World News in Brief: April 14

Sunday, 2019-04-14 14:41:18
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At least two people were killed after an aircraft of Summit Air collided with a helicopter at Lukla Airport in Nepal on April 14 morning, according to local authorities.

* Russian enforcement officers killed two armed members of the Islamic States (IS) terrorist group in the Tyumen city in Russia's western Siberia, the country's Investigative Committee said on April 13.

* Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Military Council Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu met on April 14 with US Charge d'Affaires in Khartoum Steven Koutsis, said a statement.

* Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj on April 13 denied involvement of "terrorists" in fighting with his forces in the capital Tripoli against the eastern-based army.

* New Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye and his cabinet members were sworn in on April 13 before President Mahmoud Abbas at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the official television reported.

* Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and his visiting Cape Verde's counterpart Ulisses Correia e Silva in Lisbon on April 13 pledged to strengthen bilateral strategic partnership between the two traditional-friendly countries.

* Yemen's parliament convened on April 13 in the city of Seiyun, the second largest city in the southeastern province of Hadramout, for the first time since the outbreak of the devastating civil war in the impoverished Arab country in March 2015.

* Jordan will host a trilateral summit with Cyprus and Greece, to be attended by Jordanian King Abdullah II, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on April 14, according to an official statement from the Royal Court on April 13.

* A total of 993 army officers and soldiers graduated from an Afghan military training center and were commissioned to the army on April 14, according to a statement.

* An explosive attack that left a soldier dead on April 13 was attributed to the guerrilla group National Liberation Army (ELN), said the Colombian military.

* China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) on April 13 issued alerts for extreme convection weather with heavy rainstorms, wind and hail in some southern parts of the country.

* Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported about 20 aftershocks after a powerful earthquake hit off Central Sulawesi province on April 12 afternoon.

Xinhua