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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Nov. 20

20 Nov 2023, 10:05 GMT+10

JAKARTA -- A train hit a minibus in Lumajang regency of Indonesia's East Java province on Sunday evening, leaving 11 people dead and three others injured, a rescuer said.

The accident occurred when a minibus passed through a railway crossing which has no train-crossing barrier in Ranupakis village at 19:53 local time, but suddenly a train came and hit the minibus, said Muhammad Hariyadi, head of the provincial search and rescue office. (Indonesia-Road Accident)

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JUBA -- At least 32 people were killed Sunday in deadly communal fighting along South Sudan's border with the disputed Abyei Administrative Area, an official said.

Arou Manyiel Arou, secretary general in the office of the administrator for the Abyei Administrative Area, said that the violence erupted early morning following a revenge attack on Ngok Dinka in Wuncuei and Nyiel areas of Abyei Administrative Area by armed youth from Twic County of neighboring Warrap state, South Sudan. (South Sudan-Insecurity-Border Tribal Clash Death Toll)

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday unveiled a new domestically-developed hypersonic ballistic missile, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

The missile, dubbed Fattah-2 (Conqueror-2), was unveiled during a visit by Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to an exhibition of the achievements of the IRGC's Aerospace Force in the Iranian capital Tehran, the report said. (Iran-Missile-Unveiling)

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MANILA -- The death toll from a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the southern Philippines Friday afternoon rose to eight, the Philippines' disaster agency said on Sunday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said the number of casualties "is still subject to validation," adding that provincial officials are continuously conducting assessments.(Philippines-Earthquake-Death Toll)

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