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喜马拉雅山冰川断裂,冲毁印度大坝引发洪灾

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2021-2-20 02:53| 查看数: 171| 评论数: 1|



Hello, this is Danielle Jalowiecka with the BBC News.

For a second day, tens of thousands of people in Myanmar have staged protests against last week's military coup. Jonathan Head reports from Yangon, which saw the largest demonstration.

Once more they poured in along the main road from the North of Yangon, mainly younger men and women. Many dressed in the red color of the National League for Democracy, the party whose government was overthrown last Monday, and many holding up pictures of Aung San Suu Kyi, the party leader who is still in military custody. So far, the military authorities are not stopping this show of mass defiance, but everyone assumes they will try before long. Internet services have been blocked to the point that Myanmar is now almost cut off from the rest of the digital world. Yet people are still finding ways to get images and video of their protests out. Internet access is now reported to have been restored in Yangon. In the southern town of Myawadd, there are reports that shots were fired as police broke up a protest.

The authorities in northern India have issued an alert for flash floods after a part of a Himalayan glacier broke away in Uttarakhand state. Footage has shown a torrent of water gushing through the Dhauliganga River. Here's Anbarasan Ethirajan.

Several rivers flow through the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and the sources of many of them are glaciers of the western Himalayas. The government says a part of the glacier which faced the Dhauliganga River has broken away, leading to a massive surge of water. Dramatic video showed a torrent washing away parts of the dam. But the state chief minister said the water level downstream was stabilizing. But the government has nevertheless asked people living close to the riverbanks to evacuate. A unit of the national disaster management force has been rushed to the area.

Israel has begun easing it's third coronavirus lockdown after more than a month of severe restrictions. People are no longer required to stay within 1 kilometer of their homes and some businesses are allowed to reopen. Doctor Hagai Levine from the Hebrew University’s Hadassah medical center explains what made the moves possible. We see a shift in hospitalization from the age above 60 to age below 60, because people above the age of 60 were the first to get vaccinated. Cities with high rates of vaccination rates, we saw the decline in hospitalization. So we see a few signs of the effect of the vaccines.

World news from the BBC.

defiance

[dɪˈfaɪəns]

n.违抗; 反抗; 拒绝服从;

glacier

[ˈɡlæsiə(r)]

n.冰川;


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