Unesco welcomes Myanmar’s release of two Reuters reporters

Rome, May 7 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations’s cultural organisation on Tuesday hailed the news that prize-winning Reuters investigative journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone were freed by Myanmar after over 500 days behind bars, calling their release “a positive step forward for press freedom”.

Italy ‘seeking political solution to Libyan conflict’

Rome, May 7 (IANS/AKI) Italy is spearheading a diplomatic push for a truce leading to a negotiated political settlement in war-torn Libya and has held talks on the crisis over the past month with key players Russia and Egypt, Premier Giuseppe Conte told Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at a meeting here on Tuesday, sources said.

4 in 10 Indians want ban on tobacco, PUBG: Study

4 in 10 Indians want ban on tobacco, PUBG: Study

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Amid the controversy over restrictions on the popular mobile game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in Gujarat, a new study has found that about 40 per cent of Indians want a complete ban on cigarettes, marijuana, e-cigarettes, violent video games and online betting.