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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 11

Xinhua
11 Jul 2020, 20:30 GMT+10

HANOI -- A car accident has killed three people and injured another in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam News Agency reported on Saturday.

The car carrying five people plunged into the sea in Ha Long city of Quang Ninh province on Friday night, said the news agency, noting that only the driver could get out of the car and the rest four were stuck inside the vehicle. (Vietnam-Car Accident-Death)

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KABUL -- Two Afghan police officers and two army soldiers were wounded in Taliban attacks in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan on Saturday, a source said.

"Two Afghan National Army soldiers were wounded following an improvised bomb explosion near Ministry of Public Works building in Police District of 16 of Kabul," a source from capital police told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Attack)

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 6,611 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 720,547, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement Saturday.

The country's death toll has risen by 188 to 11,205, while 497,446 people have recovered, including 8,378 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. (Russia-COVID-19-Confirmed Cases)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive grant of clemency commuting the prison time of his longtime confidant Roger Stone, said White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday.

The announcement came shortly after an appeals court denied Stone's motion to delay the start of his prison term, scheduled to begin Tuesday. (US-President-Roger Stone)

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