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Canadian couple fined for breaking curfew after woman found ‘walking’ her husband on a dog leash


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Lebanon plans 11-day, 24-hour curfew, hospital beds fill up


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Wisconsin prosecutors add curfew charge against Rittenhouse


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California imposes curfew to curb skyrocketing COVID cases


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As virus cases spiral, Los Angeles readies plan for curfew


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Dallas orders curfew after tornado shreds homes; thousands without power

Dallas orders curfew after tornado shreds homes; thousands without powerThree people were reported hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the Sunday storm ripped through north Dallas with maximum wind speeds of 140 mph (225 kph), according to the National Weather Service. Emergency management workers went door to door in areas such as Preston Hollow and Richardson, checking homes without roofs or crushed by fallen trees, tagging structures with orange spray paint. “#DallasTornado you took my job! my school!” one Twitter user, Monica Badillo, posted, along with images of shattered windows and debris at Primrose School in Preston Hollow, where she said she worked.



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Calls Grow for Hong Kong Curfew, Face Mask Ban as Tensions Rise

Calls Grow for Hong Kong Curfew, Face Mask Ban as Tensions Rise(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong police groups are urging the city to impose curfews and invoke other powers under a controversial colonial era-emergency law, as Chief Executive Carrie Lam struggles to control escalating unrest.Associations representing front-line officers and inspectors called on the government to take dramatic steps after the city suffered some of its worst violence yet on the National Day holiday Tuesday. Some pro-China lawmakers in Hong Kong also called on Wednesday for a ban on wearing masks at public gatherings, a move aimed at stopping protesters from hiding their identity from police officers.Waves of rallies across the former British colony led to widespread clashes between protesters and police, with an officer shooting and wounding a demonstrator for the first time since unrest began almost four months ago. On Thursday, Hong Kong police charged the shot protester — who is expected to live — with rioting and assaulting an officer. Footage shows the man swinging some sort of pipe or rod at the officer who fired his gun.More protests are planned over the weekend in Hong Kong.“In the face of such a massive series of rioting incidents, we cannot work alone without appropriate measures and support from the top level,” Junior Police Officers’ Association chairman Lam Chi-wai said in a statement.Hong Kong’s powerful Public Order Ordinance — passed during a wave of leftist riots in 1967 — lets the government establish curfews and close areas from public access. The Emergency Regulations Ordinance of 1922 goes further, allowing the chief executive to make “any regulations whatsoever” to ensure public security, including censorship, snap arrests and property searches and seizures.While the Hong Kong and Chinese governments haven’t ruled out the use of such emergency powers, they’ve so far refrained from accessing them. The U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which reports to the president and Congress, has warned Lam’s government that the “Emergency Regulations Ordinance or taking steps toward martial law in HongKong is the wrong way to resolve the situation.”The measures risk further inflaming public anger over what they see as eroding freedoms and dealing another blow to the city’s battered economy.The Emergency Regulations Ordinance hasn’t been used in more than a half century. The government has also considered other steps, such as a law banning the wearing of face masks.Protesters returned to the streets Wednesday to vent frustration over the shooting of an 18-year-old demonstrator a day earlier, occupying public spaces and vandalizing train stations and mainland-linked businesses. The injured protester, who was shot in the chest during a scuffle with riot police, is expected to survive.The incident drew criticism from U.S. lawmakers, who are considering legislation that could establish a high-profile annual review process for Hong Kong’s special trading status. The Hong Kong branch of China’s foreign ministry hit back at the legislators, saying police “were forced to fire at the attackers to save themselves and their colleagues.”(Updates with protester charged in third paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Iain Marlow in Hong Kong at imarlow1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Daniel Ten KateFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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India promises to ease Kashmir curfew as Pakistan accuses New Delhi government of 'ethnic cleansing'

India promises to ease Kashmir curfew as Pakistan accuses New Delhi government of 'ethnic cleansing'Indian security forces said they had eased a week-long curfew and restrictions on movement in Kashmir ahead of a major Muslim festival on Monday. The move came as police denied carrying out a violent crackdown against protesters in the region, despite the emergence of footage showing troops firing into a crowd. Jammu and Kashmir police said on Sunday that “not a single bullet had been fired in the last six days” and called the reports “mischievous and motivated news”. They claimed the protests were small and peaceably broken up. Earlier the BBC broadcast footage apparently showing officers firing tear gas and live rounds at a crowd of 10,000 protesters after Friday prayers in the city of Srinagar.   The BBC stood by its report, while the New York Times and India Today said its journalists had corroborated the incident.    Jammu and Kashmir has been under a media, internet and phone blackout since Narendra Modi's Indian government revoked the Muslim-majority region's special constitutional status on August 5. A curfew enforced by thousands of Indian troops has made movement and reporting in the region difficult. The move has provoked outrage in Pakistan, which has fought two major wars with India over the disputed territory since independence. Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, on Sunday accused the Indian government of pursing "ethnic cleansing" comparable to Hitler's annexation of Czechoslovakia. Describing the move as "the Hindu Supremacists version of Hitler's Lebensraum", he said it would lead to "the suppression of Muslims in India & eventually lead to targeting of Pakistan". "Attempt is to change demography of Kashmir through ethnic cleansing," he tweeted. "Question is: Will the world watch & appease as they did Hitler at Munich? Dilbag Singh, the Jammu and Kashmir police chief, on Sunday said the curfew had been eased ahead of the Muslims festival of Eid ul-adha today.    “Things are absolutely normal, not a single incident has been reported from south Kashmir even,” Mr Singh told the Hindustan Times. “We are closely watching the situation,” he said. Mr Singh said there were incidents of stone throwing in downtown Srinagar on Saturday, but insisted that any report of violence in the region “is false”. The New Delhi government on Sunday said deliveries of food and supplies were active again to Kashmir, and banks and stores were being restocked ahead of Eid.



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Kashmir curfew partially eased for prayers amid lockdown

Kashmir curfew partially eased for prayers amid lockdownA strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests still broke out in the disputed region despite thousands of security forces in the streets as tensions remained high with neighboring Pakistan. The predominantly Muslim area has been under the unprecedented lockdown and near-total communications blackout to prevent unrest and protests after India’s Hindu nationalist-led government said Monday it was revoking Kashmir’s special constitutional status and downgrading its statehood. Kashmir is claimed in its entirety by both India and Pakistan and is divided between the archrivals.



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Armed soldiers patrol silent streets after Kashmir curfew

Armed soldiers patrol silent streets after Kashmir curfewArmed soldiers stand in front of barbed wire in Indian Kashmir’s near-silent summer capital of Srinagar during a massive security lockdown imposed on the restive region by the Hindu nationalist government. Kashmir was stripped of its seven-decade-long autonomous status through a controversial presidential decree on Monday, a day after a crippling curfew was imposed on its main city. Home to more than one million people, Srinagar now looks like a ghost-town: armed soldiers on street corners and in front of barbed wire barricades make up most of the few people to be seen.



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