Brazil bans third party ownership in line with FIFA rules
Brazil bans third party ownership in line with FIFA rules

Third-party ownership of footballers will become illegal in Brazil from May 1, the country`s domestic governing body CBF) said in new transfer regulations published on Tuesday.

Tattoos an illegal fashion statement in South Korea

Frequent raids, heavy fines, even jail and secret work life are what professional tattoo artists regularly face in South Korea, a country where the art of injecting ink into the skin is illegal despite the growing popularity of the fashion statement.

Seth Rogen: Was shocked to discover marijuana was illegal in LA
Seth Rogen: Was shocked to discover marijuana was illegal in LA

Actor Seth Rogen was arrested for smoking marijuana when he first moved here because he didn't realise it was illegal.

Sulieman Benn replaces Sunil Narine in West Indies squad
Sulieman Benn replaces Sunil Narine in West Indies squad

Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn will be replacing mystery bowler Sunil Narine, who has been was withdrawn from the tour of India following his "illegal" bowling action reported during the Champions League Twenty20 tournament.

Saeed Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to action on `chucking`
Saeed Ajmal ban rouses Pakistan to action on `chucking`

The ban slapped on star spinner Saeed Ajmal has left Pakistan`s cricket chiefs frantically trying to take action on "chuckers", including dusting off expensive biomechanical testing kit that had laid unused for years.

Coal scam: Government favours cancellation of coal blocks

The Centre on Tuesday favoured cancellation of coal blocks, which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a previous judgement.

Coal Scam: Supreme Court to give verdicts on 218 coal blocks today

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of 218 coal blocks, whose allocation it had declared "illegal and arbitrary in a previous judgement.

New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for match-fixing

New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year.

Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probe

Turkish court orders arrest of 12 more police officers in wiretap probeA Turkish court on Saturday ordered the formal arrest of 12 more police officers, including the former head of Istanbul`s intelligence unit, pending charges they may have illegally wiretapped Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, media said.

400 kg ganja seized, eight held

Eight persons were arrested and 400 kg of ganja was seized from their possession in Maredumilli forest in the agency area of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh today, police said.

Nine killed in landslide at Indonesian gold mine

A landslide at an illegal gold mine has killed nine men in remote eastern Indonesia, an official said today, the latest deaths in an industry that is booming across the sprawling archipelago.

Partly illegal structure around Dugiana Temple demolished

An illegal structure of old Beharav Nath Temple built by a group of individuals near the historic Durgiana Temple here was today demolished by the district administration during an anti-encroachment drive.

Barcoding to be implemented all over Maharashtra to check illegal sand mining

The barcoding system to check illegal sand mining which was implemented in Pune division and Solapur would be extended all over the state, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said in the Legislative Assembly today.

Hundreds of exhausted migrants arrive in Sudan

Hundreds of exhausted illegal migrants reached the safety of a northern Sudanese town Saturday, an AFP journalist said, after 10 people died when human traffickers abandoned them in the desert.

Three dead, 30 buried in collapse of illegal Colombia mine

At least three people were killed and up to 30 more are feared dead after the collapse of an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, rescue officials said on Thursday.

Canadians rally to legalise marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada`s biggest cities to call for the legalisation of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally.

Australian Open: Briton charged with courtside betting

A British man appeared in court Thursday charged with illegal courtside betting at the Australian Open, as police warned of the need to crack down on the practice.

50% mobile towers in the city illegal: BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has admitted that around 50% mobile towers across the city are illegal.

Shahabuddin gets bail in one more case, but to remain in jail

Former RJD MP Md Shahabuddin was granted bail for illegal possession of mobile phones and related equipment in jail by a court in Bihar`s Siwan district on Monday, but he will remain behind bars in another case.

Cook denies `illegal ball-tampering for reverse swing` claims

England captain Alastair Cook has denied claims that the ability of his team`s bowlers to reverse swing the ball is connected with illegal ball- tampering or scratching the leather, saying that the bowlers can reverse swing the ball because of their skill and hard work.