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Xinhua world news news summary at 1130 GMT, Nov. 25

25 Nov 2020, 21:51 GMT+10

TOKYO -- Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Wednesday met with Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan, as both sides vowed to enhance bilateral relations.

During the meeting, Wang said that with the joint efforts of both sides, the China-Japan relations have come back to the right track in recent years and maintained the momentum of stable development. Since the establishment of the new Japanese government, China and Japan have carried out active interactions. (Japan-China-Relations)

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SYDNEY -- The Australian State of Queensland will open its borders to the state of Victoria on Dec. 1, allowing people to travel freely between the two states without quarantine, as all states in Australia's east coast continue to record zero local cases of COVID-19.

The state's health department confirmed the news on Wednesday, one day after Queensland decided to open its borders to the whole state of New South Wales (NSW), including the greater Sydney area from Dec. 1. (Australia-COVID-19-Domestic Borders)

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LOS ANGELES -- After hours of fierce debates, Los Angeles County decided Tuesday to end dining at restaurants for at least three weeks from 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Under the new order, all local restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars in Los Angeles County, the most populous in the United States, will not be permitted to provide dine-in meals, both indoors and outdoors. (US-LA-COVID)

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MOSCOW -- Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Wednesday it had prevented terror attacks planned by an Islamic State group in the Moscow region.

"Russia's FSB has thwarted activities of a cross-regional IS cell, participants of which intended to conduct subversive terror attacks in the Moscow region," the FSB said in a press release. (Russia-Terror Attack)

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