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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Sept. 17

18 Sep 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

NANNING -- Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Sunday met with Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Nanning, the capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Li noted that China and Malaysia are good partners working toward common development, and good neighbors that help each other. He said the two sides in March reached an important consensus on the joint construction of a China-Malaysia community with a shared future -- a milestone in the history of bilateral relations. (China-Malaysia-Ties)

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NAIROBI -- At least four people were killed and eight others wounded in a roadside blast on Saturday evening in Mandera County near the Kenya-Somalia border, police said on Sunday.

A minibus that was traveling from Mandera to neighboring Wajir County was hit by a bomb set by suspected al-Shabab terrorists, according to a police report on security. (Kenya-Al-Shabab-Roadside Bomb)

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MOGADISHU -- The Somali National Army killed more than 30 al-Shabab fighters on Saturday evening in operations in central Somalia.

"The operation resulted in the death of 30 fighters, the destruction of four vehicles, and the seizure of two more vehicles and weapons," the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism said in a statement released on Saturday evening in Mogadishu. (Somalia-Shabab-Military Operation)

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SAO PAULO -- At least 14 people were killed when a small plane crashed on Saturday in Barcelos, an inland city of Amazonas state in northern Brazil, local authorities said.

"They were all tourists who were going on a fishing trip," Amazonas governor Wilson Lima told a press conference, adding that initial information showed all the tourists were Brazilian. (Brazil-Plane Crash-Casualty)

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