News: Legal

Japanese aquariums quit industry body over Taiji cove dolphin ban

Two aquariums in Japan have left the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) over the organisation’s decision to ban members from procuring dolphins from controversial drive…

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Apr 9, 2017 Environment / Legal / Tourism /


Woman pestered into paying US$500,000 to join Hong Kong gym

A 36-year-old woman paid HK$4.3 million (US$553,936) for a membership of a fitness club and 3,381 hours of personal training after being constantly pestered by sales staff. The Hong Kong…

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Mar 1, 2017 Billing / Fitness / Legal /


South China Morning Post reports on ‘the dark side’ of Hong Kong’s fitness industry

Respected Hong Kong newspaper the South China Morning Post has revealed how sales tactics at city’s gyms have come under fire for misleading and intimidating customers. In a recent…

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Aug 16, 2016 Billing / Fitness / Legal /


Saudi authorities conflicted over playing Pokémon Go at Mecca’s Grand Mosque

The Pokémon Go phenomena is reportedly creating challenges at Saudi Arabia and Islam’s holiest location, with people spotted playing the game outside the gates of the Grand Mosque in…

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Aug 1, 2016 Culture / Entertainment / Legal / Technology /


Cricketers association helps players recover Indian Cricket League remuneration from 2009

Following the failure of the Indian Cricket League (ICL) event in 2009, a lengthy legal process to recover player payments has finally been resolved. The Federation of International…

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Jun 26, 2016 Finance / Legal / Sport /


Disneyland Shanghai draws a million visitors prior to opening

In advance of its scheduled opening on 16th June, the Shanghai Disney Resort has already welcomed nearly one million visitors. Since the park opened its subway stop on 26th April, more…

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Jun 11, 2016 Attractions / Entertainment / Legal / Tourism /


Counterfeit ride involved in fatal incident at Indian theme park

Global ride manufacturer Zamperla has released a statement regarding a fatal ride incident that occurred at an Indian theme park last week. A man was killed and seven others were injured…

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May 16, 2016 Attractions / Legal / Safety /


69 killed in suicide bomb attack at Pakistan park

At least 69 people have been killed and about 300 injured – many of them women and children – in a suicide bombing by the Taliban at a public park in the Pakistani city of…

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Mar 28, 2016 Attractions / Legal / Parks / Security /



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