New year, new laws: what's changing around the world on 1 January 2016


Among the changes are same-sex marriage becoming legal in Estonia, and Delhi drivers being banned from roads every second day

New Year’s Day isn’t just about hangovers, new calendars and the sobering thought of getting another year older. Every year a slew of new rules, laws and regulations come into effect. And 2016 is no different.

So as of Friday, same-sex marriage becomes legal in Estonia (the first former Soviet republic to do so), certain Turkish food imports are banned in Russia and Dutch shops will no longer be able to give away free plastic bags.

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