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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Sept. 27

27 Sep 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

YEREVAN/BAKU -- The Armenian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that it has shot down two helicopters and three drones of Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

The move is a response to Azerbaijan's attack on civilians settlements in the disputed territory, the ministry said.


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ULAN BATOR -- A suspected case of bubonic plague in western Mongolia's Khovd province has been confirmed by lab test results, the country's National Center for Zoonotic Diseases (NCZD) said Sunday.

The 25-year-old female patient from the province and 19 people in close contact with her are now under isolation at a local hospital, the NCZD said in a statement. (Mongolia-Bubonic plague)

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GAZA -- The Egyptian authorities on Sunday allowed a three-day opening of the Rafah Border Crossing with the Gaza Strip for the travel in both directions, Palestinian officials said.

In a press statement sent to Xinhua, the Hamas-run Ministry of Interior said the passenger buses have begun passing the border after the gate opened. (Egypt-Rafah Crossing-Gaza)

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MOSCOW -- The number of injuries rose to 39 from the crash of a pedestrian overpass in a Moscow suburb, local media reported on Sunday.

The 4-meter-tall and 35-meter-long bridge collapsed into a workshop of an enterprise, according to reports. (Russia-Overpass-Collapse)

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LAGOS -- Nigerian military confirmed on Sunday the death toll from the extremist group Boko Haram's ambush on a government officials' convoy in Borno state on Friday has risen to 18.

Military spokesperson John Enenche said in a statement that 18 people including four soldiers, 10 policemen, and four civilians were killed during the Boko Haram ambush. (Nigeria-Boko Haram)

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SANAA -- A woman and a girl were killed on Sunday when artillery shelling hit residential homes in the south of Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, medics told Xinhua.

Three other women were wounded in the district of al-Hawak during the exchange of fire between the government forces and the Houthi rebels, they said. (Yemen-Hodeidah-Shelling)

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