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Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, May 9

09 May 2021, 23:05 GMT+10

JOHANNESBURG -- Friends, family and colleagues gathered on Saturday at Eskhaleni TVET college in Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast to pay their last respects to Lindani Myeni, a former rugby player shot dead by Honolulu police in April in Hawaii, the United States.

"I can't believe that his body is gone, but his spirits is not gone. He has left us with more courage now, more than we ever had," said his wife Lindsay Myeni, who had yet to come to terms with her husband's death.

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MOSCOW -- Lessons from history must be learned, but those who are "obsessed with the delusional theory of their exclusivity" are trying again to use many aspects of the Nazi ideology, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech ahead of a grand military parade in central Moscow's Red Square on Sunday.

Putin warned against attempts to rewrite the history of Word War II as the country commemorated the 76th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.

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LISBON -- Europe should not "lose sight of the main urgencies," which are "production of vaccines as soon as possible and how they will be distributed in a fair and equitable way," President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday

She told the media at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the EU countries understand that there are "more pressing issues" than patent waiver on vaccines against COVID-19.

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LONDON -- "And, yes, when the crisis has passed, it is to give people in Scotland the right to choose their future. All of that is what I promised and all of that is what I intend to deliver," Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday.

She pledged to push for a second independence referendum as her party secured "historic and extraordinary" fourth consecutive victory in the Scottish parliamentary election.

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