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Friday April 8th, 2022 evening edition

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MADRID, April 8 (Reuters) - Barcelona beachgoers will no longer have to contend with cigarette butts or passive smoke starting in July when Spain's second largest city will ban smoking on all its beaches, the city hall said on Friday.

The decision comes after a pilot project las year saw smoking banned on four of the city's 10 local beaches.

"Beaches with no smoking allowed will offer healthier communal living areas, with less waste and will respect the defence of environment," the statement said.

Several Spanish regions imposed bans in 2020 to clamp down on the spread of COVID-19, while others like the Balearic Islands, including Mallorca, had already adopted the measure before the pandemic for environmental reasons.

The Canary Islands, Andalusia, Galicia and Valencia have followed suit with partial or total bans of smoking on their beaches.

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Reporting by Christina Thykjaer; Editing by Nathan Allen and Raissa Kasolowsky. »

Kentucky governor vetoes bill incorporating 'anti-critical race theory,' calling it a step backward

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(CNN) Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has vetoed a bill that contains elements of an "anti-critical race theory" bill that he says "tries to police classroom discussions on topics such as race.".

Beshear vetoed the bill with a veto letter saying, "Senate Bill 1 tries to police classroom discussions on topics such as race.

The bill received final passage from the state Senate last month, according to the Kentucky General Assembly page on SB 1. »

DHL cargo jet breaks in half on runway during emergency landing in Costa Rica

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A cargo plane broke in half during an emergency landing in Costa Rica on Thursday.

DHL, part of Deutsche Post AG, said the crew was unharmed and that one member was undergoing a medical review as a precaution.

The plane, which was traveling to Guatemala with a crew of two, had only traveled 35 miles (56.3km) from the Costa Rican airport when it requested permission to return. »