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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, May 25

Xinhua
26 May 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden said Tuesday night that the United States should "stand up to the gun lobby" after a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas.

"I am sick and tired of it. We have to act," Biden said in emotional remarks from the Roosevelt Room of the White House. He called the shooting a "carnage." (U.S.-Biden-School Shooting-Texas)

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MANILA -- The Philippine Congress on Wednesday proclaimed Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos as the winner of the presidential election, succeeding Rodrigo Duterte, who will step down in June after six years in office.

Marcos, son of former president Ferdinand Marcos and popularly known as Bongbong, received over 31 million votes, or more than 58 percent of the votes cast, defeating incumbent Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, who earned over 15 million votes. (Philippines-Marcos-President)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The third locally bred giant panda cub born in May last year in Malaysia is officially named Sheng Yi, which means "peaceful and friendship."

The name also indicates the wish of the Malaysian government in strengthening its diplomatic ties with China, according to a press release by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Malaysia Takiyuddin Hassan. (Malaysia-China-Giant Panda)

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TEHRAN -- The death toll in a 10-story commercial building collapse in southwestern Iran has risen to 16, official news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.

The incident, which took place on Monday in the city of Abadan, has also injured another 38 so far, it said. (Iran-Building Collapse-Rescue)

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