Wed, 12 May 2021

Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, April 12

13 Apr 2021, 02:18 GMT+10

PARIS -- One person was killed and another injured on Monday afternoon in a shooting in front of the Henry-Dunant hospital in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, according to local media reports.

One of the victims is a hospital security guard. The shooter is on the run and the judicial police are investigating the incident, the French cable channel BFM TV reported. (France-Shooting-Casualties)

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MOSCOW -- At least one firefighter died in a large-scale fire that hit a historic factory in Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg on Monday.

The blaze broke out at 12:35 local time (0935 GMT) and engulfed an area of 4,000 square meters, spreading to four floors of the building of the Nevskaya Manufactuka textile factory, according to the TASS news agency.


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TOKYO -- Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa prefectures on Monday implemented new stricter measures to combat a COVID-19 resurgence just weeks after a state of emergency was fully lifted for the nation.

For Kyoto and Okinawa, the stricter measures, including requesting bars and restaurants to shorten their opening hours and limiting attendance at large-scale spectator events at 5,000 people, will remain in place until May 5. (Japan-Pandemic)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel will never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.

"We both agree that Iran must never possess nuclear weapons. My policy as prime minister of Israel is clear: I will never allow Iran to obtain the nuclear capability," Netanyahu said in joint statements with visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. (Israel-Iran-Ties)

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