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# Banned
Turkey bans all LGBTI events across Ankara province
Homosexuality has been legal since the creation of the modern Turkish republic in 1923.
# Banned
Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican
The move will see the Vatican give up an estimated €10 million a year in profits.
# Banned
Disney bans Los Angeles Times from press screenings after critical story
Disney said that LA Times showed “a complete disregard for basic journalistic standards”.
# Censorship
'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp
Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.
# Betting
2015 world snooker champion handed six-month ban for breaking gambling rules
The WPBSA estimate that Stuart Bingham placed bets worth £35,771.
# Banned
France plans instant fines for cat-calling women
The new law will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour.
# Banned
Minister calls for ban on sulky racing on public roads
Communications Minister Denis Naughten also wants a ban on animals being used in circuses.
# Banned
'It actually made me feel sick and it makes me feel sick now': Dan Carter on drink drive error
Carter was banned from driving for five months after police caught him intoxicated behind the wheel in Paris last February.
# separate appearances
In the 21 years since Playboy hit Irish shelves, the mag has featured Rosanna Davison and Danny Healy-Rae
Playboy magazine lost its founder this week with the death of Hugh Hefner.
# scottish dawn
'Toxic ideologies': UK bans two more far-right extremist groups
Membership of these organisations can now lead to up to 10 years in prison.
# Banned
Irish trainer and jockey son banned for three years after admitting doping charges
The pair apologised and said it was down to a “lack of knowledge.”
# Banned
Liverpool appeal of Mane three-game suspension rejected by FA
The attacker will miss Liverpool’s next three domestic matches.
# Drones
Drones banned from flying over Trevor Deely search site
Gardaí have been searching the site in Dublin 20 since Saturday.
# Banned
10 words Irish people should be prohibited from saying
It’s arse, not ass.
# Banned
US to ban travel to North Korea in the coming weeks
Relationships with North Korea have been strained since it successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.
# Banned
Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension
The All Blacks centre paid the price for a dangerous challenge on Anthony Watson.
# Banned
History-making Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne tests positive for banned substance
The first female winner of the Melbourne Cup tested positive for an appetite suppressant.
# On the march
Police fire rubber bullets at crowd to stop Istanbul Pride parade
Local authorities have banned the parade for the third year in a row, but organisers said they’d march anyway.
# cool for the summer
Connolly's 12-week ban stands as Dublin opt against appeal
The 29-year-old was suspended after a confrontation with a linesman during Dublin’s win over Carlow.
# Banned
Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly won't appeal 12-week ban for linesman altercation
The forward will be ruled out until the eve of a potential All-Ireland semi-final in August.
# Banned
'He's old enough and wise enough to know you just shouldn't get involved in incidents like that'
Alan Brogan doesn’t think there was any malice in Diarmuid Connolly’s actions.
# Distraction
Philippine authorities ban hanging rosary beads off car dashboards
“With these religious images, drivers feel they are safer, that there is divine intervention and they are being guided and protected.”
# 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.
# model citizen
'He’s not allowed be part of training': Chin believes Davy Fitz will keep distance from Wexford camp
The Wexford boss has been banned from ‘all GAA activity’ until June 11.
# big blow
Bundee Aki banned for three games, ruled out of Connacht's Champions Cup play-off
The centre faced a Pro12 disciplinary panel today over comments made to referee Ian Davies.
# Banned
Lopeti Timani handed four-week ban for kicking opponent in the head
The Australia number eight will now miss the next month of Super Rugby action.
# Goodison Park
Everton bans The Sun from its stadium following controversial Kelvin MacKenzie column
The column by MacKenzie discussing Everton player Ross Barkley in derogatory fashion has caused outrage.
# suspended
Stade Français wing Raisuqe gets 10-week ban for this stamp
The Fijian served a 15-week suspension last season for a gouge on CJ Stander.
# Canada
Driver's personal licence plate banned because it would 'offend women'
Lorne Grabher had been using his surname on his car for a number of years.
# Banned
Fifa ban referee for life after controversial penalty decision in World Cup qualifier
The Ghanaian official has been found guilty of match fixing.
# Banned
England without their captain for potential Women's Grand Slam decider in Dublin
Katy McLean will be unavailable for the Women’s Six Nations clash at Donnybrook on St Patrick’s Day.
# Banned
Vietnamese players banned for two years over 'mannequin-style' protest
A goalkeeper turned his back on a penalty as part of the protest.
# Sydney
14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex
There has been outrage in the football community and media over the explicit banner of a man resembling Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold performing oral sex.
# Banned
Olympic gold medallist claims her blood pressure meds caused positive drugs test
Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic hurdles champion, is serving a three-month ban.
# Banned
All Blacks lock Tuipulotu suspended after failed drugs test
The 24-year-old tested positive for a banned substance during November’s tour of the northern hemisphere.
White House spokesman says order is 'not a travel ban' (despite Trump saying it was yesterday)
The ban has been described as “mean-spirited” by the UN.
# Banned
NRL star suspended after testing positive for steroids
Jarrod Mullen has played 211 matches for Newcastle since making his debut 12 years ago.
# Banned
Philippine minister says Dora can't explore a protected UNESCO site
Nickelodeon has been banned from building an underwater theme park.
# Bad news
Dallas Cowboys star Randy Gregory loses suspension appeal and will miss NFL playoffs
Gregory will miss the Cowboys’ playoff run due to multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
# probable link
France moves to ban Vitamin D supplement after death of newborn baby
The 10-day-old baby died after being given the supplement just before Christmas.