US president’s ambitious aim is to prevent 3,600 premature deaths, 90,000 fewer asthma attacks in children and 300,000 missed work days.
The Press Supervisory Board banned "9th Dey Weekly", managed by ultra-conservative lawmaker Hamid Rasaie. It also gave warning notices to the Kayhan daily and another outlet, the Raja news website.
Members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday claimed that one of its guerrillas carried out a deadly suicide attack against troops in eastern Turkey as a reprisal for the alleged bombing of a civilian village.
A former British prime minister was drawn into the complex web of historic child sex abuse allegations on Monday. The incident took place when the police watchdog announced an investigation involving the 1970s leader Edward Heath.
Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code.
Shafqat Hussain was sentenced to death for killing a seven-year-old boy in Karachi in 2004 but has had several stays of the execution, most recently in June this year.
Two investors, an Indian and an Iranian, had offered 250,000 Dirham (Rs 43,60,185) bribe to an inspector at the Ras Al Khor Vegetables and Fruit market in Dubai to help them have parking lots for their trucks in violation of Dubai Municipality rules.
A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure on Israel to crack down on Jewish extremists.
At least 12 people were killed when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, a monitor said.
Rescuers raced on Monday to help tens of thoushands trapped by rooftop-high flood in Myanmar, as the UN warned that swollen riveres continue to threaten more areas as large swathes of Asia were hit by deadly monsoon rains.
The Afghan government acknowledged the growing leadership crisis within the Taliban for the first time on Monday, before stating that it would not deal with the militant group separately from the other "armed opposition" groups in the country.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Qatar on Sunday for talks with his Gulf Arab counterparts as part of a regional tour to reassure allies about their concerns over the Iranian nuclear deal.
Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet with police and magistrates in Paris on Monday to coordinate their efforts in the investigation into the disapearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Nigeria's army said late on Sunday that it rescued 178 people held by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state.
At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities said.