Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

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FGN20 NEPAL-INDIA-OLI Nepal PM Oli says ‘misunderstandings’ with India resolved Kathmandu: Nepal's embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that “misunderstandings” with India have been resolved and that the two countries should move forward looking at the future, asserting that neighbours share both love and problems.

FGN26 NEPAL-CABINET-COURT Writ petition filed against Cabinet reshuffle by Nepal PM Oli Kathmandu: A writ petition was filed at Nepal's Supreme Court on Monday demanding nullification of the Cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, arguing that being a caretaker premier he did not have the executive power to reshuffle or induct new ministers.

FGN23 NEPAL-POLITICS Nepal PM Oli strengthens grip on power by joining hands with Janata Samajwadi Party Kathmandu: Nepal’s beleaguered Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has joined hands with the key Madhesi Janata Samajwadi Party after effecting a major Cabinet reshuffle, a move regarded by many analysts as hitting two targets with one arrow as it involves consolidating his grip on power and boosting ties with neighbouring India. Shirish B Pradhan FGN22 PAK-TRAIN-5THLD ACCIDENT 50 killed, 70 injured as passenger trains collide in Pakistan; Army called in Karachi, Jun 7: Two passenger trains collided in Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province early Monday morning, killing at least 50 people and injuring 70 others, prompting authorities to call in the Army and paramilitary forces for the challenging task of rescue and relief operations.

FGN39 CHINA-INDIANS-VACCINE Over 300 stranded Indians take Chinese vaccines abroad; urge Beijing to permit their return Beijing: Over 300 Indians, who have managed to take Chinese COVID-19 vaccines to comply with China’s stipulation for travellers from India to be inoculated with its jabs, have urged Beijing to lift travel restrictions and permit them to return to join their jobs and businesses. By K J M Varma FGN28 CHINA-VIRUS-TRUMP China dismisses Trump's USD 10 trillion compensation demand for COVID-19 spread Beijing: China on Monday rejected former US president Donald Trump's demand to pay USD 10 trillion as reparations to America and the world for the death and destruction caused by the COVID-19, saying the accountability lies with politicians who ignored people’s lives and health. By K J M Varma FGN21 US-HARRIS-LD PLANE Vice President Kamala Harris' plane forced to return due to technical problem Washington: A technical issue with the aircraft taking Kamala Harris to Guatemala and Mexico on her first foreign visit had to return about 30 minutes after takeoff, with the US Vice President telling reporters that she and her delegation 'said a little prayer' before the plane landed safely.

FGN15 CHINA-KNIFE-ATTACK Six killed, 14 injured in knife attack in China Beijing: A deadly knife attack in eastern China has killed at least six people and left 14 wounded, local officials have said, in what was the third such indiscriminate assault on civilians by the disgruntled citizens in recent weeks. K J M Varma FGN14 US-VACCINE-LD LAWMAKERS US lawmakers push Biden administration for more COVID-19 vaccines and medical aid to India Washington: Several US lawmakers have urged the Biden administration to ensure that India receives enough COVID-19 vaccines and medical aid, saying the health crisis in the country is 'devastating' and America has a responsibility to help its close allies defeat the pandemic. Lalit K Jha FGN38 VIRUS-G7-VACCINATION Over 200 world leaders urge G7 nations to help vaccinate the world's poorest London: Some 230 world leaders, including former presidents, prime ministers and ministers have backed a campaign urging the G7 countries to help vaccinate the world’s poorest from low-income economies against COVID-19 by paying two-thirds of an estimated USD 66 billion required. By Aditi Khanna FGN6 UK-BABY-LD ROYALS Queen 'delighted' after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome baby Lilibet London: Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family have congratulated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the birth of their daughter whom they have named Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor after the monarch and his late mother Princess Diana. By Aditi Khanna RUP