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China Daily Global | Updated: 2021-05-21 00:00


Agreement 'shaping up' on Iran nuclear talks

An agreement is "shaping up" to bring the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, negotiators said on Wednesday. Enrique Mora, the European Union official who chaired the talks between Russia, China, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Iran, said in a tweet that "good progress" have been made. Indirect negotiations between Washington and Teheran have been going on in Vienna since early April, with the other five countries that are signatories to the deal acting as intermediaries.


13 people die as bus flips on highway

A speeding bus overturned on a highway in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 13 passengers and injuring 29 others, police said. The bus was traveling from the port city of Karachi to Peshawar in the northwest when the accident took place in the district of Sukkur in southern Sindh Province, police officer Nadeem Ahmed said. The accident happened apparently due to the driver's negligence, Ahmed said. The driver is among the injured.


Pipeline says $4.4m paid to hackers

The operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems. Colonial Pipeline said on Wednesday that after it learned of the May 7 ransomware attack, the company took its pipeline system offline and needed to do everything in its power to restart it quickly and safely, and made the decision then to pay the ransom."This decision was not made lightly," but it was one that had to be made, a company spokesman said.

New probe starts on 2017 teen killing

The FBI has said it is investigating as a possible hate crime the 2017 killing of a Chinese-American teenager in Colorado, who local authorities have said was set deliberately on fire and burned alive in her family's mountain community home. In December 2017,17-year-old Maggie Long was found dead in her family's home days after it was set on fire in Bailey, about 70 kilometers southwest of Denver. The fire was declared an arson and Long's death ruled a homicide.

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