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End of the party: Paris empties under curfew

Paris - Shortly before the clock struck 9 pm on Saturday, restaurant shutters in Paris came down and people dashed home to beat a strict new curfew to battle the coronavirus outbreak.

Indian Kashmir under curfew ahead of 'black day' anniversary

Srinagar - Thousands of Indian troops imposed a curfew in Kashmir on Tuesday, with razor wire and steel barricades blocking main roads a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of the restive region being stripped of its autonomy.

Protesters tear-gassed in Bogota as Duque starts 'national conversation'

Apo - Security forces tear-gassed protesters who filled the streets of Bogota on Saturday for a third straight day, as President Ivan Duque announced the start of a "national conversation" to assuage popular anger.

Sri Lanka town under curfew after religous violence

Colombo - A city near Sri Lanka's capital was placed under curfew by police Sunday, following clashes between Muslim and Christian mobs two weeks after suicide bombings left 257 people dead.

Curfew in anglophone Cameroon ahead of 'independence' anniversary

Yaound - Cameroon imposed a 48-hour curfew on its English-speaking regions a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of a symbolic "independence" declaration by anglophone separatists, officials said on Sunday.

Houston mayor announces nighttime curfew after floods

Houston - Authorities in Houston announced the immediate imposition of a nighttime curfew Tuesday as the city tries to head off looting in the wake of epic flooding in Texas.

Hundreds return to Turkish city after eight-month curfew

Sirnak - Hundreds of people, including children, returned to the devastated Kurdish-dominated city of Sirnak in southeast Turkey on Monday after an eight-month curfew was relaxed, an AFP photographer said.

Tunisia lifts nationwide nighttime curfew: Ministry 

Tunis - Tunisia said on Thursday it is lifting a nationwide nighttime curfew imposed last month after the worst social unrest witnessed in the country since its 2011 revolution.

Turkey partly lifts curfew in beleaguered city

Diyarbakir - The Turkish authorities Wednesday partially lifted a curfew in an area of Diyarbakir, the main city in the country's Kurdish-dominated southeast which has seen heavy clashes in recent weeks between rebels and security forces.

Residents of Turkish town inspect damage after 19-day curfew lifted

Kayseri - Walking gingerly through streets littered with the rubble of damaged buildings and dead animals, residents of a mainly Kurdish town in southeastern Turkey started to return to their homes after a 19-day curfew was lifted.

Israel authorises police to seal off Arab parts of Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israel's security cabinet has authorised police to seal off Arab sectors of East Jerusalem, according to a statement from the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released early Wednesday.

Two men lynched over alleged sex assaults in India

Dimapur - Indian police were on Friday investigating two separate lynchings in which men were beaten to death by frenzied crowds in anger over alleged assaults on young women.

Myanmar imposes curfew in Mandalay after deadly riots

- Myanmar police imposed an overnight curfew in the country's second largest city of Mandalay on Thursday, after two nights of sectarian unrest that left two people dead.

Thai curfew lifted in three tourist hotspots

Bangkok - Thailand's junta said Tuesday that it was scrapping a curfew in three major beach resorts to woo back tourists in the wake of last month's military coup.

Op-Ed: Runner cited in Central Park

New York - A Central Park incident is disturbing for runners, who often struggle with the rules of the road—do you run against traffic or with it? Can you cross against the light if you don’t affect traffic? Do you yield at stop signs regardless of right of way?

Egyptian government lifts state of emergency

Egypt's interim government has lifted both the state of emergency and curfew, coming two days before it was supposed to come to an end, after a court ruling ordered both to be lifted.

Dad makes daughter wear embarrassing T-shirt for breaking curfew

What punishment can a Dad mete out to his daughter for breaking curfew? One Dad followed an increasingly popular choice, humiliation.

Bruce Springsteen exceeds curfew and has his sound turned off

London - Bruce Springsteen loves to please the crowd, but due to a 10.30pm curfew, his sound was turned off and he had to leave the stage without thanking his fans for attending.

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras celebrations spur 200 arrests

New Orleans - “Throw me something, mister!” yells the crowd as hands reach up for throws of beads during Mardi Gras parades. But this year, after 8pm on Bourbon street, that same cry will yield throws of another kind: Handcuffs.

Op-Ed: Merthyr Tydfil teens could face 9pm curfew

Merthyr Tydfil - Having the worst youth crime rate in England and Wales, teenagers of Merthyr Tydfil may soon face a nightly curfew of 9pm.

Egyptian protests intensify; offices on fire, curfew imposed

Cairo - Loud explosions can be heard, smoke can be seen around Cairo, the ruling National Democratic Party headquarters are on fire and ammunition is being fired. All of this is occurring in Egypt as protests intensify.

Overnight curfew for quake-hit central Christchurch

Christchurch - Christchurch authorities have declared a 12-hour curfew in the central city and the outlying suburb of Kaipoi as 80 police officers from Auckland are being flown in to ensure the city remains safe between 7pm and 7am.

Detroit Red Wings could be fined for breaking San Jose curfew

San Jose - Detroit Red Wings face a $2,500 fine for landing at Norman Mineta San Jose International at 12:19 a.m. local time. Planes are not to land between 11:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m.

Beirut lifts curfew after clashes

The overnight curfew placed on the city after violent fights between students belonging to rival factions has been lifted.

New Orleans Weighs Curfew After 8 Slayings

With an astonishing eight murders occurring in New Orleans in this first week of 2007, city officials are considering a curfew, the police superintendent said today.

Curfew lifted but tension remains high in Bagdad

Bagdad lifted a three day curfew imposed on city after worst bombing since the U.S. invasion

Iraq extends curfew amid violence

The Iraqi authorities have extended until Monday a curfew imposed on the capital in response to recent killings.

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Not only was a curfew instituted  but in the state of emergency  no one who did not live in the disa...
Not only was a curfew instituted, but in the state of emergency, no one who did not live in the disaster area was not allowed to enter. All occupants must be from the area, or the car was turned around.

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