Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

* Chinese FM's meeting with US envoy sets off buzz about resumption of stalled bilateral talks
     Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Qing Gang on Monday met with US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns during which he sharply criticised Washington's policy towards Beijing, specifically on Taiwan, but at the same called for stabilising the ties between the two countries, saying that it is a "top priority". *

* Indian woman among nine killed in mass shooting incident in US
     Houston: A 27-year-old Indian woman, who was working in the US as a project engineer, was among nine people killed when a gunman opened fire at a crowded mall in Dallas in Texas, authorities said on Monday. *

* Chinese defence minister moots new areas of military co-op in talks with Pak Navy chief
     Beijing: China's Defence Minister Gen. Li Shangfu told Pakistan's naval chief Amjad Khan Niazi on Monday that the two all-weather friends should seek new areas of military cooperation and jointly safeguard their security interests and region. *

* Afghanistan's Taliban FM asks Pakistan, banned TTP to sit together for dialogue
     Islamabad: Afghanistan's interim Taliban regime Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi has asked Pakistan and the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to sit together for a dialogue, amid a sharp increase in deadly attacks on Pakistani security forces in recent months. *

* First ChatGPT arrest in China over fake train crash news
     Beijing: Chinese police have detained a man for allegedly generating fake news of a train crash and disseminating it online using artificial intelligence technology, in what was reported to be China's first arrest for misuse of ChatGPT. *

*US NSA meets Indian and Emirati counterparts and Saudi Crown Prince
     Washington: US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met the Saudi Crown Prince and his Indian and Emirati counterparts in Saudi Arabia during which they discussed bilateral and regional matters and their shared vision of a more secure and prosperous Middle East region interconnected with India and the world.

* UK’s Coronation celebrations to conclude with Big Help Out volunteering drive
     London: The long celebratory Coronation weekend in the UK will conclude on Monday with a nationwide volunteering initiative entitled the Big Help Out, made up of around 8 million opportunities for charities and local communities to participate in volunteering initiatives.*

* Pak Supreme Court resumes hearing pleas against act curtailing chief justice's powers
    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday resumed the hearing on the pleas challenging the newly enacted law aimed at clipping the powers of the chief justice.*

* Indian prisoner dies in Karachi; Pakistan to release 199 Indian fishermen on May 12
     Karachi: Pakistani authorities are expected to go ahead with its goodwill gesture to release on Friday 199 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly fishing illegally in the country’s waters, despite the death of an Indian civilian who was to be repatriated with them. **

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