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BBC在线收听下载:印度爆发抗议活动

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大世界代理This is the BBC News. Hello, I'm Jonathan Izard.

大世界代理Protests has spread across several Indian cities over controversial new law which critics say is discriminatory. It aims to give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing religious persecution from neighboring countries. Police in Delhi have released dozens of students detained after a night of violent protests over the law. Anbarasan Ethirajan reports from Delhi.

Students of Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi have resumed the demonstration Monday morning accusing the police of using excessive force. The university's vice chancellor condemned Sunday's police action and said they would be filing a court case against the police and demanding a high-level inquiry. But officials said they were trying to bring the situation under control after buses and fire engines were set alight. The escalation comes as there are concerns over the new law, which critics say is anti-Muslim, while others fear large scale migration.

The US envoy to North Korea has dismissed an end-of-year deadline set by Pyongyang for American concessions to secure a peace deal. Stephen Biegun who's in the South Korean capital Seoul, said Washington had no deadline, only a goal and the door remained open to an agreement.

Let me speak directly to our counterparts in North Korea. It is time for us to do our jobs. Let's get this done. We are here and you know how to reach us. He expressed disappointment at the North hostile and negative tone and warned it may conduct what he called a major provocation in the days ahead. President Trump's efforts to court the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has so far failed to persuade Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

A fresh round of talks will begin today to try to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland. The last power-sharing administration collapsed nearly three years ago due to a dispute between Sinn Fein, which wants a united Ireland and the Democratic Unionists who favor remaining part of the United Kingdom. Both parties lost support in Thursday's UK general election. More than a hundred newly-elected Conservative MPs will be arriving in London today at the start of a busy week following Boris Johnson's emphatic election victory. They'll be welcomed by Mr. Johnson, who will also carry out a minor reshuffle to fill cabinet vacancies. Parliament formerly resumes on Tuesday.

New Zealand has held a minute silence to mark the exact moment a week ago when a volcanic eruption took place on White Island. 18 people mainly from New Zealand and Australia are known to have died in the explosion, including those whose bodies have not been recovered. The mayor of Whakatane Judy Turner said it was important to remember all those who have been affected by the tragedy.

It's a great team of unity of people coming together and clearly the focus was around, remembering the event reflecting on what happened in the last week since that event, and thinking about the people who remain affected, people in these very serious things in their future now. Mayor of Whakatane Judy Turner.

You're listening to the latest world news from the BBC.


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