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Law banning sale of ‘light’ cigarettes goes into effect

A US law banning the selling of so-called “light” or “mild” cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging. The measure signed into law a year ago by President Barack Obama regulates tobacco for the first time and prohibits,…

Belgian newspaper issues 3D edition, complete with glasses

BRUSSELS — A Belgian daily newspaper offered its readers a new perspective on the world Tuesday with a 3D edition complete with special glasses. All the photos and adverts in La Derniere Heure’s special edition were treated to give them the three-dimensional effect when viewed through the different lenses of…

Supreme Court refuses to block Washington DC gay marriage law

The US Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block a law allowing same-sex marriages in Washington DC, clearing the way for the legislation to go into effect Wednesday. Chief Justice John Roberts, in a three-page opinion that sidestepped the legal issues involved, said the matter should be decided by local courts…

Vatican denies pope comments on Britain an ‘interference’

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – The pope's condemnation of Britain's equality legislation seen as friendly to gays does not constitute an "interference" as alleged by his critics, his spokesman said Saturday.…

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