Mumbai has the become the largest Indian city to ban single-use plastics, with residents caught using plastic bags, cups or bottles to face penalties of up to 25,000 rupees and three months in jail from Monday.
India's use of plastic is less than half of the global average: about 11kg a year per capita compared with 109kg in the US. India has among the highest rates of mismanaging plastic waste in the world, according to a 2015 study.
Given that child labour in agriculture occurs more often in low-income countries, the ILO report said, "This shift in production may have resulted in increased child labour and other decent work deficits in tobacco production. Although there are no estimates of the number of child labourers in tobacco globally, surveys indicate that in impoverished tobacco growing communities, child labour is rampant."
"We do not employ children in any of our operations worldwide and make it clear to all of our contracted farmers and suppliers that exploitative child labour will not be tolerated." Imperial Tobacco said: "Child labour is unacceptable and we make every effort to stop it happening in our supply chain."
Ferries used by commuters and tourists in the centre of London are spewing out pollution equivalent to hundreds of buses and trucks every day.
As the mayor's authority does not extend to London's rivers, responsibility for the pollution coming from river traffic falls on the Port of London Authority, and emissions targets are ultimately set by the International Maritime Organisation.
SAN FRANCISCO - Coming to a Whole Foods near you: Discounts, if you're an Amazon Prime member that is.
Prime members, who generally pay $119 a year for membership, will receive a discount at all Whole Foods Market and Whole Foods 365 stores nationwide beginning Wednesday, June 27, Amazon announced Monday.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders's tweet about a Virginia restaurant which refused to serve her is in violation of U.S. ethics laws, according to a the former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
The restaurant's co-owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, told The Washington Post that her staff had called her to report Sanders was in the restaurant.
Now, after more than 60 years a new telescope has been installed at Greenwich to restore its status as a working observatory once again.
"Curator of Royal Observatory Greenwich, Dr Louise Devoy said:"The observatory really started to wind down in 1948 because Greenwich had been expanding, and Greenwich Power Station was belching out smoke so the telescopes were becoming useless.
GUWAHATI, India - When bank technicians in India were finally summoned to investigate why an ATM had not been working for days, they began to smell a rat.
What they found inside the ATM was almost $18,000 worth of shredded Indian rupee notes and one dead rodent that had somehow eluded the machine's security camera for its next, and last, meal, a State Bank of India official said on Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump said in November on a state visit to Beijing that China and the United States would do more to stem what he called a "Flood of cheap and deadly" fentanyl "Manufactured in China" from entering the United States.
While China accepts that some new psychoactive substances, including fentanyl, manufactured in China are sold in the United States, the substances are not yet readily abused and trafficked in China itself, he said.
Major General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, former Commander in Chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, says Iranian missiles will raze to the ground the royal palaces of the Saudi king in Riyadh in retaliation for any Saudi invasion of Iran.
"He said no regional state can pose a threat to Iran and added the country is a regional player and"Saudi Arabia knows it well that if it acts like a fool and invade Iran, the Islamic Republic will fire 1,000 missiles at the Saudis palaces in Riyadh on the first day of the invasion.
During a second bond review hearing on June 1, Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Steven Salant granted Mora a personal recognizance bond, which would have allowed the 41-year-old to walk out of jail without putting down money or property, court records show.
Mora is currently scheduled for a three-day trial in October in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said: "We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came."
Nor did Trump differentiate between illegal immigrants and people who entered the United States to seek asylum protection.
The scope of international treaties, of which Ottawa is a signee, does not allow for any "Exceptions" or "Flexible interpretation" of the principle that states the use of drugs must be limited to medicine and research, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday after Canada's "Cannabis Act" became law on Thursday.
The passing of the law has become a major milestone in the country's policy towards drugs.
In the aftermath of numerous tragic incidents in which Israeli human rights NGOs and Palestinian activists have documented the maiming and execution of Palestinian suspects by security forces, a ministerial committee has approved a new bill criminalising such filming.
Israelis will likely face far less or no punishment for such violations; it is Palestinians who will feel the full force of the state.
Three young women return home after an international child prostitution network was unraveled by Venezuelan authorities, Government official Freddy Bernal told reporters Saturday.
Police rescued the three 15-year-old girls during an early morning raid at a hotel located along the Colombian border and six people allegedly connected to the trafficking ring were arrested, Bernal said.
An Arizona woman was left "In tears" and "Humiliated" after a staff member at pharmacy chain Walgreens refused to give her prescription medication to terminate a pregnancy her doctor had said would end in miscarriage.
