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Xinhua world news summary at 1130 GMT, Jan. 24

24 Jan 2021, 20:44 GMT+10

FARAH, Afghanistan -- A total of eight militants have been confirmed dead as fighting planes struck the Taliban hideout in Balablock district of the western Farah province on Saturday, said an army statement released here Sunday.

A group of militants gathered in a hideout to chalk out a plan for attacks on security forces in Balablock district where the army's fighting planes acting on a tip-off on Saturday afternoon, killing eight on the spot and wounding five others. (Afghanistan-Militants-Killed)

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina registered 8,362 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 1,862,192, the health ministry said.

The ministry also reported 162 more deaths from the disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 46,737. (Argentina-COVID-19)

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LAGOS -- At least 8 people were killed and several others injured on Saturday evening in a road crash in Nigeria's southwestern state of Ondo, local police have said.

The accident occurred when an articulated truck lost control and ran into some shops in Akungba Akoko town in Ondo, said State Police Spokesperson Tee-Leo Ikoro. (Nigeria-Road Accident)

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil reported 1,202 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in the last 24 hours, making Saturday the fifth consecutive day of more than 1,000 deaths, bringing the death toll to 216,445, the ministry of health reported Saturday.

The ministry said that in the last 24 hours, 62,334 new COVID-19 cases were registered, bringing the total to 8,816,254. (Brazil-COVID-19)

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