Morning news brief: President Biden, Chinese President Xi plan to hold virtual summit & more

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Oct 07, 2021, 08:28 AM(IST)

Biden-Xi virtual meeting | Earthquake in Pakistan | Picasso painting Photograph:( AFP )

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US President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to hold a  virtual meeting before the end of the year. The virtual meeting has reportedly been agreed upon in principle. The proposed virtual meeting comes amid increased tensions between China and the United States over Taiwan and the continuing trade row.

In Pakistan, a shallow earthquake in the southern region in the early hours of Thursday killed around 20 people and seriously injured dozens. The magnitude of the quake was 5.7. A woman and six children were among the 20 dead. The remote mountainous city of Harnai in Balochistan was the worst hit.

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President Biden, Chinese President Xi plan to hold virtual summit: White House

Biden-Xi

Reports say the meeting was made possible after US National Security Advisor(NSA) Jake Sullivan met top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi as the two set the stage for the upcoming meeting.

 

Earthquake in southern Pakistan kills 20, hundreds injured

Earthquake

The remote mountainous city of Harnai in Balochistan was the worst-hit. The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.7.

 

US judge blocks abortion law in Texas

Texas judge

The statute, which went into force on September 1, prohibits abortions as soon as a  heartbeat is detectable, usually at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women even know they are pregnant. 

 

Germany: 100-year-old to go on trial for Nazi-era crimes

German

A 100-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard will go on trial this Tuesday for Nazi-era crimes. He would be the oldest person to be tried for such crimes.

 

Two Picasso paintings headline Christie's fall auction

 

Picasso

 

Two Picasso paintings, one of which has spent more than 60 years in a private collection and has never been auctioned.

 

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