Xinhua world news summary at 0100 GMT, April 7


VIENNA — The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran nuclear deal, resumed talks here on Tuesday, with lifting sanctions on Iran and nuclear implementation measures on top of the agenda.

The meeting has drawn public attention as representatives from the United States are in Vienna to save the deal, which was struck in 2015 but paralyzed by the U.S. withdrawal in 2018 and Iran’s counter-sanctions moves afterwards. (Austria-Iran Nuclear Deal)

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WASHINGTON — A U.S. Navy medic shot and critically injured two people at an industrial park in Frederick, the U.S. state of Maryland, on Tuesday before heading to a nearby military base, where he was killed by personnel there, authorities said.

Frederick Police Chief Jason Lando told a news briefing that police responded to a shooting incident around 8:20 a.m. ET at Riverside Tech Park, where a 38-year-old male suspect opened fire, striking two men and causing others to flee. It was not yet clear whether the shooting happened inside or outside the business. (US-Shooting, 2ND LD WRITETHRU)

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NEW DELHI — India on Tuesday hosted the meeting of BRICS finance ministers and central bank governors virtually, officials said.

The meeting was jointly chaired by India’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and governor of the central bank – Reserve Bank of India Shaktikanta Das, and participated by finance ministers and central bank governors of the BRICS countries. (India-BRICS-meeting-finance ministers-governors)

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JAKARTA — The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara rose to 117, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Tuesday.

“The number of bodies that have been found is 117, while 76 people are still missing,” the agency’s head Doni Monardo told a virtual press conference. (Indonesia-Floods-Death Toll)


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