Nicole Arteaga's doctor told her Tuesday that the two-month old baby she was carrying had stopped breathing due to developmental abnormalities, and was given the choice of terminating the pregnancy through surgery or prescription medication.
The workers cite the use of Amazon technology by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, which have been criticised for enforcing Donald Trump's "Zero tolerance" policy, which has seen parents separated from their children at the US border.
In their letter to Mr Bezos, the Amazon workers said they would "Refuse to build the platform" which powers ICE, or any technology used to violate human rights.
The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate.
The town's 27 police officers and the local public security secretary were detained by federal forces in the early hours of Sunday.
Transgender people will not be legally entitled to use single-sex spaces such as toilets and changing rooms, the government has said.
"In response to a petition calling for women to be consulted before any change to the Gender Recognition Act, which allows people to legally change their gender, the Government Equalities Office said:"We are clear that we have no intention of amending the Equality Act 2010, the legislation that allows for single-sex spaces.
The Bankrate report found that nearly one-in-four Americans have no emergency savings available to them.
In the case of emergency savings, Ramassini said individuals are comfortable with little to no savings because they believe they won't ever run into a situation where they need the extra cash.
Clara Daly and her mother were flying home from Boston on an Alaskan Airlines flight when they spotted a man unable to communicate with his flight attendants.
So for the remainder of the flight, the young girl kneeled in front of Timothy.
Two young girls, 2 and 4, witnessed in horror as their father was shot and killed while on a camping trip in Southern California, according to reports.
BRONX BOY, 15, KILLED IN 'BRUTAL' STABBING, NYPD SAYS; HELP SOUGHT IN ID'ING ALLEGED ATTACKERS. "And then it was all taken away, by a fatal gun shot in the middle of the night, in front of his two young daughters," the GoFundMe page said.
European election monitors are criticizing a Turkish decision to deny entry to two members for alleged bias against Turkey.
The BBC's Turkish correspondent tweeted a video on Sunday which allegedly showed ballot stuffing at a polling station in Urfa - the video was not independently verified.
A court in Germany has ruled in favour of a man's right to urinate while standing up after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor.
"Despite growing domestication of men in this matter, urinating while standing up is still common practice," he added.
MOSCOW - FIFA on Sunday rejected a British media report alleging doping cover-ups among Russian national team soccer players, saying it had not found any evidence of doping among Russia's players as the country hosts the World Cup finals.
FIFA launched investigations into possible anti-doping violations by Russian soccer players after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency found that more than 1,000 Russian competitors across more than 30 sports - including soccer - were involved in an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests.
New York - An El Al Airlines flight from New York to Israel was delayed by more than an hour after four Haredi Orthodox men refused to take their assigned seats next to women.
One year ago, an Israeli court ruled that El Al cannot ask women to move seats to accommodate a man who does not want to sit next to a woman, in response to a lawsuit filed by a female Holocaust survivor in her 80s. Renee Rabinowitz, 83, a retired lawyer who made aliyah more than a decade ago and had been visiting family in the United States, agreed to switch her seat in business class on a December 2015 flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Israel.
The bodycam footage shows Betts in the living room where he says, "We got a dog inside here, too," before a dog appears on screen moving and barking.
"Ow! Ow! Ow, you hurt my eye! Ow! Ow!" the girl can be heard screaming.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday dismissed a poverty report by the United Nations, saying it's "Ridiculous" for the intergovernmental body to analyze American poverty.
"It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America," Haley said in a letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders.
A Louisiana Burger King reportedly refused to serve two uniformed officers who tried to order food through the drive-thru last month.
Cavalier told WBRZ a man who identified himself as the restaurant owner spoke to the police department and demanded a retraction from the sheriff's department for the story, claiming the employees had refused service to several people, not just the two deputies and not because they were uniformed deputies.
Fresh concerns over Chinese espionage are gripping Washington as lawmakers fear Beijing is gaining sensitive details on U.S. technologies.
Espionage fears are also at play in the controversy over Chinese telecom firm ZTE, which is pitting the administration against Congress.
"Christie Elan-Cane, who has been campaigning with the backing of Human Rights Watch for so-called"gender-X" passports since 1995, said: "I am bitterly disappointed that my case for the judicial review of the UK government's discriminatory passport policy was not upheld - not just for myself but for everyone who is compromised by this policy.
Elan-Cane's lawyer argued in the High Court last April that the policy breached two fundamental rights: the respect for a private life and the right to not be discriminated against on the basis of gender and sex.
"Yol Tv reports that ballot box stuffing has taken place in Urfa's Suruc, a stronghold for the HDP, with a video of an angry reporter screaming that"despite not everyone even voting et, the ballot-box has been filled, as you can all see.
