April 6 world news summary at 1530 GMT


NAY PYI TAW — China and Myanmar pledged here Wednesday to further develop traditional friendship and deepen cooperation between the two countries.

While meeting with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw, visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi first conveyed him greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping. (China-Myanmar-Visit)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Bernie Sanders on Tuesday scored crucial victories in Wisconsin primaries over their party’s front-runners, as the pair were scrambling to reinvigorate their pursuit of the White House.

Early results with 23 percent of all votes counted show Cruz won 52 percent compared to Donald Trump’s 30 percent, while in the Democratic field, Sanders beat Hillary Clinton with 54 percent to 46 percent with 27 percent votes counted. (U.S.-2016 Election)
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BRATISLAVA — Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspected masterminds behind the Paris attacks last November, is thought to have visited Slovakia for three weeks in the summer of last year, local media reported on Wednesday.

According to news website aktuality.sk reports on Wednesday citing two independent sources from the Slovak Interior Ministry, Abdeslam stayed at a guest house in Nitra in western Slovakia. (Slovakia-Abdeslam)
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BRAZZAVILLE — Republic of Congo government announced Tuesday that a total of 17 people were killed in the fighting that broke out on Monday morning in the southern parts of the capital, Brazzaville.

“Seventeen people died, among them three security officers, two civilians and 12 assailants. Six police officers as well as several civilians were injured,” government spokesman Thierry Lezin Moungalla said. (Republic of Congo-Politics)
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HONG KONG — An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted 102 km west of Sola, Vanuatu at 06:58:51 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 33.0 km, was initially determined to be at 13.9 degrees south latitude and 166.6 degrees east longitude. (Vanuatu-Earthquake) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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