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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 13

Xinhua
13 Jun 2021, 10:49 GMT+10

BOGOTA -- The bodies of seven miners were found on Saturday after an explosion in a coal mine in the Colombian department of Boyaca, bringing the death toll to nine, local authorities reported.

Three workers were rescued and the other two bodies found on Friday. (Colombia-Coal Mine-Explosion)

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JERUSALEM -- A 28-year-old Palestinian woman was shot dead on Saturday by an Israeli security guard at the Qalandiya checkpoint in the West Bank, the Israeli police said.

The woman, a resident of the Palestinian refugee camp Aqabat Jaber near the city of Jericho, approached the cars crossing at the checkpoint manned by Israeli border police and civilian security guards, and ran toward them holding a knife in her hand, according to the police. (West Bank-Palestinian Woman-Shooting)

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ALGIERS -- Algeria held on Saturday its parliamentary elections, with a turnout of only 14.47 percent by 4 p.m local time (1500 GMT) as the polling stations closed at 8 p.m.

The votes counting has begun in the presence of representatives of the candidates and members of the National Independent Elections Authority (ANIE), with the final results due to be announced on Sunday by the ANIE head. (Algeria-Parliamentary Elections-Turnout)

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LIMA -- Peru began a vaccination campaign on Saturday against the COVID-19 pandemic that focuses on pregnant women over 18 years of age, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte announced.

"Today we are starting with pregnant women and that will be a very important protection for all future mothers," the minister said during the start of the campaign in Lima. (Peru-Vaccination Campaign-Pregnant Women)

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