The allegation of voting fraud is said to have taken place at GAP Anadolu High School at ballot-boxes 1043 and 1044.Mass open voting has been caught in Urfaâs SuruÃ§ at GAP Anadolu High School at ballot-boxes 1043 & 1044; Ballot-box committee has refused to comment.
NEW YORK - New Jersey gave child advocates a boost on Friday as it became the second U.S. state to outlaw child marriage in as many months.
Last year, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declined to sign a bill that would have outlawed child marriage, citing religious traditions.
State attoneys filed an indictment against Sara Netanyahu Thursday for alleged misuse of some $100,000 in state funds.
The decision to launch the investigation into Sara Netanyahu came in light of the state prosecutor's recommendation, after allegations were raised in a 2015 report by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira that detailed lavish spending at the official residence in Jerusalem, as well as at the Netanyahus' Caesarea home.
The Trump administration's tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber are pushing up the cost of wood, claims the U.S.-based National Association of Home Builders, adding approximately USD $9,000 to the cost of single-family homes in the United States.
Randy Noel, chairman of the NAHB, writes that the association told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a meeting that the lumber prices are continuing to climb, and the problem is only exacerbated by tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports.
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, has launched a scathing attack on the UN monitor on extreme poverty, dismissing his recent report on America that accuses Donald Trump of cruelly forcing millions of citizens into deprivation as "Misleading and politically motivated".
Alston will be presenting his report on US poverty to the council on Friday, laying out his key findings to its 46 members and to an empty chair where the US has traditionally sat.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump sharpened his call to deport people who enter the United States illegally on Sunday, saying they should immediately be sent back to where they came from without any judicial process.
"We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents," Trump wrote on Twitter.
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday morning that the US should deport immigrants who enter the US illegally with no legal process.
Trump said once "Somebody comes in" the country, they should be removed with "No Judges or Court Cases" - a move that would violate the long-established legal precedent for immigrants' rights to due process.
In the past three months, Trump has hit countries around the world with a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum exports to the US. The decision prompted a swift response from US allies, including retaliatory tariffs and a radical departure in treatment from other formerly friendly foreign leaders - from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to French President Emmanuel Macron.
Jesse Goldman, an international trade lawyer at the Canadian law firm Borden Ladner Gervais, told Business Insider that although using corruption laws to go after Trump's businesses is "Within the realm of possibility," it would require a government to prove that the Trump Organization is linked to business actively engaged in corruption.
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ahead in the presidential election with a fifth of votes counted, state media report.
Mr Erdogan has 59%, and his closest rival, Muharrem Ince, is on 27%. If Mr Erdogan wins more than 50% of the overall vote, he will be declared the winner and avoid the need for a second round of voting.
Undercover Hamas operatives attacked Palestinian protesters on Monday during a march held in Saraya Square in the center of Gaza City.
"The ministry provided all the necessities to facilitate the protest activity called for by a number of released prisoners on Monday morning in Saraya Square in Gaza," the statement read. Fatah spokesperson Osama Qwasme condemned what he described as violations against Palestinian protesters in Gaza.
WASHINGTON - A D.C. restaurant asked a transgender woman for ID when she tried to use the women's restroom and kicked her out when she refused.
Charlotte Clymer, an activist who works with the Human Rights Campaign, was celebrating a bachelorette party on Friday with friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar in Northwest D.C. when she was stopped by a staff member as she tried to use the women's restroom.
The United States reportedly requested results from Russian footballers' doping tests following a sudden improvement in performance during the World Cup.
Russia's Football Union rejected Tygart's demand, and called the allegations of doping "Simple bitterness." Its honorary president Vyacheslav Koloskov said players were "Repeatedly" subjected to doping tests at their training base north of Moscow before the championship, along with post-match testing.
FIFA refused to act on significant evidence of widespread doping in Russia soccer, according to a new investigative report from the Mail on Sunday that reinforces past reports of similar failures.
More World Cup on Yahoo Sports: Bushnell: The two sides of Toni Kroos and Germany Kroos' dramatic late winner rescues Germany FIFA knew of Russian doping, did nothing - report Why Swiss goals, celebrations were both political, provocatic.
Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has introduced a new national oath playing down the achievements of his father and grandfather and instead praising his own ideology and leadership.
The oath was made up of 10 articles that extolled the wisdom and greatness of Mr Kim and, after his death in July 1994, his son, Kim Jong-il.
French carmaker Renault says it will maintain its presence in Iran despite the risk of penalties for violating US sanctions re-imposed on Tehran after Washington's move to withdraw from the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement.
Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "The highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.