Wonder Woman’ “Wonder Woman” is set to hit the silver screen this weekend. But not in Lebanon. The film will not be shown in the country following a decision by the Ministry of Economy and Trade, which said in a statement that it has “taken all necessary action” to ban the film starring “the Israeli actress Gal Gadot.” The theater chain Grand Cinemas confirmed the news to customers: “#WonderWoman has been banned in #Lebanon,” it tweeted. The reason? Wonder Woman is played by Gadot, an ...

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China adds Pinterest to list of banned sites

Why selfie app Meitu could be worth billions China’s Great Firewall is cracking down on Pinterest, the social media platform popular for letting users share, or pin, items of interest to a virtual board. For years, Pinterest has been freely accessible in China, most likely because its users typically don’t share content that would rattle Chinese censors. People mostly use the site to pin images and tips on home decor, hair styles, cooking, wedding planning and fashion. Related: China fortifies Great Firewall with crackdown on VPNs The Pinterest block started ...

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