Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, April 3

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LONDON -- Nigel Adams, the British minister for Wales, on Wednesday resigned after Prime Minister Theresa May announced her plan to talk to Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, in order to break the current Brexit deadlock.

Adams becomes the first senior government official to step down following Tuesday's marathon cabinet meeting, quitting as a junior minister and as an assistant Conservative whip.

Adams, in his letter, accused the prime minister of "cooking up" a deal with Corbyn "who has never once in his political life put British interests first." (Britain-Brexit)

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MANILA -- At least 18 people were injured on Wednesday after an explosion tore through a restaurant in southern Philippine province of Sultan Kudarat, a military spokesperson said.

Col. Gerry Besana of the military's Western Mindanao Command said the improvised explosive device went off at around 3:15 p.m. at a roadside restaurant in Isulan town on Mindanao. (Philippine-Blast)

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KIEV -- The Ukrainian cabinet on Wednesday has decided to impose a ban on irregular direct flights to Russia in addition to the restrictions on regular flights imposed in 2015, local media reported.

According to Interfax-Ukraine news agency, the new restrictions will apply to all private flights except those needed to support the missions of international organizations, including the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the International Committee of the Red Cross. (Ukraine-Russia-Flight Restriction)

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RABAT -- At least 14 people were killed in a traffic accident on Wednesday in northern Morocco, said Morocco's state news agency MAP.

According to MAP, a truck carrying farm workers crashed into another vehicle near the town of Moulay Bousselham, causing 14 dead and 30 injured. (Morocco-Accident) Enditem

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