World News in Brief: June 4

The Indian Railway Board has recommended a probe by the country's top investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), into Friday's devastating train accident in which 275 people died and nearly 1,175 were injured, announced Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Sunday.
Egypt's population reached 105 million on Saturday, showed the population clock of the country's statistics agency.
Egypt's population reached 105 million on Saturday, showed the population clock of the country's statistics agency.

* China and the United States should properly handle differences, brave difficulties, and find a right way to get along, Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Li Shangfu said in Beijing on Sunday.

* Japan and South Korea agreed on Sunday to quickly resolve disputes over past military encounters that stand in the way of closer security cooperation, Japan's defence minister said at the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore.

* Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday a major reshuffle in his cabinet, appointing new ministers for foreign affairs, treasury and finance, defense and vice president.

* Officials from Turkey, Sweden and Finland will meet in the week of June 12 for further discussions on Sweden's NATO membership bid, which has been delayed due to objections from Turkey and Hungary, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday.

* Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina slammed a recent U.S. visa restriction for Bangladeshi individuals for "undermining the democratic election process."

* Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni late Saturday said 54 of the country's peacekeeping troops were killed in a deadly attack last week in southwest Somalia.

* Eastern Libyan forces have expelled thousands of Egyptians who were in Libya illegally in recent days, deporting them to Egypt on foot across the land border, an Egyptian security source and an eastern Libyan security source said.

* OPEC and its allies met on Sunday to try to agree further cuts in production, sources told Reuters, as the group faces flagging oil prices and a looming supply glut.

* Iraq and Syria's foreign ministers discussed ways to help end drug trafficking across their joint border at a meeting in Baghdad on Sunday, Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said.

* The Iranian foreign minister expressed hope that the recent prisoner swap between Iran and Belgium could be an effective step to promote bilateral ties and Iran-Europe relations.

* Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the killing of three soldiers by a member of the Egyptian security services a terrorist attack and demanded a full joint investigation with Cairo.

* China will speed up the construction of virtual private networks in the 5G industry and enrich the country's 5G application scenarios, industry and information technology minister Jin Zhuanglong said on Sunday.

* Russia will continue to provide notifications of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) launches under the relevant 1988 agreement to avoid dangerous escalations, an official said on Saturday.

* After a delay for more than two months, the Afghan caretaker government has approved the national budget for the fiscal year 1402 on the Persian calendar starting March 21, government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Saturday.

* Myanmar exported nearly 1.7 million tons of corn in nine months between September last year and May this year, the Myanmar Pluses, Beans, Maize, and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association (MPBMSMA) said on Saturday.

* A landslide at a mine in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Sunday killed 19 people, Chinese state media outlet CCTV reported.

* Sri Lanka's Department of Meteorology forecasted on Sunday that the southwest monsoon is likely to be gradually established across the country during the next few days.

* A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku on Sunday morning, but did not potentially trigger a tsunami, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said.