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Top German court rules Covid-19 ‘emergency brake’ curbs lawful

Berlin, Nov 30 (UNI/Sputnik) Germany's federal constitutional court on Tuesday upheld a range of curbs imposed on public life during the third wave of the pandemic in spring to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Germans filed hundreds of lawsuits against the so called "emergency brake" rules, which imposed nighttime curfews, contact restrictions and school closures in any area where the seven-day incidence topped 100 cases per 100,000 residents for three straight days. The measure was in effect for more than two months starting April 23.
The Karlsruhe-based top court admitted that the disputed exit and contact restrictions "significantly interfered with different constitutional rights" but it said that the curbs served the task of "protecting lives and well-being and maintaining a functioning health care system."
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Taliban recognition depends on its actions: Medvedev

28 Jan 2022 | 1:44 PM

Moscow, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) Russia has contacts with the Taliban, but their recognition as a political force depends on their fulfillment of a number of obligations and efforts to fight terrorism, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said.

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Baghdad International Airport hit by rocket fire

28 Jan 2022 | 1:38 PM

Baghdad, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) Baghdad International Airport was hit by rocket fire on Friday, at least six rockets were shot down, an Iraqi security source told Sputnik.

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Family of 4 Indians who perished in blizzard at Canada-US border identified, autopsies completed

28 Jan 2022 | 1:30 PM

Toronto, Jan 28 (UNI) The Indian family of four that perished in a blizzard while attempting to illegally cross the Canada-US border last week has been identified as a father, mother, daughter and son. Their autopsies have been completed by the Canadian authorities.

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Sri Lanka to reclaim 100 acre land

28 Jan 2022 | 1:24 PM

Colombo, Jan 28 (UNI/Xinhua) Sri Lanka will reclaim nearly 100 acres of land adjacent to the southern port of Galle to be leased to investors for mixed development projects, the state-owned Daily News reported on Friday.

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300 people riot in Japan

28 Jan 2022 | 12:55 PM

Tokyo, Jan 28 (UNI/Sputnik) A group of about 300 young people rioted in Japan's southwestern city of Okinawa, pelting a police station with raw eggs, firecrackers and stones following reports that an officer hit a teenager in the face with a baton, media reported on Friday.

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