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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 20

Xinhua
20 Jun 2021, 11:30 GMT+10

CAIRO -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry held talks on Saturday with his Libyan counterpart Najla al-Mangoush in Cairo on the latest developments of the Libyan roadmap for a political settlement.

"I assert Egypt's support for the interim executive authority represented in Libyan presidential council and the national unity government in performing their tasks during the transitional stage," Shoukry told a joint press conference following the talks. (Egypt-Libya-Peace roadmap)

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MOSCOW -- The authorities of Russia's Kemerovo region denied information about nine people killed after the emergency landing of a plane in the region on Saturday, saying that four people died as a result.

"Four people were killed, another 15 were injured (four were in serious condition, 11 were of moderate severity)," it said in a statement published on its website. (Russia-Emergency landing)

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LONDON -- Britain reported more than 10,000 coronavirus cases for a third consecutive day on Saturday as there has been a 79 percent rise in the highly contagious Delta variant in the country in the past week.

Britain has reported another 10,321 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,620,968, according to official figures released Saturday. (UK-Coronavirus)

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ACCRA -- West Africa has suffered a total of 700 terrorist attacks resulting in 2,000 civilian and military deaths from 2020 to now, said an Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) official on Saturday.

Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, the president of ECOWAS Commission, said insecurity was still a major concern for the region as violent extremism threatened the stability of the region. (Ecowas-Terrorist-Security)

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