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No more cigarettes in Vatican
 
(Vatican City, Nov 10, 2017): Pope Francis is saying "Just Say No" to cigarettes.The Vatican announced today that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket giving up an estimated 10 million euros (USD 11 million) a year in profits.

The Vatican said Francis took the decision because "the Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people." A statement cited World Health Organization data finding that smoking is the cause of more than 7 million deaths annually around the globe.

A 2015 book based on leaked Vatican documents, "Avarice," reported that cigarette sales bring in an estimated 10 million euros a year to the Vatican City State and are the second-most important source of income after tax-free gas sales. (AP)


India, China hold 1st border consultation mechanism meet after Dokalam standoff
India’s education system needs to be far better than it is today: Bill Gates
Lebanon’s Hariri to travel to Paris: French Foreign Minister
Mugabe refuses to stand down in talks with military
Mugabe under house arrest as military takes control
Indians in Zimbabwe safe after unrest: Embassy
Tillerson says broad Myanmar sanctions won't solve Rohingya crisis
Spanish PM urges return of 'democratic and free' Catalonia
Sumo champ faces bottle assault allegation
Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake
Four killed in California mass shooting
In Manila, Modi calls for joint efforts with ASEAN to mitigate terror
7.3 magnitude earthquake at Iran-Iraq border kills over 400, injures 7,235
Narendra Modi visits rice research institute, meets Indian scientists
Trumps offers to mediate in protracted South China Sea feud
PM Modi briefly meets Donald Trump, world leaders at ASEAN gala dinner
40 MPs ready to sign letter of no-confidence in Theresa May
Trump, Putin 'agree to defeat IS in Syria'
Trump gives India, PM Modi a big thumbs up at APEC summit in Vietnam
IS leader Baghdadi reported in Syrian town: Hezbollah media unit
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Police increase Deepika Padukone’s security
 (Mumbai, Nov 17, 2017): The Mumbai Police Thursday beefed up the security of actor Deepika Pa  
MNS to decide 'Padmavathi' fate after watching it
Salman shares "Race 3" first look
Marriages are wonderful: Amitabh Bachchan
KERALA NEWS
SDPI-CPI(M) clashes continue unabated
 (Chavara, Nov 18, 2017, DG): Clashes which broke out between SDPI and CPI(M) workers continue
Pinarayi Vijayan lectures on "politeness"
Left should cooperate with Congress: Manmohan
Pinarayi shouts at media persons yet again
NATIONAL NEWS
Taxmen search office block at Jayalalithaa's residence
 (Chennai, Nov 18, 2017):< Income Tax sleuths conducted searches in the office block of the Po
Taxmen search office block at Jayalalithaa's residence
Complaint against Rishi Kapoor over Kashmir remarks
15 patients die in Patna Medical College after 500 junior doctors go on strike
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