The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.8 km (20.4 miles) near the town of Hakha, the capital of Chin state, causing tremors that spread across the border to towns India and Bangladesh, the statement said.
2. Concerns as a new variant of Covid-19 identified in South Africa
A new variant of Covid-19 with more than 30 cutting-edge mutations has been reported from South Africa. On November 23, Dr Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London, posted details of the variant on github.com, noting that “the incredibly high amount of spike mutations suggests this could be a real concern ( expected escape of most monoclonal antibodies) “
Affected as B.1.1.529, the variant was first spotted in Botswana and other countries in circulation are Hong Kong and South Africa. According to The Guardian, only 10 cases have been confirmed by genomic sequencing.
Of the four variants of concern currently designated by the World Health Organization, Beta (lineage Pango B.1.351), was first detected in South Africa in May 2020. The other three VoCs, Alpha (B.1.1. 7), Delta (B .1.617.2) and Gamma (P.1) were first detected in the UK, India and Brazil in September 2020, October 2020 and November 2020 respectively.
3.Turkish female police fire tear gas in protest against violence
Turkish police fired tear gas to break up a protest in Istanbul by women demanding the country’s return to a historic international treaty, signed in the same city, which aims to protect women from violence.
Women marched along Istanbul’s main pedestrianized street, Istiklal, on Thursday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25. Holding colorful banners, they chanted slogans and vowed not to abandon the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention.
Riot police, who had erected barricades at the end of the street to prevent them from going further, fired tear gas when a group of protesters attempted to break through the barriers. At least one protester was injured, Cumhuriyet newspaper reported.
4. UK Johnson Takes Macron 5 Steps To Prevent Migrant Deaths
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wrote to French President Emanuel Macron on Thursday to outline five steps the two countries can take to avoid the dmore migrants attempting to cross the Channel.
Johnson said the measures included joint patrols to prevent more boats from leaving French beaches, using sensors and radars and immediate work on a return deal with France and a similar deal with the European Union.
5 at least 52 dead in Siberian coal mine fire in Russia
Russian news agencies say a fire at a Siberian coal mine has killed 52 miners and rescuers. Officials previously said rescuers recovered 14 bodies and the search for 38 missing people was halted for security reasons, due to a build-up of explosive methane and a high concentration of toxic fumes from the area. ‘fire.
State news agencies Tass and RIA-Novosti quoted emergency officials as saying there was no chance of finding survivors.
The Interfax news agency quoted a representative of the regional administration who also put the death toll in Thursday’s fire at 52.