Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, April 2

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LONDON -- British lawmakers on Monday voted to turn down all the four proposed Brexit options on the table, the second time since Friday that none of MPs' proposed Brexit options wins clear backing in the House of Commons.

MPs voted down all the four Brexit proposals chosen by House Speaker John Bercow in a bid to break the current Brexit deadlock. The British government has until April 12 to decide how Britain will leave the European Union (EU). (UK-Brexit)

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UNITED NATIONS -- Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday asked the international community to protect principled humanitarian action in the context that the shape of conflict has undergone a rapid transformation in recent years.

"Throughout ICRC's operations, we see that neutral, independent and impartial humanitarian action has the best chance to reach those most in need. It is also a tried and tested formula to prevent humanitarian action being appropriated for larger and more controversial political agendas. Yet in many places across the world, the space for impartial humanitarian action is under threat," said ICRC President Peter Maurer. (UN-Humanitarian Law-ICRC)

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WASHINGTON -- Four people were killed in a homicide in the city of Mandan, the U.S. state of North Dakota, local police said Monday.

The bodies of three men and one woman were found at a property management business, Mandan Police Department said in a statement. (US-Homicide)

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ALGIERS -- Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said he will resign before his term ends on April 28, said a statement from the presidency carried by the official APS news agency.

"The resignation of President Bouteflika will occur before April 28, the date of the end of his term in office," said the statement. (Algeria-President) Enditem

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