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German Merkel drafts bill to block nationwide curfew | National

BERLIN – Coalition of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drafted legislation that would transfer power to impose restrictions on federal government’s COVID-19 by regional leaders to fight the rise in infections. The Merkel administration plans to impose a night curfew from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am in areas where the seven-day frequency of infections exceeds 100 cases per 100,000 people …

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St. Vincent, covered with ashes, while volcanic activity continues

The ash plume reached six miles in the air. April 10, 2021, 6:50 p.m. • 5 minutes reading Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Much of St. Vincent remains covered in ash after eruptions on the island’s La Soufriere volcano. After nearly 42 years without an explosion, the volcano in the northern part of …

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After grabbing a crown, Mrs. World gives up her own

Last year’s winner of Mrs. World, a beauty contest for married women, said she would return the crown after grabbing one of the heads of the 2021 winner of Mrs. Sri Lanka World, claiming she was divorced – a violation of the rules of competition. Pushpika de Silva had just been crowned Ms. Sri Lanka World at a competition in …

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Western countries are beating Russia for not attending talks on Ukraine

Western nations have slammed Russia for failing to attend talks aimed at reducing violence in Ukraine amid the accumulation of military assets on the Moscow border. “Russia refused to take part in today’s @OSCE meeting with Ukraine to explain its unusual military build-up on its Ukrainian borders and in occupied Crimea. “We regret that Russia is not taking this opportunity …

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A third eruption was reported near a volcano in St. Vincent

The volcano “continues to show periods of explosive activity,” said Dr. Erusila Joseph, director of the University of the West Indian Seismic Research Center (UWI-SRC). Joseph announced the third explosion in an audio update released Friday night. She did not provide further details about the third blast, but it appears to be smaller than the previous two. The center works …

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Irish PM warns of “spiral return” to conflict amid riots in Belfast

The Prime Minister of Ireland, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, pleaded for calm on Saturday after a week of violent riots shook Belfast, Northern Ireland – when officials raised concerns about reports that 12-year-olds were joining them. “We owe it to the ‘agreement generation’ and, in fact, to future generations not to return to this grim place of sectarian assassinations and political …

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China pronounces death sentences on former Uighur employees China

A Chinese court has handed down a suspended death sentence to former principals of the Xinjiang education department for charges, including writing and publishing textbooks it says are intended to “divide the country.” According to state media, Satar Savut and his deputy, Shirzat Bavudun, received death sentences suspended for two years, while five other Uighurs, including editors, received long prison …

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