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Morning news brief: Mehul Choksi denied bail, 10,000 Olympic volunteers quit and more

WION Web Team
NEW DELHIUpdated: Jun 03, 2021, 12:22 PM IST

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A magistrate court in Dominica on Wednesday rejected fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi's bail appeal. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday a breakthrough in talks in Vienna to revive a nuclear deal before he leaves office in August required a "will" beyond his power. Around 10,000 of 80,000 planned Tokyo 2020 Olympic volunteers have quit, organisers have revealed as they battle persistent doubts over the Games with just 50 days until the opening ceremony.

A magistrate court in Dominica on Wednesday rejected fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi's bail appeal. He pleaded not guilty to allegations of illegal entry into the Caribbean island nation.

President Hassan Rouhani, Iran's main architect of the 2015 nuclear agreement, said on Wednesday a breakthrough in talks in Vienna to revive a nuclear deal before he leaves office in August required a "will" beyond his power.

 

A chemical-laden cargo ship on its way to Singapore caught fire off Sri Lanka and as a result of the burning containers it carried, tonnes of chemicals spilled into the Indian Ocean. Reportedly, the MV X-Press Pearl caught fire due to a nitric acid leak.

 

Canada's Indigenous services minister said Wednesday it is "shameful" that the Pope has never formally apologized for abuses at the country's Catholic-run indigenous residential schools, which he termed "labour camps."

Around 10,000 out of 80,000 planned Tokyo 2020 Olympic volunteers have quit, organisers have revealed as they battle persistent doubts over the Games with just 50 days until the opening ceremony. Tokyo 2020 chief Seiko Hashimoto ruled out a further postponement of the Games.